Magellan Jr Brings ‘Professional Analog Modeling Synth’ To iPhone, iPod Touch

magellan-jrYonac Software has released Magellan Jr – a ‘professional analog modeling synthesizer’ for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Magellan Jr offers full FX rack, three oscillators, dual filters, multiple unison stages, extensive modulation matrix, arpeggiator, and a polyphonic step-sequencer. Magellan Jr and Magellan are completely compatible: presets, sequences and sound recordings are easily interchangeable.

Details and demos below.

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\\\ Synth ///

• 3 oscillators w/selectable waveforms
• Osc unison stage w/ adjustable detune & width, up to 12 simultaneous wave generators for super-saw type effects
• Realtime PWM Modulation for osc 1 & 2
• FM module w/ dedicated blend, ADSR envelope, adjustable contour
• Oscillator 2>1 ring modulation
• Noise generator w/ adjustable tone
• VCA ADSR envelope
• Separate voice unison stage w/ settable stereo spread, detune
• Dual Keyboards
• Dual Touch Pad controls w/ settable key & scale, adjustable step-to-step glide & individual voice parameterization
• Polyphonic, Monophonic, Poly/Mono Legato operation modes
• Glide
• Matrixpad modulation w/ configurable x/y destinations and optional snapback
• Realtime oscilloscope displaying output signal (iPhone 4S, 5, and iPod Touch 5)
• Audio backgrounding
• Tap tempo
• 8 voice polyphony (4 voice for iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4)

\\\ Filters ///

• 2 filter banks, configurable in series or parallel
• Dedicated ADSR envelope for each bank; selectable envelope curve, adjustable contour
• 11 Filter types for each bank:
• “Magellan” 24dB Resonant Low Pass
• “Victor” 24dB Resonant Low/High/Band Pass
• “Voyvoda” 12dB Low/High/Band Pass
• Formant, Comb, All-Pass, Notch filters
• True bypass

\\\ Modulation ///

• Dual LFO’s
• Up to 3 freely assignable destinations per LFO
• Dedicated amp setting for each LFO destination
• 3 phase reset modes
• Adjustable phase & delay
• Frequency tracking & BPM Sync

\\\ Arp ///

• 10 arp patterns; Settable note value & gate; swing
• 6 octaving modes, plus settable note and octave repeats

\\\ Sequencer ///

• Analog inspired 16/32 step polyphonic sequencer
• 8 track poly output per pattern in 16-step, 4 track poly out in 32-step “link” mode
• Settable pitch, velocity, gate, octave per step
• 6 sequence algorithms for each pattern
• Swing
• Timeline for creating song length sequences w/ patterns
• Import/Export song files containing sequences

\\\ Chordmaker ///
• Create/save chord progressions, played by pressing a single key

\\\ FX ///

• Comprehensive FX rack: Reverb, Stereo Delay w/ BPM sync, Phaser, Chorus, Flanger, Waveshaper/Distortion, Bitcrusher, Sonic Expander

\\\ Recording & Sharing ///

• Built in tape deck for recording app audio
• Metronome
• Export audio files via SoundCloud
• Export/Import audio files via email, WiFi, Intua or Sonoma Audio Copy/Paste

\\\ MIDI ///

• CoreMIDI
• Virtual MIDI, both vMIDI In & Out ports
• Control Magellan w/ external MIDI controllers
• Synth-wise MIDI In channel select
• MIDI Out w/ settable channel or omni
• MIDI Learn w/ over 250 control destinations
• Save MIDI CC maps to file for later use
• Sync w/ external MIDI clocks to control sequencer, arp modules
• WIST integration

\\\ Presets ///

• Over 300 factory presets
• 2 banks & a song designed by Sunsine Audio
• Export/Import presets, banks via email or iTunes; Create/save unlimited banks & presets

\\\ Requirements ///

• iPhone 4 or later
• iPod Touch 4th Gen or later

Magellan Jr is $1.99 in the App Store.


19 thoughts on “Magellan Jr Brings ‘Professional Analog Modeling Synth’ To iPhone, iPod Touch

    • I prefer universal apps. Can’t gripe too much about 2 bucks for a very powerful synth, though. If it’s not worth $2, you don’t need it.

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      • Universal apps are nice – but you’re always paying for the developer to design his app for both phones & tablets. That only makes sense for the people that really use both for music making.

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    • As much as I like to get something for nothing. I don’t mind having to buy separate versions of synth apps. That way I can run both at the same time on my ipad when i’m doing multi-app background audio/midi type stuff.

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  1. comparing to PPG & sunrizer, magellan sounds very very poor ,,, looks like it works in 22khz

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    • Can someone explain the allure of sunrizer to me? Afaik it doesnt even have a sine wave osc? Its a big saw/square monster… What is it that makes people buy it and vote for it in polls…

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      • Sounds and interface.

        Cassini, which I love Love LOVE, has a ton more features, but I still make a ton more sounds with Sunrizer! Sunrizer strangely seems to have only the selected, most important features, which makes the interface super intuitive and fast to make very good and surprisingly versatile sounds.

        I have never made so many sounds with any other synth. And I only have the iPhone version(which, too, really should be universal!!! No audio bus and other updates!!! :()

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      • You may want to try digging into Sunrizer further – it has great modulation features and a powerful arpeggiator.

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      • Sure it has a sine wave-! Look at the 4th type for the first oscillator, and turn the osc mix to 100% left to hear only that first oscillator…play with the knobs-! I’ll tell you, I own every darned app and Sunrizer is my go-to app for the most driving, round sub-bass. No other synth does it quite as fat as Sunrizer, if …you play with the knobs-!

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    • Is it Synthhead’s fault that the ios is an emerging audio platform with a lot of interest from both users and developers? As far as I can tell this site is about music synthesizers and things related to them. I think this qualifies.

      I don’t like marzipan. But that doesn’t mean I have to yell at the baker for every marzipan treat I pass by on my way to the chocolate croissants. I simply pass them by. Perhaps you should do the same.

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    • Interesting viewpoint. Funny how crack-using windows users have become the new purists. Nothing against win or pirated material, but you are beginning to sound a bit like analog purists two years ago…

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  2. I was an analog purist, spent loads on hardware, picked up an ipad2 due to a bonus at work, haven’t looked back.

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