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App History

Jan 03, 2021
Dec 22, 2020
Dec 01, 2020
Nov 26, 2020
Nov 02, 2020
Oct 30, 2020
Sep 29, 2020
Sep 28, 2020
Sep 27, 2020
Sep 26, 2020
Version 1.9
Sep 20, 2020
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

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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 v1.9

• Oscillators can now be made free running by preventing them to retrigger on key press. Simply toggle on the Free parameter switch.
• Added the ability to modulate Mod Matrix Intensity parameters in both Mela and Mela FX audio units.
• Improved the Key source behaviour. Instead of generating only positive values relative to the C-2 key, Mela now produces a bipolar signal relative to C3. This means, when playing C3 note there will be no modulation applied to the target.
• The factory presets have been updated to account for the above change. You may need to adjust your own presets as well, in case they sound a bit different because of the new Key source behaviour.
• Improved how LFOs work internally: including the code efficiency as well as how they sync with the host.
• Improved LFO waveform generation algorithms: including fixing the square waveforms not generating accurately.
• Added smoothing to Mod Wheel, Aftertouch and Pitch Bend. This prevents any zipper sounds when they are used as modulation sources.
• An error dialog will be presented when trying to load a preset that was created using a newer version of Mela.
• An error dialog will be presented when trying to load a corrupted preset file.
• Improved Mela FX's Default and Init presets.
• Fixed iOS 14 compatibility issues.
• Updated User Guide.

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