This is an incredibly powerful synthesizer which, in the words of the developer, “blurs the boundaries between iOS and hardware synthesizers,” working in perfect unison with any MIDI keyboard or sequencer and giving you absolute freedom of expression on your iPad.
Although I’m a musician, I must admit that much of the functionality offered in this app is lost on me. I’ll do the best I can to provide a decent rundown of the features and the efficacy of the app overall so that you guys can figure out if it’s the right option for your needs.
Having said that, I would definitely like to start off this review by making it clear that this is a top-notch production, and one that I think is going to totally open up new realms of possibility in the kinds of sounds you can produce from your iPad.
Sunrizer synth features a range of oscillators and multi-filters, as well as an arpeggiator, modulation, and a whole host of other crazy effects. Also featured is SuperSaw sound emulation, which is a “layered waveform consisting of multiple saw waves which are detuned to create an extremely full and epic sound.”
As mentioned, you can apply two filters to each voice, and there are more than a dozen different types of filters to choose from.
There is also a very cool function called Morph Group which allows you to continuously change up to 30 different parameters of the same sound using the modulation wheel. I can tell you now that this is a recipe for some pretty wild effects, and you’ll definitely have some fun with this!
Sunrizer synth enjoy uncompromizing functionality
Create Microtonal Music
In addition to all of this, you’ll enjoy full support for MIDI mapping and CoreMidi, plus there are virtual MIDI ports for use. Background audio playback is also supported, enabling you to continue listening to your tracks while you switch between different apps.
Microtuning is also supported. Standard Western music utilizes 12 intervals per octave, but this opens the door to microtonal music which uses a range of intervals that will enable you to create some very unusual and non-Western styles of music.
Features oscillators, multi-filters, arpeggiator, modulation, and many more effects
Apply two filters to each voice, with 15 filters to choose from
Continuously change up to 30 different parameters of the same sound using Morph Grouping
Enjoy full support for MIDI mapping, CoreMidi and virtual MIDI ports
Background audio playback is supported
Microtuning opens the door to non-Western intervals rather than the standard 12 per octave
There is nothing negative to say about this app
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Sunrizer synth offers way more functionality than I could hope to encompass within a single review, but suffice to say, it is one heck of an impressive iPad app that is going to bring your creativity to life in a whole bunch of crazy novel ways!