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Scythe Synthesizer

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Scythe

by Bitmask Studio Ltd.

Scythe

Scythe has a powerful synthesis engine and makes it easy to create and discover sound.

Now with CoreMIDI and Audiobus Midi input and Inter-App-Audio, Scythe can be integrated into your studio or workflow.

The controls have been minimised to allow a simple workflow with the same complex modulation that you might be used to. If you are new to modulation, Scythe makes it simple with drag and drop, from source to oscillator control.

Scythe comes with presets and library wavetables for quickly hearing some of its possibilities.

AudioShare allows importing and exporting audio with Scythe easy.

Generate custom wavetables by importing your sounds using AudioShare or iTunes file sharing, record using IAA out or directly in Scythe and export using Audioshare or iOS sharing options.

Please note for best wavetable generation results, sounds with low frequency content or enough spectral content is required.

Top Features:

- High quality wavetable synthesis
- Modulation control of all oscillator parameters
- Easy to learn user interface
- MIDI input - CoreMIDI & Audiobus 3
- Inter-App-Audio
- AudioShare support for importing and exporting
- Global tempo control for syncing LFOs to note duration
- Easily record, playback and export audio
- Library wavetables and presets
- Max waves = 128 = 8 voices * 2 oscillators * 8 unison

Full feature set:

Synthesis

- 2 Wavetable oscillators with full modulation control
- Generate wavetables with audio files imported with AudioShare
- Generate wavetables with audio files loaded from iTunes file sharing
- Load library wavetables
- Save wavetables
- Unison of up to 8 waves per oscillator

Modulation

- Global tempo control in top bar
- 2 Envelope generators with controllable ADSR graph
- 3 LFOs with 8 wave modes, Note duration sync, lfo wave amplitude, 3 run modes
- Global modulation matrix control
- Modulation override

Keyboard

- Audiobus 3 MIDI
- Currently max voices is 8
- Scrollable keyboard
- Hold mode

Presets

- Library presets
- Save your own presets

Recording

- Record audio
- Export audio using AudioShare
- export audio using iOS export options, e.g. Dropbox

Notes:

- Hardware capabilities will impact max number of waves. If your device CPU cannot synthesize the max number of waves, either adjust the unison value/modulation or reduce the number of simultaneous keys pressed
- Modulation is initially enabled by dragging the modulation link icons onto the control to be modulated.
- Hold mode is enabled/disabled by pressing the control in the keyboard scroll section