by Tommy Ly
July 8, 2012
Figure, a simple, fun-to-use studio synth app, has just received its first update since it launched in April. The app's v1.1 update brings some new features that were regrettably absent from its initial release. You can now save, browse, and load song files, as well as export your audio to iTunes File Sharing. Set length of your loop to one, two, four, or eight bars. Of course, this new update brings the obligatory bug fixes and performance enhancements. If you haven't used Figure before, it's a dead simple studio synth app. You don't even have to know what you're doing to make a good sounding track, as tinkering with the app will help you learn how to use it. If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. From developer Propellerhead's product page:
Playing bass, drums, and lead melodies on Figure all happens through the performance pads. These have been designed for touch control from the beginning. You can tap them like traditional keyboards or pad controllers or you can simply hold your finger down and let the rhythm wheels provide a pattern for you. You can easily tap into the sound-sculpting power of Thor’s filters, envelopes, and effects by adjusting each preset’s “Tweaks”. Don’t know what a filter or envelope is? No problem! Just move your finger along the same performance pad and listen to the changes in sound.Figure is available in the App Store for $0.99. What are some of your favorite apps for making music?