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Grid Composer – Sequencer (like Tenori-On, TR, step)

Grid Composer is a new sequencer system.

you got three 8×8 grids. they all play melodies from just a few “instruments” – now you set these blocks and the grid starts playing and “rotating” – which is shown in a very loveable way – it’s playing the same structure vertically and horizontally – to adjust the tuning you need to tap on those bars on the left right in the detail view.

and yes – this reminds me of the Tenori-On – since it does not just use the classic TR-style sequencing – so Grid Composer is somewhere in between – I’d hope for more “modes” and it has MIDI, so you can control some synths with it – maybe the best you can do here..


and you can set those 3 things – volume, harmony (notes) and tempo (that’s clock division) for each seq-grid.


Grid Composer ist eine Art Rundlauf-Sequencer, man hat ein Raster – ähnlich wie bei Rolands TRs, aber die Abspielrichtung “dreht sich” mit jedem Abspielen. Außerdem kann man mit den Balken noch die Töne ändern. Die drei Kategorien (Lautstärke, Harmonien und Tempo sind Details für jedes Grid, alles ist eher selbsterklärend, wenn man es nutzt).

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Korg iWavestation & Gadget Wavestation download!

Jetzt sind sie da, die iWavestation war ja nur angekündigt und der gleiche Kollege in der Gadget-App. Wer die WS kauft, bekommt sie für Gadget mit dazu. iWavestation is out now for $20 – it’s nice and easy to access and edit – better than the classic hardware (sorry, guys)
– the classic check: Korg WavestationAD, WavestationSR, WavestationEX wavesequence vector,digital

the editor looks like this – Der Editor für Hüllkurven sieht zB so aus:


Das Ganze ist sehr entcybert mit 20€ schon very Korg, aber gut. Auch die iM1 App ist schon länger im Appstore zu finden und war etwas günstiger zu haben über die Cybertage.

Die Wavestation passt gut aufs iPad, ebenso der/die M1, weil die Struktur und die Layers so einfacher editiert werden können. Was viel viel besser geht ist Wavesequences bauen, die werden so angeordnet gezeigt und sind leicht zu schieben und einzustellen.


alles natürlich für iOS.

Hier noch 2 Bildchen vom iM1 (gibt es schon länger), falls jemand mal neugierig sein sollte, Röchelsounds kann sie und daher ist das schon ganz gut und das schöne billige Housklavier ist ja auch drin und überhaupt..

(Original sah so aus: Korg M1, M1R, M3R workstation,digital)

iM1 synth app im1-editor
uch hier – und für beide gilt – die beiden sind auf dem iPad besser aufgehoben als mit alten kleinen “großen” und sicher eher schon ermüdetem Display und Menüs. Ähnlich besser wie der Arturia iProphet, dessen Bedienung weit über dem liegt, was an der Hardware geht, außer man hat den Stereoping Controller.

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Korg APP Odyssey (iOS) “Odyssei” – Korg Gadget & Standalone

Korg Day 1.11. – Odyssey coming to the iPad & iPhone and into Korg Gadget App as extra purchase item.

full scale Odyssey App at the Appstore 20€ – with ARP sequencer and Fx.
nice one!

got it here – it also features the 3 filters of the Korg Odyssey:
to me it sounds very good. but it’s not very cheap for an app. this is the iPad version: when bought you also have it in “gadget” so you don’t have to buy it twice! nice!
he iPhone can do the same – splits up well on a 6s plus ..
if you buy it once you get both – like it! may be something to take on stage.

..what else is there? since this is the Korg day.. – the Korg Monologue!

here’s the way it looks on iPhone & iPad in Korgs Gadget App:korg-odyssey-in-gadget-app-ipad korg-odyssey-in-gadget-app-iphone

and the preview in the app store


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RF1 – HiEnd Hall @ iPad

RF1 ist ein Hallspezialist für das iPad, mittels Audiobus und Co lassen sich die Signale intern routen, auch via Inter-App routing zB für USB Audiointerfaces. 5 Halltypen sind dabei.

Hall, Plate, EnsembleVerb, TremoloVerb & VintageVerb
ostet – 5.99€


Wer schnell lieb und sequencer.de treu ist, bekommt sogar einen umsonst – Promocodes: T9HHALYH33MN, 4TKHNR6LMNKR, M7L6FNP6NEXT


  • 5 unique reverb algorithms (Hall, Plate, EnsembleVerb, TremoloVerb, VintageVerb)
  • Space section with individual controls for size, decay, predelay, stereo width & damping
  • Color section with high and low shelving filters, variable crossover, modulation frequency & amount
  • True stereo processing
  • Standalone operation with mic/guitar input and support for USB audio interfaces.
  • Audio Unit Extension
  • Inter App Audio support
  • Audiobus support
  • Ableton Link support


1. Hall

Clean and bright sounding space with subtile modulation and gradually building density. 

2. Plate

Dark, highly diffused sound with high initial echo density and dark modulation.

3. EnsembleVerb

Capable of huge, wide spaces with deep modulation.

4. TremoloVerb

Large and bright reverb utilising a tremolo section to create constantly moving spaces.

5. VintageVerb

Dark, noisy and wonderful sounding reverb modelled after the first digital reverbs from the late 70s.

