S - Modular is really original. A great concept. It’s not a real synthesizer because it doesn’t come with a keyboard and it doesn’t support the Midi too. It’s more a Drone Machine, a Noise Generator, a Bass Liner, or a 4 steps Arpeggiator. before describing all the features, I would like to talk about a few things that I really love in this App. First, the wires colour that you can change with a singleTap. It’s simple, but it helps you a lot when you are using a lot of connections. Secondly, the 4 steps sequencer with its 3 tracks and 3 VC outputs. In play mode, it’s a “conventional” sequencer. In pause mode, you can select the step to be played. To finish, all the sound generator modules come with a VC output.
1/ 2 Oscillators with 4 waveforms types and a noise option, an octave, a semitone and a fine tune settings. CV input & output.
2/ 2 LFOs with 2 rotary knobs. They allow you to mix 2 of the 3 waveforms and shapes types available. A rate, a fade knobs, a sync Tempo and a Pre switches. 2 CV output.
3/ A low pass filter with a resonance, a cut-off and a modulation. A CV input is also present.
4/ A high and low pass filter with a cut-off frequency, a peak, a modulation and a CV input too.
5/ 2 ADSRs with CV output.
6/ 2 Amp modules, with 2 CV inputs (1 for the modulation), 2 outputs for each.
7/ A delay: speed, feedback and mix with a low and high pass.
8/ A Mixer with 4 inputs 1 Master output and 2 sub outputs.
9/ A Master out section with a LP 12 filter mix.
10/ To finish a 3 tracks sequencer.
To tell you the truth, usually, I am not a big fan of modular Apps because I love to work fast, but here, no problem because S - Modular is very easy to use and also very well done. The generated sound is great. A Killer App!
Review by Ed
In my review below I was talking about details, but I forgot to mentioned one... The Oscillator is developed by Jonatan Liljedahl / Kymatica.
AUM, Audio Share, BitWiz, Sector, and the Aufx plugins!
Since this review, an On / Off swidtch, display pitches as MIDI note number in addition to frequency in Hz, a Pan parameter for each oscillator and a few improvements.
The last update was released 1 month ago: iOS 11 ready!
Another detail: the Oscillator is tsotally Free!
Published on 9 May 2013
This App has 2 Oscillators, one Noise generator, each with individual lowpass filters and the Audiobus feature... The Audiobus, a detail? No it isn't... Why? Because you will be able to use The Oscillator as a Drone, a Noise and an Fx machine as well... Watch the demo video... Another detail... I don 't know how the developer made this, but the sensation when you dragging a slider is really cool... A Killer oscillator!
Review by Ed
App Store description:
Simple and elegant tone generator with two Oscillators and one Noise generator, each with individual lowpass filters. The oscillators also has panning, and can produce one of four waveforms: sine, triangle, sawtooth and square.
The oscillator frequencies can be tuned precisely in Hz or fractional MIDI note pitch.
Use it for testing purposes or to make old-school electronic drone music.
Supports Audiobus and Inter-App Audio: Stream the audio output in real time into other compatible apps!
OS >= 9.0
Do you know Xynthesizr? An awesome unique sequencer…
Shoom synthesizer comes from the same developer, so it should be awesome and unique too. Let’s see it.
First, it’s not 1, but 3 identical expressive XY pad synthesizers in this App. The blue, the pink and the orange one. Notes are displayed in a circle with a color associated to the corresponding Synthetiser. An empty circle means that the notes will stop when you will lift your finger (s). A plain circle is an Hold note and will held even if you lift your finger. (Double-tap a plain note to stop it). Did you realise what it means? No? It means that you can play 2 bourdons with 2 of the Synthesizers while you are playing a melody with the third one (adjustable polyphony up to 30 voices), and because Shoon is not a little synthesizer, the possibilies are awesome. Now let's see the Synth angine:: two oscillators with 4 waveforms and PWM, plus one noise generator. 4 pole (24db/octave) resonant low pass filter with overdrive and pitch tracking. An oscillator FM cross modulation. 2 variable slope ADSR envelopes for amplitude and filter cut-off. 2 LFOs with 9 waveforms, up to 3 out to 12 simultaneously assignable parameters, trigger and global running modes, fade in and phase controls. Y axis position as modulation source with up to 3 to 15 simultaneously assignable parameters. Notes pan randomizer a stereo delay and a Reverb!
The ribbons now. 20-20,000 Hz pitch range. Slide freely or snap noted to Scale with adjustable grid rate. it can play any pitch and can deliver anything from common 12 tone equal tempered to xenharmonic and Microtonal. There is also a Scale library where you can create your custom scales too. In summary, Shoon it’s 3 powerful synthesizers that you can use in live to jump from a preset to another. It can be used like a Drone too. It’s a creative and versatile App that I really love A Killer App, a Must Have!
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soundruufe it's 5 Lanes (tracks), 8 FXs, 2 recording Buffers (inputs) and another that will input the output signal of the App.
