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Zeeon synth

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iTunes Description:

Zeeon is a virtual analog synthesizer, powered by an advanced analog circuit modelling engine. We spent a lot of time analysing iconic analog synths, both vintage and modern, to find out which parts of the circuit contribute most to their specific character. We used this knowledge to create a unique synth, with focus on what’s most important - the pure, organic and detailed sound. Many analog synth emulations sound dull. Not Zeeon. We take care of the entire spectrum range from deep lows to sweet highs. All audio and modulation signals are processed at 176 KHz (4x oversampling).

Full manual and audio demos available at the BeepStreet website.

Features

• Audio Unit v3 and standalone application with a simple polyphonic step sequencer

• 2 oscillators with continuously variable waveforms, hard-sync and sub-oscillator. Carefully simulated analog drift and PSU influence.

• Filter: 3 models available: Transistor ladder low pass, OTA cascade low pass and State Variable Filter with continuously variable LP-HP + BP mode.

• 2 low frequency oscillators and envelope generators per voice.

• Overdrive: diode clipper and transistor saturation, pre and post filter.

• Up to 2 layers per voice. Layers can modulate each other.

• Powerful modulation matrix offering self-modulation and cross-layer modulation, 8 modulation slots, 17 signal sources and 41 targets available, both from modulation modules and audio signal path. This takes Zeeon into semi-modular territory. Imagine oscillator waveform, panning, filter cutoff, resonance or LP-HP mode modulated by oscillators or another layer!

• Effects unit: Circuit modelled BBD chorus, bass booster, zero-delay Phaser, Stereo delay and Reverb.

• 144 presets and Tutorials bank.

More presets and exciting features in upcoming updates.

iPad Screenshots:

As pointed out in the video, the export doesn't work in the standalone (it crashed for me) but you can save presets and banks in standalone and they appear in the AU version in AU host apps. When you try to share a preset bank from Zeeon in AU mode, it did work for me (opens up a widow to email it) and I was able to use iFunBox to transfer the preset from Google Drive onto a different iPad with no problem. I understand the developer is working on non-iTunes based bank export/import options.

I think quite a few people have requested more and better functionality from the standalone version in terms of MIDI control, being able to save your sequence, and of course fixing the export bug.

Hopefully more apps will provide better support for exposed AU MIDI parameter controls like AUM and BeatMaker 3. Ideally Apple will improve their iOS AU support so developers can bake in MIDI learn into their AU GUI so that users can assign MIDI controls in a more convenient and straight forward manner. It would be nice if more AU host apps supported AU control automation like BeatMaker 3 for AU apps where you can actually record GUI knob movement in the AU host app.

MIDI Control of parameters (knobs and buttons) may be the one area where AU only apps lag behind IAA apps as many of them do support MIDI learn from the GUI (e.g. apeSoft and some VirSyn apps).
September 02, 2017  | person PLU Collective
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