apeSoft released mood Synthesizer for iOS – A Further Development Of The 70s Synthesizer Architecture & Review

Yesterday, later in the evening, Alessandro from apeSoft introduced the new mood Synthesizer. This is not a classic reproduction of the Moog Minimoog, but a further study of this synth arcitecture. In easy, both developer try to develop a reinterpretation of the classic analog synthesizer from the seventies but including some modern sound and utility features. The result is a mood, a synth with a classic subtractive with 3 virtual analog oscillators, a sampler, an FM operator module and much more.

 At the second page, mood also includes a very deep XLFO that can used as LFO but also as arpeggiator/sequencer. Than, it includes five excellent sounding effects for giving even better sound design options. On top, they broke the thinkings of a mono synth and transform mood in a polyphonic synth with up to 16 voices. 

On the connection side, it includes: AudioBus, Inter-App-Audio, iOS AudioUnit and Ableton Link support. With a great midi implementation, musicians can also map all parameters to an external midi controller.

mood – A personal interpretation of the legendary Analog Synthesizer by Eugenio Giordani

Features:

  • Audiounit v3
  • Audiobus and Inter-App Audio Sender/Filter
  • Audiobus 3 MIDI support
  • Share Presets and Samples between App and AUv3
  • iOS Universal
  • 3 Oscillators
  • Noise Generator with own envelope
  • Sample WARP
  • FM Module
  • Input Source Processing
  • VCF Filter Ladder 24db per octave
  • ADSR VCA
  • Mono or 16 voices Polyphonic
  • Keyboard Tracking and Control
  • Keyboard Ribbon Style
  • XLFO 7 shapes + Sequencer
  • Classical/Vintage Reverberator
  • Stereo Delay
  • Ring Modulator
  • Distort Output
  • Full Parameters MIDI/LFO/Accelerometer mapping
  • Presets Interpolation Pad
  • MIDI Clock and Ableton Link
  • Record to .wav file
  • AudioCopy/Audioshare/Open In… etc…

Check out here my complete introduction and review of the new Mood Synthesizer. The video also includes several sound demos.


Review Summary

Positive 

  • High-quality audio engine
  • Rich & fat sounds without big efforts
  • Easy-to-use designed interface
  • A lot of sound design options through the additional FM and sample engines
  • The combination of traditional virtual analog thinkings and modern features
  • Complex modulations with the XLFO
  • 4 high-quality effects provides a big sound playground

Improvements 

  • A bit more love for the UI for the iOS AU version
  • ARP/Sequencer ON/OFF switch on the first page
  • More FM possibilities with other parameters like the filter

 

Available here: apeSoft mood Synthesizer 

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