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Bram Bos announces Troublemaker - Enigmatic Silver Box (not a 303) for iOS

Bram Bos

Bram Bos has announced Troublemaker, a new synth for iOS that is like a 303 but not a 303.

Here's what he says:

The legendary TB-303 has magical properties; it is filled to the brim with analog shimmer. Its output jack is a gateway to a parallel universe and when you twiddle the filter knobs an army of highly trained pixies chisel the square waves from freshly harvested unicorn souls. So if you want a TB-303, you should buy a TB-303. But if you're after *that sound* Troublemaker will give you everything you need in spades.

Troublemaker sports a carefully crafted diode filter emulation and among the available oscillators are the typical raspy, nasal sawtooth and rubbery squarewave with its oddball shape and shifting pulsewidth. It also has the wow.

Troublemaker is fully Audio Unit (AUv3) compatible, so you can run multiple instances in your favorite DAWs. It also has:

  • Ableton Link.
  • MIDI CC mapping.
  • Core MIDI, Virtual MIDI, Bluetooth MIDI input.
  • Audiobus 2 support.
  • Exports MID and WAV files from its sequencer straight into your iOS DAW.
  • And unlike the TB-303, it can actually sound like a bass guitar.

Note: this is an Audio Unit plugin (AUv3) meaning it can be run inside AU compatible hosts and DAWs (e.g. Cubasis, Auria, Modstep, etc.). AU Plugins are supported on iOS 9 and higher: minimum iPad 4, iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5S, iPod Touch 6.

Price & Release: Coming soon.

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