By Rejean Poirier
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Caustic 3 is a music creation tool inspired by rack-mount synthesizer/sampler rigs.
Everything is real-time and optimized for mobile devices.
Create your rack by adding up to 14 machines from a choice of:
* Subsynth - Virtual analog subtractive synthesizer
* PCMSynth - Multi-sample wave synthesizer
* BassLine - 303-like monosynth
* BeatBox - 8-channel sampling drum machine
* PadSynth - Harmonic table pad synthesizer
* 8BitSynth - 8bit equation solver synthesizer
* Modular - Fully configurable and routable synthesizer
* Organ - Tonewheel organ with rotary speaker
* Vocoder - 8-band harmonic vocoder
* FMSynth - DX-style 3-operator fm synthesizer
* KSSynth - Karplus-Strong string modeling synthesizer
* SawSynth - Supersaw-type synthesizer
The app also includes:
* Effects rack supporting 2 effects per machine (20 effect types).
* Mixer desk with EQ, panning and global Delay/Reverb effects.
* Master section with effect slots, parametric EQ and limiter.
* Song sequencer
AudioBus support for Input and Output slots.
AudioCopy Paste + AudioShare support for import and export.
Supports automation recording on most controls and includes powerful editors for modifying automation curves.
Users can record their own WAV files for use in the PCMSynth, BeatBox, and Vocoder or import files through iTunes file sharing, ACP, AudioShare, or the built-in FTP server.
Supports all uncompressed WAV files (8-16-24-32bit, any sampling rate).
The PCMSynth can also load SoundFont files (.sf2), SFZ and FL/Xewton instruments (.instr, .ZIP)
"Open In.." import support for all preset types, .WAV, .SF2 and .MID.
(MIDI (.mid) files can be imported as raw sequencer note data.)
Supports CoreMIDI and virtual MIDI for note, velocity and CC data. (be sure to set "Enable background audio" in advanced options to use virtual MIDI)
See the in-app help section for dozens of informative tutorial videos and full online manual.
There is also a FREE (full version) PC/Mac version available for download on the product website.
Come visit www.singlecellsoftware.com to download more presets, request features, share your tracks and hear what others are creating with Caustic 3.
Works on iPhone/iPod but iPad is recommended.
What's New in Version 3.2.0
New machine: SawSynth (Polyphonic supersaw-type synth)
New "melody helper" to lock keyboards to scales
Support for more time signatures (3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4) from the song page and in pattern editors
Tool to create new PCMSynth instruments by merging your rack.
PCMSynth: Stereo sample support
Modular: Added stereo out to machine input component
Bassline: Custom waveform support
8BitSynth: Random equation generator
Patterns show preview of notes
Quick jump table replaces machine list
Create machine by double tapping empty slot
Automation editor workflow visual crosshairs
Wave editor enhancements:
- Stereo support
- Effect support
- BPM detection
- Insert silence
- Time ruler w/snap
Added mixer + transport MIDI mappings
Added support for using MIDI notes as CC triggers
Effect bypass is now keyable
Improved typing keyboard with uppercase/lowercase support
New loop and stem export options
More keyboard key width options for large screens
Lots of fun! I like it more than Gadget
Quick tip: to get patterns longer than a bar- 2, 4, or 8, simply navigate to the machine of choice and scroll down. Each machine has its own piano roll beneath it, that is where you set the pattern length. Press grid, then 4x, 8x, etc. Recording live is great, rock solid quantization. SOUNDS great. There are deep sound design possibilities but the fx are so good you could get by just with presets and fx. Once you understand how things are organized, which didn't take long, it's very easy to create a lot of music very quickly. Don't bother arranging at the start, just create patterns till your heart is content and then arrange later. Not much to complain about aside from very small interface quirks that aren't that big of a deal. I suppose more instrument tracks would be nice. But with the live automation recording and 16 tracks, you won't lack for cool sounds. Also, don't miss the PCM synths ability to import audio from elsewhere. You can edit and apply fx to imported audio endlessly. Great app, my only regret is I didn't buy it sooner!
Best music creation app
No app--not figure, beatbox 2, garageband, rebirth,fl mobile, music studio, tabletop,I mpc,nano studio, gadget, cubasis, not all the loopers, not funkbox--no app inspires me to create sonically valid beats and grooves faster than this app. Ease of use, simplicity and plenty of user control make this app irresistible. With this update we now have a program with all the fun, yet actually more intuitive than the early years of FL Studio, Reason, Arturia Storm. No gimmicky visual distractions or sonic show off soundscapes. Unspoiled workflow with no cluttery bells and whistles. .The most transparent introduction to synthesis and to sequencing I have ever encountered. With audiobus and midi Caustic is the gold standard for user friendly no b.s. music creation. Every time I open this app I come up with a groove pattern or a song. Provides the workspace and workflow!
Sequencer needs work
Overall it has a lot of great features, probably the closes you'll get to Reason 4, sadly the sequencer section is not that good, I find it very cumbersome to get things done, I spent at least an hour trying to figure out how to make a pattern that was more than 1 bar long so I wouldn't have to record a chord progression a section at a time, apparently you can, so it really makes it a slow drawn out process, and for the most part, it just not that intuitive. I wish I could give it a higher rating but imo, the sequencer is more suited for step sequencing versus real time.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Feb 01, 2017
- Version: 3.2.0
- Size: 54.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Rejean Poirier
- © 2017 SingleCellSoftware
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.