WoodSynth v3.0 Brings Updated Sequencer & More

Woodman’s Immaculate Maple Syrup Studio has released WoodSynth 3.0, a significant update of its multi-layer synthesizer for iOS and Mac, with a new sequencer UI and new sequencer functionality.

Here’s what’s new in WoodSynth 3.0:

New Sequencer functionality :

– Step “On” or “Skip” probability.
– Random note can now be set per step (was previously on/off for all steps).
– Random note probability per step.
– Random note range can be set per step.
– Ratcheting (repetition of same note in the step) per step.
– 9 ratcheting patterns provided (triplet, 4-sixteenths, 2-eights, etc).
– Different duration per step. (regular step time multiplied or divided by 2,3 or 4).
– Ratcheting probability per step.
– 4 sequence Variations (which can have different values for all step params).
– Variations can be selected manually, randomly or from a Playlist.
– Playlist allows to create 64 steps sequence or can be used for verse, chorus, etc.
– Variation glide for note values and volume : gradual transition between 2 Variations.
– Sub semitone allows for “strange” note values in a Variation glide or for random notes.
– Variation glide between notes can be limited to the selected scale.
– Variation glide and Sub Semitone can be set on/off per step.
– Added Envelope ADSR parameters per step.
– Added more scales to the random note Limit Scales. (Ionian, Minor Harmonic, Acoustic, Lydian, Dorian, Phrygian)

New Sequencer UI :

– New large panel with all 16 steps in 1 row.
– Added per step Mute/Skip button.
– New large Volume fader per step.
– Added on/off/skip Led and playing Led for each step.
– Volume curve can be drawn.
– Added “All Steps” button. (modifying a step parameter is set in all steps).

Smaller improvements and fixes :

– Touch bar lowest center note is now C1 (was C2)
– Floating panels (Sequencer, CV, 3D, Advanced) can be moved around
– Midi Out channel for Sequencer and Touch bar are now global and not part of a preset any longer.
– Delay now has its own Mod LFO (freeing up the general LFO’s).
– Stereo Out delay now only applied on delay and reverb (to avoid destroying center bass notes).
– Resizing the window does not toggle between the classic-expanded view any longer.
– Smaller iPads can now also toggle to the expanded view (overview …).
– Fixed a problem in the Copy Factory Presets (was sometimes duplicating presets).
– Fixed delay and reverb in 3D output.

Note: There doesn’t appear to be an audio or video demo for version 3.0 at the developer’s site at this time.

Pricing and Availability:

WoodSynth is available for iOS for $13.99 USD and for Mac for $44.99.

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