* Reason 10.1 support
* Added built-in device support for Propellerhead’s Drum Sequencer player
* Added built-in support for Propellerhead Layers Wave Edition RE
* Improved built-in support for the original Propellerhead Layers RE and Blamsoft F16 RE
Argie Georgie botched this video upload. I mean holy shit. How does a direct screen recording end up as 240p on YouTube? By whatever provenance this arrived to us, the audio remains fully intact and it's spectacular!
A cover created using only Korg’s iPolysix on iPad 2. I don’t have any rights to the song. If I had I would be genius I guess.
iceGear, developer of Redshrike, Mersenne, Lorentz, Laplace, and Cassini, has released another innovative synthesizer for iOS! Kronecker is a "clockwork" synthesizer driven by rhythmic patterns. Using 4 FM synthesis generators, called emitters, you can specify when each will trigger inside of the clockwork mechanism.
This isn't just FM synthesis though, as each emitter can be processed through two resonators. This combination is somewhat similar to the synthesis engine in Mersenne... but not really. Kronecker is definitely its own beast, as you can hear in the demos below.
Kronecker arrives as a Universal iOS app; with AUv3, Inter-App Audio, Audiobus, and Ableton Link support!
Kronecker Synthesizer iTunes Description:
Kronecker is a synthesizer with a mechanism to make sounds many times like a rhythm machine each time you press a keyboard.
In addition to synchronizing the trigger speed to the tempo, you can gradually increase the speed or slow it down after pressing the key. This makes it possible to produce synthesizer sounds like bouncing balls and clockwork toys.
Kronecker has four emitters that emit sound particles made from FM tones and noise. At the emitter you can specify at what timing the sound particles will be triggered. You can also add effects such as the pitch and tone of particles gradually changing.
Particles emitted by the emitter can be processed with two resonators, and you can reproduce sounds like particles jumping on strings and pipes.
Kronecker works not only on the iPad but also on the iPhone. It also supports Audio Unit Extensions (AUv3), so you can plug in to AUv3 compatible host. For each screen size, different layouts are designed to be easy to use and intuitive.
## Key Features
* Universal App
Optimized for both the iPad and the iPhone.
* Audio Unit Extensions (AUv3)
You can use in a host application that supports Audio Unit such as GarageBand.
* Inter-App Audio
You can stream live audio directly to other Inter-App Audio host applications.
* Audiobus support
You can stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps. See https://audiob.us for more information.
* Ableton Link
Ableton Link is a new technology that synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of Ableton Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over a wireless network. See https://www.ableton.com/link/ for more information.
Developer Matthew Fecher interviewed Andy Bull, the man behind the epic LayR synth! Andy let it slip that the price for LayR will be going up later this month, so you should definitely snag it now if you haven't already!
Andy Bull has had an amazing career. Before the internet was even invented, he started out writing software for the world famous Akai Samplers, including the MPC. Read more to see some highlights...
And now, he's using his decades of experience as an engineer and musician to make amazing apps like LayR, an awarding winning iOS Synth that sounds LUSH.
"Don’t let people put you off your vision. Develop a thick skin for criticism. Learn the technical aspects as you go instead of feeling like you need to 'get it all' before you begin". — Andy Bull
0:00 Intro & Inspiration for LayR? 1:42 Working w/ Sound Designers Brice Beasley & Red Sky Lullaby? 3:39 Why the massive LayR update? 4:45 How did you get started making apps? 8:10 Golden advice for those with ideas who want to make apps? 10:00 Working at AKAI? 11:14 Making Music Shareware for Desktop "Back in the Day" 13:57 Apple "App of the Year" Award Winner 14:53 Is the App Store sustainable? Tell us how you really feel 15:45 Passion Projects, Music Making 16:56 Software Andy made for the DX7 18:00 All Marketers are liars 20:02 What's next for Andy 21:38 AudioBus forum preset creation 22:50 Dealing with bad reviews in the app store 26:15 Do apps need manuals/videos, why don't all apps have them 28:13 Final Thoughts