Poison-202 update – excellent compact iOS synth from JimAudio gets another great update

As I tried (and probably failed) to summarise a while ago in my synth app roundup, there are a large number of very good iOS synth app available to us users. The list keeps growing as well and one recent addition that's well worth paying attention to is Poison-202 which I reviewed on the blog just after it was released in September. Poison-202 is a vintage-style iOS synth, inspired by some of the classic synths from the 80s and 90s, paying homage to the synth sounds found on tracks from The … [Read more...]

Poison-202 update – excellent compact iOS synth from JimAudio gets AU support

As I tried (and probably failed) to summarise recently in my synth app roundup, there are a large number of very good iOS synth app available to us users. The list keeps growing as well and one recent addition that's well worth paying attention to is Poison-202 which I reviewed on the blog just after it was released a few weeks or so ago. Poison-202 is a vintage-style iOS synth, inspired by some of the classic synths from the 80s and 90s, paying homage to the synth sounds found on tracks from … [Read more...]

Poison-202 review – compact iOS synth from JimAudio that packs a punch

So, have you got synth fatigue yet? Perhaps if you are an iOS musician of a few years standing, that’s certainly a possibility as the App Store is not short of an iOS synth app or three. OK, so amongst the many, there are some that are fairly forgettable but, equally, as I tried (and probably failed) to summarise recently in my synth app roundup, there are also a large number that are really very good indeed. JimAudio – with developer Dmitrij (Jim) Pavlov at the helm – have now offered … [Read more...]

Animoog update – new features pencilled in for Moog Music’s classic synth

We are blessed with some wonderful iOS synths apps....  and while iOS music apps have only been with us for a few years, I think there are still a number of candidates that still deserve to be given a 'classic' status. One of those is undoubtedly Moog Music's Animoog. This iOS synth is available in both iPad (UK£22.99/US$29.99) and a streamlined iPhone version (UK£4.49/US$6.99) and, as a 55MB download, would find a home on even the most highly stuffed of iOS devices. Moog have done a great … [Read more...]

Animoog update – Moog Music’s classic synth gets further tweaks

We are blessed with some wonderful iOS synths apps....  and while iOS music apps have only been with us for a few years, I think there are still a number of candidates that still deserve to be given a 'classic' status. One of those is undoubtedly Moog Music's Animoog. This iOS synth is available in both iPad (UK£22.99) and a streamlined iPhone version (UK£4.49) and, as a 35MB download, would find a home on even the most highly stuffed of iOS devices. Moog have done a great job of keeping … [Read more...]

Animoog update – Moog Music’s classic synth gets further tweaks

We are blessed with some wonderful iOS synths apps....  and while iOS music apps have only been with us for a few years, I think there are still a number of candidates that still deserve to be given a 'classic' status. One of those is undoubtedly Moog Music's Animoog. This iOS synth is available in both iPad (UK£22.99) and a streamlined iPhone version (UK£4.49) and, as a 35MB download, would find a home on even the most highly stuffed of iOS devices. Moog have done a great job of keeping … [Read more...]

Animoog update – Moog Music’s classic synth gets further tweaks

While iOS music apps have only been with us for a few years, I think there are still a number of candidates that still deserve to be given a 'classic' status. One of those is undoubtedly Moog Music's Animoog. This iOS synth is available in both iPad (UK£22.99) and a streamlined iPhone version (UK£4.49) and, as a 35MB download, would find a home on even the most highly stuffed of iOS devices. As I reported a short while ago, Animoog got Audiobus Remote support in the v.2.2.8 update at the end … [Read more...]

FM4 bargain – Primal Audio’s FM-based synth at a bargain price

There are all sorts of different types of sound synthesis but, if you are of a certain age, then I expect you will have a fondness for the Yamaha DX series from the 1980s the the FM synthesis engines upon which they were built. If these are sounds you hanker after, then Primal Audio's FM4 iOS synth for iPad, which I reviewed when it was first released, may well of been of interest. FM4 features - surprise, surprise - a four operator FM synth engine and attempts to model the same gritty sound … [Read more...]

Animoog update – Moog Music’s classic synth app gets further iOS9 tweaks

While iOS music apps have only been with us for a few years, I think there are still a number of candidates that still deserve to be given a 'classic' status. One of those is undoubtedly Moog Music's Animoog. This iOS synth is available in both iPad (UK£18.99) and a streamlined iPhone version (UK£4.49) and, as a 35MB download, would find a home on even the most highly stuffed of iOS devices. As I reported a short while ago, Animoog got Audiobus Remote support in the v.2.2.8 update at the end … [Read more...]