Sub-forum for discussion about the DAWs and mobile apps that you use with your MPCs
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By Lampdog Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:42 pm
Sylo Synthesizer

Price: Free
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sylo-sy ... d378074598

Just to prove that you don't have to pay an arm and a leg for granular synths on iOS there is the free Sylo Synthesizer by Wooji Juice Ltd. In addition to allowing you to create instruments or effects from recordings using granular synthesis, it also has a range of other useful features. It makes use of live time-stretching technology and has a suite of filters to play around with. Don't let the fact that it is free cause any doubt about its quality either as both The Flaming Lips and Gorillaz made use of this software. It doesn't just limit you to one or two LFOs either, but allows you to program virtually all the parameters in the system to vary over time in complex ways.


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By Lampdog Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:44 pm
Grain Science

Price: $9.99
Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grain-s ... d487233637

If you enjoyed Sylo Synthesizer, but want something a lot more powerful, then Grain Science from the same developer is worth checking out. Sporting an intuitive user interface, multichannel MIDI input and a sophisticated grain engine, Grain Science goes beyond what you can accomplish with other "experimental" granular apps.


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By Lampdog Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:52 pm
Quanta Granular Synth

Price: $9.99
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quanta- ... 66172?mt=8

If you have a powerful iPad device running iOS11+ or already own the full version of Quanta for Windows or macOS, then Quanta Granular Synth is worth serious consideration. According to the developer, Audio Damage Inc, it is a feature-heavy desktop quality synthesizer, so make sure that your hardware is up to scratch. For your money you get a multi-format sample loader, a grain engine that can handle up to 100 simultaneous grains per voice, sidecar oscillator, dual multi-mode filters, four flexible envelope generators and much, much more.


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By Lampdog Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:54 pm
Borderlands Granular

Price: $12.99
Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/borderl ... d561369733

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Borderlands Granular by Chris Carlson has been winning awards since its release and has just been getting better and better. It takes a while to get used to the interface as it makes use of gestural interaction instead of knobs and sliders for creating sounds. However, once you get the hang of things, it is a joy to use and you can being sculpting your sounds with ease. Borderlands allows for the loading and exporting of sounds via Audiobus, Audioshare as well as real time input. In addition it allows you to record, loop, store and duplicate any of the touches and parameters in order to improvise alongside the app.
By Cockdiesel Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:50 pm
Audio damage makes some fire stuff. I’m going to have to check out the app you posted.
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By Lampdog Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:57 pm
Audio Damage is def no slouch.