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Arctic Keys is a virtual analog synthesizer for iPad featuring a classic dual-oscillator subtractive synthesis design.
Tweak. The two low frequency oscillators (LFOs) each have three modulation destinations. Each LFO may be free running or synced to tempo and the timing rate adjusted. The modulation matrix allows for deep routing between the Mod Wheel, Aftertouch and 16 x 4 analog-style gated step-sequencer. Quickly change pages to edit effects and sequences.
Perform. The classic arpeggiator is complimented by the 16 x 4 gated step-sequencer. Play a note to trigger the sequencer. Step through a sequence to play short melodic lines or let it modulate the synthesizer. The different key gating options may be used to change how the sequence is triggered. Each of the four tracks has an assignable modulation destination and loop point. Along with traditional Pitch and Mod Wheels, adjust the velocity by tapping along the length of the key from top to bottom. Change the key mode to mono for retro lead lines. Adjust the size of the keyboard or use a gesture to scroll through the octaves. Place the keyboard into Pitch mode and use multi-touch gestures to bend individual notes, while sliding up and down the keys to add Aftertouch.
Share. The live phrase recorder can save performances as 44.1KHz 16-bit WAV files and as a Standard MIDI File. The MIDI File includes all the knob control change information along with the notes played. Use Sonoma AudioCopy or Intua Audio Sharing to paste recorded audio directly into other apps. Arctic Keys allows saving and emailing of the patches, and sharing with Wi-Fi and iTunes File Sharing.
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