5 lanes,. 3 different kinds of lanes.
1) The 2 Small lanes. FXs available for this lanes: Reverse, Repeat, Reverse, Granular Freeze, Granular Scrub, fft Freeze Freeze, fft Scrub, and Scratch. Touch the lane to apply the selected effect to the Input signal.
2) The 2 Standard lanes. Here, no Repeat and Reverse, but a Looper. Or the Loopers... As much Loopers as you like to a lane. Tap the lane to add a looper. You can set the length of the Loop, play it in reverse mode, restart it and pause it. Note that the 2 Buffers are really great while using the Looper. Check out the video demo... The Standard lane allows you to use the Y axis for one of the available parameters of the selected FX. The other parameters can be displayed on the left side of a lane as a fader.
3) The Bipolar lane is similar to a standard lane. The only difference is that this lane allows you to control the pitch and the speed at the same time. This lane is divided in two at its middle.
Note also that there are 3 toolbars. It's really important to understand them and use them. Check out the tutorial....
In summary: Soundfruuze is a crazy App, very powerful and versatile. Even a DJ can use it. You can use it with any kinds of audio sources. You can you use it on a mix, as a Drone. Soundfruuze is an Audiobus and IAA plugins, but you can also use it as a Stand Alone App.
A Killer App, a Must Have for everyone who like to play with sounds.
Review by Ed
dot Melody is a kind of sequencer. An unique one. I have a little problem to explain why I love this App so much because there is a lot of things that you can not do with it but because of this dot Melody is an awesome App....
So, dot Melody is a Midi sequencer. 3 tracks only! 3 "monophonic" tracks! (Lead, Bass & Drum). It means that you can not play chords, a kick with a close Hi-hat...
it got me somewhat destabilized initially, trying to program a classic drum pattern... The grid is "weird" too... The vertical axis set the note
duration, the horizontal one the pitch. On the left side of the screen, you can choose the Chord (scale), on the right side, the patterns selection. You can create as much patterns as you like. In the option menus, you can set the Time signature, the Scale, the Root note, the Chords (scale) and create custom one. Add a Delay for a track and a Reverb to the whole mix. All the parameters can be change in play mode.
You can also generate a random pattern, randomise one, and play it in reverse mode.
In summary: with dot Melody you can create a melody very fast, with fun and a really great sounding. Even if it's a Midi sequencer, I prefer to use the internal preset. I really love them...). You can also use dot Melody as a random music generator, or a Drone.
A Killer App!
Review by Ed
Italizer is made to create sound & Fx for Dub and Reggae. To generate the sound Fx, a monophonic Synthesiser: On the left side of the screen, a wave frequency rotating knob, a wave selector (Sine, Saw, Square, Triangle, Noise), a a 4-pole lowpass filter and 2 LFOs with a frequency selection for each. (LFO 1 sin LFO 2 square). This is for the synthesizer engine. (Note that it’s not a conventional synthesizer. You can not play note with it but you can trigger the sound with an external keyboard, or another App or the built in keyboard of the AUM and the Audiobus App). A great emulation of a Tape delay is also present with a Tap Tempo. In addition Italizer comes with a customizable X/y Pad. A latch mode, a Loop for the delay (feedback), a Trigger switch and a sync feature. Italizer comes with the Ableton Link feature and all the parameters can be controlled via MIDI, like all the other Apps from Numerical. Italizer is really easy to use and can generate all the sound Fx that we can hear in a Dub track, from the Siren sound, the loop delay, the noises, all the sound Fx. To make my video I used a track from The Clash: Bankrobber, and I had a lot of fun to play with it. I am not a specialist in Dub or Reggae, but I am sure that Italizer can be a Must Have for Dub or Reggae band in live or studio. A Killer App, a Must Have!
Review by Ed
To be totally honest with you, I wanted to post a Flashback but the tutorial of this App is so easy to do that I changed my mind and post it as a New Post. Another reason for this change wasthat this App has not be updated since its released. September, 23th 2017 and will be no more compatible with the new iOS.
So, Concierto Para Piedra #0 is a 3 voices Noise Machine for Free. 3 oscillators. The first one is a Wavetable oscillator with a wave drawing area. The second one a Cosine wave oscillator and the last one a Sawtooth wave oscillator. Unfortunately no Audiobus or IAA compatibility and sure, because it didn't ’exist at this time, no Audio Unit feature. The generated sound is cool, the App very well done and totally Free without ads. So a big thanks to the developer! A very good little Noise Machine!
DM2 The Drum Machine will become soon Dm2 The Drone & Drum Machine. 8 Drones. 1 oscillator instead of 2 for a Drum Kit, The Oscillator Pitch Modulation, The Noise Filter as well as The Oscillator Filter are still present to shape your sound. The Noise Envelope is disable too… you can still use the FX section but no more sequencer and song mode. You can still load a Drum kit as a Preset for the Drum Machine and save them as well! Check out the video demo.
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