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App History

Version 1.8
Jul 27, 2020
Jun 29, 2020
Jun 13, 2020
Version 1.7
Jun 13, 2020
Version 1.6.1
May 29, 2020
Version 1.6
May 24, 2020
Version 1.5
Apr 24, 2020
Apr 11, 2020
Version 1.4
Apr 02, 2020
Mar 16, 2020
Version 1.3
Mar 13, 2020
Version 1.2
Feb 24, 2020
Version 1.1
Jan 30, 2020
Jan 02, 2020
Dec 31, 2019
Dec 28, 2019
New App: $4.99, v1.0
Dec 16, 2019

Other apps by Nikolozi Pty Ltd

App Store Description:

Mela is an intuitive virtual analog synthesizer and an effects module with a streamlined interface. It can be loaded either as an instrument or an effect plug-in (Mela FX) inside host applications such as AUM, GarageBand, Cubasis and NanoStudio.

Mela – Synth Audio Unit Extension
• 4 great sounding oscillators
• 2 virtual analog style filters
• 3 envelopes with adjustable level, time and curve parameters
• Envelope modes: sustain, trigger and loop
• 3 tempo sync-able LFOs
• Build-in effects: distortion, phaser, chorus, flanger and delay
• Fully featured Modulation Matrix
• Flexible signal routing options
• Voice modes: monophonic, polyphonic, legato and glide
• Built-in virtual musical keyboard

Mela FX – Multi-FX Audio Unit Extension
• Input section with pan and level controls
• 2 virtual analog style filters
• Effects: distortion, phaser, chorus, flanger and delay
• 3 tempo sync-able LFOs
• Envelope Follower with Peak and RMS modes
• Follower can be driven by the audio unit's normal input or side chain
• Fully featured Modulation Matrix
• Flexible signal routing options
• Global section with dry, wet and bypass controls

• Standard selection of Saw, Sine, Square and Triangle waveforms
• Ability to morph between the waveforms or distort them using the Shape parameter
• Modern Phase Distortion algorithm with an additional Harmonics parameter
• Harmonics adjusts the richness of the generated waveform and modulating it sounds similar to filter sweeps
• Great sounding Noise waveform, which sounds warmer than pure white noise
• Other features: transposition, tuning, pan and level

• Selection of great sounding self-oscillating resonant filters
• Ability to morph between low-pass, band-pass and high-pass

Modulation Matrix
• Both Mela Synth and Mela FX come with a fully featured modulation matrix
• Most parameters of the audio units can be modulated
• Modulation sources: Envelope Generators, Envelope Follower and LFOs
• MIDI sources: Velocity, Key, Mod Wheel, Aftertouch and Pitch Bend
• The matrix supports both positive and negative modulation intensities

• Oscillators can be routed to filters 5 different ways
• FX section can be inserted before Filter 1, after it or after both filters

Audio Unit Extension Features
• Expandable layout if the window inside the host is large enough
• Preset management with import/export features
• Numeric Pad for entering exact parameter values

Mela App
• Mela Synth can be used by simply launching the app
• It can respond to MIDI input from external sources
• Supports Background Audio

Tip Jar
• Support the development of Mela by leaving a tip of any amount
• The Tip Jar is accessible via the app settings menu
• This is completely optional – the app is fully functional as is

If you enjoy using Mela please leave a review on the App Store. It’s much appreciated and it helps a lot. For any issues, feature suggestions or for any other support query, please get in touch.

What's new in v1.8

Mela Synth:
• Renamed Main and FX & Modulations pages to Design and Shape respectively.
• If the audio unit's window provided by the host is large enough, both pages can be displayed at the same by tapping on the expand button. And collapsed again, by tapping on the collapse button.

Mela FX:
• Like Mela Synth, Mela FX now has 2 pages of controls.
• Both pages will be displayed at the same time if the audio unit's window provided by the host is large enough.
• Added the Input section with the Pan and Level parameters.
• The Input section's Pan and Level parameters can be modulated via the Mod Matrix.
• Filter FX was renamed to Filter 1 and Filter 2 was added.
• Added the Routing section, which allows filters to be placed in serial or parallel. Additionally, added options for the FX section placement with respect to the filters.

• Added new presets for both, Mela Synth and Mela FX audio units.
• In both audio units, fixed LFO 3 not receiving tempo and beat position correctly from the host.
• Fixed popover lists not scrolling to the selected item when displayed.
• Added a link to the Mela FAQ webpage in the app's settings menu.
• Updated User Guide.

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