Get Your Drone On With Mononoke for iOS

Bram Bos remains one of the leading lights of iOS synth and effect app development. We’ve reviewed much of his work in the past, including Ruismaker Noir, Kosmonaut, and the incredible Rozeta Sequencer Suite, among many others. They all feature great interfaces, support the AUv3 plugin format, and belong in the library of any iOS […]

Shockwave is a Versatile iPad Semi-Modular Synth

The iOS platform is overrun with so many synth apps, it’s hard to stand out from the pack. This isn’t the case with Shockwave. It’s a monophonic synth using phase distortion synthesis and a workflow straight out of the Eurorack modular world to provide unique sounds suitable for everything from leads to drones. Shockwave For […]

Effectrix Brings Sequenced Effects to the iPad

The iPad’s maturation as a music creation platform continues due to the AUv3 plugin format. Being able to run AUv3 synths, effects, etc. seamlessly within a container app like AUM is frankly a gamechanger. The iOS platform is finally coming closer to emulating a desktop A sequenced effects app like Effectrix thrives in this creative […]

miRack Brings the Eurorack Modular Synth to the iPad

VCV Rack garners a lot of praise in the software synth world for essentially being a virtual Eurorack modular synth. It lets users fill their own “racks” with hosts of virtual modules made by the top Eurorack companies. It’s a great way to test drive patches from your own modular hardware rack while also sounding […]

The Electro-Harmonix Mini Synthesizer Brings a Classic to the iPad

Way back in the 80s I owned an Electro-Harmonix Mini Synthesizer. A small battery-powered analog beast with a membrane keyboard and internal speaker, I used it to frighten both neighbors and pets with my shrill hammer-on technique. It featured a unique sound possessing a strong bite. Needless to say, the synth simply disappeared somewhere along […]

BLEASS Purveys Quality iOS Effects Apps and More

BLEASS is a French iOS music app maker. Their line mostly features effects that support the AUv3 plugin format. The company also offers BLEASS groovebox, a fun drum machine app worth checking out. Their wares support iPad, iPod Touch, and the iPhone provided you are running iOS 9.0 or later. We recently spent some time […]

Synclavier Go! Fits $200,000 of 80s Synth Power into the iPad

The Synclavier enjoys a status as one of the first synthesizer computer workstations; appearing on too many popular 80s releases to mention. The price for this digital behemoth ran anywhere from $25,000 to $200,000, depending on the configuration. Frank Zappa, Trevor Horn, Eddie Jobson, Tony Banks and so many others used the Synclavier as a […]

This Fred Anton Corvest iOS Effects App Bundle is a Must

As more iOS music apps support the AUv3 plugin standard, I find myself turning again to the mobile platform for my beatmaking needs. Fred Anton Corvest is an indie app developer with a small family of effects apps supporting AUv3. They are a must-get for anyone doing serious music production on their iPad. Each effect […]

Ruismaker Noir Breaks New Ground in iOS Beatmaking

Bram Bos has done it again. Known for an ever expanding line of iOS music apps, his latest joint, Ruismaker Noir, takes iOS beatmaking in a new direction. An intuitive and innovative user interface combines with great sonics to reward experimentation, all while giving your beats a modern sheen. Ruismaker Noir Features A Hybrid of […]

Fortamento – Algorithmic Composition for iOS – Synth News Digest 20

Welcome to the latest edition of the TabMuse Synth News Digest, where we take a look at a few intriguing new stories and products from the music technology world. If you are interested in the previous digest, simply click on the following link. Hopefully, you find something to inspire your own musical efforts! Fortamento is […]