Magellan Jr by Yonac Inc. (iPhone)
Released: Dec 13, 2012
Version: 3.0
Size: 35 MB
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Magellan Jr

Yonac Inc.
[ This app may no longer be available for download ]

Magellan Jr is the bold new professional analog modeling synthesizer for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Modeled after its acclaimed big brother, Magellan for iPad, you can now create powerful music wherever you go. With extensive MIDI capabilities and near-zero latency, Magellan Jr is a fierce live-performance machine.

Complete with a full FX rack, three oscillators, dual filters, multiple unison stages, extensive modulation matrix, arpeggiator, and a polyphonic step-sequencer - the aural possibilities with Magellan Jr are infinite! Magellan Jr and Magellan are completely compatible: presets, sequences and sound recordings are easily interchangeable.

Visit YONAC.COM for video demos and Magellan Jr's *full* spec list

\\\\\\ Synth ///

• 3 oscillators w/selectable waveforms

• Osc unison stage w/ adjustable detune & width, up to 12 simultaneous wave generators for super-saw type effects

• Realtime PWM Modulation for osc 1 & 2

• FM module w/ dedicated blend, ADSR envelope & contour

• Oscillator 2>1 ring mod

• Noise generator w/ adjustable tone
• VCA ADSR envelope

• Separate voice unison stage w/ settable stereo spread, detune

• Dual Keyboards

• Dual Touch Pad controls w/ settable key & scale, adjustable glide & individual voice parameterization
• Polyphonic, Monophonic, Poly/Mono Legato operation modes

• Glide

• Matrixpad modulation w/ configurable x/y destinations and optional snapback

• Realtime oscilloscope displaying output signal (iPhone 4S and later)

• Audio backgrounding

• Tap tempo

• 10 voice polyphony (5 voice for iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4)

\\\\\\ Filters ///

• 2 filter banks, configurable in series or parallel
• Dedicated ADSR envelope for each bank; selectable envelope curve, adjustable contour

• 11 Filter types for each bank:
• "Magellan" 24dB Resonant Low Pass
• "Victor" 24dB Resonant Low/High/Band Pass
• "Voyvoda" 12dB Low/High/Band Pass

• Formant, Comb, All-Pass, Notch filters

\\\\\\ Modulation ///

• Dual LFOs

• 3 freely assignable destinations per LFO

• Dedicated amp setting for each LFO destination
• 3 reset modes

• Adjustable phase & delay
• Frequency tracking & BPM Sync

\\\\\\ Arp ///

• 10 arp patterns; Settable note value & gate; swing
• 6 octaving modes, plus settable note and octave repeats

\\\\\\ Sequencer ///

• Analog inspired 16/32 step polyphonic sequencer

• 8 track poly output per pattern in 16-step, 4 track poly out in 32-step "link" mode
• Settable pitch, velocity, gate, octave per step
• 6 stepping algorithms

• Swing
• Timeline for creating song length sequences w/ patterns

• Import/Export song files containing sequences

\\\\\\ Chordmaker /// 

• Create/save chord progressions, played by pressing a single key

\\\\\\ FX ///

• Comprehensive FX rack w/ adjustable flow order. FX include Equalizer, Compressor, Reverb, Stereo Delay w/ BPM sync, Phaser, Chorus, Flanger, Waveshaper/Distortion, Bitcrusher, Sonic Expander

\\\\\\ Recording & Sharing ///

• Built in tape deck for recording app audio

• Metronome

• Export/Import audio files via email, WiFi, Intua or Sonoma Audio Copy/Paste
• SoundCloud

\\\\\\ Connectivity & MIDI ///

• Use as Audiobus input or FX processor
• Inter-App Audio Instrument or FX
• CoreMIDI & Virtual MIDI with In & Out ports
• Control Magellan w/ external MIDI controllers

• MIDI Out w/ settable channel or omni

• MIDI Learn w/ over 250 control destinations

• Save MIDI CC maps

• Sync w/ external MIDI clocks to control sequencer & arp

\\\\\\ Presets ///

• SPAWN artificial intelligence algorithm for generating countless new presets with a single touch
• Over 300 factory presets
• 2 banks & a song by Sunsine Audio
• A bank by New Wave Presets

\\\\\\ Requirements ///

• iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4, or later

What's new in version 3.0
This version of Magellan Jr introduces Ableton Link integration, and also includes numerous optimizations and modernizations under the hood.

Simply access Link settings by going to Menu -> Prefs -> MIDI, and touching the provided button. Join a local or networked Link session to sync Magellan Jr’s global tempo with that of other client apps. In addition, our implementation provides beat-syncing for Magellan Jr’s built in sequencer so that you will always be in phase with other beat-syncing apps.

Have fun!
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Magellan Jr is an ok, 3.5-star app.
  • + It is currently 20% off its regular price.
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