Developer Taylor Holliday let us know that, after over four years of development, Audulus LLC has released Audulus 4, a massive update to the modular synthesis app for iOS & MacOS.
Audulus 4 offers many new features, is free to try out and now lets you share patches that anyone can play.
“Audulus 4 represents a massive step forward for Audulus, which required a tremendous re-working of the code,” says Holliday. “The user interface is now more pro, while still being immediate and approachable.”
Audulus 4 now lets users build patches using Eurorack-style modules, and features a rebuilt module library to showcase the new features. And you can build your own modules, using the platforms large library of pre-built ‘nodes’.
“Audulus is unique in seamlessly combining Eurorack-style patching with lower level signal graphs.” said Audulus sound designer Jerry Smith. “You can build advanced modules in Audulus, without needing to know programming languages such as C++.”
Here’s what’s new in Audulus 4:
- Full multitouch on iPadOS: Turn on performance mode and interact with multiple controls at once. Create multitouch performance surfaces.
- Custom UI for math expressions.
- Knob colors and icons.
- New UI nodes like sliders and X-Y pads.
- Modules can now be recursively exposed. Build front-panels out of other front panels.
- Improved search experience in the module browser.
- MIDI output via a MIDI Send node.
- Pinch to zoom while dragging a connection or moving a module.
- AUv3 versions on both iPadOS and macOS.
- Canvas Node: Build custom user interfaces using the Lua programming language.
- GLSL Shader node: Make advanced shadertoy-style graphics.
The video at top offers a preview of Audulus 4 on iOS. Here’s a preview of it running on MacOS:
The application is cross-platform and supports iCloud sync between devices. So you can start a patch on your Mac, edit on-the-go with your iPad or iPhone, and then use your patch across all your devices.
Pricing and Availability
Audulus 4 is available now as a free download on the Mac and iPad App Stores. Patch editing is enabled via an in-app purchase upgrade for $19.99 USD.