« Free Preset Packs for Animoog | App News | Samplodica - neat new instrument for iPhone »

Cantor Released!

Rob Fielding, the long time iOS developer who's helped bring us Geo Synthesizer and Mugician, has released his latest invention! The Universal app Cantor is both simple and vastly complicated, offering a minimal interface with basic wavetable synthesis, but elaborate MIDI hackery for those that want to explore that.

I hate to copy-paste iTunes descriptions, but Rob describes Cantor best as:

A Microtonal Guitarist's synth, designed for extreme playability on the iPhone and iPad. It is the successor to Geo Synthesizer and Mugician. It does send a specialized MIDI output (requires a multi-timbral synth that can handle independent channels is all but necessary, such as SampleWiz or ThumbJam in OMNI mode, or Arctic Synth). The internal synth is driven by the actual MIDI output, because external MIDI synths are the main point of this project rather than the internal audio engine. It has a basic looper/delay combination, and the loop can be copied out as a sample to the general pasteboard for apps such as GarageBand.

He's got a long tutorial for it in a video available here, but the audio levels are all fucked up. Instead of I'm embedding a jam he's done while experimenting with the looper functionality, so you can see how it is played on the screen.

Sounds like a Guitarist picking a fight with the whole String Section... and winning!

Buy Cantor on iTunes: $1.99

Reader Comments 1

This is a steal for $2. If you liked using Geo synth as a Midi controller this has some nice advancements (the velocity/aftertouch emulation and assignable frets).

May 27, 2012  | person_outline Guaranath

  Post a New Comment

Anonymous comments are closed for old articles. If you'd like to comment please Register.


Do not use HTML in your comments. Tags: [b] Bold Text [/b] [i] Italic Text [/i]
Links will be generated if you include http:// or https:// at the beginning of a URL.

Contact | Privacy Policy | Developer Services | Advertise
discchord.com is a service of Gnubesoft