Baervaag launched – Klevgränd add to their iOS AU instruments collection with an FM synth

Download from iTunes App StoreI’ve reviewed a number of iOS music apps from Klevgränd Produktion here on the blog over the last year or two – Vandelay, SquashitSvep, RoverbEnkl, WeeelKorvpressor, PressIt,  Esspresso, Jussi, Haaze and Pads. A number of these are also available in an AU plugin format for these working on an OSX desktop system and Klevgränd took a pretty bold step a few months ago when the also added AU support under iOS; it was great to see… and, in every case, I’ve been hugely impressed with the creative possibilities that these apps provide. In addition, the novel – and very streamlined – user interfaces are ideal for the AU format.

Baervaag – FM synthesis Klevgränd style.

Klevgränd have launched a further app – Baervvag – today. This is a further synth app but, on this occasion, it features an FM-based synth engine and, for a Klevgränd app at least, quite a few controls :-) As with all their recent releases, Baervaag is delivered in formats for desktop (AU, VST) and iOS (standalone and AU). Again, no Audiobus or IAA; Klevgränd see AU as the future and so are focusing on that format. This is an approach I think is right….

Baervaag seems very happy running as an AU plugin, as shown here within Cubasis.

Under iOS, the app is universal, requires iOS9.1 or later, is a 41MB download and launched with a special discounted UK£4.99/US$4.99 price tag. My initial experiments in Cubasis and AUM suggest the results are good. It works happily with a connected MIDI keyboard via standalone or AU and the control set, while still a fairly compact one by the standards of some synth apps, keeps you enough options to coax a variety of very cool sounds out of the app. There are some nice presets included also to get you started.

The app arrives with a nice crop of preset sounds.

I’ll post a full review when I’ve spent a bit more time with the app but, in reality, this is a doddle to use as the control set follows the KISS approach that Klevgränd usually adopt in their UIs. Baervaag is another virtual instrument which almost any iOS musician could find a good home for. Full review to follow but, as a Friday release, this is definitely ‘something for the week-end’ if you are looking for a new purchase from the App Store :-)  Check out the video below and then hit the download button to find out more and grab the app at the special launch price….

Baervaag

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Pads

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Haaze

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Jussi

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Korvpressor

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Enkl

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SquashIt

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Svep

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Esspresso

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PressIt

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Comments

  1. I really love the little series of mispronunciations at the end of the promo video (concluding an already very pleasing Wendy/Walter Carlos-esque little sound demo)

    You can imagine the fun the dev must have had trying to get text-to-speech to approximate the words ‘Baervaag’ and ‘Klevgränd’

    T

  2. Robert Goldberg says:

    Love the song!

  3. Well, it is AU and Klevgrand, therefore – instant buy

  4. Beerkeg.

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