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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 to iOS 6.1.3
• Three virtual-analog synthesizers, each with three oscillators
• More than 50 drum kits, plus a built-in sequencer
• Create melodic and accompaniment parts using arpeggiator with preset patterns
• Core MIDI-compatible: works with any Core MIDI device as a synth module on your iOS device
• Real-time recording
• Unlimited creativity with effects and filters
• Compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
• Requires iOS 4.3 or later
Transform your iPhone into a music production studio. SynthStation transforms your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad into a portable music production studio for mobile music creation. SynthStation gives you three powerful synthesizers for creating and modifying sonic textures used for melodies, chords, and bass lines. Built around Akai Professional’s history in synthesis and drawing on the newest MINIAK synth, SynthStation sounds great and offers wide-ranging sonic flexibility with its virtual analog synthesis.
From the moment you start SynthStation, you'll know your way around. It is jam-packed with tools to help you create music with the convenience of your touch screen and each section works the way you work. With SynthStation, you can create and save sequences and complete songs. The app contains three different three-oscillator synths and a range of drum kits you can sequence and mix right in the SynthStation. For creating melodic and accompaniment parts, the SynthStation contains an arpeggiator with preset patterns, built-in effects and filters, and an XY touch control interface for expressive control of key parameters.
Play with keys, XY and arpeggiator controls. This is perfect place to make magic happen because it gives you access to all the common controls you’ll need in a performance or creation setting.
Complete synthesis controls from oscillators to LFOs, envelopes, and more. You can control a wide range of filters to dial in exactly the sound you need. Choose from Sine, Triangle, Square or Sawtooth on your VCO and start creating your own signature sounds from scratch. Filter Cutoff and Resonance are just two taps away.
In addition to SynthStation's three synthesizers, we've included drum kits and a visual representation of the most iconic beat making tool in the world - MPC pads. Just pick your kit and start tapping beats anywhere, anytime. Includes:
Drum Kit – select the drum kit and play it with onscreen pads.
Drum Edit – tune, mix, and customize your drums.
Keyboard grid – see your keyboard sequencing and edit notes easily.
Drum grid – build and modify drum tracks with a visible sequencer grid.
Select and save your Song/Sequence projects. You can recall your Songs and work on them later, and even export them for further editing in your desktop audio applications.
XY – two axes of control for hands-on, real-time control. Just like a joystick, the XY controller can snap back to the zero point.
Tempo – control tempo and even tap in the tempo you want.
The Mixer in SynthStation includes touch-controlled faders for each of the three synthesizers and the drum section as well as FX send for each.
Mixer – mix all the levels of the parts and effects. Just like a hardware mixer, there are faders, mutes, and effect routing.
Effects – select and control FX type and parameters.
SynthStation Studio enables you to create and produce music anywhere on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
What's New in Version 3.2
Fixed SynthStation25 communication problem.
Amazing app and the price is unbelievable too.
Works well on iPad 2 16gb IOS 5.1.
There is so much to tweak that it does take a bit of learning by fiddling around. You can generate custom sounds and save them to be accessed by a PC on the same network as WAV and MIDI.
The drums add so much more depth to complete your music.
The new interface on this versions looks so much easier then the older version demos on you tube.
In my opinion a line showing the current playing position would be a useful feature.
I could not seem to get the new file name to be renamed from new project or new proj. But the music does save and can be recorded and saved and accessed by a PC.
Once you work out that the record button adds the keys you press to the grid layout and can be played back, then you have most of it worked out.
It works great as a stand alone app, no real need to have the extra keyboards to plug in unless you are a real pro.
Cure for crashing
Just had a prompt and pleasant email reply from tech. I had the same problem, crashed to desktop from splash page. Simply double click the home button. Everything running in the background should appear at the bottom of the screen. Hold an icon to bring up the 'stop' button (as opposed to the delete button)' and shut down the other processes you have running. This one works the ipad hard, and needs all the juice it can get. When you have stopped all the other stuff, it should open fine, just like for me. Hope this helps. Synth is good, by the way!
Absolutely fantastic app, virtually every feature you could ask for . The only improvement I would ask for is when used in conjunction with the synthstation 49 there were an option to split keyboard for different patches for real time playing rather than just recording track by track
- Category: Music
- Updated: 13 October 2012
- Version: 3.2
- Size: 95.8 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Akai Professional
- © 2012 Akai Professional
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.