Mitosynth

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

Synthesis without the spaghetti.
From the creators of Grain Science and Sylo Synth (used by Gorillaz and The Flaming Lips).
A powerful hybrid synthesiser with a magical interface.

Pick from 140 built-in patches — or design your own. Start with additive synthesis, wavetables, or a sophisticated mix. Add rich modulation, effects and filters, controlled by powerful LFOs and beyond. Make vibrant leads, vast soundscapes, compelling basses, warm bath or deep sea pads, and so much more.

The sound is complex, but the controls are not. Synth engine and UI both offer clarity and power — you’re holding in your hands a miracle of touch-screen technology, why limit it to the switches and dials of decades-old hardware?

Mitosynth takes a simple approach: With a tap, almost any dial can be switched out for a graph with automation controls, including LFOs, 5-stage DADSR envelopes, ingenious noise generator, step sequencer, BPM sync — and MIDI, of course. Plus XY pads for the hands-on approach.

And you can combine them. Use one automation to control which (or how much) of two others affect a setting. Many of the automation controls are themselves automatable. You can repeat this, going to deeper levels. LFOception!

The flexible FX chain means no messing with complicated routing tables, or stringing cables around until your screen looks like a plate of pasta: Slot the distortion, filter, delay and other effects you want, in the order you want. Simple!

Powerful like a modular synth. Clean and straightforward like a modern iOS app.

Quick List of Things You Might Want To Know Mitosynth Supports:

• Core MIDI • Virtual MIDI • Background Audio • Audiobus • Inter-App Audio • AudioCopy/Paste • AudioShare • Dropbox • Performance Recording • iCloud Drive • Universal App • Enhanced for iPhone 6/6+ screens

Also features:

• Filters, crushers, distortion, warm fuzz, flanger, phaser, echo, tube resonance and chorus. Install up to four in any order — plus a high-quality reverb

• AM, PWM, Phase Mangulation, Supercharger unison mode

• Mono and Polyphonic glide, and Regular, Toggle and Latch sustain, customisable keyboard

• Slick patch and audio management with search and tagging

• Easily share patches with friends, including any additional audio they require

• Complete manual built-in, and available for download too

...and far more features than can be listed here. Check out the website for the full details!

Note: Wooji Juice thinks spaghetti is great providing it is on a plate with a nice sauce, not your screen :)

Version

1.2.4

Free or Paid

Paid

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

This app is very complex, yet that does not hinder accessibility in any way. this developer's dedication to accessibility is top-notch.

iOS Version

8.4.1

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

This is the same company that designed the Hokusai audio editor and Grain Science. Hats off to these guys!

Developer's Twitter Username

@wooji

Recommendations

3 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Ken Downey 3 years 10 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Krister Ekstrom on Saturday, September 5, 2015

I have now heard of 2 synthesizer apps that sound really great, but the music apps for the iDevices i've encountered in the past have felt more like toys to me, it has felt like you couldn't do anything useful with them but having said all this i could be wrong but that's a topic for another day. My question now is can you really sorta make music on this thing? I guess you'll almost have to have a keyboard with you to make some music like an external synth etc. It really sounds interesting so i'm going to check these both beasts out. is there a keyboard so you can play the synth from within the app

Submitted by Ken Downey on Saturday, September 5, 2015

Well you'll certainly want to get an external keyboard and midi interface cable. That being said, once you've set your gear up, you can certainly make music with them. I've already synthesized a very convincing, for synths I mean, hammond b3. However, I see the potential for synths like this to be as much in sound design as for music. There is a very extensive library of patches in the app that will show you what I mean. The app is certainly not for everyone, that's for sure. It is for those interested in making sounds from the ground up, or editing sounds to get entirely new sounds. It can also play and allow you to do things with samples, but if your main interest is sampling then Grain Science might fit your needs better. As for me, when I see a dev taking the time to make an app accessible, I buy it if it sounds cool.

Submitted by Krister Ekstrom on Sunday, September 6, 2015

Thanks for the info. Sounds like Mytosynth could be something worth looking into. What midi interface would you recommend? I have a Akai USB midi keyboard that i was planning on hooking up to my iPad with the synth on. I don't know much about midi interfaces for the iPad and other iDevices so thankful for any advise.

Submitted by Ken Downey on Sunday, September 6, 2015

I don't know much about it but it seems to me that you should be able to plug your phone into your keyboard in' the same way you plug it into the computer, except you would need a cable that goes from phone to USB, not mini usb. Go to your nearest Guitar center or whatever store you have that sells keyboards, and they will probably have what you need.

Submitted by Piotr Machacz on Sunday, September 6, 2015

The thing you need is the iPad camera connection kit, which actually also works with iPhones. It will allow you to plug in some USB devices and I'm 90% sure midi keyboards work as well. If you want to use a keyboard that only does midi, the only MIDI interface I'm aware of is the iRig midi. This doesn't mean there aren't any other, and maybe even cheeper interfaces.