Cyclop and Egoist updated – Sugar Bytes complete their iOS update set

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Egoist logocyclop logoSugar Bytes have a bit of a cult following amongst desktop musicians. Their various virtual instruments and effects appeal to the more experimental electronic music producer and, whatever your own particular take on the products, the approach is always slightly left-of-centre (in a good way), always interesting, always deep (that is, there is a learning curve required) and often requires good eyesight (er… the user interfaces have a lot packed into a small space).

As I posted a couple of days ago, Sugar Bytes updated TurnadoEffectixWOW Filterbox and Thesys this week. The notes that accompanied each of the updates were identical but very welcome; the Audiobus SDK has been updated and the IAA sync has been improved. Both of these tweaks are likely to mean smoother workflow when using these apps within your wider iOS music app environment.

Egoist; loop slicing, bass and beat groove-box all in a very streamlined and creative workflow

Egoist; loop slicing, bass and beat groove-box all in a very streamlined and creative workflow

Today, updates have appeared for Sugar Bytes two other flagship iOS music apps; Egoist and Cyclop. No, at UK£22.99 and UK£18.99 respectively, these will not be the cheapest iOS music apps you might ever buy but, if you are a fan of electronic music production, they are absolutely worth every penny (cent). Both apps are very faithful reproductions of the desktop versions and, as those sell for many times the price of the iOS versions, these are excellent examples of why iOS is such a great platform for musicians.

Cyclop - Sugar Bytes bring their bass synth to the iPad.

Cyclop – Sugar Bytes bring their bass synth to the iPad.

The changes to Egoist and Cyclop are identical to those of the other apps mentioned above, namely IAA sync is improved and the Audiobus SK has been updated to the latest version. However, with Cyclop, as this is the first update it has received since its initial release about a month ago, there are also a few bug fixes and MIDI out from the keyboard has also been added.

Now I’m happy to admit to being a bit of a Sugar Bytes fan. I like the fact that their software offers something just a bit different and, while I do occasionally find myself squinting at the control surfaces, once you dig in to what’s on offer in any of these apps, you can get some excellent results. Check out the original reviews for both Egoist and Cyclop but, for electronic music producers, without hesitation, both apps come highly recommended.

Egoist

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Cyclop



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    1. psysword says:

      German products are usually top quality and Sugar Bytes is no exception. Thank you Germany!

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