Audulus 3 updated – modular synthesis app gets some tweaks

Download from iTunes App StoreAudulus 3 logo 1If you are the kind of person who likes to program their own synth patches then an iOS music app such as Audulus is pretty much the ultimate playground. Not only do you get to program your own patches but – because of the modular nature of the virtual instrument – you also get to build the synth engine in the first place.

I reviewed Audulus 3 – a new version of the app with some significant additions and design restyling – just before the holiday period and was very impressed. In essence, however, what Audulus provides you with a stock of virtual synth components that have various types of inputs and outputs that you can link to other nodes using virtual patch cables.

Audulus 3 - new graphics and plenty of new components to explore.

Audulus 3 – new graphics and plenty of new components to explore.

Taylor Holliday – the main man behind Audulus – also has versions of Audulus for OSX and Windows. However, the universal iOS v.3 has received its first formal update today on the App Store with the arrival of v.3.0.3. As you might suspect so soon after the new v.3 arrived, this update is mostly about technical details. For example, the Audiobus support has been tweaked for smoother operation. A bug in the tag/filter system has also ben addressed along with a few other minor fixes.

Audulus 3 provides a modular environment for building all sorts of virtual sound devices.

Audulus 3 provides a modular environment for building all sorts of virtual sound devices. The app looks great on the new iPad Pro.

I can’t make any claim to have ‘master of Audulus’ status but I’d used the app enough to know that this is a powerful, modular, environment in which to build synths or sound design tools. It is most certainly not for everyone – for example, if you are happy to tweak a few synth presets then Audulus might not be for you – but dedicated synth-heads and wannabe (virtual) synth builders would get a real kick out of the software.

Check out the Audulus v.3 review and the videos below for some further details….

Audulus 3



Audulus 3 from Audulus LLC on Vimeo.

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