Patch Base is a collection of patch editors and librarians for new and vintage synthesizers, enabling easy visualization, editing, and organization of patches.
* See what patches on your synth look like
* Edit the parameters of your synth in real time, while you play
* Manage your patch banks directly from the app
* Save patches in Patch Base, and back them up using iCloud
* Access your patch files on your computer via iCloud Drive
* Create random patches, and "init" patches as starting points for new sounds
* Play your synth for sound testing using the on-screen keyboard
Patch Base currently has editors for the following synthesizers, with more to come:
* Casio CZ-1, CZ-101, CZ-1000, CZ-3000, CZ-5000
* Clavia Nord Lead 2, Nord Lead 2X
* DSI Mopho and Mopho Keyboard
* Ensoniq ESQ-1, SQ-80, and ESQ-M
* Korg Volca FM, Minilogue, microKORG, MS2000, MS2000R, MS2000B, MS2000BR
* Oberheim Matrix-1000, Matrix-6, Matrix-6r
* Roland JD-Xi, JV-1080, JV-2080, JV-1010, XP-80, XP-60, XP-50, XP-30, D-50, D-550, D-05, D-110, D-10, D-20, D-5, JV-880, JV-80, XV-5080, XV-3080, XV-5050, XV-2020
* Waldorf Blofeld
* Yamaha DX7, DX7II, TX7, TX802, TX816, TX81Z, DX100, FB-01, FS1R, TG33, DX200, TG77, SY77
The app is free for download and to try out, ensuring that the app works with your hardware setup. For full access to all editor features, each editor is available as an individual In-App Purchase, or via an All Access subscription.
** Unlock Every Editor with All Access **
Patch Base now offers the All Access subscription, giving you access to every editor that Patch Base offers for a single subscription price. You can subscribe on a monthly or annual basis.
Subscription payment is charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of subscription purchase. Subscriptions renew automatically unless canceled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can turn off auto-renewal and manage your subscription at any time from your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.
Bugfix for Korg MS2000 family.
Ratings and Reviews
This app is amazing. Great for programming synths that are heavy on the menu diving, and great for patch management. It supports a ton of synths and more are added all the time. Plus the new pricing structure is much better, it's a no-brainer for anyone with a couple of these synths. Seems like the price was an issue for people before but it makes more sense now and is very much worth every penny in my opinion. I use it regularly with the Roland D-05 and Korg Volca FM, both of which are currently pretty common and very accessible to the masses (they're cheap). They're also both very powerful but notoriously difficult to program from the front panel. Even just simple tweaks on presets can be a pain on the D-05/50 but with this I can easily build wild patches from scratch/init. One more thing, I couldn't figure out why something wasn't working but they got back to me and it was simply that the midi channel was reset during an update, they were very helpful in troubleshooting and answered other questions I had as well. They're doing good work!
Honestly, it took me a while to warm up to this app. In the iOS world, it’s a bit on the pricier side, but compared to alternatives, it’s a great buy. Especially if you’re using synthesizers that require extensive navigation. And while the subscription prices seem like a ploy to nickel and dime people, it’s considerate of the developer to give users options to suit their budget/needs.
I bought this for the Volca FM, and plan on getting the DX7ii editor very soon. The developer is responsive to inquiries, and constantly works to improve the app. Version 3 is a huge upgrade from the earlier versions. The new interface is a lot better, and specifically speaking of the FM editors, I particularly like that the per operator and global parameters are color coded differently (a feature not found in the older versions). I’m excited for what the future holds for this app.
Looks like this developer decided to adopt a subscription pricing scheme on an already overpriced app. But now you can’t even preview the program templates before you buy which is exactly why I decided against purchasing.
I was about to buy the Mopho, volca fm, and jd xi program interfaces (used to be $20 and is now $30!! Lol) but I’ll look elsewhere as there are plenty of reasonable alternatives with better GUI and free (lemur, max4live, okdev for the jd xi which is free).
I realize I could subscribe for a month and get all the templates for less but I would rather invest my time and money into something I plan on using long term without being billed monthly. If the pricing was reasonable like $10 per synth I probably would have bought all 3 even without being able to demo before buying like before the update and like the website claims you can do. 👎👎
Developer Response ,
I will be adding a free trial to the app soon, so you can preview the editors like you want to. The subscription offer is there to be a reasonably-priced way to have access to all of the editors, but I'm not forcing it on anyone; each editor is still available as a one-time permanent purchase. If the prices are out of your range, I understand, but I have to price the app where it is in order to support my on-going work on this specialized software with a relatively small community of users. If you do decide to invest in the app at some point, rest assured that I am committed to ongoing development on it, with more editors and more features on the way. Thanks, Chadwick.
- Coffeeshopped LLC
- 74.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Copyright 2017 Coffeeshopped LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Patch Base: Monthly $5.99
- Korg Volca FM $29.99
- All Access $99.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.