iDensity is rated as a Killer App by Apps4iDevices.
iDensity is a new real-time software designed for asynchronous sound file granulation, a genuine granular playground able to generate a wide range of usual and not so usual effects: time/pitch shifting, time/pitch jittering, intricate textures, grain fountain/pulverizer, recording and manipulation of buffers, complex scrub pad exploration, dynamic envelope shape and many more. iDensity for iPad will give you all the basic and advanced tools you need to manipulate sound in subtle and surprising ways. All these features are packed in an optimized, user-friendly, visually sharp interface that is easy to access when fast-improvising live, composing in a studio, or sound designing at home and on the go! You will have the power, freedom, and flexibility to create like never before – on your iPad!
Control and shape grains, anytime, anywhere with Density for iPad.
+ Six Granular Streams
+ Full Instr and FX AudioUnit (AUv3) support
+ High Density Granulation
+ Sampled and Live granulation
+ In-Stream Echo and RM post Fx
+ Multichannels Audiobus Inter-App Audio support
+ MIDI, Virtual Midi and Network
+ Sharing common audio files via iTunes, Dropbox AudioCopy etc...
+ Snapshots Presets Morphing Pad
+ Post Fx chain: Parametric and High Shelf Filters, Classic Reverb and Dynamics Processor
+ Scrub Recording and playback
+ Audiobus 3 SDK updated
+ Audiobus New MIDI Receiver Port
+ New Audio Patchbay Matrix
+ New Stereo Delay Sync BPM
+ New Sampling Rate Setting (up to 96 kHz)
+ New Quick View for the Presets Manager, simplify the Presets navigation while playing the Keyboard
+ New AUv3/App Presets sharing
+ AUv3: Fixed Sporadic Crash when deleting some instances
+ Live/Restore Last Sample Fixed
+ Added Inter-App Audio Transport
+ Live Button Long Tap Gesture to show Actions Menù
+ New Direct Gain for Matrix Passthrough Audio
Ratings and Reviews
Great, but missing a needed feature
Apesoft apps are released incredible, and only grow in power over time. That said, I believe there is lacking function in iDensity which it's performance interface would benefit from for. IDensity is missing independent midi note control over the pitch of each of the 6 streams. As it stands now, control of pitch is controllable by everything under the sun EXCEPT a midi note # (there is a global midi note and channel selection, but nothing for each independent stream's pitch keyboard). I was thinking about leaving 4 stars, but there is nothing wrong with the app as it stands now, but it seems a curious omission not to be able to control something with a keyboard ..which is represented on screen with a keyboard (pitch). Ideally midi note # and channel select would be available as a modifier/controller, or be configurable under settings.
Fantastic app, and a big user of Apesoft's Granulr suite.
Audio Patchbay baby!
The audio patchbay takes this to a new level! Glad to see the devs are still pushing the limits of an already great app.
Best Granular Sound Design Tool I've Used on iPad
Ape Soft also makes iPulsaret which as of now I do not own. The only reason I don't own it is because I have iDensity. This is the granular app to have on your apple device. This app is powerful. You've got 6 streams of granular synthesis which can all run at the same time if you'd like. You can have a stream looping while pitch shifted with delay while another stream is frozen on a particular grain with delay and reverb and still have 4 more granular streams left. You can load your own samples into each stream, add fx and tinker for hours. You can load the app in Audiobus or AUM as an effect. In AUM each of the 6 streams can be used to live process the incoming audio. You can export the audio to AudioShare if you'd like. This app is up to date, well thought out and very powerful.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.