Nebula - realtime granular synthesis
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Nebula brings real-time granular synthesis to the iPad, including glissons and grainlets.
Granulation can be performed on several prototypal waveforms (sines, triangles,
squares, noise) and morphing can be applied between them.
It is possible to store presets and interpolate among them using a single finger through
the gesture mode (activable by the provided button or simply by going to landscape
mode). You can also save and load banks of presets and share them to your friends
through iTunes, using the App page.
In the motion mode, it is possible to control some parameter of the synthesis in a
physical manner by simply moving the iPad in your hands. Finally, all the produced
sounds can be recorded and exported to your favourite platform: the recorded sounds
will be found in iTunes under the App page.
Great sound, but...
This has potential to be great. The sounds one can generate are top notch, and totally unique.....unfortunately, in order to be really usable it needs MIDI functionality, the ability to copy/paste/export to Dropbox, and it needs to be able to recall saved patches. It does have the ability to save patches, but the three times I made patches from sounds I created, it would always load back to the default sound. I do not know if the developer is aware of this, and it could have something to do with iOS6, but it is buggy saving patches. I hope this gets updated, and maintained as it really could be groovy! Definitely a fan, but it needs work.