New iPad Synth, Shoom, Offers Three Synth Engines, Microtonal Support

shoom-ipad-synthDeveloper Yuri Turov has introduced Shoom, an ‘expressive XY pad synthesizer’ that offers three identical synth engines and support for both 12-tone equal temperament and xenharmonic + microtonal music.


  • Three independent synthesizers
  • 20–20,000 Hz pitch range
  • Slide freely or snap notes to scale with adjustable glide rate
  • Set notes to infinite hold using a dedicated toggl
  • Microtonal and non-octave repeating scales support
  • MIDI CC control and clock sync (MIDI note input coming in a later update)
  • Inter-App Audio, Audiobus 2 support
  • 60+ bundled presets
  • Import and export of presets and CC maps

Here are the official video intros:

Here’s a user demo, via Man On The Living Road, who notes, “I recorded this piece of music using the new app Shoom. It was inspired of an orchestra tuning before a concert”:

Synthesizer engine features:

  • Adjustable polyphony, up to 30 voices
  • Two oscillators with 4 waveforms and PWM, and one noise generator
  • Oscillator FM cross-modulatio
  • 4 pole (24 dB/octave) resonant low pass filter with overdrive and pitch trackin
  • 2 variable slope ADSR envelopes for amplitude and filter cutof
  • 2 LFOs with 9 waveforms, up to 3 out of 12 simultaneously assignable parameters, trigger and global running modes, fade-in and phase controls
  • Y axis position as modulation source with up to 3 of 15 simultaneously assignable parameters
  • Note pan randomizer
  • Built-in stereo delay and reverb effects

Shoom is available at an introductory price of $5.99.

9 thoughts on “New iPad Synth, Shoom, Offers Three Synth Engines, Microtonal Support

  1. Love this App!!! Works perfect on my IPad2!! Was using today and found it to be so versatile…and was able to pull out so many musical timbres…very impressed!!

  2. This the best synth / performance app I’ve seen in a very very long time. Bam! 3 hours gone after a supposed 15 minute break 🙂 Works great with AUM for external effects… It’s got a few bugs (external midi in doesn’t seem to trigger notes?) but assuming either I need more time with it, or will be addressed in future… 9/10 just for the sonic joy 🙂

  3. yep it’s pretty awesome, looking forward to track it with fugue machine … and, in case yuri reads this, i wish developers would add multichannel output, so i can route the three channels into different channels in AUM (or directly my multichannel audio interface)

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