by Joe White
September 13, 2013
Modular Synthesizer is a new addition to the App Store, and one that music makers will particularly love. That's because the app, which can be downloaded free of charge and is optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, offers iDevice users "a powerful design tool which allows you to build your own custom synthesizer by connecting different sound modules together." As such, Modular Synthesizer means digital musicians are no longer limited to fixed synthesizer designs; instead, the app provides a flexible environment that allows users to enjoy "an incredibly powerful synthesizer experience." Developer Pulse Code, Inc., explains:
Modular looks, acts, and sounds like a hardware modular synthesizer to give you features that musicians want such as pulse width modulation, oscillator sync, 4 pole ladder filters, and 1v/oct filter tracking. Traditional modular systems are expensive and out of reach for the average artist. Modular is here to bridge that gap and allow everyone the opportunity to use these powerful synthesizers.Furthermore, iDevice users can access each of Modular Synthesizer's modules free of charge, however for more in-depth use individual modules - such as VCO-11, EG-11, and LFO-11 - can be unlocked in-app for $0.99 (or for a one-time purchase of $4.99, all of the application's nine modules can be unlocked at once). However, it's the visual appearance of Modular Synthesizer that the app's developer is particularly proud of. As Pulse Code, Inc. continues:
What makes modular special is the audio and visual experience you have with it. Beautifully minimal menu systems and interface along with ultra realistic synthesizer graphics are just the beginning. The real beauty is not what you see, but what you hear. Pristine and punchy oscillators that sound great, even at the extreme ends of the frequency spectrum. It starts with band limited oscillators. Not just traditional methods of band limiting, but band limiting that enables each note you play to have the maximum number of harmonics without distorting.As outlined in the application's release notes, here's a full list of features:
Modular Synthesizer can be downloaded in the App Store free of charge, and is optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. As mentioned, individual modules can be purchased in-app for $0.99 each, while a complete module bundle will set users back $4.99. Check out the new application now, or for more of our recent app news, see: Do Whatever It Takes To Make It Out Alive In Post-Apocalyptic Rage Warriors, Grades Offers iDevice Users An A+ Experience In Its Biggest Update Yet, and Love Lobsters? Then You're Going To Love The Latest Update To Supercell's Hay Day.
- High fidelity virtual analog synthesis using band limited oscillators and oversampled filters
- Audiobus and background audio modes
- CoreMIDI control with external devices or internal sequencers
- Beautifully rendered graphics
- Dynamic workspace with intuitive navigation
- 10 octave keyboard with classically styled arpeggiator
- Extensive in app help with detailed module descriptions and guides
- Record and export live performance to Soundcloud, Sonoma Audio Copy, email and iTunes file sharing
Pulse Code, Inc.