Wooji Juice has updated Grain Science (App Store link), its software synth for the iPad, adding a new chorus effect and additional synth options.
Grain Science is ‘built on similar principles of granular synthesis, but is vastly more powerful’, according to Wooji Juice. Unlike many “experimental” granular apps, Grain Science combines it with traditional synthesis techniques to make a hybrid synthesiser.
Here’s what’s new in Grain Science 1.2:
- New: Chorus FX unit
- New: Pulse Width Modulation blend mode
- New: Wave list shows a count of how many instruments use each wave
- New: More musician-friendly BPM system, goes up to 180bpm with 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 and 1/32 options (old system can still be selected)
- New: Multiple-octave chord arpeggiation
- New: Swipe to delete unwanted audio from wave & audio import lists
- New: “Reed” built-in wave
- New: 6 additional built-in instruments
- New: Tube Resonance Bass can be programmed. Note: It can bite! Slow, gentle programs are recommended, unless you want artefacts!
- New: UI improvement — swap FX units by dragging them around by their names
- New: Setting to choose whether recording is hold-to-record or tap-to-start/tap-to-stop
- New: Mini VU meter on recording button during recording (or, in hold-to-record mode, tap to toggle on/off)
- New: Cropping selections now snap to zero-crossings for smoother results
- Improved: Easier to see when a cropping selection is about to begin
- Improved: Avoids “popping” while installing/uninstalling FX units
- Improved: Slightly more useful naming for newly-created instruments
- Fix: Crash bug when mapping certain kinds of parameter in otherwise-unmodified instruments
- Fix: Issue with reverb resetting itself after re-opening Grain Science
- Fix: Control Mapper shows the same names for Tube Resonance parameters as on their FX dials
- Fix: Issue with Control Mapper Auto-Reset not always auto-resetting to the correct value
- Fix: Issue with Single-Shot grain mode