By Giancarlo Erra
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Powered by a new patented engine (TAss -Touch Audio Sampling Synth), Evotion (model 1) is the first of a new series of samples synthesizers for iPhone, based on desktop quality but for mobile performances and reliability. Inspired by old vintage tape based mellotron, Evotion follows a no-frills approach to give an inspirational instrument, featuring odd new visual interface approaches and a unique distinct sound identity.
DETAILS ABOUT THE SYNTH: in the Model 1 of Evotion you get a layered evolving sound of unparallaled lenght (1 minute) and quality (no loops as the other synths on store), playing different pre-defined chords on different 'keys'. You'll discover soon how you can quickly create lush and inspired chord sequences, easily and always changing.There are not just notes but harmonically layered chords for a midway between generative music and a normal controlled synth. This is not (or not only!) a toy for fun with your friends but a way to inspire and enrich your music compositions or live playing.
The free track 'Clouds' included (released worldwide through a major indie uk record label) illustrates how you can use the complex layered (ready to use with one finger!) chords you get on the keyboard.
Low functionality, high intrigue!
So just a quick review for now, since the product description is a little ambiguous? Functionaly, not that much going on it seems for the asking price - so if you are looking for a "synth" app then you may be disappointed. Also if you are looking for a generative engine, as I was, then I cannot say it delivers. You might even think the description is cynically misleading, depends on you.
I am not saying this app is not for you but I am letting you know that, if you are vague on what you might get here, think carefully first.
So what do you get? Well I cannot yet match the app with the product description, except fancifully. The screenshots are exactly and only what you get, that is the app. The 7 or 8 keys if pressed supply some rich sound textures and they are pretty interesting when overlaid. That's thin for 59p let alone higher in my own view.
Does feel like there is some talent behind this app, but at this early release point, I give you a headsup that the very limited functionality may leave you underwhelmed.
I await new updates and increased functionality to justify the app. Please do consider more careful product description please.
Great for ambient and Nosound fans
A great little app for everyone who would like to have a few ambient sounds at the touch of their fingers :)
- Category: Music
- Released: 20 March 2010
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 115 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Giancarlo Erra
- © The Bench (Music) / Giancarlo Erra
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.