New Hybrid Synth, Mitosynth (Sneak Preview)

mitosynthDeveloper Wooji Juice, makers of Grain Science, have announced Mitosynth – a new software synth for the iPad.

Here’s what they have to say about Mitosynth:

Mitosynth combines several techniques. At the heart of the engine, you can load up to 32 waveforms into a single patch; at any given moment, it picks some out to be combined, modulated, then passed through a subtractive-style programmable filter/FX chain.

As well as importing or sampling audio, or using the built-in waveforms, you can also feed the wavetable engine from Mitosynth’s additive synthesiser, or by using the prefilter to process existing waves.

And to keep your sound in motion you can rig up complex LFOs, envelopes or other signals to drive your synth patches. Without a single patch cable.

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Grain Science Updated With AudioBus

woojijuice-grain-scienceWooji Juice has released an update to Grain Science, adding AudioBus support.

Now you can stream live audio directly from Grain Science to other Audiobus-compatible apps.

Grain Science is a hybrid synthesizer that combines granular synthesis with ‘traditional synthesis techniques’.

Core MIDI support, including Virtual MIDI, background audio, and “tap & twist” learning for setting up controls; and a customisable performance screen with a collection of XY Pads and wheels.

Grain Science 1.4 is available now in the App Store for $9.99.

Grain Science + A Mic Turns Anything Into A New Synth Patch

Canis at Wooji Juice posted an interesting demo, embedded below, that highlights how you can use Grain Science to turn just about anything into a synth patch:

Recently, I posted a new Grain Science demo track to SoundCloud. It’s just a series of experiments, but quite a few people found it interesting because it demonstrates a side to Grain Science that maybe not everyone is aware of: the ability to bring to life the awesome synth instruments that are lurking in the everyday sounds all around you.

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Grain Science Updated, Now A Universal App

Developer Wooji Juice has released an update to Grain Science, its hybrid granular synthesizer for iOS.

Grain Science 1.3 offers four main improvements:

  • The first and biggest news is that Grain Science is now a Universal app. This means that it runs on both iPhone and iPod touch, as well as iPad. If you’ve already purchased Grain Science for iPad, and you have an iPhone/iPod touch, you can just install the updated version on your pocket device and start making music — and if you don’t have an iPad and have been missing out, welcome aboard!
  • Arpeggiator 2.0 - The Chord mode is a little cleaner and tidier, but the major upgrade is to the Step mode. The sequencer now supports 32 steps, a much wider range of notes, and allows you to sequence more options.
  • Ribbons and Velocity -  In the Settings, you can now switch the keyboard for a “ribbon controller”. This replaces the traditional piano keys with metal strips; the position of your finger along each strip controls the velocity for that note. It’s directly tied to the MIDI velocity, so if you have the ribbon controller enabled and happen to be using a MIDI device, you’ll see the ribbons reflecting the force with which you strike the keys on your MIDI keyboard (or equivalent).
  • The G-1000 Shapeinator - The G-1000 is a new FX unit that applies customized wave-shaping to your audio. You can wave-shape either using one of the presets, or by creating your own wave-shaping curve.

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Wooji Juice Juices Up Grain Science, Adds Chorus, New Synth Options

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Wooji Juice has updated Grain Science (App Store link), its software synth for the iPad, adding a new chorus effect and additional synth options.

Grain Science is ‘built on similar principles of granular synthesis, but is vastly more powerful’, according to Wooji Juice. Unlike many “experimental” granular apps, Grain Science combines it with traditional synthesis techniques to make a hybrid synthesiser.

Here’s what’s new in Grain Science 1.2:
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Grain Science For iPad Review

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Tim Webb takes a look at Grain Science, a new software synth for the iPad from Wooji Juice.

Grain Science is easy to get to grips with, but offers lots of depth to explore: instead of offering one or two LFOs, almost any parameter in the system can be programmed to vary over time in complex ways.

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