Sunrizer iPad Synth Updated WIth Virtual MIDI, Multitasking

Sunrizer for iPad

BeepStreet has released an update to Sunrizer, a popular software synthesizer for iOS.

Here’s what’s new in Sunrizer v 1.3:

  • Virtual MIDI ports and full multitasking support (use BKG button)
  • Sunrizer now reacts to MIDI program and bank change messages. Internal Sysex format allows other supporting apps to take full control of Sunrizer.
  • Web banks library


  • True SuperSaw sound emulation, first found in the legendary Roland JP-8000 synthesizer. SuperSaw is a layered waveform consisting of multiple saw waves which are detuned to create an extremely full and epic sound. It’s possible to use 2 supersaw oscillators per voice * 7 polyphony = 98 saw oscillators playing the same time!
  • Two independent filters per voice with configurable routing. You can select between various filter types including classic resonant LP,HP,BP,Notch and less common like Comb and Formant.
  • The Morph Group function lets you continuously morph of up to 30 parameters in a sound (including effects), using only the modulation wheel.
  • Full support for CoreMidi and MidiMobilizer, MIDI mapping

If you’ve used Sunrizer, let us know what you think of it!

9 thoughts on “Sunrizer iPad Synth Updated WIth Virtual MIDI, Multitasking

  1. Tested it out with Genome Midi Sequencer – works very well. VMP is going to be a game changer. Now to convince the Mrs. that I need an iPad 2.

  2. Looking forward to checking this out with Genome. Sunrizer is the best of the iPad synths at this point.

    empolo – does the Genome + Sunrizer combo perform OK on an iPad 1?

    1. Genome + Sunrizer plays OK providing it is set to MIDI channel 1, but iPad 1 starts to experience major problems if I use Genome + Sunrizer + NLog Pro + MODrum… 🙁
      Time to upgrade to iPad 2 I guess, but I’ll rather wait for iPad 3 – not long to go now… 😉

    2. I tried this out last night and the Genome + Sunrizer + Modrum combination was buggy. The audio out of Sunrizer seemed “clipped” and sometimes Genome would be running a sequencer but Sunrizer would stop playing it.

      If anybody has any tips, let me know. This could be a pretty cool setup, if they can get it working reliably!

  3. Love this app and it is without the doubt the best sounding synth in app store, but MIDI channel selection is broken in this release…
    Sunriser will accept incoming MIDI only on channel 1 regardless of channel selection…

    1. Workaround for now is to let the Sunrizer use channel 1 (it is # 1 synth after all :)) and assign NLog Pro or any other synths to different channels – there are 16 of them so it’s not a biggie… 😉

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