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XENON Groove Synthesizer Updated with Audiobus

iceGear, makers of the popular Cassini synth app, have updated XENON for the first time in over a year! This is a massive update, greatly modernizing the Universal synthesizer studio app with both Audiobus and Virtual MIDI! XENON is also on sale for $2 off.

What's new in XENON Groove Synthesizer v1.7.0:

  • Support for AudioBus
  • Support for Virtual MIDI-IN and Background Audio
  • Support for retina and 4inch display
  • Increase maximum song length
  • Improved sound quality
  • Various other bug fixes and improvements
  • iOS4 and 5 are no longer supported with this release. The minimum required iOS version is now 6.1.
  • The AKAI Professional SynthStation25 is no longer supported with this release.

Buy XENON Groove Synthesizer on iTunes: $2.99 (On Sale, from $4.99)


Here is the original intro video from back in September 2010.

Reader Comments 4

Synthstation 25 no longer supported... :(

April 07, 2014  | person_outline Cloudsounds!

Get midibridge.

April 07, 2014  | person_outline Bianca

Anyone recommend this app?

April 08, 2014  | person_outline Newb

I'd recommend Xenon if you fancy making loops to then export into other apps. However, compared to say Nanostudio or Cubasis, it's rather limited, and its selecting of sound presets is extremely clunky. And, I still can't find a way of getting the behaviour of the knobs to change from circular to linear (sliding finger up/down). What I do like about it, is that its synths are quite fun to play with and have a few interesting modulation possibilities, you can also drive the filter- for uber-fat bass, and it has a swing control. Try doing swing reliably on Nanostudio (you can, but it's fiddly). Definitely worth it if you consider that the cost of the app is less than a cup of Starbucks. But the update, without the Synthstation support, although understandable, is a shame, as we all still own one of them as well as an old iPhone!

April 08, 2014  | person_outline tm_tom
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