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iPulsaret - New Granular Synth!

apeSoft, makers of iDensity, have released a new Granular Synthesizer! iPulsaret builds on iDensity with a ton of new parameters and different wave sources.

iTunes Description:

iPulsaret for iPad brings the all powerful Density/Pulsaret (Mac/Win standalone) Granular Synthesis tools to the world’s most popular tablet.


  • 16 Polyphony Voices
  • ADSR Note Envelope
  • Aftertouch Y scrubbing
  • Snapshots Presets and Snapshots Morphing Pad
  • Documents folder sharing via iTunes
  • Sonoma Audio Copy and Paste
  • Dropbox Support
  • Grain Envelope Deformation
  • Grain Glisson sweep
  • Grainlet linkage
  • Capture Master Audio Output
  • Run Audio in Background
  • Granulation Wave source: Prototypes WavePad, Trainlet and Sampled Sound
  • FX chain: Echo, Ring Modulation, Lowpass Moog Diode Ladder and High Shelf filters, Reverb FDN and Dynamic Compressor/Expander

Buy iPulsaret on iTunes: $8.99

I am very excited about this one, I'm always looking for a new excuse to play with Granular, but this is only available for iPads running iOS 6! I spoke with the developer about the iOS 6 requirement this morning, and he says it was a mistake in the version sent to Apple. He intends on adding iOS 5 support!

In the meantime here is a great demo video showing off a lot of the features.

Reader Comments (8)

I already have Grain Science, but it looks like you can get a lot more into doing actual synthesis with this app. Very cool.

October 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commentervictor

I love how its very easy to see what your modulation is doing at a glance with the big sliders all on one page. I'm interested to know how it stacks up against grain science. good catch about iOS 5 support, I'll be waiting till that's fixed

October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRMG

Just downloaded it. I'm pretty anxious to see how it compares to Grain Science too. Freakin' love Grain Science. I go to that app more than any other so if iPulsaret compares or surpasses it, I will be impressed. I'll try to remember to come back and let you guys know how it seems after I've had a chance to spend a little time with it.

October 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterthebananarepublican


October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWill

iPulsaret is the apple to Grain Science's orange. Two different beasts. Both worth owning. iPulsaret is digital granular synthesis more the way I first envisioned it. Only been messing for a few hours but damn the sounds it can make! Would love to hear what other users think.

October 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterthebananarepublican

Damn, the only grainular matter I know about is Domino sugar, Mortons salt, & Betty Crocker.. You know why She had so many kids?

October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChezzdog

This is definitely a must have synth! I'm a big fan of Grain Science but iPulsaret really takes things to a whole new level. They both have their own strengths and are both must have synths in my opinion, but iPulsaret just has greater granular manipulation possibilities. The depth of control is impressive, real time control, and the sounds you can create are incredible. This is definitely my new favourite!

October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNick

So I am still on iOS 5.1 and my iPad (first gen) won't be able to update to iOS 6. Anyone know if Pulsaret can be loaded via the iphone configuration utility hack like I did for CSGrain? Also, I read on the review that it doesn't have coremidi support. Does it have coremidi and can it be played by an external midi keyboard? Does virtual midi work since it can be backgrounded? Lastly, I heard that people had problems with CPU usage with idensity and the quad XY preset morpher. Does it seem really CPU intensive for you in Pulsaret? Would it be impossible to run it on an iPad 1st gen without serious glitching?

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarlow77
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