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iTunes Description:

>> Phasemaker requires iPad 4/Mini 2/iPhone 5S/iPod Touch 6 or higher <<

A full-blown 6-Operator FM Synth on iOS, building on the legacy of the classic synthesizers that defined the digital era of the 1980s.

This is the first fully functional FM Audio Unit instrument (AUv3), offering tight integration in many leading mobile DAWs, such as Auria, Garageband, Cubasis, Modstep and AUM.

Frequency Modulation brings rich timbres and dynamic evolving sounds full of personality which are impossible to create with analog modelling. The 6-Operator architecture allows for lively multi-layered sounds with lots of expression and playability.

Phasemaker's characteristic FM sound will add classic digital character to your mobile sonic arsenal which no other analog synth can bring.

- Universal: runs on iPad (Air recommended), iPhone and iPod Touch
- Audio Unit v3 compatible
- Audiobus 2.3 compatible
- CoreMidi compatible standalone mode (with background audio)
- Bluetooth MIDI compatible
- Custom preset management; user presets available across AU hosts
- Dozens of factory presets
- 42 FM Algorithms (including all 32 DX7 layouts)
- 12 Oscillators, including the 8 original TX81z waveforms
- All 106 parameters can be automated using MIDI CC and AU Parameters
- Vintage sounding chorus and reverb effects for classic ambiance
- User manual available on www.ruismaker.com

What's new in v1.3.5

- Implemented workarounds for some "Files" and "Open In..." related weirdness
- Minor internal rendering optimizations

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iPhone Screenshots:

I literally never dug FM synths on IOS.

This is the first one that actually made me excited for FM.

October 21, 2016  | person TBIRD
I wonder if original dx7 patches can be loaded...
October 25, 2016  | person_outline Ottorhin
(I don't know if this is the place to write our opinion on the app, in order to fill this new "Apps Guide" section of Dischord, or just leave a quick comment like before... Tim, just tell me...)
Anyway, I always have this complex of being an eternal newbie in sound synthesis and not being able to really take the best of my synth app, but I try to learn, and it's rewarding. What I like with Phasemaker is the clarity and the simplicity of its UI. I think this the perfect app to learn/improve/master FM synthesis. This app really helps me to understand every sound changes when tweaking the envelopes of the operators. And the algorithms diagrams is a huge help too.
October 28, 2016  | person Cyril
@Cyril: This is definitely the place to share any and all thoughts, of any size, you have about an app!
That way anyone else looking into the app will benefit from your advice.

And that is good advice for newbies to FM. I agree, the interface makes it all seem friendly. It feels less complicated than some, but in reality it is every bit as deep as the others.


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