Retronyms Intros New Phase Distortion Synth, Digits

Here’s a sneak preview, via Retronyms, of their latest software synthesizer, Digits.

Digits is based on phase distortion synthesis, pioneered in the classic Casio CZ hardware synthesizer.  Continue reading

STROM, An Incredibly Fun Sampler’, Now Available For iPad

stromDeveloper Jakob Penca has released STROM – described as ‘an incredibly fun sampler’ for the iPad. It also offers tight integration with the Elektron Analog Rytm.

STROM lets you record up to 10 seconds of audio, slice and sequence it and resample it to create something new.

The interface lets you sequence your source material in unique ways. You can always resample what you play, and you can even edit slices while you are playing them. Continue reading

Modrum 4 Adds Audiobus 2, Inter-App Audio, New MIDI Options & More

modrum-2Developer Markus Waldboth has updated MoDrum – a virtual analog drum machine for iPhone and iPad.

New in Modrum 4:

  • Redesigned User Interface
  • Added factory presets by Sunsine Audio
  • Added two packs by Sunsine Audio to the pattern store
  • Audiobus 2 state saving
  • Inter-app audio
  • Backup and restore projects using iTunes File Sharing
  • MIDI enhancements
  • MIDI over Bluetooth LE support (iOS 8+)
  • Native 64-bit support

Modrum 4 is available for US $3.99 in the App Store.

Max For Cats’ Noland and CatStretch

Soft synth maker Max For Cats has two new Ableton Live packs out today, Noland, and CatStretch.

Noland (video, top) consists of two Max for Live devices: the Noland Synthesizer and the NolandFX audio effect.  The Noland synthesizer is a unique instrument, controlled using individual, automatable X-Y pads instead of sliders or knobs. Each X-Y pad controls two or more parameters at the same time. On the filter X-Y pad for example, the X-axis controls the cutoff while the Y-axis controls the resonance.
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