Developer Taylor Holliday today released Audulus 3 – a major update to his modular audio app for iOS, Mac & Windows.
Audulus is a minimalist modular software synthesizer and audio effects processor. With Audulus, users can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio.
Audulus 3 delivers a new UI, improved performance, new features and a new Module Library, with close to 100 synth modules.
It also comes with a new tutorial series, designed to bring a total beginner up to speeed with working with Audulus.
Here’s what’s new in Audulus 3:
- The UI for Audulus iOS has been revamped to maximize clarity and control.
- A new toolbar allows access to intuitively organized node and module browsers, along with a sleek on-screen multi-touch keyboard.
- Users can also sort modules by tags, read metadata descriptions of their functions, and even add or edit metadata for their own patches.
- For Audulus Mac/Windows, users can add and edit metadata from a pull-down menu, and the patches in the library are kept organized in menu subfolders.
- Other new features of Audulus 3 include a lasso tool, a new RGB light node with variable brightness, a pitch bend node, and a multi-line text node. Also, all meters are now exposable on sub-patch UIs.
- Performance improvements. Holliday notes, “I’ve also rewritten Audulus’s internal code in a more efficient language, meaning patches load and run faster. Also, Audulus’s oscillator node has been completely recoded to incorporate cutting-edge DSP techniques.”
- Audulus has done away with in-app purchases entirely, so every copy of Audulus now comes with access to all nodes and future 3.X updates.
- Audulus for iOS can be used as a stand-alone instrument or in conjunction with Audulus for Mac, for a round-trip workflow between platforms. iCloud support makes it easy to move designs between platforms.
- Virtual Analog Oscillator (4 classic waveforms)
- ADSR Envelope
- Noise Generator
- Math expression module – 34 Math nodes in one
- Random Number Generator
- MIDI controlled Keyboard
- MIDI assignable trigger
- 16-Step Sequencer
- Low Pass Filter
- High Pass Filter
- Pitch Shifter
- Constant Value
- Mapper Curve
- Piecewise-linear Spline Curve
- Sample and Hold
- 4-Channel Mixer
- Level Meter
- Value Meter
- Scrolling Waveform Meter
- Polyphonic to Monophonic signal mixer
- Global Time
- Sub-Patch Input/Output
- Sub-Patch Knob
- Zero-crossing Counter
- 8-Channel Multiplexer and Demultiplexer
- Stereo and Quadraphonic signal splitter / combiner
- Audio Unit Plug-in (Mac Only)
- VST Plug-in (Windows Only)
“If you haven’t started using Audulus, now is the perfect time to begin,” says Holliday. “Audulus offers users total control over every aspect of their sound without having to commit to learning a whole new language. If you’re tired of presets, tired of the same old synths, try Audulus 3 and see what you can do when you design sound from first principles.”
Here’s a video intro:
Pricing and Availability
All versions of Audulus are $14.99. (50% off for a limited time).
- Audulus 3 for iPad/iPhone is available on the App Store.
- Audulus 3 for Mac is available on the Mac App Store.
- Audulus 3 for Windows, will be available soon.
See the Audulus site for more info.