Free Audio-Controlled Synth For Mac, Zap

Sinevibes has introduced Zap, a ‘unique mini-synthesizer’ controlled by incoming audio.

It starts with an envelope follower that tracks the peak energy of the sound and then applies it onto the frequency of a monophonic oscillator. With three different oscillator waveform modes and features like envelope stepping, Zap can turn any sound source into dynamic synth sweeps, sub-basses, blips, chirps or glitches. Continue reading

MIDI LE Updated To Be Compatible With iOS 7, Windows Support Coming Soon

midi-le-ios-7Developer Matthias Frick let us know that he’s updated his free MIDI LE app, based on Synthtopia reader feedback, to be backwards-compatible with iOS 7.

MIDI LE is a free app that lets you use MIDI over USB with CoreMIDI compatible iOS apps, without the need for a MIDI adapter.

Onn iOS 8, MIDI LE also lets you use MIDI over Bluetooth LE with CoreMIDI apps.

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AudioKit – An Open-Source Platform For Audio Synthesis, Processing, And Analysis

audiokit-synthesizers-fxAudioKit is a new open source platform for audio synthesis, processing and analysis on iOS and OS X.

It’s evolved from the Csound computer language for audio. As CDM’s Peter Kirn notes, “what AudioKit is in effect is Csound as an audio engine, with Objective-C and Swift as the API.” Continue reading