By Pulse Code, Inc.
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TAKE YOUR MUSIC TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Modular, the ultimate synthesizer that will revolutionize your sound
The latest update requires iOS 7 for Audiobus 2.1 Compatibility
• High fidelity virtual analog synthesis using band limited oscillators and oversampled filters
• Audiobus and background audio modes
• CoreMIDI control with external devices or internal sequencers
• Beautifully rendered graphics
• Dynamic workspace with intuitive navigation
• 10 octave keyboard with classically styled arpeggiator
• Extensive in app help with detailed module descriptions and guides
• Record and export live performance to Soundcloud, Sonoma Audio Copy, email and iTunes file sharing
Modular is a powerful sound design tool which allows you to build your own custom synthesizer by connecting different sound modules together. By separating each synthesis process, modules can be connected in any way. You are no longer limited to fixed synthesizer design, you are now in full control of your sound. This is the beauty and power of modular synthesis. Whether you are a professional musician or a beginner who just loves sound, modular offers you an incredibly powerful synthesizer experience.
Modular looks, acts, and sounds like a hardware modular synthesizer to give you features that musicians want such as pulse width modulation, oscillator sync, 4 pole ladder filters, and 1v/oct filter tracking. Traditional modular systems are expensive and out of reach for the average artist. Modular is here to bridge that gap and allow everyone the opportunity to use these powerful synthesizers.
Modular provides modules in every category for free. Enough to build a vast array of sounds. Buy only the modules you need or get the bundle which includes all modules including future modules. Owning a module means you use as many as can fit in the modular rack. You want to build a monster 6 oscillator synth? You can.
What makes modular special is the audio and visual experience you have with it. Beautifully minimal menu systems and interface along with ultra realistic synthesizer graphics are just the beginning. The real beauty is not what you see, but what you hear. Pristine and punchy oscillators that sound great, even at the extreme ends of the frequency spectrum. It starts with band limited oscillators. Not just traditional methods of band limiting, but band limiting that enables each note you play to have the maximum number of harmonics without distorting.
Every detail of the audio has been analyzed to provide you the most amazing sound possible such as buttery smooth filter sweeps and resonance so stable you can use the filter as an oscillator!
Modular goes a step further with connectivity and supports Audiobus, Soundcloud, CoreMIDI, as well as Sonoma Audio Copy so that your music making workflow is streamlined and integrated.
What's New in Version 1.07
compatibility issues and bugs fixed.
Obviously this app took a lot of skill to develop. I can't understand why it was abandoned. I've tried to write the developers and see if it could be ported to Mac. No reply. Everyone who uses this loves it and hates it. It's the BEST virtual modular synth out there, on any platform. And it works. You can build whatever you want to. It sounds good. It even looks nice. But it's very hard to actually use. The GUI is awkward, even on iPad. I'm not mad about the patch cables, they are easy to lock and set transparency. But the fact that it doesn't use the whole screen and you can't "fold" sections when making adjustments really makes it a nuisance to operate. If they would just update the SIZING and FOCUS so you could navigate better, it would be a huge improvement. And the pale colors of the patch manager and other backgrounds?? Maddening. Darker colors and better contrast would make a huge difference.
I've been struggling with this app for a couple of years and keep trying to make real use of it but it burns me out after a few minutes each time. It has Audiobus support and EVERYTHING for pro work but it's just impossible to navigate. What a shame :)
Totally Brilliant Synth
This is my favorite of all the Modular synthesizers on iOS and even Windows and Mac. The limited cabinet space demands ingenuity and the sound quality is ridiculously good. I've had it for a couple years and hear many complaints, but with something as unassuming as Modular appears, it requires a lot of processing power and some modules (depending on how extensively they are used) can be quite demanding. Save your work. If the thing starts acting wonkey be glad because the real world of Modular synthesis is wonkey and now you know what it's like sweating over a patch. :-)
By all means purchase the upgrade for all modules it really makes for some exciting patches.
Sounds good. Modules are pretty well modeled and sound reasonable. Can do complex feedback. The CV controls are modeled at high enough sample rates to be useful. Attractive looking display. Modules will be very familiar to users of traditional 5U classic modulars like the MOTM, Moog V, etc.
...which is a shame, because:
Terrible patching UX. Hard to imagine how someone thought that this was usable. The cable hit areas are perfect for the first plug, and then inexplicable fail 9 out 10 times on the second plug. Some plugs highlight, but are unconnectable at times. Worse yet, you have to drag the cables. No touch then touch. This makes the experience of patching and unpatching *tedious*. A major problem for a modular synth.
Free idea for the developer: use the accelerometer to droop the cables so I can move them out of the way.
Dragging around patched modules causes the app to sporadically reroute the cables to previously configurations. Buggy as hell.
Feels like the developer rushed the patching UX and spent all their time on the art.
I hope it gets fixed in a later version, cause I bought the pro pack.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Jan 25, 2015
- Version: 1.07
- Size: 37.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Pulse Code, Inc.
- © Pulse Code, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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