Modular 1.01 Free for iOS – Groundbreaking, Virtual Analog Synthesizer

By on Sep 13, 2013 at 10:06 am

Trabuco Canyon, California – Pulse Code today is pleased to announce Modular 1.01 free for iOS, its studio-quality, virtual analog synthesizer, featuring 24 different modules, band-limited oscillators, and oversampled filters. Far more flexible than fixed synthesizer designs, the app lets users interconnect and independently control Source, Filter, Amplifier/Routing, Modulation, Envelope, Effect, and Special modules. It looks, acts, and sounds like a hardware modular synthesizer, providing musicians with pulse width modulation, oscillator sync, 4-pole ladder filters, and 1V/oct filter tracking. Modular supports Audiobus, SoundCloud, and CoreMIDI, as well as AudioCopy, so that the user’s music-making workflow is streamlined and integrated. Ideal for professional musicians or beginners, it provides all the advantages of modular synthesis in an expandable app.

Feature Highlights:
* High fidelity, virtual analog synthesis, using band-limited oscillators, and oversampled filters
* Audiobus and background audio modes
* CoreMIDI control with external devices or internal sequencers
* Beautifully rendered graphics
* Dynamic workspace with intuitive navigation
* Optional modules available individually or as a Module Bundle
* 10-octave keyboard with classically styled arpeggiator
* Extensive in-app help with detailed module descriptions and guides
* Record and export live performances to SoundCloud, AudioCopy, email, and iTunes file sharing

Modular creates sound primarily through subtractive synthesis. In subtractive synthesis, a harmonically rich sound source is modified by subtracting unwanted harmonics to make the desired sound. Source modules consist of oscillators and noise generators; Modifier modules include filters and effects; Amplifier modules change the loudness of the sound over time; envelope generators and low-frequency oscillators are used as Controller modules; and Routing modules allow users to split, combine, fade, or invert signals between modules.

Free Modules:
* VCO-01 – band-limited, voltage controlled oscillator
* VCF-01 – 2-pole, resonance, low pass filter with frequency modulation
* VCA-01 – amplifier with an initial level knob and control voltage/gate
* MIX-02 – combines three input signals into one output
* SPLIT-03 – splits one input signal into three output signals
* INV-04 – utility module that inverts the input signal
* LFO-01 – low frequency oscillator used as a control voltage source fed to other modules
* EG-01 – standard attack, decay, sustain envelope generator
* EG-02 – standard decay envelope generator
* DELAY-01 – standard delay effect module
* BOOL-01 – applies one of three Boolean functions to two input signals
* RING-02 – ring modulator that multiplies two signals together
* SH-03 – standard sample and hold module
* Keyboard – basic synthesizer controller with built-in arpeggiator

Optional Modules:
* VCO-11 – advanced, band-limited, voltage controlled oscillator
* NG-17 – noise generator that outputs both white and pink noise
* VCF-11 – advanced, 2-pole, resonance filter with individual low, band, and high-pass outputs
* VCF-12 – 4-pole, resonance, ladder filter with low-pass output
* VCA-11 – improved amplifier module over the VCA-01
* XFADE-12 – crossfades two signals and outputs the result
* LFO-11 – advanced low frequency oscillator
* EG-11 – standard attack, decay, sustain, release envelope generator
* SLEW-13 – slew generator that smoothes out the transitions of an incoming signal
* DELAY-11 – advanced, delay effect unit
* DIST-13 – distortion effect module

“What makes Modular special is the audio and visual experience you have with it,” emphasized Louie Iturzaeta of Pulse Code, Inc. “The beautifully minimal menu systems and interface, and the ultra-realistic synthesizer graphics are just the beginning. The real beauty is not what you see, but what you hear. Pristine and punchy oscillators that sound great, even at the extreme ends of the frequency spectrum. It starts with band-limited oscillators. Not just traditional methods of band-limiting, but band-limiting that enables each note you play to have the maximum number of harmonics without distorting. Every detail of the audio has been analyzed to provide you the most amazing sound possible, with buttery-smooth filter sweeps and resonance so stable you can use the filter as an oscillator!”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5S, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 37.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Modular 1.01 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. 13 modules and the keyboard are included free. An additional 11 modules are available as an in-app purchase for $0.99 (USD) each, or in the Module Bundle, which includes all present and future modules, for $4.99.

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Based in Trabuco Canyon, California, Pulse Code was founded by Louie Iturzaeta and Billy Iturzaeta in 2008. Pulse Code creates inventive musical applications for the iOS platform. The team at Pulse Code has a love for electronic music and the instruments that create it. Its goal is to spread this appreciation to new and inspired minds. Pulse Code has its roots in homebrew audio development since 2005. In 2008, Pulse Code officially became an iOS developer. Its music app, Rhythm Studio, is an international bestseller. Copyright (C) 2013 Pulse Code, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.