An App like no other. A Synthesizer, a sequencer, and 2 random melody modes. If I stopped there, you would tell me that there are other Applications like this one in the App Store.. And you'd be right. But here, one of the two ramdom mode is quite particular .. the Life Like mode. Each time your sequence will repeat, (Step Sequencer : from 1 step to 32 steps) notes will die forever while others will survive. Others will rebirth..These notes can be all the notes of the sequence, or only those included in an area previously defined. Another thing you will not find in another App is the possibility of assigning a different midi channel for each octave of your sequence. In total, 22 octaves can be played simultaneously, and this because you have the possibility to select your scales from the Scales library menu or to create a custom one. By selecting one or more octaves on a vertical axis you will have the possibility to generate a fill at the end of your pattern for example, for all midi channels assigned to these octaves (colour).. By selecting one or more octaves on a horizontal axis, you can generate a ramdom melody for all the midi channels assigned to these octaves. (You can select a Scale from the built in library or create a custom one.) You can also use Xynthesizr for live performances... move all the notes to the left or the right, up or down, flip them horizontally or "vertically", you can change the octave, the roots'note, or transpose all your sequence with one finger tap. The built in Synthetiser is called Purle synthe: 16 voice polyphony / 2 antialiased oscillators per voice / 4 waveforms (sine, triangle, sawtooth, square) 4-pole (24 dB / oct) low-pass resonant filter / 2 ADSR envelope generators (amplitude and filter cutoff frequency) / 2 LFOs to modulate 4 selectable LFO targets (filter frequency, pitch, amplitude, second oscillator detune) / Stereo delay, reverb and randomized panner
To conclude, Xynthesizr allows you to do an incredible number and different things according to your imagination. It will be also a good companion theses days when you will be lacking in inspiration. A Killer App!
Audiobus / IAA / Ableton Link / Midi support
Review by Ed