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iOS Update Vol. 51: Molten Drum Machine & Crystal Synth XT

This week's Sweetwater iOS Update looks at a couple of classic apps. Molten Drum Machine and Crystal Synth XT have both been out since 2010, but updates (including Audiobus) have kept them relevant and definitely worth revisiting!

Buy Molten on iTunes: $4.99


Buy Crystal Synth XT on iTunes: $4.99

Reader Comments 6

Great video as always, thanks SW.

Hm didn't know this was polyphonic. I've only messed around a little bit with the basic version quite a while ago tho, was it always poly? Anyway, I would buy the XT version right now if it had a decent keyboard implemented, can't use that square playing thing at all. :/

August 20, 2013  | person_outline ChrisG

I guess I missed the poly update too. The fact that it only did monophonic has really been the only thing keeping me from buying... Crystal on the desktop is awesome, what with all of those insane envelopes.

August 20, 2013  | person_outline Joe

Molten exports MID files? Who knew?
Brilliant for Nanostudio. :)

August 21, 2013  | person_outline tom_tm

I purchased Crystal not long after it came out. I thought it was strictly a mono synth. They obviously didn't do a very good job of informing the public in this case.

August 21, 2013  | person_outline ZenLizard

Picked up Crystal XT today, and I'm mildly disappointed to say that it is in fact monophonic. Or at least the built in thing that's there instead of a keyboard is - it only registers one note at a time and playing another will switch to that note. Have not tried MIDI yet but I suspect that's mono too.

I say mildly disappointed because of this. I'm not sure how much Crystal needs to be polyphonic. It has been a while since I've messed with the VST version. I had forgotten what Crystal really excels at, and that's creating ridiculously complex, evolving sonic goodness (or mayhem, your choice). To the point that more than one note of it at a time would probably be pointless anyway.

Just had a play and was amazed at how complex of a sound I was able to come up with in minutes. And that was using only one oscillator. No regrets. I feel like I owed Greenoak $5 for the VST version anyway. That has to be one of the greatest freebies ever. And this is super cool too. Though I don't like the performance controller either, ChrisG.

September 26, 2013  | person_outline Joe

Well I stand corrected. It can do polyphony. Not super intuitive as multi touch only results in one note being highlighted, and most of the patches that come with it are set up for mono.

But... Bonus!

September 26, 2013  | person_outline Joe

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