iPad Music Software: Way Out Ware’s SynthX is generating a lot of buzz, because it’s from a developer with a strong track record and because it’s one of the few iPad instruments that tries to push the envelope a bit.
Here’s what GearWire’s Len Sasso has to say about SynthX:
WayOutWare’s new SynthX delivers a surprisingly powerful and playable synth to your iPad. SynthX’s analog-modeled engine derives from KikAXXE, the company’s plug-in emulation of the classic ARP AXXE synth. The two synths can even exchange patches, and the KikAXXE factory banks are included with SynthX. (Some tweaks are necessary when exchanging your custom patches because SynthX has a few added features.)
SynthX is a great buy. For $9.99 you get a different performance perspective, a great sounding portable synth, and easy interconnectivity, should you choose to go that way. I highly recommend it.
Way Out Ware has introduced SynthX, a new software synthesizer for the iPad.
Intuitive XY mode automatically makes every touch tuned to the selected scale;
Grid mode where you explore harmonies in a fun new way;
Keys mode that provides a standard piano keyboard;
Large and professionally designed sound library.
An effects chain including distortion, flanger, delay and limiter are included. Additionally, a separate identical effects chain is provided to process an external signal connected to the iPad’s audio input.
Ccomprehensive MIDI implementation using CoreMIDI, including MIDI Note send and receive and MIDI Beat Clock LFO sync.
Record your performances within SynthX
Sonoma Wireworks AudioCopy support
SynthX was developed by Jim Heintz, who’s behind several well-respected software synths, including TimeWARP 2600.