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Developer's Description

Caustic 3 is a music creation tool inspired by rack-mount synthesizer/sampler rigs. Everything is real-time and optimized for mobile devices. Create your rack by adding up to 14 machines from a choice of: Subsynth - Virtual analog subtractive synthesizer. PCMSynth - Multi-sample wave synthesizer. BassLine - 303-like monosynth. BeatBox - 8-channel sampling drum machine. PadSynth - Harmonic table pad synthesizer. 8BitSynth - 8bit equation solver synthesizer. Modular - Fully configurable and routable synthesizer. Organ - Tonewheel organ with rotary speaker. Vocoder - 8-band harmonic vocoder. FMSynth - DX-style 3-operator fm synthesizer. Kssynth - Karplus-Strong string modeling synthesizer. SawSynth - Supersaw-type synthesizer. The app also includes: Effects rack supporting 2 effects per machine (20 effect types). Mixer desk with EQ, panning and global Delay/Reverb effects. Master section with effect slots, parametric EQ and limiter. Song sequencer. AudioBus support for Input and Output slots. AudioCopy Paste + AudioShare support for import and export. Supports automation recording on most controls and includes powerful editors for modifying automation curves. Users can record their own WAV files for use in the PCMSynth, BeatBox, and Vocoder or import files through iTunes file sharing, ACP, AudioShare, or the built-in FTP server. Supports all uncompressed WAV files (8-16-24-32bit, any sampling rate). The PCMSynth can also load SoundFont files (sf2), SFZ and FL/Xewton instruments (instr, ZIP). "Open In. " import support for all preset types, WAV, SF2 and. MID. (MIDI (mid) files can be imported as raw sequencer note data.). Supports CoreMIDI and virtual MIDI for note, velocity and CC data. (be sure to set "Enable background audio" in advanced options to use virtual MIDI). See the in-app help section for dozens of informative tutorial videos and full online manual. There is also a FREE (full version) PC/Mac version available for download on the product website. Come visit to download more presets, request features, share your tracks and hear what others are creating with Caustic 3. Works on iPhone/iPod but iPad is recommended.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.2.0

New machine: SawSynth (Polyphonic supersaw-type synth)

New "melody helper" to lock keyboards to scales

Support for more time signatures (3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4) from the song page and in pattern editors

Tool to create new PCMSynth instruments by merging your rack.

Keyable BPM

New effects:

- Octaver

- Vibrato

- Tremolo

- AutoPan

Machine improvements:

PCMSynth: Stereo sample support

Modular: Added stereo out to machine input component

Bassline: Custom waveform support

8BitSynth: Random equation generator


Patterns show preview of notes

Quick jump table replaces machine list

Create machine by double tapping empty slot

Automation editor workflow visual crosshairs

Wave editor enhancements:

- Stereo support

- Effect support

- Timestretch/pitchshift

- BPM detection

- Insert silence

- Time ruler w/snap

Added mixer + transport MIDI mappings

Added support for using MIDI notes as CC triggers

Effect bypass is now keyable

Improved typing keyboard with uppercase/lowercase support

New loop and stem export options

More keyboard key width options for large screens


Release September 27, 2017
Date Added September 27, 2017
Version 3.2.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPhone4, iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74


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