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Euphonics - Layered Synth

Euphonics - Layered Synth
  • #: 204944
  • Price: $0.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: 2009-09-11
  • Current Version: 1.0.7
  • 1.0.7
  • Size: 8.50 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Zen Ho
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later
  • © Zen Ho
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Description

The synth with a difference. Bass and chord accompaniment while you play. Featured by Apple on the iTunes App Store during the week of 1st Sep 2009.

Why fool around with inadequate approximations of musical instruments when you can make real music with instruments designed specifically for the iPhone? Euphonics is best understood as a cross between generative music and keyboard apps. It is designed to put you in control of the music while making it easy to create beautiful, layered tunes in the palm of your hand. Tap out pseudo-random songs, or get more precision by turning on display aids.

The main idea behind Euphonics is to have a semi-automated harmony play along as you tap out a melody. Instructions in a nutshell:

1) Tap on a chord button to initiate chord playback.

2) Adjust the arpeggiator as you like.

3) Tap out a melody.

4) Change chords as you go along, repeating chord taps for more sophisticated basslines.

You can also record a chord progression for playback as a practice track while you jam along on your guitar or other instruments!

Visit our website at www.frozenape.com for demo videos, or follow this link: http://tinyurl.com/pdyfll

Feature List

- Chords are held on a warm pad with the touch of a button, and remain held until the next chord change. Choose from the 7 triads within a selectable major (or its relative minor) key.

- Bass notes sound along with the chords, and can be triggered any time.

- A customizable arpeggiator loops eighth notes. The notes played are synced with the chords. For each note, select a tone from the chord: Root, 3rd, 5th or Octave. Set individual volume and pan for each note. Change the speed at which the arpeggiator plays by setting the tempo.

- Play your melody on a 3-octave sampled piano, visible one octave at a time. Tap multiple notes at a time, and bend pitches by dragging them. Tilt the device left and right to change the displayed range. Turn on non-diatonic tones to access the full range of notes.

- Set individual volumes for each layer via the Mixer.

- Turn on display of chord names and note divisions for better control over your playing.

- Record a song and play it back. Play over a recording to create a more complex piece, or play over chord changes to concentrate on the melody.

- Save and load multiple files

NOTE: For best results, use this app with headphones or speakers. The iPod touch's built-in speakers have a limited output and may not give satisfactory results.

Feel free to email us at feedback@frozenape.com if you encounter any problems or if you have any suggestions.

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Rated 3/5 based on 3 customer reviews.

 

3/5 stars

Fun, but not enough for serious musicians

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I'm a keyboardist / fledgeling guitarist with a soft spot for musical apps, and figured at 99 cents, I didn't have anything to lose. To be honest, I got my money's worth, but I'm frustrated by how much more this app could be. Unfortunately, the chords for the arpeggiator are locked in. Yep, you can't change that 1st major chord to a 1st Augmented. That 3rd Minor will never be a 3rd Major chord. If you understand what I just said, hopefully this review will help you set your expectations accordingly. If this review went over your head but you enjoy ambient techno and want a simple way to make your own music, this app is definitely worth your money.

5/5 stars

Beautiful Sounds, melody keyboard control greatly improved in this update

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This is a great trance or ambient synth. The sequencer really helps to drive the feel. The sound is awesome for the style it creates, and the choice of chords leaves lots of room for interpretation and variation.

Adding the Touch Scroll option made a big difference, thank you. If the diatonic keyboard display could be remapped so the non-pitched areas (between Eb - F#, and Ab- Bb do not play, but can still drag, that would complete the control option (we could drag without having to hear a note...)

I'd still like more sound choices, and more notes in the sequencer; chromatic would be great, but diatonic would work too - hey, even adding the 4th would spice it up a lot... I LOVE the ability to control the dynamics, it makes for very fluid and evocative rhythms...

Overall, I love this app!!!

2/5 stars

Not what I thought it was

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This app falls under the just ok section. When I bought this I thought it would be like the music maker apps but I was really wrong. The way you make music is basically by picking a base tune (all of which sound exactly the same) and then modifing the different scales to particular measurment like volume, tempo, etc. I guess the biggest problem with this is a) the music you are able to make is dull and boring and b) no matter how many times you edit your sequence of notes the whole thing sounds the same regardless.

This app needs major updates and explanations (the directions they do give don't help). Needs more interesting beat and a different instrument other than a piano which take major skill to play.

Note: it would help to understand musical terms WELL to buy this otherwise you have no idea what you are doing.

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