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TF8 Synth by Pier Lim

Developer Pier Lim has released TF8 Synth for iPhone. Unlike his previous FM Synthesis app TF7, TF8 is using subtractive, or Virtual Analog, synthesis. TF8 arrives with Audiobus, Ableton Link, and both MIDI In and MIDI Out! The app is free to try, and until the end of March it is only $3 to unlock.

TF8 Synth iTunes Description:

TF8 Synth is a professional virtual analog synthesiser that melds superior synthesis algorithms with iOS technologies.
It is built with usability in mind, for live playing and for recording.

Features (with Purchase of Pro Pack) :
- 2 Main Oscillators (Saw, Square, Sine, Triangle and the coveted Roland-inspired Supersaw)
- 2 Sub Oscillators for each oscillator to give that added extra oomph
- 2 State of the art pure sounding filters, which can be used in series or parallel
- 2 LFOs for modulating almost any parameter in the synth
- 1 ADSR Envelope for the synth output
- 1 ADSR Envelope for controlling the filter cutoff frequencies
- 10 powerful effects comprising of Compressor, Distortion, Stereo Delay, Stereo Reverb, Reverse Delay, Stereo Chorus, Stereo Quad-Phase Phaser, Tube Distortion and Equalizer and Unison.
- Arpeggiator, time-step, velocity, gate with plenty of fun arpeggio patterns.
- Audiobus and Inter-app Audio for inter-app operability.
- Ableton Link can be used to sync arpeggiator and bpm-syncable effects.
- Midi controllers supported.
- Knobs are controllable via midi cc.
- Midi Out - use TF8 Synth as a midi controller!

From the deepest basses to the highest crystal bells, TF8 Synth sounds great, and is sure to be a worthy addition to your iOS music production arsenal. Best enjoyed with headphones.

There is a short promo video, but here I've embedded a video of Pier walking us through the Pro features.

Reader Comments 8

How does it sound?
March 22, 2017  | person_outline Anonymus 26
Definitely not for iPad G3. Simply glitches out since I don't think the processor in my old iPad is fast enough. Sounds good on my iPhone 6.
March 22, 2017  | person_outline Graham
It glitches out on an iPad Air 2 also if you're sending it midi externally. I think it's likely just first rev bugs that need to be ironed out, but all in all it sounds good and show great potential. It's arp is pretty cool too.
March 22, 2017  | person skiphunt
Are demos still not allowed on the App Store? Because...
March 22, 2017  | person dysamoria
On March 22, 2017 - @dysamoria said:
Are demos still not allowed on the App Store? Because...

Nope, but this is Free to try so that's as close as it gets.
Hi there,

v1.1 update is out in the app store. This addresses the CPU issues, we are committed to making this app the best it can be.

April 08, 2017  | person_outline Pier
For what its worth i had zero issues with this back on the day it came out on my ipad air2 with ios 10. I will write back if I find anything with the current ios. This is an awesome app btw!
April 10, 2017  | person_outline ian
Hi all,

The recent v1.1 and v1.2 updates fix the cpu issues and puts in some requests from users.
Do update, thanks!

April 20, 2017  | touch_app lppier

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