Zeeon Synth updated – BeepStreet’s new iPad synth gets MIDI Learn

BeepStreet are perhaps best known for their Sunrizer synth app which has been around on the App Store for a long time and has a dedicated following amongst the long-standing iOS synth fanatics. They also offer the excellent Impaktor drum synth which perhaps doesn't have quite the profile it deserves. However, I posted a full review of their new Zeeon Synth app here on the blog a couple of weeks ago. Zeeon Synth is hugely impressive, offers a great analog vibe in both aesthetics and sound and … [Read more...]

iMono/Poly updated – Korg add MIDI Learn to their new iOS synth app

Korg have an impressive legacy in the world of the synthesizer starting way back when with some innovative hardware designs. And while they still make (and recreate classic synths) in hardware, they have also embraced the software synth. Over recent years that has included iOS and, amongst the more recent releases are apps such as ARP ODYSSEi, iM1, iWaveStation and iDS-10. They have also released the excellent Gadget (now ported to OSX) and Module, there flagship iOS sample-based virtual … [Read more...]

DM2 update – Audionomy’s excellent iOS drum synth app learns to drone

I was hugely impressed when I reviewed DM2 drum synth from Pascal Douillard's Audionomy development team on initial release. DM2 made a brilliant debut and, while it has enough features to keep the more experienced drum programmers happy, it is also very accessible to those new to drum machine programming or drum synthesis. Of course, DM2 also offered Audiobus, IAA, MIDI in/out, MIDI Clock sync and (hooray!) Ableton Link from the off. DM2 comes with a beautiful looking design thanks to Jonas … [Read more...]

DM2 update – Audionomy’s excellent iOS drum synth app gets MIDI Learn

I was hugely impressed when I reviewed DM2 drum synth from Pascal Douillard's Audionomy development team on initial release. DM2 made a brilliant debut and, while it has enough features to keep the more experienced drum programmers happy, it is also very accessible to those new to drum machine programming or drum synthesis. Of course, DM2 also offered Audiobus, IAA, MIDI in/out, MIDI Clock sync and (hooray!) Ableton Link from the off. DM2 comes with a beautiful looking design thanks to Jonas … [Read more...]

Swoopster and Crystalline updated – both get MIDI Learn

I posted a news item a couple of days ago about Holderness Media's excellent Stereo Designer app and how Chris Rice - the man behind Holderness Media - had taken the very well implemented MIDI Learn feature from his new distortion app Caramel, and worked it into Stereo Designer. As I indicated in that post, Chis had said that the same MIDI Learn was in the works for both Swoopster and Crystalline. True to his word, updates for both of these apps - taking them each to v.1.1 - hit the iTunes … [Read more...]