Hardware synth manufacturer Waldorf and NLog developer Tempo Rubato are getting ready to blow our fucking minds! Not content with all of the previous incarnations of Wavetable Synthesis, they are engineering an entirely new approach that will take advantage of the iPad's touch interface.
From the screenshot it looks like it is going to be everything the $20,000 Fairlight CMI wishes it was. Here are some details about it:
An innovative approach to wavetable synthesis allows for the transposition of the spectrum and the balance of periodic and sound spectra entirely independent from a wave's position. The existing wavetable technology is thereby extended by two new dimensions, and it allows for formant shifts as well as numerous other unheard sounds. Also, unlike with typical wavetable instruments, the number and length of waves in a wavetable will no longer be restricted. It's the era of wavetable synthesis V2.0!
In and of itself this sounds like a great project, but with these big hitters working on it I am so psyched! Naturally since Tempo Rubato developer Rolf Wöhrmann is involved, he is making sure it not only supports all of the current standards for iOS Music Apps (AudioCopy/Paste, Virtual MIDI) he is even including support for the yet-to-be-released AudioBus.