Impaktor Adds AudioBus, DropBox Support

beep-street-impaktorBeepStreet has released an update to Impaktor – its iOS percussion synth – adding AudioBus support and more.

Here’s what’s new in Impaktor 1.2:

  • Introducing Audiobus support: stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-enabled apps.
  • DropBox sharing
  • Configurable latency: from 128 to 512 frames
  • Configurable number of loops to bounce
  • Tap tempo
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Impaktor is available in the App Store for US $4.99.

If you’ve used Impaktor, let us know what you think of it!

64 Presets For Impaktor

Sunsine Audio has released Impact, a set of 64 new presets for Impaktor.

The pack makes full use of every aspect of both synthesis engines. Physical Modeling is explored through the “Membrane” and “Resonator” sections, Noise Shaping through the “Noise + Vocoder” section, and Frequency Modulation though the FM synthesizer section. Many of the presets contain a combination of these techniques interacting and combining in various ways, including some “tuned” presets that allow playing discreet pitches in a scale depending on the frequency of the impulse. In this manner some presets allow a melody to be played in the style or spirit of a talking drum or steel drum.

The sounds in this set range from classic “ethnic” sound types such as clay or frame, steel, or talking drums, to more traditional electronic sounding drums, and finally futuristic style percussion and drum sounds which may be defined as industrial, alien, or hybrid instruments.

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Music From A Cat, AKA ‘A Furry Orange Synthesizer’

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Reader Aaron Apter says “My cat Vincent is actually a synthesizer. A fluffy, orange synthesizer.”

The rather unusual cat-patch uses heavy petting as acoustic impulses, which act as a stimulator for physical modeling synthesis via Impaktor. Not the most practical patch, but Vincent seems to be into it.

Impaktor Drum Synthesizer Review

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This video, via noise solution, offers his take on Impaktor – a new iOS drum synthesizer that turns any surface into a playable percussion instrument:

Impaktor works by capturing real acoustical impulses from the built-in microphone and using them as an excitation source for advanced sound modules that simulate the behavior of membranes, cymbals, metallophones or strings. This makes Impaktor a highly responsive and expressive instrument.

With semi-modular architecture and several types of synthesis, Impaktor can produce a wide range of tones, from acoustic, like Tabla, Djembe, Marimba, Cymbals, Metal bars to electronic or industrial sounds.

Impaktor is available in the App Store for $4.99.

If you’ve used Impaktor, let us know what you think of it!

Impaktor Drum Synth Now Available

Beep Street Impaktor – a iOS drum synthesizer that turns any surface into a playable percussion instrument. – is now available.

Impaktor works by capturing real acoustical impulses from the built-in microphone and using them as an excitation source for advanced sound modules that simulate the behavior of membranes, cymbals, metallophones or strings. This makes Impaktor a highly responsive and expressive instrument.

With semi-modular architecture and several types of synthesis, Impaktor can produce a wide range of tones, from acoustic, like Tabla, Djembe, Marimba, Cymbals, Metal bars to electronic or industrial sounds.

Impaktor is available in the App Store for $4.99.

If you’ve used Impaktor, let us know what you think of it!

Note: This app requires headphones to avoid feedback. According to the developer, it works best with headphones without a built-in microphone. Works with iPhone 4, 4S, iPod Touch 4th gen and all iPads.

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