Thursday, December 07, 2017 by Tim Webb
Reader Matthew Fetcher from AudioKit Pro released FM Player! This is a completely free recreation of the classic FM presets found in Yamaha's DX7/DX7 II. Although it does not include the synthesis elements, the app does let you shape the sound with a filter and several effects. FM Player, like AudioKit itself, is open-source. It's also making use of other open-source code. The reverb in here is based on code shared by Valhalla Reverb developer Sean Costello.
The app arrives with Audiobus and basic Inter-App Audio support. And it is free! Holy shit! I feel like I'm doing a contest post where everyone wins a copy! Oh wow, I'm having an Oprah moment. You get a synth app, and you get a synth app! Everyone gets a synth app!
FM Player iTunes Description:
Beautiful Free iPad instrument featuring the classic sounds of famous 80s FM Synthesizers.
- Faithful recordings of famous classic presets from original retro 80s FM Synthesizers
- Over 50+ presets included, completely free!
- Beautiful Reverb, Auto Pan, Bit Crush, Stereo Fatten, and more!
- MIDI in (Play with a MIDI Keyboard)
- Low-pass Filter: Cutoff, Rez, and Filter LFO
- Analog Tape Style Ping-Pong Delay
- GREAT for playing Live with a Keyboard: MIDI Mod Wheel, Pitch Wheel, Program Change, Velocity sensitive sounds, and Sustain Pedal support already added
- Some basic Inter-App Audio (IAA) integration. Use with GarageBand!
- AudioBus 3 support. Use these amazing sounds w/ other apps that support AB3 audio & midi.
- All Knobs have MIDI Learn!
“Sounds LUSH and awesome!” – The Sound Test Room
"Truly sounds like the real deal! DX7 is all about the EPs for me...and this one nails it!" - David A., AudioBus Forum
"The sound quality is incredible! Absolutely amazing!" -- IOSoundDesign, AudioBus Forum
"It sounds fantastic! So crisp and clean. I had a few 80/90’s flashbacks on some of those presets. Very cool!" – Eros, AudioBus Forum
BONUS: All features included Free. Plus, it's Ad Free!
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There are the demos from thesoundtestroom, and Red Sky Lullaby. Embedded here is the official launch video!