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Sylo Synthesiser

By Wooji Juice Ltd

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Sylo Synthesiser allows you to play music, or create sound effects, using sounds you can design yourself. Sylo Synth includes a collection of pre-designed sounds which you can use as they are, tweak them to your heart's desire, or you can make new sounds from scratch.

Build sounds from basic waveforms, or capture them from the world around you using the iPad's built-in microphone. Then, tinker with Sylo Synthesiser's filters and other settings to make a sound all your own.

Sylo Synthesiser features live time-stretching technology based on granular synthesis and a suite of filters:

• Speed up or slow down a recorded sound to use as an instrument

• With a regular wavetable synthesiser, higher-pitched notes are also faster, like chipmunks, and lower-pitched notes are also slower, as though they are moving through treacle

• But enable Sylo's "Sync Speed" feature, and lower or higher-pitched notes still play back at the same speed, keeping them in sync with each other

• Fiddle with the speed control even while you're playing notes: Slow, stop or even rewind the sound in the middle of notes — without changing the pitch

• Granular synthesis allows you to create instruments or effects from a recording, that do not sound like the original, yet retain its realistic, natural sound

• FX units: Frequency modulation, ring modulation, echo/delay, distortion, and a low-pass filter with resonance control

Sylo Synthesiser also supports Core MIDI: play music from another device via MIDI.

Upgrade to Sylo Synthesiser Pro and you gain these additional features:

• Use existing audio files as the building-blocks of your instrument: import audio from wave, aiff, mp3 and aac/m4a files

• Save recordings to your iPad or to Dropbox* online storage

• Save your new instruments to the preset list for quick access

• Exchange audio with other apps via AudioCopy/AudioPaste or "Open in..." (where supported)

Please note: The microphone button in Sylo Synthesiser is for recording sound into the synth, to use as the basis for new instruments — not for making a permanent record of what you play! (We've heard from a couple of people confused about this so we thought we'd make it clear!) If you wish to record your performances, Sylo Synthesiser Pro adds a Record button to the toolbar for this purpose.

(* Dropbox account required for these features. Available free from

What's New in Version 1.3

• Compatibility updates
• Updated AudioCopy to version 2.0
• Updated Dropbox SDK

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Customer Reviews

Underrated synth app! Expecting more to come

Loving the freshness of tones and expressing them in raw and different ways. Old grungy guitar tone can become a synth lead monster with slight tweaks of preamps, distortion, ring mods...basically tons of options to make your sound your own.
Some of the effects I wouldn't have any use for musically, but I look forward to hopefully an expanding sound library to experiment with.
One awesome feature I look forward to using is its ability to record any sound you input into it (you can even sing into the mic and it will generate a changeable sound wave) and tweaking it.
Expanding the current sound library would make this 5 stars for me.

Amazing synth/sampler

Really love this synth. You can get some amazing timbres just by sampling everyday sounds around the house. I actually like it better than its big brother synth Grain Science, which is more full featured but much more complex to program. There's something about the simplicity of Sylo that keeps me coming back to it.

Sylo Synthesiser
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  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: Sep 18, 2013
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 10.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Wooji Juice Ltd

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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