By Alexander Zolotov
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SunVox is the most powerful music creation tool for iOS. It is a small and fast cross-platform modular synthesizer with pattern based sequencer (tracker).
[ Jordan Rudess about this app ]
Sunvox is a serious music application. I am personally running it on my iphone. In the overcrowded world of music apps, Sunvox stands out as both unique and powerful. If you are a musician and own an iphone, you owe it to yourself to try this amazing application!
[ Key features ]
• Modular interface.
• Powerful microtonal (ultra-chromatic) sequencer.
• Highly optimized synth algorithms.
• Support of 16/24/32bit WAV, AIFF and XI samples.
• XM (FastTracker) and MOD (ProTracker, OctaMED) import.
• Multitrack WAV export;
• WiFi import/export;
• MIDI file import/export;
• MIDI IN/OUT;
• Mic/Line-in recording;
• Audiobus and IAA support;
• It is also available for other systems (check the site).
[ Brief instruction ]
The main menu - button with the SunVox icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
Use multitouch to scale/move content of timeline and pattern editor.
How to connect one module to another: first touch on source, second touch on destination.
REC button is only for notes and controller recording. If you want to record sound - use the Sampler module (and press REC button under the Sampler controllers).
[ Built-in synthesizers & effects ]
• Analog Generator;
• DrumSynth with 120 unique synthetic drum sounds;
• FM synthesizer;
• MetaModule (use it to build your own synths/effects);
• Sampler (supported formats: WAV, XI, AIFF);
• SpectraVoice (FFT-based synthesizer for warm atmospheric sounds);
• Side Chain Compressor;
• 3Band equalizer;
• Filter (Low-pass, High-pass, Band-pass, Notch);
• Loop (for glitch effects);
• Vocal Filter (for human voice simulation);
• Vorbis Player;
• and more ...
[ Bug reports ]
Found a bug? Have some questions? Just write me directly: email@example.com
The answer comes immediately!
Official SunVox homepage + video tutorials:
Development status of the new version:
What's New in Version 1.8.1
* bigger Compressor visualizer;
* GPIO module is now available on all devices, but it is fully functional in Linux only;
* bugs fixed.
Lots of Power and Flexibility
A lot of people may find themselves turned off by the tracker interface but you can avoid it completely by playing Sunvox via core or virtual midi. Using samples (including image files), effects, and synthesis are all available as well as IAA and Audiobus. There are a multitude of modules with configurable options to choose from and combine together. The app runs efficiently. There are videos online that show how to do a wide variety of things. It's cross platform, OSX, Windows, Linux.
If you're willing to put in the time to learn Sunvox, you won't be disappointed. The app is updated regularly, new features are added, and there is a strong user community.
After a short time I can see that this is a game-changer for my music on iOS. All of the sampler functionality that I love is here, the effects are very good and the app is extremely rich in features, offering many things that I've hoped for in other apps like ping pong sample looping and plenty of parameters to keep CPU and RAM usage under control. SunVox is a completely stable work environment and very customizable.
Thank you very much to the developer and to those who support SunVox.
I am far from technologically skilled. While I have not messed with the tracker yet (I do really like pixitracker, though) I have very easily figured out how to make music in Sunvox, on an iphone. Definitely a top notch app, and I have lots of them. It's all about the journey.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Jan 13, 2015
- Version: 1.8.1
- Size: 9.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Alexander Zolotov
- © Alexander Zolotov
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.