iPhone Frippertronics With SynthPad

This is a Frippertronics style demo of SynthPad  – a new iPhone instrument inspired by the interface of the Korg Kaossilator family of devices.

Instead relying on piano keys to register notes, SynthPad uses a dedicated touch surface to control the sounds. Additionally the Y-Axis on the touch surface can be used to control different parameters, like filter cutoff and LFO values, making it an “expressive little toy.”

Its sound engine is a fully programmable monophonic virtual analog synthesizer. Among its parameters one can find:

  • 2 oscillators with different wave shapes
  • Fine tuning of the second oscillator
  • Volume Envelope
  • LFO modulation
  • A Low-Pass filter
  • Filter Envelope
  • Arpeggio

Additionally, the scale and the key on the touchpad surface can also be configured, for live improvisation.

SynthPad is available now in the App Store for $1.99.

Note: The developer says in the comments that version with the looping functionality has been submitted to Apple but is waiting approval.

7 thoughts on “iPhone Frippertronics With SynthPad

  1. Hello,
    I'm the developer of the app. The delay/looper feature IS NOT YET AVAILABLE (as of 9/6/10). It has been submitted to the AppStore for approval, so I expect it to be there by the end of the week.

  2. It's a nice little portable synth. The interface reminds me more of the BeBot app than a Kaossilator. The flexibility of the sounds is beyond either of those systems though. Navigating the menu system takes a bit of getting used to; my fat fingers keep changing settings (especially the arpeggiator toggle) when I'm trying to flick between the screens. I'm looking forward to the loop functionality.

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