BeepStreet has released an update to Sunrizer – its deep iPad software synthesizer.
The update adds a new filter, new presets, a new UI and support for microtuning. Sunrizer 3.0 even has its own gratuitously sexy 3D graphic for a software synth (above)!
Sunrizer was already one of the more powerful synths on iOS and the update opens up some interesting new capabilities. Here are the details:
Here’s what’s new in Sunrizer 3.0:
- Redesigned look
- New filter: Formant 2
- Favorite presets
- New bank by Aural Imbalance
- Support for microtuning – load scl and tun files
- Bug fixes
Sunrizer is $9.99 in the App Store.
If you’ve used Sunrizer, let us know what you think of it!
25 thoughts on “Sunrizer Updated With New Filters, Updated UI & Microtonal Action”
Cooool! Great to see microtuning implementation. Viva la revolution!
ahmaaaaazing! and each and every update is free every time! these guys are so great….
The best iOS synth
looks very sharp, a nice reminder that it still holds its own against all the newcomers 🙂
folks, back me up with a request if you will; I love sunrizer’s sequencer and arp combo, you can get some really cool results from using them together.. midi out would be fantastic to control other synths as well!
I’ve never stopped using sunrizer. It’s a fine workhorse layered up with any new synth on the block. Sunrizer offers a quick octave-shift feature, thats global as well, in its midi/audio page.
Still one of my favorite iOS synths. A joy to program and it sounds huge. 🙂
As much as I love it, the iPhone version sticking in version 1 is the main reason of why you should always go universal.
Does this have some alternate tuning ‘presets’?
tab configure under the pitch wheel then scroll down the list,
choose something like wendy carlos alpha, gamelan and so on
ups, forgot to say tab in scale where it says standard, then choose what u like
If you want an instant tutorial on what alternate tunings are about, the primary work to hear is Wendy Carlos’ “Beauty In The Beast.” Its one great A-HA! moment after another. You’ll immediately hear what a natural brass overtone series is about and why it has a place. She champions her love of varied tunings with the gift of context. It shows an entirely different face of what synths can do. Check it out and be amazed at the alien goodness of it.
we did it because we love wendy carlos! 🙂
it’s a bow to her
For serious theory behind microtuning you should visit the Master, Charles Lucy, at
I love this app, and the new look is smart and clean.
Another gent to visit is Jimmy Hotz, who has some very interesting stuff and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of world wide tunings and scales.
This is kinda plug ’cause he’s an old friend, but seriously, he does very cool stuff
So much love for a synth that overdrives on most presets ….even the new bank . Or am I the only one whose meter almost always hits red with three or four notes ?
I’d have preferred a rework of the inner gain staging + an inbuilt limiter rather than graphic tweaks.
the overdrive in the amp is a feature 😉
if u dont like it turn the volume a little down and save it
looks very cool on first load. i did like the old gui though with the blue metallic look. the keyboard looks really good with this new interface though.
Hell yeah, micro tuning! I’ll have to load all my files from metasynth.
I’d like to see some sample imports for single cycle or wavetable oscillators and a drum map configuration with one sound per key.
You can get 4000 scales in scala format at http://www.huygens-fokker.org/scala/downloads.html
just scroll to the bottom of the page and download them. I haven’t updated Sunrizer yet but this is the first thing I will be trying.
Got it, trying to find ANY excuse to use it. I’ll play any session.
Just got a chance to try this update. Seems to me the UI response is much better. That’s big on an iOS synth. Sounds a little warmer also.
Recently downloaded iOS 8 on my iPad. I can record a .wav file from the touch screen keyboard, but I can no longer use my midi keyboard controller for recording a .wav file. Sunrizer will map my keyboard, and I can play from it, but not record.
STOP THE PRESS
IT IS ON SALE FOR X-MAS
IT AND IMPACKTOR
I HAVE NEVER SEEN THEM ON SALE
Sorry about cap locks but had to say it