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Magellan is the bold new professional analog modeling synthesizer for the iPad. Not content with just one synth, we gave Magellan TWO independent polyphonic synth engines. Individually or together, they deliver a new powerful warmth to the sound of iOS music.

Complete with a full FX rack, a total of six oscillators, dual filters per engine, multiple unison stages, extensive modulation matrix, dedicated arps, powerful MIDI capabilities, and a polyphonic step-sequencer - the aural possibilities with Magellan are infinite!

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\\\ Synth ///

• 2 independent virtual analog synth engines running simultaneously

• 3 oscillators per synth engine; total of 6 realtime oscillators

• Osc unison stage w/ adjustable detune & width, up to 24 simultaneous wave generators for supersaw effect

• Realtime PWM Modulation for osc 1 & 2

• FM module w/ dedicated blend, ADSR envelope, adjustable contour

• Oscillator 2>1 ring modulation

• Noise generator w/ adjustable tone
• VCA ADSR envelope

• Separate voice unison stage w/ settable stereo spread, detune

• Dual Keyboards w/ individual pitch & modulation wheels

• Dual Touch Pad controls w/ settable key & scale & note-snapping, individual voice parameterization
• Polyphonic, Monophonic, Poly/Mono Legato operation modes

• Glide

• Matrixpad modulation w/ configurable x/y destinations, synth out select, optional snapback

• Realtime oscilloscope (iPad 2 & newer)

• Synth coupling - run both synths by one control interface

• Inter-App Audio
• Audio backgrounding

• Tap tempo

• 20 voice combined polyphony (10 voice combined for iPad 1)

\\\ Filters ///

• 2 filter banks per synth engine, configurable in series or parallel
• Dedicated ADSR envelope for each bank; selectable envelope curve, adjustable contour & tracking

• 11 Filter types for each bank:
• "Magellan" 24dB Resonant LP
• "Victor" 24dB Resonant L/H/B Pass
• "Voyvoda" 12dB L/H/B Pass

• Formant, Comb, All-Pass, Notch filters
• True bypass

\\\ Modulation ///

• Dual LFO's per synth

• 4 freely assignable destinations per LFO

• Dedicated amp setting for each destination
• 3 reset modes

• Adjustable phase & delay
• Frequency tracking

\\\ Arp ///

• Dedicated arp in each synth engine
• 10 arp patterns; Settable note value & gate; swing
• 6 octaving modes, settable note and octave repeats

\\\ Sequencer ///

• Analog inspired 16/32 step polyphonic sequencer

• 8 track poly out per pattern in 16-step, 4 track poly out in 32-step "link" mode
• Trackwise selection of target synth engine

• Settable pitch, velocity, gate, octave per step

• 6 sequence algorithms for each pattern

• Swing
• Timeline for creating song length sequences w/ patterns

• Share or bounce song files containing sequences

\\\ Chordmaker ///

• Dedicated Chordmaker module for each synth

• Create/save chord progressions; play by pressing a single key

\\\ FX ///

• Comprehensive FX rack: EQ, Compressor, Reverb, Stereo Delay w/ BPM sync, Phaser, Chorus, Flanger, Waveshaper, Bitcrusher, Expander
• Configurable FX signal flow

\\\ Record & Share ///

• Tape deck for recording app audio

• Metronome

• Export via email, SoundCloud
• Export/Import via WiFi, Copy/Past, Sonoma
• Audiobus for Input or FX slot

\\\ MIDI ///

• CoreMIDI / Virtual MIDI

• Individually configurable synth MIDI In & Out ports
• Keyboard splitting
• Control Magellan w/ external MIDI controllers
• MIDI Learn w/ 350+ destinations

• Sync w/ external MIDI clocks - control sequencer or arp
• Share Magellan MIDI CC maps

\\\ Presets ///

• Over 300 factory presets
• 2 banks & song designed by Sunsine Audio
• SPAWN - use SPAWN's artificial intelligence to automatically create amazing new sounds
• Share presets, banks via email or iTunes; Save unlimited banks & presets

What's New

Version 4.0

This version of Magellan introduces Ableton Link integration, and also includes numerous optimizations and modernizations under the hood.

Simply access Link settings via the button provided on the Magellan preferences panel. Join a local or networked Link session to sync Magellan’s global tempo with that of other client apps. In addition, our implementation provides beat-syncing for Magellan’s built in sequencer so that you will always be in phase with other beat-syncing apps.

Have fun!

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Highly versitile and full-featured


It is amazing how much stuff you get with this ap. Its really two identical synthesizers, a full set of audio processors (complete with full audio-path re-routing capability), a highly flexible analog-style sequencer, a chord sequencer, a pattern-chain sequencer, an arpegiator, a programmable X-Y pad, standard keyboard and touch-pad keyboard and lots of excellent presets (along with some that are just so-so) and probably the best MIDI implementation on the market.

It sounds great.

Updates are slow in coming but solid and keep pace with the changes in the market and the technology.

Its hard to add much to Magellan. I guess the only minor limitation is in the modulation scheme. If Yonac could add more modulation destinations and sources (like another LFO or two, for example) that would be great.

Possible crash fix

Benny Badman

Too much to explore still before I'm able to do a proper review. Just wanted to address a bug: App started crashing after upgrading to iOS 10.2.1, but deleting and reinstalling Magellan seems to have cured it so far. Give that a shot before writing a negative review.



This is by far the best synth and music app that I have been searching for. As a producer i wanted an app that can give me that real sound and I bought plenty apps but still wasn’t satisfied with them until I bumped into this app. IF YOU WANNA CHANGE THE WAY YOUR PRODUCTION SOUND, PLEASE TRY THIS APP. I’m in love with it and i just got it


Yonac Inc.
44.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 Yonac Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Magellan's Atlantic Preset Expansion Pack $0.99
  2. Sunsine Audio - Explorer 1-3 Preset Bundle $4.99
  3. New Wave Presets - Mega Pack I $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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