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Eurypharynx Virtual Analog Syntheizer

S4, makers of Rhythm Composer, S4-Drum, and SSSSYNTH, have released a new $2 Virtual Analog Synthesizer for iPad.

Or as S4 puts it: "A Virtual Analog Synthesizer duplicating Analog Synthesizer."

I'm not sure what the fuck that means, but in a world full of virtual analog synths you need to bring something new to the table.

Euryphraynx looks like it achieves that nicely, with a modulation matrix! S4 might not be very good at English, but they managed to put together my favorite phrase. Euryphraynx was an instant buy for me as soon as I saw "modulation matrix" on iTunes!

I encountered my first bug immediately, with hung MIDI notes from my keyboard and no panic button! The interface is kind of finicky too. However there is a lot to recommend this besides the mod matrix. Both of the two oscillators can morph between two different waveforms, and there are 24 waveforms to choose from! There is also an elaborate Mod Sequencer, with 14 different parameters that can be sequenced individually.

iTunes Description:

This is a Virtual Analog Synthesizer duplicating Analog Synthesizer. 4-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer. Eurypharynx is a 4-Voice Polyphonic Virtual Analog Synthesizer. Basically it models features after Analog Synthesizer.

But more importantly, it combines the following five remarkable features.

  • In each OSC, you can select two waveforms and also morph them.
  • Flexible patching operation is available with Matrix Patching.
  • Alter numerous parameters sequentially with Modulation Sequencer.
  • Intuitive performance is available with XY Pad Control.
  • It is possible to save up to 256 patches.

Buy Euryphaynx on iTunes: $1.99

Reader Comments 16

Any videos out there ?

November 08, 2012  | person_outline Pat

I'm going to use Euryphraynx to record my Astyanax cover album on a bed of Archaeopteryx feathers.

November 08, 2012  | person_outline victor

I didn't find any videos on the S4 YouTube page, I'm afraid.

I'M a pharynx???
No, S4, you my friend are the only pharynx here!

November 08, 2012  | person_outline Zymos

Is there a manual anywhere? Also, I need a bit of help. I lost the PPG manual and the link is dead now.......please

November 08, 2012  | person_outline Duke

New manual... http://wolfgangpalm.com/mediafiles/2012/09/wavegenerator_help_final4.pdf

November 08, 2012  | person_outline Trueyorky

and MIDI spec for Eurypharynx... http://www.sobal.co.jp/s4/wp-content/uploads/eurypharynx_midi.pdf

November 08, 2012  | person_outline Trueyorky

OK, Eurypharynx synth is INSANE. Superb range of oscillators, morphing, mod sequencer, arp, audio record, audiocopy. Sounds great - loving this app ;-)

November 08, 2012  | person_outline Trueyorky

Thanks very muchTrueyorky, much appreciated.

November 08, 2012  | person_outline Duke

I'm liking how this sounds (how exactly do we pronounce the synth name?). It looks like there's no background audio in this version, which kind of bums me out, but it sounds good, and is pretty easy to tweak. Also, it looks like there are no preset patches (which seems kind of weird to me -- while I like tweaking on my own, it's nice to have a bunch of good sounding examples that you can dissect).

November 08, 2012  | person_outline Fessaboy

a search revealed no pronounciation detail but it seems to be the name of a butt-ugly fish, the silhouette of which is on the app icon.

also of note...off-topic but of immediate relevance (found over on kvr)...fingerlab have made this app free for a limited time
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rockmate/id417415477?mt=8

November 09, 2012  | person_outline a1

Unless I'm missing something I'm only hearing a mono output even when crancking chorus up. This would be a serious problem if true, also the lack of presets is very odd like Fessaboy says. Just to test my gear I fired up animoog and I must say its depth of sound is way beyond what I'm hearing with Eury.

November 09, 2012  | person_outline Duke

Not available on the Swedish AppStore. What a shame... Would have loved to check this one out.

November 09, 2012  | person_outline Frejahel

Yea I can get to it on my US account, but it's not up in the Swedish AppStore. Weird since all their other stuff is available. I do know tho sometimes this happens and the dev must use their dev account and see what's up, so try contacting the dev and see if he can fix it.

November 09, 2012  | person_outline ChrisG

Odd. I bought in the Dutch itunes store yesterday, no problem. But i am not very impressed by the overall sound, tbh...

November 09, 2012  | person_outline vincent

also getting lots of stuck notes, just using the onscreen keyboard w/ ipad 2. how does that get past testing?

November 12, 2012  | person_outline RMG
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