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Synthicity universal iOS app

A new app from the maker of Tondo (amongst other interesting apps). This app looks quite strange, which is good in my opinion, so I expect I'll be giving it a go very soon! Here's the description:

synthicity itself is simplicity itself.

simply start it up and put your fingers on it.
it will immediately start playing.
move your fingers around, the sounds will change pitch and timbre.

there is a simple menu accessed simply by touching the bottom bar.
with it you can change some characteristics of the synthetic voices.
you can clamp the frequencies to a small number of scales.
you can change the starting pitch and number of octaves.
you can change the attack rate.
you can change the decay rate.
you can change how fast the synthesizer follows your fingers.
you can add a little delay effect.
you can change the number of simultaneous voices.

were i to add more, it wouldn't be simple any more, would it be?

synthicity itself is fully supported on the iPad in all orientations and on the iphone.

synthicity itself. it's so synthle.

from the developer behind the complicated Tondo, Droneo, SrutiBox and the simple Minute, Enumero, Wind Chimes and Lake Piano.

The app is priced at $1.99.

Synthicity Itself - Henry Lowengard

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1 comment:

Jhhl said...

Thanks for mentioning synthicity! It's a real hands-on instant gratification, yet not incapable of subtlety program.
While the feature set is the same, obviously it's more fun on an iPad than on smaller devices. For one thing, the iPad can track 11 touches as opposed to 5 on smaller devices.
If you drop the sample rate enough, you really can get more than 20 voices going polyphonically.
I hope to get a better looking video up soon on http://www.jhhl.net/iPhone/Synthicity/