Viking Synth A Moog Voyager Clone For iOS

Blamsoft-AU_VikingFrontBlamsoft has released Viking Synth – a software synth inspired by the Moog Voyager monophonic analog synthesizer.

Viking Synth is an Audio Unit Extension Instrument that works as a plug-in inside host apps. It is compatible with GarageBand, Cubasis, MTS, and AUM.

Viking Synth has three continuously variable wave oscillators, two ladder filters with a Dual Lowpass or Highpass/Lowpass configuration, a multi-wave LFO, and two modulation busses.

According to Blamsoft, Viking Synth uses the same algorithms as the Viking Synth Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason, so you get a ‘desktop quality plug-in at an iOS friendly price’.

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Mersenne Melodic Percussion Synthesizer For iPad

mersenne-melodic-percussion-synthesizericeWorks has introduced Mersenne – a melodic percussion synthesizer for iPad.

Features include:.

  • Tone A/B: FM Synthesis
  • Noise + Filter
  • Resonator
  • Chorus
  • Delay
  • Reverb
  • Programmable Arpeggiator
  • Inter-App Audio
  • Audiobus
  • MIDI
  • CoreMIDI / Virtual MIDI Input
  • MIDI Controller Mapping with MIDI Learn
  • External MIDI sync
  • Resizable Keyboard

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Arturia iSpark A Powerful iPad Drum Machine, Compatible With Spark 2

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Arturia has released iSpark for iPad – an iPad version of its Spark virtual drum machine.

iSpark is designed to let you play drum patterns in-real time and to tweak your sound on-the-fly. It also integrates a powerful and flexible 64-step sequencer.

iSpark combines Arturia’s TAE technology with with a modular engine and multi-layered samples – so it can do drum and percussion sounds – but also sonic effects and virtual analog synth sounds.

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scriptSonic Combines The Power Of Computer Music With The Immediacy Of A Touchscreen

Developer Jonathan Mackenzie shared this sneak preview of scriptSONIC – a programmable musical instrument for the iPad.

According to Mackenzie, scriptSONIC combines the open-ended creative power of a programming language with the expressiveness of a touch-screen. Continue reading

JPS Harmonic Synthesizer – The Sound Of Jarre’s ‘Oxygene’ – Gets Virtualized

Jiggery Pokery Sound has introduced JPS Harmonic Synthesizer, a software recreation of the extremely rare RMI Harmonic Synthesizer. 

Produced in very limited quantities for a very short period in the mid-1970s, the RMI Harmonic Synthesizer is best known for its prominent role in Jean Michel Jarre’s Oxygéne. It was it was used extensively on Oxygéne (often through an Electric Mistress flanger) for basses (Parts II and IV), leads (Parts IV and V) and sequences (Part V).

The video demo for the JPS Harmonic Synthesizer is a cover of Oxygene IV, live on the JPS Harmonic Synthesizer and Combo 310U.  Continue reading