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Core Synth HD

By Core Engine Apps

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Top free iPad music app in 5 countries, top 10 in more than 50!

Get your groove on with Core Synth HD, the definitive monophonic synthesizer for the iPad. With tons of features packed into a small package, Core Synth is great for live performing. A Pitch Wheel replicates perfectly the real thing!

This free app has the following features:

- Pitch Wheel
- 2 Octave keyboard
- Keys light up in different colors when pressed

Oscillator Module
- Dual overlapping oscillators
- Four wave patterns: Square, Triangle, Sawtooth and Reverse Sawtooth
* Select from 5 octaves
* Adjust glide between notes
* Fine tune Oscillator 2 with option to sync with Oscillator 1

Volume Envelope Shaper
- Edit ADSR (Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release)

Low Pass Filter Module
- Adjust Cutoff and Resonance
- Edit ADSR (Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release)

Upgrade to the full version within the app for the following additional features:

- 7 Octave Keyboard
- Octave control to move along entire range
- Modulation Wheel

Patches Module
- Save an unlimited number of individually named patches
- Browse through your collection before applying patch
- Delete unwanted patches

Modulation Module
- Four wave patterns: Square, Triangle, Sawtooth and Reverse Sawtooth
- Modulate Filter, Pitch or Wave
- Adjust LFO Rate and amount

Arpeggiator Module
- Arpeggio moves up to 5 octaves
- Four step modes: Up, Down, Up/Down, Random
- Adjust rate

Many more exciting enhancements to follow! Core Synth HD includes open source code from MobileSynth developed by Allen Porter.

What's New in Version 1.3.3

- Added octave labels on every 'C' key
- Decreased pitch range by one octave so it's possible to get lower notes, whereas the previous upper registers were not audible
- Corrected oscillator octave markings, 8' is concert pitch

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Customer Reviews

Not quite cooked as a learning app or a synth

I was looking for a synth similar to the Octave Kat that served as my first synth so I could teach my 4 year old sound design. (That's not as crazy as it may sound). Unfortunately this little app lacks a few things I would want... Detuning on both osc's would have been nice, the fine tuning was hard to control (never could dial in a value less than 4 and that was a pain), you can't seem to map anything but an LFO to the mod wheel (my first thought is to use the mod wheel to alter the filter), no noise!?! That's a crying shame, the best part of learning synthesis is making spooky wind and thunder sounds... Heh. The graphics are a bit meh, seems like it could have been a bit more vintage looking, but that's me being picky. The bottom line is that it generally it sounds weak and less than impressive.

5 Stars--but...

...needs audiobus support and really a lot of other touches. Could sell for $5 or more with improvements. So it depends on how motivated the creators are...alas.

Like my old Yamaha CS 30

This thing really reminds me of the old CS series synths by Yamaha before they did the dx7. Very cool to ,really great ,..if you get the pro version . Peace christo

Core Synth HD
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  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3.3
  • Size: 4.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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