iOS 7 Overview & Waldorf Nave On The iOS Update

Mitch Gallagher takes a look at iOS 7 and what it means for musicians, and Waldorf’s Nave software synth, in the latest edition of Sweetwater’s iOS update:

While downloading his iOS 7 update, Mitch gives an overview of the new features of Apple’s iOS operating system. After that, Mitch tries out the Nave synthesizer app by Waldorf, which offers some unique ways of approaching synthesis and sound design.

12 thoughts on “iOS 7 Overview & Waldorf Nave On The iOS Update

  1. I have nothing but praise for Waldorf, who have been raising their game steadily. Nave was already an impressive synth, but also offering resynthesis that accessibly is huge.

    However, I’d rather eat thumbtack soup than allow ANY auto-updates. Those things are among the ugliest system-wreckers around. Make sure to turn that OFF before you do anything else. Checking out each new thing in detail BEFORE you install it should be SOP. It’ll save you a lot of grief. I learned by inadvertently falling face-first into a pile of it. Again, thumbs up for Nave. That can go a long way towards covering additive/FM-ish sounds, one of the main families of sound synthesis.

      1. If you build it yourself it may be a bit crooked and not as nice as the one from the video, but you will feel proud of yourself and you will love it more 😀

          1. Or one could just learn a new skill and make something you can be proud of. Unless someone get a sense of pride from buying a few pieces of overpriced wood already assembled, then by all means buy one. :3

  2. I’ve installed on my 4S and iPad2 and the only issues I’ve had were only with a couple of apps, and have been solved with updates.
    Developers seem to be all over the potential bugs and I’m very happy with how smoothly the transition has been; I came into the iOS world with iOS4, and this has been by far the least problematic update.
    I’m very much looking forward to see what happens with IAA, especially what impact it has to MIDI handling, which I’ve found to be somewhat hit-and-miss when connected to external equipment, whether via an ad-hoc network, or more often by direct wired connection, it’s not as stable as it could be.
    Plus, how cool is dynamic wallpaper? Lol.

  3. I love Waldorf Nave. It’s been my most used iOS synth since it came out, and I have a tendency to collect almost all iOS music apps that come out. More than that though, I think I’ve been doing much more patch building on my iPad thanks to it.

    It’s helped me come to realise that touch UIs or better yet, iPad ports are what is missing in all of my desktop VSTs. Waldorf said they’d release a VST version of Nave, and I hope they do because I now have a nice stack of patches now that I could use in my tracks.

    I’d probably also finally drop the cash on Camel Audio’s Alchemy desktop VST if they exposed the complete UI in the iPad version, rather than a dumbed down “performance” version.

    I want to build patches on the couch, at the coffeeshop, wherever. I don’t even mind if there’s a slight compromise in sound quality (given iPad hardware limitations), as long as I can throw the patches into a desktop version later.

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