Bit Shape Intros TC-11 2.0

TC-11-proBit Shape has released TC-11 2.0 – a major update to the programmable multi-touch synthesizer for the iPad.

TC-11 2.0 is a major overhaul of the programming interface, synthesis engine, and patch manager.

New features include:

  • Granular Oscillator
  • New patch editor, with drag-and-drop controllers
  • One-button tuning
  • Live patch UI display
  • New patch organizer, with tag filtering
  • New synthesis engine
  • New Table module
  • Many new controllers, totaling over 300!

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TC-Data MIDI Controller Offers 300+ Controls, But No Fake Knobs & Sliders


Bit Shape has introduced TC-Data, a MIDI and OSC (Open Sound Control) controller app that sends messages to other apps and hardware.

TC-Data is a new MIDI/OSC controller which, instead of trying to recreate existing piano-style controllers, explores the possibilities of creating an interface specifically for multi-touch screens.

TC-Data takes the multi-touch controllers from the TC-11 Synthesizer and opens them up to any external software.

The app has over 300 multi-touch and device motion controllers and triggers which can be assigned to any MIDI or OSC message output. TC-Data is not a synthesizer, but it is designed to control them, plus any other MIDI or OSC software.

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TC-11 Update Adds AudioBus

tc-11Bit Shape has released an update to TC-11 – their “fully programmable multi-touch synthesizer for the iPad.”

Here’s what’s new in TC-11 version 1.8:

  • New Features:
    • Audiobus support
    • Variable polyphony up to 11 touches
    • Touch amplitude visualization
    • 34 unique color sets
    • Patch name display option in Performance View
  • Improvements:
    • New, faster graphics engine
    • Email and website link in Settings >> About

TC-11 is available in the App Store for $29.99.

Open Mic: What Are Your Favorite Music Apps For iOS?

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Open Mic: This video captures Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess demoing his favorite music apps for iOS, including: Magellan, Tachyon, Cassini, Nlog, Cylon Voice, Garage Band, Geo Synthesizer, DrumJam, NanoStudio, SynthX, VoiceSynth, BitWiz, SpaceWiz, Animoog, iDensity, iKaossilator, PixiTracker, TC-11, MorphWiz and SampleWiz.

What are your favorite music apps for iOS?

TC-11 Multi-Touch Synthesizer Updated

Bit Shape has released an update to TC-11 Multi-Touch Synthesizer, its powerful and visually stunning multi-touch synthesizer for the iPad.

TC-11 lets you choose from 96 included presets, or build your own using touch controls, device motion, and on-board modules.

Here’s what’s new in TC-11 1.5:

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TC-11 Multi-Touch Synthesizer Updated

Bit Shape has released an update to TC-11, it’s unique software synthesizer for the iPad.

Here’s what’s new in TC-11 1.4:

New Features:

  • new effect: phaser
  • new effect: reverb
  • 25 new controllers, including:
    • distance to point starting position
    • distance to group center
    • angle to group center
    • rotation around group center
    • average distances to touches, center, group center
    • random values when touches began / ended / moved
  • 4 new color sets
  • downsampler, waveshaper, and phaser can be used together
  • new ‘General’ settings tab
  • order patches by date or name


  • optimized LFO module
  • navigation bar hides with performance touch
  • colors show outline display style when selected
  • rotation controllers now have sensitivity adjustment
  • rotation speed controllers sensitivity improved

Bug Fixes:

  • crash with out of range sequencer values fixed
  • fixed French translation bug
  • rotation drawing oddities fixed

TC-11 is $29.99 in the App Store. If you’ve used TC-11, let us know what you think of it!

TC-11 Multi-Touch Synthesizer Review

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iPad Music Software: Reader Tim Webb (discchord) offers his take on TC-11 Multi-Touch Synthesizer for the iPad:

TC-11 brings a lot of innovation to synthesis on the iPad with a mind-boggling assortment of controls. This review takes a look at just a fraction of the many possible ways to play with your patches.

According to the developer the next major update will include recording and AudioCopy, so I look forward to that!

TC-11 is an interesting software synth, combining a fully programmable synth engine with a really unique user interface.


  • 64 built-in presets
  • Unlimited user patches
  • Fully controlled by multi-touch / device motion
  • 21 modular synthesis objects
  • 22 oscillator waveforms
  • 3 controller modules: AHDSR, LFO, Sequencer
  • Email custom patches to your friends
  • Full display customization
TC-11 is $29.99 in the App Store.