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

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microSketch Lets You Experiment With Microtonal Equal-Tempered Tuning

microsketch-microtonal-synthesizerOp 133 Studios has introduced MicroSketch – an iPad music app for playing and experimenting with equal divisions of the octave other than the standard 12-tone scale.

WIth MicroSketch, octave divisions can be anything from 7 to 96.

The app is polyphonic up to the capabilities of your device’s processor (typically 24 voices) and multi-timbral with 16 ‘instrumental’ timbres.

The instruments are all fully synthesized (no samples!) using subtractive, additive, frequency modulation, the Karplus-Strong string model, VoSim, and granular synthesis techniques. Continue reading

Free XenFont Microtonal Hybrid Synth VSTi For Windows

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Xen-Arts has released XenFont – a two oscillator, hybrid SF2 SoundFont & Subtractive Synthesis VST for Windows.

It features full-controller MIDI Pitch Microtuning, using the MTS (MIDI Tuning Standard) format, where any MIDI Note Number can be freely microtuned to any desired pitch across the MIDI range, enabling computer musicians and composers to explore the expressive possibilities of composing music with alternative intonation systems. Continue reading

J.S. Bach C Major Prelude & Fugue On The Tonal Plexus Keyboard, In Just Intonation

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Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a performance by Aaron Andrew Hunt of Bach’s C Major Prelude & Fugue, Book 1, BWV 846, on a Tonal Plexus keyboard.

Hunt’s performance both the use of an alternative keyboard and Just Intonation.

Here’s what Hunt has to say about the performance:

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MicroTones – a Microtonal Synth For iOS

MicroTones – a microtonal synthesizer for iOS – was recently updated to version 1.1.

Here’s what’s new in MicroTones 1.1:

  • added audio recording – touch lower left button for direct sound recording
  • added iTunes File Sharing – get your recorded sounds directly from iTunes app
  • added info panel with short how to

MicroTones is a microtonal synthesizer, allowing simultaneous playback of up to thirty sine waves, set with accuracy to one hundredth of a hertz. You can place new sine waves by touching the screen, adjust volume (moving up and down) and frequency. Combination of multiple sine waves lets you create instant drones and ambient atmospheres.

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Free Microtonal Software Synthesizer For Windows, Ivor

Free Music Software: Xen-Arts has introduced IVOR – a two-oscillator subtractive synthesizer that features full-controller MIDI Pitch Microtuning using MTS (MIDI Tuning Standard). Any MIDI Note Number can be freely microtuned to any desired pitch across the MIDI range, enabling musicians and composers to explore the expressive possibilities of composing music with alternative intonation systems.

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