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"Possibly the best iPad synthesizer." 9 to 5 Mac
"SynthTronica takes you to places that other iPad synths don't and is well worth getting your hands on." Computer Music magazine
"Synthtronica really is a marvelous technical achievement." AppAdvice.com
SynthTronica is the unique and revolutionary synthesizer for iPad. SynthTronica takes full advantage of iPad's multitouch capabilities and delivers a powerful, clever and flexible way to make music.
*PROGRAMMABLE POLYPHONIC SPECTRAL SYNTHESIZER*
*92 ARTISAN SOUND PRESETS*
- Exceptional virtual analog sounds
- Astonishing vocal sounds including vocoder effects
- Unique looped grooves providing a full ensemble sound
*CREATE YOUR OWN PRESETS*
- Share them using preset importing and exporting
*DYNAMIC MULTITOUCH FILTER*
- Control up to 11 independent filters by intuitive touch
- Unique and unprecedented live expressive control
*FORMANT SYNTHESIZER ARCHITECTURE*
- Filters use complex time-varying spectral formants
- Organize, edit and view formants in spectral form
*CREATE NEW FORMANTS IN SEVERAL WAYS*
- by importing audio files (mp3, m4a, AIFF, WAV, et al)
- using the iPad's microphone
- through SynthTronica's unique Dynamic Multitouch Filter
-Two piano-style layouts and a unique grid keyboard
*RECORD AND MIX YOUR PERFORMANCES*
- Simultaneous recording and playback of mixes
- Overdub recording (Bouncing)
*SHARE YOUR MIXES*
- Audio copy/paste between compatible iOS apps
- Export SynthTronica recordings as 24-bit or 16-bit AIFF or WAV audio files
*EXPLORE MUSICAL SCALES*
- Display scale patterns on keyboards
- Over 70 scale choices, more than any other iOS app
*POWERFUL INTERACTIVE SYNTH CONTROLS*
- Virtual analog synth front-end
- Nearly all interface elements have documentation by touch
What's New in Version 1.0.3
Fixed bug: recording manager could not locate audio recordings made in previous SynthTronica releases
● Added "Audio Copy/Paste": exchange sound between many compatible iOS audio apps. Located within the Record View.
● Added "Delete all recordings" function to help remove large recording libraries
● Fixed preset change lag time which could occur on the iPad 2
● Fixed a keyboard highlighting bug which occurred periodically when using "Hold mode"
● Assorted cosmetic fixes and minor changes
Finally! Some originality, this is amazing!
I am a recording artist on an indie label looking for something to help express a unique sound. I wasn't certain what to expect. A lot of music apps that look cool, seem strong, or also get great reviews are not at all what they are built up to be. Synthtronica IS!
The creative possibilities are limitless. Great presets, that you can use to create a whole new sound from and call your own by the tap of a button. It even offers to randomly name your new sound with some pretty clever names. Handy when a name doesn't come to mind.
Loads of adjustable parameters, filters, reverb etc and all laid out intuitively. There is also excellent in app on screen help if you get lost or confused.
But that's not going to happen often.
I was looking for a way to make new, creative sounds for my music, and here it is. I will be making some cool new pads, and melodies, and spacey lines or whatever very easily with this.
I can't begin to describe how clever and creative this approach to synthesis is. Suffice to say you end up with some amazing sounds that I easily copied and pasted into GarageBand. Export capability is great.
What's really needed is a more complete recording facility - not anything fancy but something more than a red-button and a timer. Also, it would be terrific if we could get simple control of tempo so that exported bits can be more tightly integrated into the many sequencers available in iOS. If the sound files are imported into Logic or Dig Performer then we can make a sound map timing but it really needs to be simpler if we want to work in the iOS environment. Just throw tempo numbers out there for the default patches.
Keep up the great work!!
I have to agree with one other reviewer in saying that this synth although pretty great is very limited on initial pass through. If you just stick to the presets and work with the multi touch filter then I have to say the different sounds you can coax out of this thing is a little limiting. Now if you can really take a minute and dig deep into all the settings,maybe notch out some of the reverb you can sample some great lines. On the mention of sampling I have to give this synth top marks for a great vocoder. The filter has a character of it's own and that sound translates into most of the other sounds you create. I did make the mistake of diving into both this and Jasuto in the same day so my head is swimming with synth-fo. I need to read the manuals to get fully involved.