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Ripplemaker by Bram Bos

Today Bram Bos released Ripplemaker, a new semi-modular synth in the style of wild West Coast synthesists like Don Buchla. In addition to AUv3 support, Ripplemaker arrives with Audiobus 3 and even Audiobus 3 MIDI! Ableton Link and Bluetooth MIDI are also present in 1.0, and the app is Universal on iOS!

Ripplemaker iTunes Description:

>> This app requires iPad 4, iPad Mini2, iPhone 5S or higher! <<

Ripplemaker: a West Coast Flavored Modular Synth

The freedom and versatility of a modular synth in a stylish mobile package.

In typical West Coast fashion the available modules, such as complex oscillator, lowpass gate, FM, mathematical utilities and slope generator, are designed for exploration and experimentation. The virtual patch cables will let you take your sound wherever you want to take it, from morphing basslines to evolving generative drones.

A modular playground
Even if you’re not familiar with modulars, wavefolders or control voltage you can dive right in, because all modules are prewired; offering a powerful monosynth without using a single cable. Then whip out the virtual cables and start patching. Ripplemaker is designed for fun - big enough to lose yourself into, yet intuitive enough to not get lost.

Standalone sequencer goodness
Sometimes you want to get away from your DAW and just play. That’s why Ripplemaker, beside being an AU plugin, also comes with a standalone sequencer app that helps you get creative. It has a random pattern generator with scale locks, a realtime probability-based mutation engine and it syncs with your other apps and hardware via Ableton Link or MIDI Clock.

Download the user manual on www.ruismaker.com

Connectivity beyond cables: obviously in a modular synth it’s all about cables. But Ripplemaker takes connectivity to the another level:
- AUv3 (Audio Unit Plugin) Extension for use in iOS DAWs
- Universal design (works on iPad 4+, iPhone 5S+, iPod Touch 6G+)
- CoreMIDI, Virtual MIDI, Bluetooth MIDI,
- Audiobus 3, including AB3 MIDI IN+OUT and State Saving
- Ableton Link
- MIDI Clock Sync
- WAV export, MIDI file export, AU preset export
- Ready for iOS11 Files access

Tom from SYNTH ANATOMY is nailing it this week with another timely demo! Bram Bos also gave us a preview earlier this month to show off the FM synthesis.

Reader Comments 6

i'm liking this one. nice sound shaping and easy and intuitive sequencer.
June 16, 2017  | person_outline dennis
Shit... I'll buy it. More interested in this than Mood for some reason. Ripplemaker looks really immersive to me. I bet I could sit there for hours tweaking the same loop.
June 16, 2017  | person_outline kerm
This looks cool. Will hold off buying though until I complete a whole song with my real modular. Too many distractions with too many synths these days.
June 16, 2017  | person_outline cloudswimmer
Soooo much to love!!!
a no brainer to pick up now (just hope they don't drop the price in a month)

June 18, 2017  | person_outline pn
Lots to like about Ripplemaker. The interface is reminiscent of some of the instruments from Madronna Labs. Nice stuff - sounds good, musically usable; just strange enough to be fresh and encourage experimentation, but not so 'out there' that it will scare people.
June 20, 2017  | person_outline MisterPicker

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