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Cassini Synth now available on iPad!

iceGear's much loved Cassini Synth now has an iPad version, at the same crazy low price as the iPhone!

I'm so excited! This thing is packed full of Synth goodness! There is a whole playlist of videos below the description.

iTunes Description

• 3 Oscillators + 1 Sub-Osc
• 2 Filters
• 9 Envelope Generators
DAHDSR (Delay, Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain, Release)
Velocity, Keyboard Tracking
• 6 LFOs
• Modulation Delay
• Filtered Stereo Delay
• Scale/Chord Remapper
• CoreMIDI (input)
• Virtual MIDI-IN & Background Audio
• Recorder (3 Minute Limit, Supports Intua General Pasteboard)

Buy CASSINI Synth for iPad on iTunes: $5.99

9 Envelopes? This is madness! Take a look at these videos to get an idea of some of the things you'll be routing those through. I've embedded the whole playlist, so you can skip around through all 5 videos.

Reader Comments 14

IceGear makes some good apps. Their Argon synth app was the first iOS synth that really impressed me, especially since it had 3 oscillators, and even now most apps only have 2. I made some really fat basses with it.

August 08, 2012  | person_outline Hypersleep

I completely agree Hypersleep, I cut my iOS teeth with Argon synth as well, and it was always one of my favorites. Cassini synth is no slouch in itself, and it's nice to see the developer was able to bring it over to the iPad. Some great classic anallog polysynth sounds and a wicked arpeggiator, too on this one!

August 08, 2012  | person_outline gatearray

I'm loving my first 30 mins with it!

Don't miss my 2.99 at all

August 08, 2012  | person_outline Anonymouse

How many presets does it come with? I kinda suck at making sounds so I mostly begin with existing presets. But I read that Cassini (at least the iPhone version) doesn't ship with that many presets?

August 08, 2012  | person_outline ChrisG

Looks like 45 different presets, and the synth does sound pretty nice. I dig it.

One stupid question, though -- is there a way to shift the keyboard up/down an octave? This seems like something that should be right in front of my face, and I'm just not seeing it.

August 08, 2012  | person_outline Fessaboy

It comes with about 40?
But they aren't that exciting. They sound fine but not that varied. The good news is that sunsine audio has a pack for 2.49 i think that includes some great sounding presets. I haven't tried it, but it does include 50 or 60 presets. you can hear samples at their website.

August 08, 2012  | person_outline Anonymouse


i only see that option on the pages other than the keyboard page. There are 2 orange buttons up and down to the right of the little key buttons.

should be on the keyboard page too. (unless i'm missing something)

August 08, 2012  | person_outline Anonymouse

I saw the little buttons on the other pages -- they change the little chiclets up and down by octaves, but they don't impact the main keyboard. The chiclet keys start on D#, but the main keyboard starts on C. Some weirdness here. Switching octaves or sliding the keyboard in some manner seems like an obvious thing to put on the keyboard page. There's a ton of white space right above the keyboard -- it should go there! WTF?

Other than that, I really like it. Some nice sounds, and I expect an abundance of presets to appear. The recorder function is pretty cool too, but there are something that could be added to make it way more useful (like, record the midi and the preset configuration, as well as the audio....).

August 08, 2012  | person_outline Fessaboy

Tap an drag just below the keyboard to move it.

August 08, 2012  | person_outline Will

@Will -- ahhhh, thank you very much. I've got a black bezel iPad, and the thin strip of extra black below the keyboard was not obvious. Much better now.

August 08, 2012  | person_outline Fessaboy

Ahh thanks will

Hiding in the black bezel.

Also noticed that on sunsine audios page they have preview packs you can dload for free. Only a handful of cassini presets but i got 29 for animoog and they're pretty good. Some there for sunriser too.

August 08, 2012  | person_outline Anonymouse

This is great. Been using it a lot lately and have been dreaming of seeing more at once. This thing packs a lot in! Lfo madness!

I've never met an iOS synth with a preset system I enjoy. Cassini is a really charming synth but that preset list is ugh. Not alone at all: Nanostudio, animoog, addictive... Most of em with these flat lists. Dudes, people really enjoy using your synths! Let us enjoy saving and recalling what magic we've wrought with them.

Sunrizer's is closest to happiness for me with their tagging + banks. Just wish there was one more tag: 'user'.

August 08, 2012  | person_outline Will

For what it's worth, I can confirm that the Sunsine Cassini presets that I got for the iPhone version back in June, do in fact work with the iPad version. I haven't tested all of them, but so far they all work (even the ARP presets). I REALLY recommend the Sunsine presents for this synth, because the factory presets are kind of weak, and the synth has a lushness of tone you only begin to appreciate with the Sunsine presets (or your own).

August 08, 2012  | person_outline victor

Yea I went ahead and bought the Sunsine presets, it's only $2.49 anyway. The factory presets does'nt really sell this synth.

August 08, 2012  | person_outline ChrisG

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