Free iOS App, Patch Morpher, Now Available

PatchMorpher_King_KorgUK developer Richard Meyer and Jazzman Ltd has announced the release of Patch Morpher – a free iOS app which is a  patch generator, editor, librarian and an interactive performance tool for synthesizers

Patch Morpher allows the user to automatically create new patches for the Prophet 12, Prophet 8, Moog Voyager and King Korg synths, along with Mutable Instruments’ Shruthi-1, with developer plans for additional synth compatibility to come.

Here is a walk-through video of the app’s capabilities and operation from Richard Meyer, the app developer:

Patches can be organized into “scenes” for live performance, and the musician can “morph or mutate” among the patches to create original new sounds and patches, controlling hundreds of parameters with a finger on the iPad screen, all in real time. The user can even keep directly playing the synth as the sound evolves through the Patch Morpher.

Patch_Morpher_KingKorg_screenA full editor is available with the Patch Morpher app, allowing the user to further refine sounds via the iPad’s touch screen, controlling and viewing many parameters at once. Patches can be saved to the iPad, conserving storage slots on the synthesizer.

Finally, the Patch Morpher application also provides support for converting patches between the Prophet 08 and the Prophet 12. Developers also say that it allows the user to play the Moog Voyager “paraphonically,” simulating up to three-note polyphony.

Pricing and Availability. Patch Morpher is free for download, and is newly available in the iTunes app Store. Additional features are available via in-app purchase.

Patch Morpher uses Core MIDI, and the Apple camera connection kit and a USB cable, or a MIDI interface, are required to connect your iPad to your synthesizer.

For additional information, check out the Patch Morpher website.

8 thoughts on “Free iOS App, Patch Morpher, Now Available

    1. Yeah DX7 support would be amazing, for obvious reasons. I have yet to find an editor where I go “yes this is the one!”

  1. This was an immediate download for me. What a great, innovative use for software! Can’t wait to plug it up tonight and give it a whirl.

  2. Already plugged it yo my KingKorg and it’s the app I was waiting for!
    Non solely does it allows you to morph between patches but it also provides you with a patch editor that gives you access to all those nasty hidden parameters! Very usable in conjunction with all the knobs and buttons of this great board. This is an awesome idea made real.
    You can try for free then you can choose to pay via in App purchases for a full featured App.
    Note that you’ll have to pay for each different synth you want to pilot with this app.
    Great great buy!

  3. I don’t know why manufactures don’t release standalone apps for virtual analogue synths. I bet if korg released a microkorg editor for ios for 69p, it would be popular enough to be viable. It would probably only take some whiz developer an afternoon to write!
    If it included some touch-screen / bouncing balls style cc modulation they could inflate the price by like, 50p!

  4. What an elegant app and free up front as well. Each synth module is $14.99, which seems insanely inexpensive. Think of the hours it takes to code this stuff, yow. Here’s another positive example of what pads can do when played for their strengths. You couldn’t GIVE me an iPad yet and even I got a little moist over this app. 😛 I work happily within Logic and I have yet to encounter a musical need for which an iPad had the answer, but even as a skeptic, I’m coming around. Between this and the new PPG, its been a great week for iPad synth mavens.

    1. You already lost half of it, heh. The MiniBrute has no memory to access, being just a straight-line analog synth. Don’t feel bad for glitching, though. I’m one of those doofs who bought a MiniMoog years back and was let down that it didn’t play chords. Yeah, I was that much a noob, but I learned fast. This app IS a bit esoteric, but its so classy, I hope it picks up enough adherents that a happy line develops for the next synth to be covered. Its like a box of fingerpaints. Hooray for fluid-to-use synth goodies.

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