Francis Preve offers his take on Wolfgang Palm’s new PPG WaveMapper for iPad in the latest issue of Keyboard magazine.
Preve calls WaveMapper ‘an incredibly deep synthesizer’ and praises its user-friendly approach to patch-creation:
Palm takes an elegantly simple concept – mixing and matching important aspects of multiple synth patches – and implements them in a manner that’s strikingly like a board game.
Can a metronome be something to get excited about?
That’s the question raised by this reader review of Metronomics HD - a ‘ridiculously flexible rhythm monster’, created by John Nastos for Mac, iOS, and Android. Continue reading
Here’s a user review, via thesoundtestroom, of Different Drummer for iPad – aka “your secret weapon in the quest for innovative beats that make sense yet defy the status quo”.
Different Drummer has a unique feature set, but was met with skepticism on its release, because of the developer’s equally unique approach to pricing and marketing the app. (It was originally priced at $300, now $49.99). Continue reading
Vintage Legends offers virtual takes on these six instruments:
- Yamaha CS-70M, CS-40M and CS-20M
- Italian Elka Synthex
- Rhodes Chroma
- Yamaha DX1
- DK Synergy
In this video, Neil of airusersblog takes a detailed look at the advanced features of the Arturia Mini V, a software emulation of the classic MiniMoog synthesizer.
Features in the latest version of Mini V include:
- Support for 64-bit VST and Audio Unit
- Support for Pro Tools 9
- MIDI Control Assignment Improvement
- Update of toolbar look and feel
- Added support for NRPN MIDI controls
- Added triangle LFO waveform
Ronnie Rekkerd shared his thoughts today on Applied Acoustics Systems’ Chromaphone physical modeling synthesizer:
With its physical modeling, Chromaphone produces wonderfully dynamic, expressive sounds. Experimenting pays off, as just the turn of a knob or two can yield completely different, unique sounds.
Needless to say, Chromaphone is a fantastic synthesizer for cinematic, soundtrack type works. It will likely suit many electronic music producers as well, especially in the area of ambient, minimal, and idm genres.
Chromaphone lets you combine ‘acoustic resonators’ to create drums, percussion, string, and synth-like instruments. The resonators’ material, tuning, and coupling parameters allow the creation of a wide range of instruments and sonic colors.
See Rekkerd’s full review and check out the demos below. And if you’ve used Chromaphone, let us know what you think of it!