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MiniSynth PRO update and sale

MiniSynth Pro has been updated with 42 news presets "created by professionals", and the price has been dropped in half to $5!

Buy miniSynth PRO on iTunes: $4.99 (On Sale, from $9.99)

I don't know much about this synth, but it has lots of Pro features including (Virtual)MIDI, recording, and AudioCopy. It also has a lot of modulation options, or as their iTunes description puts it:

It features our special dynamic waveform selection algorithm, individually parameterized voice processing, and carefully selected waveforms driving its dual interactive oscillators and its five-destination LFO.

I have no idea what the fuck that means, but it sounds awesome! Maybe someone else can explain this in the comments.

Here's a surreal jam the developer, Yonac, put together showing off the MIDI and modulations.

Reader Comments (11)

For me, from the video demo only, the Minisynth Pro sonically, is strongly lacking in 'life' / digital 'warmth' that for me, come absutively screaming out of the Moog Animoog, as well as quite nicely from the Sunrizer, Arctic Keys and Grain Science apps.
I'd try it out to give a better set of descriptions / feelings on it from my ol' age ears but even for it's 50% price of $5? No. For my ol' analog ear preferences from the past, the Minisynth Pro - from that video demo only (so far), just doesn't do it for me.

June 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRicharius

I'm sorry to have to say this, but I fucking hate this ”synth” with a passion! It came out on day one when the original iPad was released back in 2010, and it was worthless to me then as it is now.

It looks pretty, but imagine the most UNMUSICAL synthesizer possible, then add a lousy UI and you have this thing. I don't think Yonac is a musician, even thou this dev has made their fortune from music apps. They do have lots of friends to pad the App Store reviews, though, so you've been warned to save your 99cents or $5 or whatever.

Unplayable, uninstalled. I've checked in periodically to see if the updates made any diff, but it's a wastevof time and still uninstalled. :)

June 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHadToSayIt

Well I like it. Sonically I have created some fantastic sounds, arps and recordings. The MIDI setup is very flexible too. It has been frustratingly unstable in the past but that was all sorted a couple of updates ago. Now it works a dream and 'for me' sounds great. I love Animoog, Sunrizer etc., but this still has its place

June 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTrueyorky

I have to agree about the UI; it manages to be both ugly, and badly executed. I too have had this a long time and never used it. However, with these new presets, it actually shows some promise. I doubt it'll ever be on a level with the other iOS synths, but that's because other devs have given us far too many truly great sounding and great to use synths, including: Nlog,Sunrizer,Addictive,Animoog, and Crystal, to name a few.
I was wondering if it would be at all possible to share our own presets for iOS synths?

June 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAyup

your in big trouble webb, u have some apologising to do, trying to shut others blogs down and dissing them on other blogs using your telengard alter ego

anyway dude, do u believe is karma? start apologising and clean up your act, you are a sick person, go get some therapy and leave others alone

June 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertelengard

That's pretty funny. The guy stealing someone else's name is accusing the guy who has always operated without a pseudonym.

Troll harder.

You picked an odd name to go after, because if you Google Telengard he's nothing but respectful on all of the other sites. Now I feel bad for him to have you posting under his name, so I'll make it easy for everyone to check the IPs of posters. Click on a poster's name and you'll be taken to the page I see, complete with IP information. Never mind this last line, that opens the door to spam. I'll just ban people who spoof each other's names. That's just not going to fly here.

Next step is bans, but I don't want to start banning people because they don't like me. You're new here, according to my access log, so just chill out and hang out. I'm not such a terrible guy. If you have some specific grievance you should use that Contact Me link you clicked on in your first visit here, and we can talk about it.

June 10, 2012 | Registered CommenterTim Webb

Thanks Tim, I think it is great that you let people express their opinions, even if you don't agree. But this guy is the complete opposite of why I respond on forums and blogs and he is using the nickname I use and that makes it seem like it is coming from me.

June 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTelengard

I bought this synth the day I bought my iPad 1. I thought it was really cool at first, but it's been completely eclipsed by more recent offerings.

June 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDC

I think it is only fair to let people voice their opinions about me, since I spend so much time voicing my own. I really don't like this guy going after you though. When I looked you up I noticed you've been on KVR for far longer than I had even heard about it! For this guy to come along and sully your name in his attack on me... That crosses a line.

After some further thought: He's banned, there's no reason to give someone like that a warning. People are welcome to say whatever they want about me, but don't fuck with other people who visit this blog.

June 10, 2012 | Registered CommenterTim Webb

Thanks Tim, but I can't take credit for the one on KVR... I didn't realize there was another person using that nick on the music forums. I usually am in the Korg and iOS music forums/blogs and some of the RPG ones. Telengard is from a game I use to play on the C64 when I was a kid.

Thanks for have a great and informative blog. Found you through your iM20 tutorials from the Korg forums.

June 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTelengard

Man, I shoulda read the comments here before pulling the trigger and getting this app. I've got an iPad2, and even if this app is the only thing running, I'm getting annoying pops, especially in the pads. I'm a multi-instrumentalist, but not a keyboard player (yet), so I generally use SoundPrism as the front end to play pads in my church band. I'm always hunting around for good synths that play well with the virtual MIDI. The snapping and popping of this app make it practically unusable for my purposes. Some of the patches sounded kinda interesting, but I didn't find much usable in the presets, even if it didn't have all the extraneous noise. As it is, it's gonna get deleted post haste, and I'll have to skip the coffee a couple days to make up for my mistake!

June 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Newby
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