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This week’s round-up gives you a decent overview of what can be achieved musically on iOS: we’ve got synth, controller, DJ and composing software.
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The Strange Agency HyperSpace, £0.69
HyperSpace is billed as a 3D synth and uses an algorithm to generate images from sound. It works similarly to a harmonograph but has three oscillators rather than pendulums, each of which is mapped to a dimension in 3D space. This video demo should explain things further.
Wiksnet Midi Studio, £4.99
If you haven’t bought a controller app for your iOS device yet, here’s another one to consider. You can choose from keyboard, drum pad, knob/fader and X/Y templates, and the developer claims that there’s ‘true’ velocity sensitivity. Other features include modulation when you move your fingers on the keys and a built-in arpeggiator.
Crimson Technology WaveSynth Pro, £1.99
We told you about the Android version yesterday; now here’s the full-fat Pro edition. This is a wavetable GM sound module that also comes with a Performance mode that enables you to play layered instruments. It’s 16-part multitimbral and you get a few effects, too.
Koen Verjans Melody Music Maker, £5.99
Designed to ‘make a composer out of everyone’, here’s an app that can take a melody and turn it into a song. It helps you to come up with suitable chord progressions and offers 127 sounds that can be used to flesh out your arrangement; the recently-released version 1.2 adds even more features.