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Post by mousegarden » Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:58 am

joey wrote:so it's been a while! what new cool synth apps is everyone using? i think I have most of them by now, but I'm looking for really weird sound design things, not really analog modelling. any suggestions!?
TC11 is still my fave way out app, Thumb Jam is also cool.

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Post by GovernorSilver » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:37 am

joey wrote:so it's been a while! what new cool synth apps is everyone using? i think I have most of them by now, but I'm looking for really weird sound design things, not really analog modelling. any suggestions!?
The newest synth apps are almost all analog modeling.

The newest gadgets for Korg Gadget are one "chip tune" gadget and two sample-based things. I hear though the chip tune one can be tweaked in interesting ways.

Check out the granular synthesis apps (iDensity, Borderlands Granular, etc.) for getting your sound design freak on. There's also Fieldscaper.

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Post by knifey » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:46 pm

Slightly off topic, but I've been testing out the virtual Chinese instruments from the latest Garagband update (Chinese percussion set, erhu, and pipa), for which there is both an OSX and an iOS version. I'm writing a review of it for an academic newsletter related to Chinese music research, and I have to say that the iOS implementation is far better than the OS version, precisely because of the touch surface interface of the iPad/iPhone.

One of the main defining sonic features of many traditional or folk or "old world" instruments is the particular playing techniques used, and the ornamentation of notes. So, being able to do something like note-bending on a virtual traditional instrument (especially for a fretless bowed instrument like the Chinese violin, for example) hugely adds to its "authenticity." It just sounds like crap when you play a virtual erhu on the keyboard, regardless of how well the instrument was sampled, and that is the issue of the OS version in my opinion. Unless you hook up a MIDI ribbon controller or an Eigenharp or a Linnstrument to your laptop/desktop, it does not sound anything like a Chinese violin (partly it's also because the pitch-bend is quite rigidly programmed). And if it doesn't "play" like the real instrument, I think people are less likely to use it in a more serious manner.

I guess my point is, I think mobile apps could consider using the touch interface as an advantage for realizing more flexible playing techniques of virtual acoustic/folk/traditional instruments.

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Post by thevegasnerve » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:41 am

I think the touch interface is totally what makes the IPad so appealing/amazing. And the point on using for more traditional/folk instruments is spot on in that regard. Animoog has become a staple in my setup just because of this fact, as a musician it's aces. Get an eventide pedal afterwards and you are set.

I really dug TC-11 and the granular apps when I saw the demos, just haven't been ready to commit the time to them. These apps still compete with my hardware setup for love....
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Post by supergregg » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:19 pm

Can someone recommend an iPhone app that will allow me to load audio files and loop their playback with fine control over playback speed/pitch? I'm looking for varispeed behaviour like a record or tape and only need playback of 1 file at a time.

The purpose is to have an assortment of long drone samples playing into the modular which I can easily choose between and also tune to match the pitch of whatever I'm working on.

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Post by Hougaard » Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:58 am

supergregg wrote:Can someone recommend an iPhone app that will allow me to load audio files and loop their playback with fine control over playback speed/pitch? I'm looking for varispeed behaviour like a record or tape and only need playback of 1 file at a time.

The purpose is to have an assortment of long drone samples playing into the modular which I can easily choose between and also tune to match the pitch of whatever I'm working on.
Portable Dandy can do that.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/portabl ... 16196?mt=8

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Post by kriskeyman » Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:08 am

What are some good ambient synth apps for iPad? I'm looking for background pads, organic, atmospheric type stuff that can be sequenced via MIDI.

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Post by spruce999 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:17 am

kriskeyman wrote:What are some good ambient synth apps for iPad? I'm looking for background pads, organic, atmospheric type stuff that can be sequenced via MIDI.
waldorf nave is very good for this stuff

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Post by Pase » Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:10 am

I just bought an iphone 7 and I'd like to know what are the wiggler's "must have" apps.
Thanks!
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Post by yghartsyrt » Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:19 am

you have about 20 pages to browse through.

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Post by Pase » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:05 pm

Thanks Mr
I appreciate your effort :party:
I read all this thread, but it's definitely more "iPad centric".
So I'd like some "fresh" advice for iPhone apps.

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Post by GovernorSilver » Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:01 pm

You could start with the apps on Black Friday sale.

Note that at least one app will NOT be on sale until it's actually Friday.

http://www.synthanatomy.com/search/labe ... les%202016

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Post by Delta T » Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:42 am

kriskeyman wrote:What are some good ambient synth apps for iPad? I'm looking for background pads, organic, atmospheric type stuff that can be sequenced via MIDI.
Virtual ANS is pretty cool for doing atmospheric stuff. There is also a version for desktop thats free...

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Post by Pase » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:17 am

GovernorSilver wrote:You could start with the apps on Black Friday sale.

Note that at least one app will NOT be on sale until it's actually Friday.

http://www.synthanatomy.com/search/labe ... les%202016
Great! I'll gran Animoog for sure! :guinness:

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Post by GovernorSilver » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:30 pm

More comprehensive list here. Audulus 3 just added to the list;

http://discchord.com/

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Post by Pase » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:22 am

Animoog, Droneo and nanoloop are now on my phone.
It's only a sound toy but I like Drone Tone too.

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Post by Pase » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:40 am

I'm tempted to try more complex app like iDensity or SoundScaper but I'm not sure if they work well on the little iPhone screen :hmm:

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Post by Pase » Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:20 pm

So I finally ordered an iPad and it's arrived today! :D
My first two purchases it's been Samplr and Patterning, and they seem amazing! Very deep too, I will try to learn this two before start crashing my credit card on the App Store buying every f.#%*ng noisemaker :lol:

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Post by knifey » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:08 am

Patterning and Borderlands are my top two at the moment. just bought the iVCS3 - incredible, stunning EMS Synthi emulation in collaboration with EMS. All the apesoft stuff (iDensity, Stria) are great for really experimental, granular audio processing.

I do have a soft spot for Jasuto and the Virsyn stuff despite their quirky interfaces.

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Post by Pase » Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:01 pm

Oh my!
Patterning and Samplr are great,
I'm in love :love:

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Post by lionelfischer » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:39 pm

anyone know how to get more than two channels to output from audulus on an iphone plugged into an es8? i cant figure it out

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Post by knifey » Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:08 pm

Pase wrote:Oh my!
Patterning and Samplr are great,
I'm in love :love:
Amazing. Check out Borderlands, for real.

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Post by Pase » Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:17 am

knifey wrote:
Pase wrote:Oh my!
Patterning and Samplr are great,
I'm in love :love:
Amazing. Check out Borderlands, for real.
:tu:
Grabbed, it's really amazing :banana:

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Post by rayjohnson » Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:52 pm

i really like the interface ideas...but can anyone tell me if they sound good?
maybe i have a bias against the ipad, even though i do lots of stuff ITB for production
I made a fake radio show:

http://www.houseboatmusic.com/vpr/

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