LayR For iOS Gets Massive Update

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Living Memory Software has released LayR version 1.2, described as ‘a massive update’ for the iOS software synthesizer.

Here’s what’s new in LayR 1.2:

  • Audio Unit: LayR now includes a fully functional audio unit version with a dynamic user interface that adapts to the available screen space.
  • PDF Manual: The old help system is replaced by a comprehensive manual which can be read in-app or exported to your preferred PDF reader.
  • Improved User Interface: The entire UI has been given a modern facelift including pinch to zoom, double tap to zoom and fully labelled controls in the Layer Editor.
  • Instrument Mixer Drag & Drop: Instrument and Layer strips can now be re-arranged in the Instrument Mixer. Layers can be converted to new Instruments or copied between instruments with drag and drop.
  • MIDI Controller Mixer: A new panel that sports optional sliders for Channel Volumes and every MIDI cc that’s been assigned to the current performance. Allows users to perform live MIDI controller mixing in-app. Can also be used to query which parameters have been assigned to MIDI and in which Instrument/Layer they are located.
  • Arpeggio Sequencer: The arpeggiator gets a more descriptive name and some cool additions including new event types, new playback modes and the ability to set mode, speed and length per track.
  • Modulation Matrix: Modulation sources in the Layer Editor can now be routed to any destination.
  • Improved Oscillator: The oscillator gets Coarse/Fine tuning and “Fixed Mode” which decouples the oscillator from the MIDI keyboard. Also FM has been greatly improved with a new mode allowing modulation over the full audio range.
  • LFO Sync Mode: Keeps LFOs in all playing voices synced to the same phase as each other.
    Wave Folder Pitch Adjust: The amount of folding is now reduced as notes get higher, this helps reduce aliasing artefacts that may be introduced by the folder when processing high frequency content.
  • Legacy Mode: A experimental option that keeps LayR’s engine to a fixed lower CPU usage, this will hopefully extend LayR’s lifetime for users with older, lower powered iOS devices.
  • Light Colour Scheme: An optional lighter colour scheme for use in bright daylight conditions.
  • 2nd MIDI Input Port: For stand-alone app: A port which listens on all channels for MIDI Bank Select/Program messages, this port can be used to select Performance presets while allowing the other input port to use all 16 channels for multi-timbral use.
  • New Presets: A whole new bank of 36 presets by Sky Runner and another new bank dedicated to individual user presets.

Pricing and Availability

LayR is available now in the App Store for US $19.99.

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