DXi FM synthesizer
By Takashi Mizuhiki
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DXi is a FM synthesizer application inspired by 80's most popular FM synthesizer. You will enjoy creating sounds as well as playing music with this application.
FM synthesizer is still popular among many people by its unique tone. We carefully selected parameters from original synthesizer so you will be enjoy editing tone with them easily. You need to know some technique to tweak the tone, but you will be able to get DXi's special tone and effects while having some fun!
Creating sound effects is another idea to enjoy DXi.
We loaded 16 step loop sequencer as a bonus feature!
If you remember the days of FM synthesizers, try creating the tone you remember from them.
If you have no experience with any FM synthesizer, we are sure you will be enjoying the unique tone world!
* 4 operators FM synthesizer
* Anti-ailiased oscillator
* 8 algorithms
* Envelope, frequency (Ratio or Fixed), waveform (12 types) can be set each operators.
* Feedback control on operator number 4.
* 2 master effects (LPF with Resonance and Delay)
* Unison mode
* Spectrum and oscilloscope view
* Import/Export function to save the tone you created. (URL schema text string format)
* Audio recording function. And you can transport recorded audio file, .wav, onto Mac/PC via iTunes file sharing.
* Clipboard audio sharing support. You can export recorded waveform to other application via clipboard. It's compatible with Intua's clipboard.
* Supports external MIDI keyboards via Core MIDI USB adapters.
* Supports background audio and virtual MIDI input port.
* Supports Audiobus.
What's New in Version 3.8.0
- Added Bluetooth MIDI support
Great start, but needs more keyboard features
This does work with a midi controller, but does not work with a sustain pedal.
I had a DX100 years ago with four operators, and had a lot of fun programming it.
This is a great start, but the keyboard could use some improvement, like the ability to make the keys bigger, and also a mono mode for the lead presets. Add that, and a midi event editor, and I will give it five stars.
As a final note, there should be an option to toggle the slide function on the keyboard as it makes it next to impossible to do ascending glissando rolls.
I would also like to point out that this is a limited version that does not include poly/ mono switch, no pitch bend range, no portamento, no speed control for the LFO filter wave forms, which are also incomplete, as there is no sample & hold or sample & hold x8. Although there is a white noise filter. This is not a true DX7 emulation, or it would have 6 operators instead of 4.
There should also be 12 algorithms, but there appears to be only about 6. The ADSR on each operator should also have five points instead of four, although they do work well.
One star off my earlier rating until an update comes out that includes the missing features. That being said, it's still not a bad app for free.
I hate to EVER leave a bad rating, but...
I honestly hated to write this review.
But I hope maybe I can help someone else not to have GREAT expectations?
It's not an AWFUL synth, but I'm not sure why it really has so much great feedback, and I really tried to like it.
I am a musician. Guitar/Bass/Drums/Cello/Violin/Keys
Of Course "Keys" are one of the easiest instruments to play and learn how to read music, and iPad has done a great job making some amazing apps... This app just DOESN'T have that "WALL OF SOUND" bigness, fatness, it seems thin, the parameters are very limited, there is only ONE PAGE with a few options to open sub set of floating small screens.
There isn't really any EFFECT PARAMETERS to speak of. You have some control of the sound envelope (ADSR) attack decay sustain release for the 4 Oscillators, each in its own frame.
Nice Sounding App
Works Great ..opens in other apps well and sounds great in garageband and other daw apps ..Cool little step sequencer , and tape recorder to capture ideas on the fly . Decent presets to jump off of and create your own Dx type sounds
- Category: Music
- Updated: Feb 09, 2015
- Version: 3.8.0
- Size: 3.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Takashi Mizuhiki
- © Takashi Mizuhiki
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.