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Description

VOLT is a virtual analog synthesizer designed to create classic synth sounds while emphasising expressive play.

With full support for multidimensional polyphonic expression (MPE) - VOLT is a great companion to any Seaboard player.

Overview:
* Polyphonic Virtual Analog Synthesizer
* Expressive synth engine with MPE, poly-, channel aftertouch & 2D touch keyboard
* Built-in stereo effects
* 100+ fine tuned factory presets
* Supports ROLI Seaboard controllers out of the box
* Standalone operation with support for USB audio interfaces, wired, network & bluetooth MIDI
* Audio Unit v3 Extension
* Inter App Audio support
* Audiobus support
* Ableton Link

Synth Voice:
* Variable waveshape
* Variable pulse-width (on all waves)
* Detunable sub & noise source
* SEM style state-variable filter
* LFO per voice
* Dual ADSR
* Poly drive (per voice distortion)
* 8x Polyphony / Unison
* Detune / Slop
* Pan Spread
* Arpeggiator

Effects:
* 3x stereo effect units
* Vintage Chorus
* Digital Delay (syncable)
* Epic Reverb

Input/Expression:
* MPE MIDI hardware including but not limited to ROLI Seaboard Rise, Seaboard Block, Lightpad Block
* MPE MIDI software including but not limited to Geoshred, Geoshred Control
* Regular MIDI keyboards featuring channel or poly aftertouch, pitch- and mod wheels
* Onscreen 2D Touch Keyboard (supports slide and glide)
* Plain MIDI Input

Presets:
* Factory bank including 100+ expressive presets ready to play out of the box
* Preset Management with Templates & Categories
* Shared User Presets between Standalone and AUv3 versions
* Preset Export

Connectivity:
* Standalone
* AUv3 Instrument
* Inter-App Audio Instrument
* Audiobus Instrument

What's New

Version 1.1

- Fixed crash when loading the AU into Auria Pro
- UI: Main UI can now be scrolled left and right
- UI: improved 12.9 inch layout
- UI: fixed an issue where double tapping some controls would cause them to center rather than default to their init value
- UI: tapping on the tempo section now brings up a text input
- ARP: fixed an issue where presets using up/down mode would not work
- Presets: added support for managing favourites
- Presets: tapping the active preset display now brings up a quick select popover
- Presets: moved preset manager into the AU part
- Keyboard: added option to configure MPE glide sensitivity
- Keyboard: added option to switch between a range of 1, 2 or 3 octaves
- Keyboard: settings will now be restored when restarting the app
- Keyboard: fixed an issue where glide would not be sent on initial key down resulting in a noticable bend once glide was engadged.
- Keyboard: fixed an issue with the onscreen keyboard where latched keys would not persist changing octaves
- Keyboard: onscreen keyboard now supports quantized glide in regular mode
- Keyboard: onscreen keyboard now supports polyphonic vertical slide in regular mode
- DSP: fixed an issue where using the lightning to mini jack adapter would cause glitches in standalone mode
- MIDI: fixed an issue where pitchbend could generate audible stepping
- MIDI: fixed an issue where VOLT's virtual input port would no longer work if a MIDI input device was selected

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Nice but...

Zod the magnificent

The auv3 U.I. doesn't have a slot for selecting presets. This basically makes auv3 more or less worthless in most daws since you wont have access to your patches. I hope the developer fixes this. Iv seen too many ios synths with this major over-site to be patient about throwing away money on a app ill never use . Would be 5 stars otherwise.

Developer Response

Hey there,
happy to let you know that preset manager is about to move into the AU part in one of the upcoming updates. In the meantime I'm happy to send a beta invite, if that's something you're interested in don't hesitate to get in touch.

Awesome!!!

rackersr

Instant Favorite!! From heavy leads to shimmery highs and everything in between. An absolute, absolute must buy, especially with a Roli keyboard!!!

Very solid subtractive synth!

ChrisE1G

This synth is fairly straightforward, much thanks to a really great UI design. So it should be easy to jump into for more experienced tweakers as well as new people wanting to learn how to synth.

You have a overdrive that lets you tweak the timbre from thin to fat. A meaty multi-mode filter. A flexible LFO and two envelopes (loop-able envelopes). Blablablabasically, it can do juicy, warm and aggressive sounds. The reverb sounds good enough, you can only set the length and a mod parameter, but it’s fairly well balanced, so a long reverb for that lush pad you’re working on won’t smudge/mud things. At least a low cut filter would’ve been nice here though. The delay doesn’t have pingpong mode and, again, some basic high/low freq filter would be nice. The chorus is also good.

The missing star is for a lacking keyboard. Only 2 octaves, which is very limiting, needs an option for 2,5 and 3 octaves. Lots of space, where the mod wheel and pitch wheel are located, that can be used for additional space. No velocity. Usually you have velocity mapped to where you land your finger, ie high up on a key means less velocity. The slide function should work on the keys as well (as an option maybe), not only on the seaboard keys. The parameter depth/amount should be relative to where you land your fingers (as an option maybe), anything else usually causes jumps and spikes on the parameters you’ve mapped to the keys slide.

Great subtractive synth with good effects on top, very capable. You can’t however play with expression on the on-screen keyboard(s). Which was part of the reason I bought it, it seemed like the on-screen keys and taking advantage of the flat glass surface was an important thing here. In its defense I guess, few apps do make good use of the touchscreen as a playing surface nowadays.

Information

Seller
Kai Aras
Size
34.6 MB
Category
Music
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2017 Kai Aras
Price
$14.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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