Sunrizer developer, BeepStreet, has been working and hinting at a new app. Finally we're getting some details and a bunch of audio examples, thanks to Synthtopia! Impakton is a semi-modular percussive synthesizer that uses your iOS mic to drive acoustics through the synthesis bits. The results end up sounding like a cross between Stomp and Nine Inch Nails!
BeepStreet describes its use:
You just slap your desk like a real drum, the transient acoustic signal is fed into the physical modeling engine and turned into the desired sound. That makes Impakton an extremely expressive instrument. Drop a coin on the desk, select any of the membramophones presets and you will hear the sound of the coin dancing on a membrane.
You can hear what that sounds like for yourself here:
So far the feature list includes:
Semi modular architecture Physical modeling + frequency modulation + noise shaping synthesis. Multimode filter LFO and input velocity can modulate any parameter 4×4 loop recorder Recording quantization and metronome Reverb, delay, chorus, flanger and phaser effects available on the send bus
Looking forward to it this July. It will be available on iPhone 4,4s and iPad 2,3 devices.
Correction: The name of this new app is Impakton, not Impaktion. Oops. I pulled the spelling from Synthtopia, where they got it wrong in the title!