Unique updated – Sugar Bytes tweak to their iOS synth including Audiobus 3 support

Download from iTunes App StoreI did a full review of Sugar Bytes new iOS synth app Unique here on the blog soon after it launched. As regular readers of the blog will be aware, I’m a self-confessed of a fan of Sugar Bytes and I use Turnado, Thesys, Egoist, Cyclop and Effectrix on a regular basis in my iOS music making (and on the desktop!). Unique is another great addition to the line-up and, while I’m sure I own way more synth apps that I will ever need, at App Store pricing that’s not such a difficult temptation to give in to.

Unique – another dose of Sugar Bytes inspired sound for iOS.

Unique app shipped with 300 presets, Ableton Link, Audiobus, MIDI Learn, MIDI automation (from a suitable host) and is a 30MB download. It requires iOS9.0 or later. The iPad version is priced at UK£14.99/US$14.99 while the iPhone version – which seems on paper to have an identical specification – is just UK£4.99/US$4.99. The interesting combinations of elements are how (for Sugar Bytes at least) the UI is not too brain-baffling, programming is not too challenging and the filter includes some very cool vowel-based options. Oh, and it sounds great overall :-)

Anyway, since the original release, a couple of very minor technical updates have appeared on the App Store and a further one – v.1.0.4 – has arrived today. There is nothing too drastic to report in terms of the changes but it is good to see Sugar Bytes trying to ensure that the inevitable minor wrinkles are ironed out as soon as possible. However, three changes are worth noting. Some 40 new presets have been added designed by Xian Sound. In addition there are some changes to the features for MIDI CC control.

Unique now has support for Audiobus 3 added….

Finally, support for Audiobus 3 has now been added. Having given this a quick spin, it would seem to include support for the MIDI routing features of Audiobus 3 and I had no problems getting these to work with Unique. Incidentally, iIdentical changes have been added to the iPhone version of the app.

…. including the Audiobus 3 MIDI routing options.

Your iOS synth collection might be full to overflowing but, it you have a slot for just one more (well, one more until the next ‘one more’ appears!), then read the full Unique review, check out the old video of the desktop original below, and then hit the download buttons to find out more via the App Store :-)

Unique for iPad

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Unique for iPhone

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