Before to start my review, I would like that you reed this, just below. tI’s on the user manual of Troublemaker in the developer's website.
Basically, there are two envelopes in Troublemaker (like in the original TB); the AMP envelope, and the filter envelope. Where most synths give the user control over the AMP envelope using ADSR EG controls, there is no control whatsoever over the AMP envelope in Troublemaker. The AMP EG is triggered when a note starts, and it has a long, fixed decay of a few seconds. It is, in summary, the most unexciting envelope in the world.
On the other hand, most of the magic of the acid sound comes from that other envelope: the filter envelope. Almost all of the main knobs on the synth interact with the filter envelope in one way or another.
Did you read it? I hope so, because if you didn’t, you will not understand why a man (old) like me who don’t really love the electro sound, the 8 bit sound can fall in love with Troublemaker… yes, I love it! I love the generated sound. OK, it's write that it's not a TB303, and sure that it's not, it’s an App… an App better that the TB303… Better that the one I had when I was 18 years old. This App is very “Simple". On the top the Synthesizer that you can use as an Audio Unit App (s), and at the bottom the sequencer. That’s all, 1 window. 1 window for hours of pleasure. Because of the sound, sure, but also because of the sequencer. awesome! So well think, clever… so fun with the mutation and the variation modes. No, definitely I love Troublemaker. A Killer App, a Must Have!
Note: the user manual is also very well done, the developer explains a lot of interesting things, and as I know that he is in holidays I could not stop myself to steal a large part of it.
Review by Ed