New Modular Synth App for iOS, Ops

Developer Jonathan Mackenzie has introduced Ops – a new type of modular synthesizer, designed to be easy to use with touchscreens. 

Ops does away with patch cords, using a system of connected blocks with a clear signal flow. The blocks, called ‘ops’, are joined together into structures by dragging and dropping them on screen. Structures can be copied and varied to build-up rich, interesting results.

There are ops to perform a wide range of functions, including interaction, signal generation, effects processing, control, audio input, MIDI input, and pitch and rhythm manipulation.

Here’s a quick video tutorial:

Pricing and Availability

Ops is available now for iPad for US $9.99.

6 thoughts on “New Modular Synth App for iOS, Ops

    1. Audulus is very cool, but honestly swallowing broken glass is “easier” than Audulus. 🙂 on a PC it’s way better. I’m aaaaaalways messing up patches because I’m not at the right zoom level for the knobs. So they move instead. Soon my nice neat patch layout is spaghetti. But it’s an amazing app and people with more patience have done marvelous things with it that’s for sure.

    1. Hi, I’m the author of Ops. So far it has additive, subtractive & FM. Being able to chain operators, and easily duplicate structures, however, means you can quickly build complex and unusual synths. Next version should have wavetable and sample-based sources too.

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