Developer Chris Carlson has released a free update to Borderlands, an app that turns your iPad into a touch-controlled granular synthesizer.
The update features a variety of new features and improvements, including grain syncing with Ableton Link, new synthesis options, support for new iPads and more.
Here’s what’s new in Borderlands 2.1:
- Tempo synced grains with Ableton Link
- Semitone pitch tuning option per cloud
- New waterfall-style streaming input mode
- Overdub level control for real time inputs
- ADSR mode with automatable trigger pad for each grain cloud Automate sound position, size, and rotation
- New ring modulation, vibrato amount, and probability controls per grain cloud
- Proper scaling on new, larger iPads and iPads with different aspect ratios
- Scene contributions from Cristian Vogel, Electric Indigo, King Britt, Mikronesia, and Tom Hall.
Here’s a demo of the new features:
Borderlands Granular 2.1 – Tempo Sync, Trigger Probability, Solo Function
Borderlands Granular 2.1 – Waterfall In / Overdub, Automated Sounds, Semitone Pitch, ADSR
Pricing and Availability
Borderlands is available for $17.99 USD in the App Store.