Liine Griid, £14.99/£3.49/ Free
The battle to become the definitive iOS Ableton Live controller is now officially on. Griid, which we’ve previously previewed, comes in Pro (for iPad) standard (for iPhone and iPod touch) and Lite (free) flavours, and focuses on clip launching. It has the advantage of being available now, but it’ll soon be facing competition from touchAble.
iceGear Xenon, £3.49
iceGear has already impressed us with Argon, its vintage-sounding monosynth, and now it returns with a more fully-featured app that offers a polyphonic hybrid synth, two virtual analogue monosynths and a polyphonic PCM synth. There’s also a rhythm machine, a sequencer and a mixer, giving you the opportunity to create complete iOS productions.
Wooji Juice Sylo Synthesiser, Free
For a free synth, Sylo actually looks quite involved. You can create sounds either by using the (basic) waveforms that are included or recording your own via the iPad’s built-in mic. There are elements of granular synthesis in here, plus filters and effects
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