Developer Alfredo Aliaga shared this video demo of iAbyssal, a photo-synthesizer / noise machine for iOS.
Based on the Abyssal analog photo-synth released by AtomoSynth in 2008, iAbyssal is a virtual analog synthesizer that can be controlled by light using your iOS device’s camera.
- Uses your device frontal camera as a light sensor for altering pitch, filter frequency and resonance.
- “Photocell” (frontal camera) calibration functionality for adjusting its sensitivity to different environmental light conditions.
- Can be used in low-light environments thanks to an inverse calibration feature.
- Features one oscillator with square and sawtooth waveforms.
- White noise generator.
- Two low frequency oscillators (LFO) which can modulate various parameters of the oscillator, noise generator and filter.
- One Filter with low pass and high pass mode and resonance (peak) control.
- Adjustable delay effect.
- Preset memory including many factory presets for using as a starting point and easily create your own sounds.
- Inter-App-Audio and Audiobus support (as generator unit) for using it with your favorite audio apps.
Pricing and Availability
iAbyssal is available now for US $4.99.
If you’ve used iAbyssal, share your thoughts on it in the comments.