By Henry Lowengard
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With Ellipsynth, you can stretch and retune fists full of audio in real time. Ellipsynth is a realtime multitouch polyphonic granular synthesis instrument.
It can import and export audio, as well as record. It's like a hyped up granular version of my "synthicity itself" app.
Enjoy it at its low introductory price!
- slow down and reverse sounds by dragging them around on the control screen.
- play sounds immediately from any point
- retune sounds just a little bit off to get a swarm of sound.
- build chants and drones.
- it uses Audio Copy and Paste
- comes with a small, weird bunch of sample presets, and more to come.
Check out the videos and audio samples on
I'm definitely working on addressing some of the issues mentioned here: please email me with requests through the support web pages.
It is very clear to understand the interface. I like it and recommend it for its simplicity. Needs midi implemented for parameter control and sequencer input. I can understand that implementing midi for the XY touch trigger/manipulator may be a bit daunting but at least for now maybe cc# control for the linear parameters (volume on right vertical side, sustain/hold bar...)
My only gripe is that landscape mode disables the ability to import audio? NOT cool seeing as most synth/music creation apps are orientated this way (not to mention most music hardware specific to the iPad)...with the use of a screen whose content display is only limited by the developer, why would this limitation be? Is it only because it looks ugly (subjectively to the Dev?)
Wow. This is really quite wonderful. It is similar to Samplr, but quite a bit simpler and rough around the edges. It has character, though, and it sounds very promising with droning goodness, with optional granular buzz depending on your settings. It is a little slow on an iPad first gen, but very musical and intuitive. I am having huge fun importing some sequences and playing them backwards and forwards and frozen in time.... Must get app!
music software at its best
inventive, musical, powerful and fun.
this is software as art. expanding the concept of musical possibility with the added benefit of being a useful tool.
ah - if only all software were designed with this spirit of exploration - what kind of a world would it be? i don't know - but i imagine a better one.
- Category: Music
- Released: Nov 12, 2012
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 8.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Henry Lowengard
- © 2012 Henry Lowengard
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.