SynthMaster v2.9.9 iOS beta released - New desktop update coming up with M1 support + iOS skin + 150 factory presets

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KVRAF

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6059 posts since 14 Nov, 2006 from Ankara, Turkey

Post Wed May 12, 2021 12:32 am

As I wrote in my previous post, we will have a new update in June. In that update, we will add a new skin, in celebration of SynthMaster 2 iOS release. Just so you know the below skin is prototype and we will provide polished blue/white/dark skins matching this layout:

Simulator Screen Shot - iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (4th generation) - 2021-05-12 at 11.24.06.jpg
We're also introducing maximized popup dialogs for:

1) Arpeggiator:
Screen Shot 2021-05-12 at 11.33.27.png
2. MSEG:
Screen Shot 2021-05-12 at 11.37.37.png
3. Sequencer:
Screen Shot 2021-05-12 at 11.36.14.png
For the sequencers, we will have workflow improvements as well. Specifically, the introduction of "edit mode": Normal mode, Step mode, Up mode, Down mode and Free Hand mode. In free hand, you draw your shapes freehand and those are translated into segments.
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KVRAF

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6059 posts since 14 Nov, 2006 from Ankara, Turkey

Post Wed May 12, 2021 1:04 am

For those of you who're asking "hey what about SynthMaster 3?", we had to make some architectural changes in our UI framework to make it "modular". We finally achieved that and first implemented it on iOS. Desktop port coming in the next weeks and will be debuted in our next SM 2.9.9 update:
Screen Shot 2021-05-12 at 11.49.26.jpg
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KVRAF
2069 posts since 8 Dec, 2008 from Global Cowboy

Post Wed May 12, 2021 1:47 am

SynthMaster 2 is a really great synth and a labour of love...

Thanks for that :hug:
Sorry - I don't use auto-tune....

KVRAF

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6059 posts since 14 Nov, 2006 from Ankara, Turkey

Post Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:20 am

Work on the iOS version of SynthMaster 2.9.9 is now completed and we entered "beta" stage. Here's the beta introduction video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8qxjHD ... 3YTRFSuPpc

Topics covered in this video are:

0:07 Introduction
0:34 Real-time visual feedback explained
1:15 Changing the current user interface skin
2:01 Enabling MIDI input from MIDI devices
2:17 Macro controls
2:24 Changing SynthMaster parameter values via MIDI Learn
4:07 Adding/removing presets to/from user's favourites list
4:26 Preset browser search filters
4:54 Desktop presets upgrade IAP
5:25 Downloading desktop presets and expansions for registered SynthMaster 2.x desktop users
6:05 Downloading presets from public user library
6:36 Assigning presets to MIDI Banks and Programs
7:09 Managing MIDI Banks and Programs
7:19 Changing presets by sending MIDI Bank Change & Program Change messages from MIDI

FYI: We will be porting the UI framework changes to desktop asap and release a new update for SynthMaster which will include the new iOS iPad Pro 12.9 skins + Apple M1 support + 150 new factory presets to celebrate the arrival of this major update! Here's the first audio demo by NatLife:

https://soundcloud.com/kv331synthmaster ... le-factory
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KVRAF
2442 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:55 pm

So has iOS become a larger market than desktop?
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KVRAF

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6059 posts since 14 Nov, 2006 from Ankara, Turkey

Post Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:04 am

zzz00m wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:55 pm
So has iOS become a larger market than desktop?
For us, not yet, but after we made SynthMaster One iOS free last year for a short while, we had 140k downloads, which later on helped us increase our iOS sales. It increased from 10% to around 20% over a year.

But aside from that, our infrastructure is now "crossplatform" so when we release a product on the desktop, we would be able to release it on iOS as well, we just have to add a new UI/layout using our internal GUI editor.
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KVRAF
5788 posts since 31 Aug, 2013

Post Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:27 am

Looking forward to M1 support!

KVRAF

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6059 posts since 14 Nov, 2006 from Ankara, Turkey

Post Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:33 am

Bombadil wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:27 am
Looking forward to M1 support!
It's just a matter of testing & packaging the installer, as we were already building for ARM processors in our iOS builds.
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SynthMaster voted #1 in MusicRadar's "Best Synth of 2019" poll
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KVRAF
5788 posts since 31 Aug, 2013

Post Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:38 am

So the new versions will be universal binary? This is for both Synthmaster and Synthmaster One?

KVRAF

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6059 posts since 14 Nov, 2006 from Ankara, Turkey

Post Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:10 am

Bombadil wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:38 am
So the new versions will be universal binary? This is for both Synthmaster and Synthmaster One?
We'll see what we can. If everything goes well, yes universal binaries, otherwise separate installers for Intel & M1.
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SynthMaster voted #1 in MusicRadar's "Best Synth of 2019" poll
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KVRAF
5788 posts since 31 Aug, 2013

Post Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:13 am

Thanks! Looking forward to it!

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