Website: http://numericalaudio.com

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FM Synth App (Yamaha) – free 4 OP

Yamaha released a freeware for everyone – an easy to edit 4 OP FM Synth which is quite like theTX81z /DX11 – it offers 16 scenes that can be used as a sequencer of settings that can be morphed and the main use of this iPhone/iPad app is a great sounding 4OP FM synth with classic ADDSR envelopes and feedback for each OP! – I really enjoy the FX quality. what I don’t like – you can not save your patch unless you connect one of those keyboards of the MX series from Yamaha – they are not capable of FM but are meant to be used as “master keyboard” which looks a bit “strange” – why not in-app-buying the save functionality for 2 or 4€? .. would be ok.

  • Yamaha once in 2015 had this free available at the appstore  AN-Synth – which is still cool (called synth book).

Yamaha DX11 synthesizer
Yamaha bringt 4OP FM Synthesizer – ähnlich des DX11 mit scenes, überblendungen von 16 Einstellungen wie in einem Sequencer und einem vollständigen TX81Z/DX11-ähnlichen FM Synth mit Feedback pro OP, also sogar etwas erweitert und auch deren Hüllkurven..

-> etwas in der Art gab es bereits – ein kostenloser AN-Synth

..plenty of things up on Yamahas site..
..I enjoyed the programmers they created for editing the first FM prototype – why there is none of those for sale or made it into the synths ? –  the GS1 .. so in fact they did programmers first that look like very useful:

my info about Yamahas Synths – and a detailed view on all the FM synth generations.
The GS1 is shown here (I did not add the GS series to the SynthDB yet, but will do!)

A users render about Yamahas future – do you think they do this kind of effort without bringing new synths somewhere sooner/later?

the DT programmer looks like this (DX7 reissue)
dtronics dt7 dx7 programmer

Lust auf eine kleine Diskussion über -> Real Digitale Synthesizer Dateianhang? im Forum..?

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TB MIDI Stuff – Edit Roland Boutique JP08 / JU06

Die Boutique Synthesizer von Roland senden SysEx-Daten, und diese kann man auch editieren und speichern – deshalb gibt es für TB MIDI Stuff, einer Oberfläche für das iPad 2 Anpassungen für die 2 der bekannten Roland Mini-Synthesizer.

Auch geeignet, um Sounds zu sichern. –>  Hier sind die Anpassungen: Roland Boutique Jupiter/JX/Juno-Nachfolger JX03, JP08, JU06..

With TB MIDI Stuff, an iOS app (iPad) helps to edit and save patches for JP06 and JP08 (so far). To date most of us did not even know that they send MIDI SysEx Data. they do!

tb midi stuff editor JP08


 1. Roland Boutique, JU06


Roland Boutique JU06 synthesizer1x Multi Timbral, 4 Voice, (2015)
Roland Boutique , JU06 Digital Synthesizer
+ step sequencer
1 OSC, 1 Sub, 2 Filter, 1 LFO, 1 EG
subtractive digital synthesis,
0 Keys, velocity usb MIDI Ctrl, Sequencer,~299€ (in 2015) continue / weiter..?
 2. Roland Boutique, JP08


Roland Boutique JP08 synthesizer1x Multi Timbral, 4 Voice, (2015)
Roland Boutique , JP08 Digital Synthesizer
+ step sequencer
2 OSC, 2 Filter, 1 LFO, 2 EG
subtractive digital synthesis,
0 Keys, velocity no CV/MIDI Ctrl, Sequencer,~399€ (in 2015) continue / weiter..?


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No News News 3: Depeche Mode Gear, Pocket Calculator Synth Zont, Max-style FX, Modular Music Channel …

  1. Just picked up this image for Depeche Mode producing their new album (it says) in Santa Barbara Studios (USA) –

    but seems so. Since it IS from them and it is said they already have recorded it. So expect the album to come.
    there is modular stuff: KOMA Komplex Sequencer, the one in the front seems Make Noise and many more – no non modulars für DM? Since Martin brought us “MG” as an album maybe it gets non-sampling like the last album of DM and Martin Gore.. right? – I enjoyed both …DM

  2. Modular Music – I think it deserves it’s own channel not just images…
    Modular-Musik braucht einen eigenen: Modularmusik-Kanal
  3. I mentioned this Pocket Calculator Synthesizer at the Forum: Taschenrechner Zont & Gearnews
    it reminds of the Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators, but it’s ONE device for all tasks – and there are 4 cartridges (coloured) that add sounds and edits. Will be there in 2017 – not too much said about it on their site (so far) but looks cool.
  4. -> Moebius Lab is a Max/MSP App with 2×6 “slots” rangin including spectral FX for iOS.
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  5. (Frustrations about: Behringer Synthesizer 2016 and Google Requests to fusion your accounts for “being a better target” for ads: Google verbindet Konten..)
  6. Workshop: Platten auflegen und die Sounds nachbauen in Köln beim Sound Hackspace am 30.7. – jetzt anmelden. mit BobHumid und Moogulator
    Bildschirmfoto 2016-07-15 um 19.36.59

  7. SynMag nicht vergessen.. ;)

    SynMag 57 - Das Synthesizer-Magazin kommt: 29.7.2016
    SynMag 57 – Das Synthesizer-Magazin kommt: 29.7.2016
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