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.
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
Ratings and Reviews
Best value all round music app.
This does the whole schcaboodle. It loses a star for not being as refined as it could be. Which is a hard balance for iOS music apps. Also has a slower work flow than most because of having to tap 2/3 times when 1tap should be enough. And on an iPad, though that sounds like a small thing, it isn't...it's annoying. It's not the only app which falls into this trap. Other than those two moans...
It's like Propellerhead's Reason for iOS. Teeny data size as well. It is brilliant.
The Best One
I've used pretty much all the popular music making iOS apps and this is the best imo.
it's great for dealing with samples or synths, it makes it really quick to get ideas down and finish tracks.
Having also Korg Gadget, then seeing the tiny install size (40meg), I wasn't expecting much tbh. So I was overwhelmed by the quality and how capable this app really is. It may look like an old Windows program, but you would be seriously missing out if you let that sway you. It has quite a learning curve compared to gadget to get the best from it, but if you put the effort in the rewards are there. Plus the developer has done some fantastic help videos on YouTube. Features, effects, tiny memory footprint, tiny cpu usage even with loads of effects, and an amazing price make this a MUST BUY. Do yourself a favour and get this one without hesitation, the dev deserves support. Even next to Gadget I have to say this is a must have, and beats it in some key areas. Keep up the good work :-)
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.