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Shoom by Yuri Turov

Yuri Turov's highly anticipated new 3-part expressive synthesizer Shoom has been released!

Shoom iTunes Description:

Shoom is an expressive XY pad synthesizer. Or, more precisely, three identical synthesizers in one app. It is capable of playing any pitch in the audible range and doesn’t necessarily limit you to a particular scale. Nevertheless, if you do want to use scales, Shoom can deliver anything from common 12-tone equal tempered to xenharmonic and microtonal.


  • Three independent synthesizers
  • 20–20,000 Hz pitch range
  • Slide freely or snap notes to scale with adjustable glide rate
  • Set notes to infinite hold using a dedicated toggle
  • Microtonal and non-octave repeating scales support
  • MIDI CC control and clock sync
  • Inter-App Audio, Audiobus 2 support
  • 60+ bundled presets
  • Import and export of presets and CC maps

Synthesizer engine features:

  • Adjustable polyphony, up to 30 voices
  • Two oscillators with 4 waveforms and PWM, and one noise generator
  • Oscillator FM cross-modulation
  • 4 pole (24 dB/octave) resonant low pass filter with overdrive and pitch tracking
  • 2 variable slope ADSR envelopes for amplitude and filter cutoff
  • 2 LFOs with 9 waveforms, up to 3 out of 12 simultaneously assignable parameters, trigger and global running modes, fade-in and phase controls
  • Y axis position as modulation source with up to 3 of 15 simultaneously assignable parameters
  • Note pan randomizer
  • Built-in stereo delay and reverb effects

Buy Shoom on iTunes: $5.99 (On Sale, Intro Price)

Reader Comments 17

Amazing! Buy it everybody. I
'll refund you if you don't like it. Just post your credit card info, name and address here. (Ok don't do that. Not to worry though you'll be having too much fun to load up discchord ;)
Seriously, really cool app here.

April 16, 2016  | person_outline Anonymouse

It reminds me of the time I fired up NI Absynth all those years ago running os9 in protools and thinking.....wow. Aliens are talking to me. This is a very capable, if somewhat disturbing, sonic landscaper ..... Recommended for sound designers or people searching for eerie filler sounds to layer into their tracks. For example, I tried it on a basic DnB break amd it really adds depth

April 16, 2016  | person_outline Mr Chip

i rlly wish It had midi both ways tho.. I was mainly looking to control other synths with it
Can BOTH midi IN AND OUT be added to this?
Itd be really convenient being able to switch midi channels with it to

i love this app but itd seem a lot more like an everyday tool/controller if it had that

April 17, 2016  | person_outline ios guy

Ok I fell for it, not really that impressed, think I'll just stick with Omnisphere for those 'weird' sounds

April 18, 2016  | person_outline cloudswimmer

Yes, but...Shoom is...16.7 MBs on an iPad.

Omnisphere is...oh, around a million times that on a different device. Not really what you would call a level playing field, lol.

I am actually pretty impressed, especially when I consider I don't need to buy another Thunderbolt Drive to run yet another soft synth.

6 bucks worth of weird seems like a pretty decent deal, in comparison.

April 18, 2016  | person_outline Chris Catalano

Why would you need a thunderbolt drive to run a soft synth? I run Omnisphere on an old 7200rpm platter drive given to me with less than 2 milliseconds latency.

April 18, 2016  | person_outline cloudswimmer

Komplete Ultimate. Sample based, so I guess not all technically a soft synth. Also a few terabytes of Audio files and projects for Logic. There is no way in hell I would have all the sample content from Omnisphere on my main drive. Anyway, I ended up getting UVI Falcon so that rather than relying on a factory sample bank, I can work with my own. My point is: Shoom and Omnisphere are not really comparable, are they? As I said, one is 6 bucks, and one is a colossal space hog that costs more than...any virtual synth.

April 18, 2016  | person_outline Chris Catalano

Also, the 2013 Retina MacBook pros don't really make it easy to run drives other than Thunderbolt. Converting FireWire to it proved expensive, and a bit unreliable, and my only USB slot has an iLok a couple keyboards, and an iConnectmidi 2. I have to unplug to use the USB time machine drive I use. The Thunderbolt drives are Audio, and the other is 2 TBs of video, photo and art related content. The iPad is a nice break from all that data, even though it isn't as powerful.

April 18, 2016  | person_outline Chris Catalano

Ok yeah Komplete is definately more than a single soft synth, its like every friggin synth/sampler NI make :) I don't do Mac anymore, my Mac G3 is still in the closet for nostalgia along with 2 SE30's :) so my hardware cost are significantly less, and alot of my VST's have been given to me via buisness contacts, but I personallly set cost/form factor aside, if I like a synth/sample/app and it gives me inspiration and can help put bread on the table eventually I buy it/use it. I've spent ALOT more in the past couple years on my iPad studio than my regular one, but thats because I've been too sick to get out of bed much of the time and into the studio. But now I'm using the jump desktop app to control my studio's computers, and if I have an idea for a sound in my head I find it on the computer and fly it over to the iPad into Cubasis or Auria and play it on eithe my Korg Nanokey 61 or my Jupiter 80 in the corner of the room. Shoom was very cheap so I'm not complaining, but so far its just a noise maker (not that noise makers are bad, just that I'm more a player than producer) and it doesn't personally move me, but to each his own, hey I don't like Fazioli pianos either (I prefer my 1961 Steinway D's brightness), but obviously Faziloli make some of the best modern pianos in the world (and most expensive) I'm of a personal opinion that no musical instrument or noise maker is a waste, in the right hands its all good :)

April 18, 2016  | person_outline cloudswimmer

Well stated...

A lot of times I think I am losing myself more in weird sounds than in actually making music the last couple of years! I have become an appaholic for sure...

April 18, 2016  | person_outline Chris Catalano

Appaholic good term Chris lol :) Yeah same here, also VSTaholic too. Endless hours of patch surfing everyday and producing very limited work of any meaning. I finally broke down a couple months ago and added that Roland Jupiter 80 to actually get me away from apps, which worked for about a week lol :)

April 18, 2016  | person_outline cloudswimmer

Anyone having a problem with saving sessions with held finger positions? When you recall the session, finger positions don't save or save to a different session. Please help developer.

April 18, 2016  | person_outline Ed

Anyone else having trouble getting MIDI input working? I'm no noob but could very easily be doing something stupid. Tried with Fugue and various Lemur templates but not a peep!

April 18, 2016  | person_outline Kevin McKeown

@Ed : I don't know if this is intentional or not but I think it is a great feature to be able to commute from one setting to another without changing the fingers position. This open some nice transitions possibilities. The dev should add the possibility for the user to record the fingers positions or not...great great app!!

April 18, 2016  | person_outline Cuscolima

The developer posted on iPad Musician that updates will evolve the midi implementation...Probably some of the issues brought up here will get addressed. I am pretty sure there will a number of presets added. I guess it is an impossibility, given the type of synthesis involved here, but it would be great if there was a way to import your own samples for timbres, a la Poseidon...

April 18, 2016  | person_outline Chris Catalano

@Cusculima @Ed - I think both of you are right... shoom is missing the ability to save held positions whenever a session is saved! then the developer could create a button in the session's menu, such as "Remember held positions" on/off

April 18, 2016  | person_outline diogo

Any chance of this making its way to the iphone?

April 19, 2016  | person_outline willg

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