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Mela 2 – Synth & FX

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App History

Version 2.1
Jun 05, 2021
Apr 06, 2021
Apr 04, 2021
Apr 03, 2021
Apr 02, 2021
Mar 29, 2021
Version 2.0.1
Mar 26, 2021
New App: $9.99, v2.0
Mar 22, 2021

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App Store Description:

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

Mela – Synth Audio Unit Extension (AUv3)
- 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 syncable 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 (AUv3)
- Input section with pan and level controls
- 2 virtual analog style filters
- Effects: distortion, phaser, chorus, flanger and delay
- 3 tempo syncable 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 oscillator, 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 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 in 5 different ways
- FX section can be inserted before filter 1, after it or after both filters

Audio Unit Extension Features
- Customisable perform view that gives you access to the parameters you care about most
- Highly flexible layout, makes the best use of the space provided by the host's window
- Preset management with import/export features

Mela App
- Mela can be used by simply launching the app
- Supports all orientations on both iPhone and iPad, including split-screen on iPad
- 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 other support queries, please get in touch.

What's new in v2.1

Preset Selector:
- Tapping preset selector now shows / hides the preset browser. This behavior aligns better with the user's expectations.
- The context menu is still available by long pressing the preset selector.
- "Random in Group" is a new mode of preset selection. When enabled, the left/right arrows turn into dice and tapping on them randomly loads a preset from the selected preset group.
- "Import" and "Export All" items have been removed from the context menu. These features are now part of the preset browser.

Preset Browser:
- Added a new action menu with the following items: "Save Preset", "Init", "Default", "Create Group". It's accessible by tapping on the button with the ellipsis icon.
- Added ability to create custom preset groups. Their buttons are double in length when compared to the User or factory preset groups. And unlike them, the custom groups aren't visible to the host.
- Presets can be imported into or exported from the User or a custom group directly. To access these features, long press a preset group button.
- When a preset is changed via the preset selector, the browser now automatically scrolls to the selected preset and selected group.
- A preset or a group can be renamed via the context menu.
- Added the ability to empty the User group.
- The context menu now displays "Factory Preset" or "Factory Group" when the long press gesture is performed on a factory item.
- The preset browser is now visible by default when the audio unit is loaded.
- Preset group contents refresh even when the changes are made in another instance of the audio unit.
- Increased minimum preset row count from 2 to 3.
- Added new presets.

Parameter controls:
- Added the global dry/wet mix parameter to Mela FX. The Dry and Wet parameters can still be adjusted independently and are found in the I/O module.
- The global mix parameter is now also a destination in the Mod Matrix.
- Increased the precision of the intensity parameter controls in the Mod Matrix.
- Double-tap-to-reset now also works on the intensity controls.
- Manually entering parameter values is now possible in Mela 2. Simply select "Number Pad" from the parameter control's context menu.

Other Changes:
- Improved fade animations of controls.
- In the app, the musical keyboard is now visible by default.
- Preset title text size no longer follows the system's text size setting.
- Added a workaround to the iOS bug that prevents the preset importer sheet from being presented.

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