Anckorage Spring has introduced SpringSound, a new physical-modeling synthesizer for iOS.
SpringSound produces sounds by simulating interactions and vibrations of a set of activators, and masses connected to springs. The model offers detailed control of an array of features including:
- fluid and static friction,
- mechanical limits,
- non-linear functions, and more.
It can be used as a sound generator or as an effect, using its Audio-In feature, letting it be used as a physical-modeling effects processor.
Here’s a video demo of SpringSound:
- Powerful and fully editable, physical modeling synthesis engine
- Large set of presets
- An alternative to common subtractive analog synthesis techniques,
- Detailed edit and real-time MIDI control of real-world parameters like Mass, Force, Gravity, etc.
- Can be used as a sound generator or as an effect processor (audio in available),
- Create a wide range of rich sounds from realistic to other-worldly, from simple to ‘dangerous’,
- 88,200 Hz internal sampling rate,
- Also works as an IOS Haken Continum Remote (only on the iPad version),
- Core MIDI compliant (including virtual and network MIDI),
- Playable by any MIDI device,
- Playable via touchscreen with innovative physical controls,
- Fully Audiobus 2 compliant including state saving, and based on The Amazing Audio Engine (by Michael Tyson)
- Inter-app audio compliant,
- Available on iPad and iPhone, with portrait and landscape mode supported, IOS 7 and 8.
Developer Christophe Duquesne notes that SpringSound is the big brother of his earlier app Anckorage-Spring, with a reworked physical model, and additional features and presets.
SpringSound is available now for US $2.99 in the App Store.
If you’ve used SpringSound, leave a comment and let us know what you think of it!