Serum Toolkit Offers 100 New Presets

serum-wavetable-synthesizerXfer Records has released Serum Toolkit Vol. 1 – the first preset pack for its Serum Wavetable Synthesizer.

Designed by producer & author Francis Preve, the collection offers 100 presets that Xfer says ‘run the gamut from modern genres like Future House, Indie, and Ambient, to reproductions of vintage synths like the Arp Omni II, Roland D-50 and TB-303’. The Toolkit also includes an array of special effects like Dopplers, risers, cheering crowds and talk boxes.

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Moog Model 15 For iOS Hands-On Demo

The latest episode of the iOS App Update takes a look at Moog Music’s new Model 15 software synthesizer.

Host Mitch Gallagher is joined by Sweetwater synth guru, Daniel Fisher, who helped develop the preset patches for the Model 15 app. Continue reading

Novation Updates Blocs Wave With ‘Slice Mode’

Novation has released an update to Blocs Wave, adding ‘Slice Mode’, a new option that lets you chop up sounds, play slices in real-time and record your slice performance.

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Moog Brings Model 15 Modular Synth To iOS With Polyphony & MPE Support

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Moog Music today introduced Model 15 for iOS – a software recreation of one of its classic 70’s hardware modular synthesizers.

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The Moog Model 15 hardware modular synthesizer was originally released in 1973, and was re-released last year as a $10,000 limited edition reissue, right. The system offers a complete analog synth voice.

Moog Music says that the Model 15 iOS app is designed to meticulously recreate the ‘power and transcendent sound quality’ of each module of the original modules, including the Moog 921–series oscillators, 904A Low Pass Filter and the 907 Fixed Filter Bank.

While no app can recreate the experience of working with a hardware modular, the Model 15 app extends the original’s design in musically interesting ways – adding support for polyphony and even Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) – a new standard for expressive synthesis control. And Bluetooth LE support means that you can connect advanced keyboard controllers, like the ROLI Rise, for wireless MPE control.

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Blocs Wave For iOS Updated With Ableton Link Support

Novation has announced that their Blocs Wave app now has Ableton Link support. Users can take advantage of Blocs Wave’s real-time stretch engine, combined with a “super-fast and intuitive” browser, for real-time jamming and collaboration.
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scriptSONIC Free Offers An Intro To Programming iPad Musical Instruments

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Developer Jonathan Mackenzie has released scriptSONIC Free – an intro version of his programmable musical instrument for the iPad.

scriptSONIC is designed to let you create and control interactive musical patterns using simple JavaScript code.

The free version lets you try out the app and experiment with 17 different projects that you can use and modify. Continue reading

New iPad Synth, Shoom, Offers Three Synth Engines, Microtonal Support

shoom-ipad-synthDeveloper Yuri Turov has introduced Shoom, an ‘expressive XY pad synthesizer’ that offers three identical synth engines and support for both 12-tone equal temperament and xenharmonic + microtonal music.

Features:

  • Three independent synthesizers
  • 20–20,000 Hz pitch range
  • Slide freely or snap notes to scale with adjustable glide rate
  • Set notes to infinite hold using a dedicated toggl
  • Microtonal and non-octave repeating scales support
  • MIDI CC control and clock sync (MIDI note input coming in a later update)
  • Inter-App Audio, Audiobus 2 support
  • 60+ bundled presets
  • Import and export of presets and CC maps

Here are the official video intros: Continue reading