Redshrike updated – iceWorks iPhone-friendly synth gets some tweaks

Download from iTunes App Storeredshrike-logo-1There are, of course, no shortages of iOS music apps that offer virtual synthesis and we are blessed with some fabulous synth apps that run on the iPad. While most iOS musicians will have a number of the obvious candidates installed on their iPads, there are plenty of very creditable alternatives to some of the more profile and well-established competition.

A few of these slightly left-of-centre options are Lorentz, Laplace and Mersenne from iceGear/iceWorks. All of these synths are slightly quirky in terms of the synth engine design and, as a result, they do have a fairly distinctive sound….  and, if you know anything about the history of science, then you will also see the theme in the names as both apps have been christened after highly regarded scientific figures.

Redshrike - small in format - designed for the iPhone - but pretty big in terms of sound :-)

Redshrike – small in format – designed for the iPhone – but pretty big in terms of sound :-)

More recently, iceGear added another virtual instrument app; Redshrike. This come with one design feature that may well attract the interest of some; it is designed from the ground up to run on the iPhone rather than the iPad. So, if you really do like to make your music technology as mobile as possible….  and want a serious synth engine that you can carry in your pocket…. then Redshrike, which I reviewed a few weeks ago, will be well worth a look.

The upper panel can be scrolled left/right to access the full control set for the synth engine.

The upper panel can be scrolled left/right to access the full control set for the synth engine.

 

Anyway, the first update to Redshrike appeared on the App Store yesterday taking the app to v.1.0.1. This is a minor technical update brings a UI fix related to the keyboard size setting….  all the same, it’s good to see continued work on what is a rather neat little iPhone-friendly synth (although it scales up well on an iPad also).

Feel free to check out the original Redshrike review but, given the modest price of just UK£3.99/US$4.99, this really is in the casual purchase category and would certainly make for a cool synth to sit on your phone. You can also check out the preview video below for a quick tour and audio demo…. and then hit the Download button to find out more via the App Store…..

Redshrike

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    1. Well, releasing this kind of app without iPad and AU support in this day and age is just lazy and sloppy programming. No buy and I wouldn’t even bother to download it for free.

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