SunVox by Alexander Zolotov (Universal)
Released: Aug 4, 2009
Version: 2.0e
Size: 86 MB
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Ranking - Music (iPhone)

Ranking - Music (iPad)


Alexander Zolotov
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SunVox is one of the most powerful music creation tools for iOS. It is a small and fast cross-platform modular synthesizer with pattern based sequencer (tracker).

[ Key features ]
• Modular interface.
• Powerful microtonal sequencer.
• Highly optimized synth algorithms.
• Support of 16/24/32bit WAV, AIFF and XI samples.
• XM (FastTracker) and MOD (ProTracker, OctaMED) import.
• Multitrack WAV export.
• MIDI import/export.
• Mic/Line recording (using the Sampler).
• Audio Unit Extension (AUv3 instrument/effect), Audiobus.
• Generative music features: random selection of notes, random values of controllers, probability effects.
• It's possible to use SunVox engine in your own applications using the free library for developers.
• It is also available for other systems (see the site).

[ Brief instruction ]
The main menu - button with the SunVox icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
To connect one module (source) to another (destination): first touch on the source, second touch on the destination.

Official SunVox homepage, user manual, video tutorials:

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[ Built-in synthesizers & effects ]
• Generators;
• DrumSynth with 120 unique synthetic drum sounds;
• FM synthesizer;
• Multisample instrument;
• SpectraVoice (FFT-based synthesizer for warm atmospheric sounds);
• Side Chain Compressor;
• Distortion;
• Echo & Reverb;
• Equalizer & Filters;
• Flanger;
• Loop (for glitch effects);
• Vocal Filter (for human voice simulation);
• Vorbis Player;
• WaveShaper;
• Pitch Detector;
• Pitch Shifter;
• and more ...

[ Jordan Rudess about this app ]
Sunvox is a serious music application. I am personally running it on my iphone. In the overcrowded world of music apps, Sunvox stands out as both unique and powerful. If you are a musician and own an iphone, you owe it to yourself to try this amazing application!

What's new in version 2.0e
2.0e: bug fixes.
* iOS 11+: SunVox Audio Unit (AUv3) can now send MIDI notes and MIDI CC to other AU modules;
* iOS 13.4+: full USB/Bluetooth keyboard support (like on desktops);
* multiple module selection + ability to save several selected modules to a sunvox file;
* timeline: supertracks (see simple_examples/supertracks.sunvox);
* improved import of old tracker formats (XM and MOD);
* new module - FMX: 5-operator Frequency Modulation synth;
* new module - FFT frequency transformator;
* timeline menu: new option "Vertical mode";
* timeline menu: new functions "Load" and "Save" to load/save selected patterns from/to a sunvox file;
* timeline menu: new function "Detach" to convert the clones to the normal patterns;
* module editor menu: new function "Detach" to detach the selected modules from the rest;
* module editor menu: new function "Make MetaModule" for packing the selected modules into a single MetaModule;
* now it is possible to delete modules, but keep the links;
* pattern properties: X and Y fields - exact coordinates of the pattern on the timeline;
* module properties: X and Y fields - exact coordinates of the module;
* module visualizer: "Phase Sync" oscilloscope option has been added; activate it to see a single waveform cycle;
* module visualizer: new buttons "reset", "apply", "copy", "paste";
* ADSR->Sustain: new value "Repeat" (repeat the envelope until the module is stopped);
* ADSR->Smooth Transitions: new value "volume change" (the volume will change smoothly, but the envelope start is not smoothed);
* Amplifier: new controller "Bipolar DC Offset";
* Analog Generator: the "Freq2" controller has been ranamed to "Osc2" (pitch deviation of the additional oscillator);
* Analog Generator: new controller "Osc2 volume" - additional oscillator volume;
* Analog Generator: new controller "Osc2 mode" - mixing mode of the additional oscillator with the main one (add;sub;mul;min;max;bitwise AND;bitwise XOR);
* Analog Generator: new controller "Osc2 phase" - starting phase of the additional oscillator;
* Analog Generator: new option "Increased frequency computation accuracy";
* Delay: new controller "Delay multiplier";
* Delay: new "Delay unit" values: sec/44100, sec/48000, sample;
* Delay: max delay length has been increased to 60 sec;
* Delay: new controller "Feedback" (for sound and events);
* Echo: new controller "Right channel offset" (how much to shift the right channel relative to the left in time);
* Echo: new controller "Filter";
* Echo: new controller "Filter frequency";
* Filter Pro: new modes "stereo + smoothing" and "mono + smoothing" for additional parameter smoothing;
* Filter Pro: new types "LP 6dB" and "HP 6dB";
* LFO: new controller "Sine quality";
* MetaModule->Play patterns: new values "on (repeat, endless)" and "on (no repeat, endless)";
* MetaModule: number of user defined controllers has been increased to 96;
* MetaModule: controller color can now be changed by adding "@X" to the beginning of the name, where X is the group number from 0 to F;
* MultiSynth: new option "Output port number = round-robin (cyclic)";
* Sampler: new option "Increased frequency computation accuracy";
* new pattern effects (column EE):
* 1A - fine velocity slide up/down (XX - up speed; YY - down speed); once at the beginning of a line;
* 33 - slot sync (for sv_sync_resume() in SunVox library);
* 34 - set (XX) or reset (YY) project options: 1 - no portamento on the first tick; 2 - no velocity slide on the first tick; (for compatibility with old tracker formats);
* 3C - copy track XX from from the pattern YY; for example, if XXYY = 0023, then the first track will be copied from the pattern named "23";
* 3D - write a random value to track YY; min value, max value and column must be in track 0, starting from line XX; see example "pat effect 3D random value";
* new examples and modules.
See the full changelog on the site...
Our verdict: Good
  • + SunVox is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + SunVox is currently ranked #67 in paid Music apps for iPad.
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