Mersenne Melodic Percussion Synthesizer
By iceWorks, Inc.
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Mersenne is a melodic percussion synthesizer based on FM+Resonator synthesis. It also includes a programable arpeggiator.
* Tone A/B: FM Synthesis
* Noise + Filter
* Programmable Arpeggiator
You can easily create your own pattern.
* Inter-App Audio
You can stream live audio directly to other Inter-App Audio host applications.
You can stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps. See http://audiob.us for more information.
* Ableton Link
Ableton Link is a new technology that synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of Ableton Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over a wireless network.
* CoreMIDI / Virtual MIDI Input
* MIDI Controller Mapping with MIDI Learn
* External MIDI sync
* Resizable Keyboard
You can change which octaves are shown by dragging on bottom of keyboard.
What's New in Version 1.1.4
- Added a monophonic mode button.
- Fixed a rendering issue on non-retina display devices.
- Some bug fixes and improvements.
Wonderful and unique
I like how this FM+Resonator synth focuses on a particular sound. It sounds a lot like some of the instruments in a Gamelan ensemble. When combined with the arpeggiator and delay it's easy and fun to compose a sort of modern synthesized version of a Gamelan. That's mainly what I use it for, and because I have an affection for Gamelan music, this synth brings a smile to my face when working with it.
Mersenne's MIDI implementation is excellent. The controls are very functional and easy to use. The two Tone generators, the Noise generator, Resonator, drive and delay, chorus and reverb are logically laid out and instantly useable. The arpeggiator is especially powerful, letting you design your own patterns for saving and recalling. The minimalistic elegance in Mersenne's design is apparent and well suited to the sounds this synth produces. The single-mindedness of Mersenne's sound is very much a plus in this case.
Because Mersenne is so good at getting that Gamelan type sound, including different tuning systems, especially Far East tunings would be an excellent addition to this synth and would qualify it for a legitimate 5 star rating. I can manipulate the detuning, glide and other parameters to get a slightly faux eastern sound, but that's not the same as an authentic Gamelan tuning.
Overall one of the best and most enjoyable synths of 2016.
Link has strange property
Love all iceworks apps. I have all the recent Link-enabled ones and they are always the first ones I open during a session.
For some reason, when the apps join the network they interrupt the tempo of the session first instead of looking at what the current tempo is first and changing to that.
This can really jumble what would otherwise be a seamless and enjoyable experience.
All the synths sound great and I love the arp and hold buttons. I also love that they have standard midi functionality.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Dec 16, 2016
- Version: 1.1.4
- Size: 5.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: iceWorks, Inc.
- © iceGear
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.