Bit Shape has introduced TC-11, a new software synth dispenses with fake hardware interfaces and instead goes wildly futuristic.
WIth TC-11, there are no on-screen knobs, keys, or sliders to fiddle with; all synthesis is driven by your multi-touch performance. Touch relationships like distances / angles / timings perform all the controller functions.
Every synthesis parameter can be controlled by any multi-touch controller. You can also use the iPad’s accelerometer, gyroscope, and even the compass to control your your synth patch.
- 64 built-in presets
- Unlimited user patches
- Fully controlled by multi-touch / device motion
- 21 modular synthesis objects
- 22 oscillator waveforms
- 3 controller modules: AHDSR, LFO, Sequencer
- Email custom patches to your friends
- Full display customization
Here’s a demo of TC-11 in action:
The TC-11 Synth Engine
TC-11 offers 8-voice polyphony. Choose from 22 oscillator waveforms, 3 oscillator types, 3 filter types, 4 effects, amplitude modulation and panning control.
TC-11 also offers programmable AHDSR, LFO, and sequencer modules.
TC-11 looks intriguing. It looks like the designers stepped back and asked the question “Why should a tablet synth look like 40 year-old hardware?” And if you ask that question, then what should a modern tablet synth look like?
Check out the demo video and let us know what you think. You can also download a PDF manual for TC-11 at the Bit Shape site.
TC-11 is $29.99 in the App Store.
Update: The developers have published a demo video and we’ve updated the post to reflect that.