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Synthecaster for iPhone

Daniel Resnick has released his first app, a cross between a synthesizer and a guitar, and even includes Audiobus in version 1.0!

Synthecaster iTunes Description:

Synthecaster fuses elements from guitars and keyboards into a full range polyphonic instrument that is intuitive, accommodates a wide variety of playing styles, and generates an even wider variety of sounds. The instrument fits on a mobile screen, yet allows for technical playing styles such as shredding and complex chord formation.

• Keys are arranged in string-like rows (tuned in perfect fourths by default)
• Sliding across keys in a row results in legato sliding or portamento gliding from note to note
• Sliding a key up or down will bend its pitch in the same direction
• Several notes can be played on the same row simultaneously
• Up to 5 notes can be played simultaneously
• The entire keyboard spans over 6 octaves (not including the range added by oscillator tuning)

Synthecaster's audio is generated by a powerful and highly configurable polyphonic synth engine:

  • Dual oscillators with individual tuning
  • Filter with envelope sweeping
  • Amplifier ADSR envelope
  • Soft clip, hard clip, bitcrush, and downsampling distortion
  • LFO assignable to amplitude, filter cutoff, or oscillator tuning
  • Stereo flanger, chorus, and delay effects
  • Over 30 preloaded synth presets
  • Create custom presets and share them using AirDrop, Messages, or Mail
  • High quality 44.1 kHz stereo audio output
  • Audiobus compatibility

For best results, play through speakers or headphones.

Note: Requires iPhone 4S or newer device running iOS 7.
Not recommended for iPhone 4 due to performance issues.

Buy Synthecaster on iTunes: $0.99 (iPhone)

Reader Comments 4

Hmm, there's something really appealing about the simplicity of the UI of this one, even if it lacks a huge amount of depth compared to some of the big boys. Might be worth a download.

October 31, 2013  | person_outline Joe

Agreed, it looks very iOS7-y! ;-)

October 31, 2013  | person_outline gatearray

sadly i knew these times would come where ios6 would be no longer supported by devs :(((
oh well, fuck progress

November 01, 2013  | person_outline ios7ishellnotheaven

I love these sub 1 EUR apps that evolve through time (Figure always comes to mind), but... Junglator was a bit of disappointment after a couple of hours...

So, anyone else has experience with Synthecaster?

No iOS6 support, eh? that's a dealbreaker...

November 01, 2013  | person_outline hoyas79

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