Dahlia Delay update – streamlined iOS delay app gets AU support

I've reviewed all iOS music apps from developers Timothy Barraclough and Paul Mathews at one stage or another on the blog. Cactus Chorus and Phlox Phaser were followed up with the equally floral themed Buttercup Bitcrush soon afterwards. There is also Saffron Saturator and Dahlia Delay in the same series. The apps names give a clear indication of the effects types but don't be put off by the flora theme or the very streamlined-looking user interface; these are all apps that punch well above … [Read more...]

Tiger-lily Tremolo update – iOS tremolo effect app gets AUv3 support

I've no idea where the whole 'flora' theme comes from for developers Timothy Barraclough and Paul Mathews but there series of stripped-down, stompbox ethic, iOS audio effects apps are all very good indeed. I've reviewed all the apps in the series  - Cactus Chorus, Phlox Phaser, Saffron Saturator, Buttercup Bitcrush, Dahlia Delay and Tiger-lily Tremolo - previously here on the blog and, at UK£1.99/US$1.99 each, they are about as an obvious casual purchase as you are likely to find. As I've … [Read more...]

Buttercup Bitcrush update – second of the ‘flora’ iOS audio effect apps gets AU support

As I posted earlier this week, Saffron Saturator - the compact overdrive effects app withinTimothy Barraclough and Paul Mathews's 'flora' series of iOS music apps - got an overhaul with a significant update bring Audio Unit (AU) support. This whole series of apps are absolutely ideal for the AU format; each does a single, simple, job, they come with a compact set of controls and, even by iOS standards, they are available at a bargain price. The second of the series has now had the same … [Read more...]

Saffron Saturator update – the ‘flora’ project iOS music apps start to go AU

Back in 2015, developers Timothy Barraclough and Paul Mathews released a series of iOS audio effects apps with a naming convention based on a floral theme. No, I've no idea what the whole floral theme is about either but the apps - Cactus Chorus, Phlox Phaser, Buttercup Bitcrush, Dahlia Delay and Saffron Saturator - all followed a similar format; all supported Audiobus and IAA, all offered very simple user interfaces and all were available at a budget price (even for the App Store). I've … [Read more...]

Tiger-lily Tremolo update – the ‘flora’ project iOS music app gets some fixes

I've no idea where the whole 'flora' theme comes from for developers Timothy Barraclough and Paul Mathews but there series of stripped-down, stompbox ethic, iOS audio effects apps are all very good indeed. I've reviewed all the apps in the series  - Cactus Chorus, Phlox Phaser, Saffron Saturator, Buttercup Bitcrush, Dahlia Delay and Tiger-lily Tremolo - previously here on the blog and, at UK£0.79 each, they are about as an obvious casual purchase as you are likely to find. The last of these - … [Read more...]

Tiger-lily Tremolo review – the ‘flora’ project iOS music app collection gets a further addition

I've no idea where the whole 'flora' theme comes from for developers Timothy Barraclough and Paul Mathews but there series of stripped-down, stompbox ethic, iOS audio effects apps are all very good indeed. I've reviewed all the apps in the series  - Cactus Chorus, Phlox Phaser, Buttercup Bitcrush and Dahlia Delay - previous here on the blog and, at UK£0.79 each, they are about as an obvious casual purchase as you are likely to find. The series was expanded yesterday with the arrival of a new … [Read more...]

Dahlia Delay update – streamlined iOS delay app gets its first update

I've reviewed a number of new iOS music apps from developers Timothy Barraclough and Paul Mathews over the last few weeks ago on the blog. Cactus Chorus and Phlox Phaser were followed up with the equally floral themed Buttercup Bitcrush soon afterwards. There is also Saffron Saturator and Dahlia Delay in the same series. The apps names give a clear indication of the effects types but don't be put off by the flora theme or the very streamlined-looking user interface; these are all apps that … [Read more...]

Saffron Saturator review – the fifth ‘flora’ project iOS music app hits the App Store

As I mentioned at the end of my review of Dahlia Delay by developers Timothy Barraclough and Paul Mathews just a week or so ago, the pair had a further iOS audio effects app in the pipeline; Saffron Saturator. No, I've no idea what the whole floral theme is about either but Saffron Saturator hit the App Store yesterday. It follows a similar format to all the other apps in the series - Cactus Chorus, Phlox Phaser, Buttercup Bitcrush and Dahlia Delay. As the names might suggest, the first four … [Read more...]

Dahlia Delay review – the ‘flora’ project adds a new app to its streamlined iOS audio effects series

I reviewed two new iOS audio effects apps from developers Timothy Barraclough and Paul Mathews a few weeks ago on the blog - Cactus Chorus and Phlox Phaser - and the team followed up with the equally floral themed Buttercup Bitcrush soon afterwards. Surprise, surprise, these are chorus, phaser and bit reduction effects respectively. All three apps are universal, require iOS7.0 or later and are supplied with Audiobus and IAA support... and, for the budget conscious, all are currently priced at … [Read more...]