At NAMM 2016 I visited the KV331 Audio stand and they were keen to show off their iOS app version of SynthMaster. Users that have the desktop version can create detailed patches and sounds of which they can import into the iOS app for performance. The app has had a full redesign so that it looks and feels and good as it sounds. Bluetooth support is added so that wireless controllers such as the ROLI Seaboard can be used with it. Below is my review of the Synthmaster plug-in...
What is SynthMaster
SynthMaster is an 'all-around' semi-modular software synthesizer and effect plug-in that features many different synthesis methods including VA, Additive, Wavetable, Wave scanning, Phase Modulation, Frequency Modulation, Pulse Width Modulation, Ring Modulation, Amplitude Modulation, Physical Modelling and SFZ Sample Playback synthesis. With its multi-algorithm oscillators, analog modelled/digital filters, flexible effects routing with 11 types of high quality effects and a massive modulation architecture with 95 separate modulation sources and 650+ modulation targets; SynthMaster is a 'must-have' for all synthesizer enthusiasts!
- VST, AU and AAX
- Windows and Mac
- 1100 factory presets from a world class team of sound designers with separate search criteria for instrument type, preset attributes, music style or preset author.
- SynthMaster comes with 3 different skins in different colour variations. Using the included user interface editor, users can not only just change the existing skins of the GUI but also can create their own custom interfaces as well.
- 11 Built in effects including Distortion, LoFi, Ensemble, Phaser, 6 Band EQ, Compressor, Vocoder, Delay, Chorus, Tremolo, Reverb.
Visit KV331 Audio for a full list of SynthMaster's features