SnakeBud - AUv3 MIDI Sequencer Update

SnakeBud - AUv3 MIDI Sequencer, from Cem Olcay got a flurry of updates over the weekend!

What's new in SnakeBud - AUv3 MIDI Sequencer v1.3:

This version adds more randomiser options for randomising the gate, velocity and probability values.

What's new in SnakeBud - AUv3 MIDI Sequencer v1.2

This version adds 32 more snake patterns which makes 56 snake patterns in total.

What's new in SnakeBud - AUv3 MIDI Sequencer v1.1

This version adds more randomiser options for randomising the gate, velocity and probability values.

Playing with Art Bell Radio Show & Fly Tape 2 on the iPad

Reader Thomas Büchel did some mad science with samples from random Coast To Coast radio shows, a fine collection of Moog gear, and an iPad running two instances of the Fly Tape 2 AUv3!

Video Description:

Here I'm using the iPad where I'm, besides mixing my Moogs, playing with a random Coast To Coast Art Bell radio show.

Two instances of Fly Tape 2, one for the radio show, one for the DFAM, mapped to the Novation Launch Control.

other apps used:
Audio Damage Enso for looping the HiHats from the Mother, FAC Alteza, Audio Damage Replicant 2, Amazingnoises Reverb, Klevgrand Haaze and AUM

FAC Drumkit by Fred Anton Corvest

Fred Anton Corvest has made FAC Drumkit available for pre-order on iOS. The wildly elaborate new drum synth is on sale for $14 ahead of its release on Friday. The way this app lets you fine tune the envelopes is quite impressive. The total freedom over the shape and character of each part is almost daunting. I think I'm scared.

FAC Drumkit

** Special Intro Price **

• iOS AuV3 - Multi Output (If Supported By HOST) - Universal (iPad/iPhone)

• 16 Voices Drum Synthesizer and Stereo Sample Player
• 2 oscillators (16 Waveforms) per voice with filters and phase modulation
• 1 sample player per voice with sample position, filters, phase and stereo control
• Advanced Pitch and Amp envelopes with multi control points and delay
• Envelopes templates, modifiers and copy/paste
• Mixer view
• Preview button to monitor the ongoing designed sound
• Includes classic drum machines presets for inspiration

Everyone agrees that the drums are a very important key element of almost every genre out there, they are the fondation of a song. We are all fan of acoustic drums and drum machines, they each have different characters and strengths. FAC Drumkit combines both world, samples and synthesis, in order to provide new exciting and unique sounds. As a rule of thumb, the synthesizer section brings the body of the sound, and the sampler the unique character. Both parts are layered together and contain essential parameters to ensure they won't clash and will sit well together.

On top of the samples and synthesizer section, FAC Drumkit brings unique Amp and Pitch envelopes with precise control points to modify the curve in a gentle or extreme way. The envelopes play a very important part in the signal path because, thanks to their flexibility, they allow designing very special transition. Indeed, the envelope of a Clap is probably the best one to illustrate the benefit of such envelopes created by points. The burst kind of sound is very hard to replicate with classic ADSR, it's not the case in FAC Drumkit. Needless to say, thanks to the control points the pitch transitions are also more interesting and precise. The value of each control point can also be altered manually, to set the root note of a kick for example.

FAC Drumkit is for everyone, as sound designer you will be able to synthesize your own drums in a fun and creative way. On the other hand, if you are looking for instant results, use the provided presets or load your favourite sample pack in the sample section of the 16 voices.

Doug Woods did a live stream to show off the upcoming app. Embedded here is a video from Fred himself.

The Ambient iPad: Bass Improvisation 1

YouTuber Jonathan Block plays beautifully on his beautiful Rob Allen Deep 4 fretless bass.

Video Description:

The first in an occasional series of bass improvisations. I use a Rob Allen Deep 4 fretless bass into a Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 interface, which is connected to a 2021 iPad Pro. GarageBand is used for recording, with FAC Chorus and Eventide Spring for effects.


You can find my music on most streaming and download services including Apple Music and Spotify. Just search for “Jonathan Block” or “Synthetic Block”
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Spirangle by Neon Silicon

Neon Silicon released Spirangle, a multi-tap multi-delay with feedback. This AUv3 is 100% free!


Spirangle is a delay. It's actually two delays. The first delay is a three-tap delay. The second delay is a feedback delay. The three taps from the first delay are sent through three independent filters. The three filters are SVF filters with plenty of available resonance and drive. The filters can have stereo separation applied to them. The three taps are individually routed, pre-filter, to the feedback delay mix section. The feedback delay mix section also includes an input which is a sum of the three delay taps taken after the filters. The resulting mix is then sent through the feedback delay. The output of the feedback delay then goes into a stereo effect unit that does LFO driven panning, chopping, tremolo, and left-right ping-pong manipulation to the signal. The output of the effect unit is summed with the input signal and sent back into the cycle.

Credit to The Sound Test Room for spotting this one!

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