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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

The app also includes:

* Effects rack supporting 2 effects per machine (16 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 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.

What's New in Version 3.1.2

Hotfix for song export issue in iOS8


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Customer Reviews

Best music creation app

No app--not figure, beatbox 2, garageband, rebirth,fl mobile, music studio, tabletop,I mpc,nano studio, gadget, cubasis, not all the loopers, not funkbox--no app inspires me to create sonically valid beats and grooves faster than this app. Ease of use, simplicity and plenty of user control make this app irresistible. With this update we now have a program with all the fun, yet actually more intuitive than the early years of FL Studio, Reason, Arturia Storm. No gimmicky visual distractions or sonic show off soundscapes. Unspoiled workflow with no cluttery bells and whistles. .The most transparent introduction to synthesis and to sequencing I have ever encountered. With audiobus and midi Caustic is the gold standard for user friendly no b.s. music creation. Every time I open this app I come up with a groove pattern or a song. Provides the workspace and workflow for the composer arranger musician-us-to do the razzle dazzle.3.2 for ios please!

Fantastic App

I have tried several of these "all-in-one" music sequencing apps, including GarageBand and Korg Gadget. IMHO, Caustic is the best one I've tried so far. It has an extremely diverse and usable set of synthesizers. There is only one drum machine, but it too has a very diverse set of kits, including a couple of really "different" ones (Latin, congas, tablas, coffee can!). The whole app seems to have been very well thought out to provide lots of capability as well as ease of use. And, it looks like everything in the mixer, effects, and most synth settings can be automated! Not only that, but the documentation, tutorial videos, and manual are extremely well done and understandable. This app would be incredible at 5X the price. I'm going to be exploring this one for a LONG time...

Lot like Reason

Yeah and I love Reason. This is very much like P-Heads Reason for iPad that I had to say it. (though others are too I imagine). It's a great all in one composing program with a cool rack-like style that allows for the various synths, sampler, drum machine, other keyboards to be set up then routed through effects then ultimately sequenced and mixed. It's sweet and although it doesn't LOOK as smooth as Korg's Gadget but smoother than Pixitracker it works great! The modular synth (included) allows for some really complex patches. Works great with a controller so I actually just set up a bunch of keyboards and use it live with great ease. Very lightweight setup that sounds nice and fat. Buy it.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $9.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1.2
  • Size: 42.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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