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KQ Dixie by Kira Q Tech

Kira Q Tech, developer of KQ MiniSynth released KQ Dixie! This is a 6-operator FM synth based so closely on the Yamaha DX7 that it is almost entirely compatible with DX7 SysEx! When connected to a real DX7 you could use this to manage your preset library.

KQ Dixie arrives with AUv3 and Audiobus. The app is Universal and will run on devices down to iOS 9.
Update: But as Bob noted in the comments here, it is limited to 64-bit devices.

KQ Dixie iTunes Description:

KQ Dixie is a 6-Operator FM synthesizer that is modeled on the synthesizer which appeared on the 1980s.

FM synthesizers make sounds with Frequency Modulation.
FM brings rich and brilliant sounds which are impossible to create with analog one.
It makes very complex waves with simple modulations.
The same method is used for a radio.
The synthesizer gained much popularity in the 1980s.

This app lets you make sounds freely with 156 voice parameters.
Almost all parameters are compatible with DX7.

Audio Unit v3 compatible.
Audiobus compatible.
32 algorithms included.
You can manage the hardware DX7 when it is connected with external MIDI cables.
Supports DX7 System Exclusive Messages (SysEx) and syx files.
Supports Zip files.
You may be able to find a lot of patches on the internet.

Yamaha DX7 is a trademark of Yamaha Corporation.
I have no business relations with Yamaha.

There's even a short demo video for this from the official Kira Q Tech YouTube channel.

Reader Comments 3

Very nice. Love the UI and the fact it can be used as a hardware editor is great.

Sadly for me, from the app store description it seems to be 64-bit only so no love for my poor iPad 4.
January 11, 2018  | person Bob
Thanks for mentioning that 64-bit limitation. I'm still in iPad4 land as well.

I can imagine that 6 op FM might require a bit more muscle. But maybe it just has to do with compiling it for more than one CPU? I don't really know how that stuff works.

I'm not a big fan of FM sounds per se, but I do like experimenting with sounds and getting some surprises.
January 12, 2018  | favorite_border stub
I would like it if you could improve the saving of custom patches for people not interested in loading DX7 sounds. This is because I enjoy your interface and want to save the things I create with it, but cannot find a way.

Thank You
March 31, 2018  | person_outline Robert Syrett

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