Massive Update For LayR Synthesizer (iOS) Released – AUv3, New Layout & More

With Layr, Living Memory Software released a massive multi-timbral Synthesizer with AUv3 support.

Living Memory Software released last week a massive update for the great Layr Synthesizer for iOS. The new version features now a AUv3 version, a new MIDI CC mixer, a good improved user interface as well as many new features.

LayR is a massively polyphonic, multi-timbral synthesizer for iOS devices, optimized for modern 64 bit CPUs and capable of delivering up to 256 voices of rich, multi-layered and textured sounds. LayR’s primary sound components are called Performances where a Performance is a set of Instruments and each Instrument is a set of Layers and each Layer is a complete synthesizer. A performance can consist of any number of instruments each with its own MIDI channel and crossfading keyboard span. Each Instrument can consist of any number of Layers to a maximum of 128.

New In Layr 1.2
General
  • Audio Unit v3
  • New App Icon
  • New look for User Interface
  • PDF Manual ( please read it! )
  • An optional “Light” colour scheme
  • More new presets!
Audio Unit
  • Zoomable, scrollable editor
  • Shortcut buttons to quickly zoom to locations in the Layer Editor
  • Presets shared between instances and with stand-alone app.

New MIDI CC Mixer
  • A slider strip for each chanel groups Instrument levels while maintaining relative volumes
  • A slider for every MIDI controller assigned in the current Performance
  • Slider strips can renamed or hidden from the mixer panel
  • Query which instrument/layer/dial any MIDI controllers have been assigned to in the current Performance
  • Optionally transmit CCs to the MIDI output port
Layer Edition
  • Clearly labelled controls
  • Double tap or pinch on the background to zoom the UI
  • New Mod Matrix for routing modulation sources to any destination
  • New Oscillator mode providing coarse/fine tuning and improved FM with a much greater range
  • New “Fixed” oscillator mode to decouple the oscillator from MIDI notes
  • New “Sync” mode for LFOs keeps LFOs in all playing voices synced to the same phase
  • Dials: Increased accuracy and threshold between vertical and horizontal tracking (coarse/fine).
Arpeggio/Sequencer
  • Every track can now have it’s own mode, length and speed
  • New Playback Types
  • New Event Types
  • Copy/Paste/Clear tracks (long press on track)
  • New “Hold” button, the sustain pedal is no longer used to hold arpeggiator notes
Drag & Drop In Instrument Mixer Panel (iOS 11 Only)
  • Drag and drop Instrument Strips to rearrange order
  • Drag and drop Instrument Strips to copy into or merge with another Instrument
  • Drag and drop Layer Strips to rearrange order within an instrument
  • Drag and drop Layer Strips to the mixer background to create a new instrument with that Layer
  • Drag and drop Layer Strips to other Instruments to make a copy in the destination Instrument
Preset  Filing
  • Easier Import/Export for presets
  • Bank Files: A new file type for importing and exporting entire banks of presets to Files etc
  • Banks and programs can now be deleted/cleared
MIDI
  • A new MIDI input port for live “Performance” bank/program select using any channel. (optional)
  • Option to use either MSB or MSB for bank select.
Misc 
  • Optional “expert level” swipe shortcuts to open or close various panels
  • Performance “Append…” has been fixed, you can now append multiple performance programs to the currently loaded performance
  • Reverb is now silenced when changing presets
  • “Fold” amount in Filter 2 is now adjusted downwards as key notes go up, reducing aliasing artefacts as notes get higher
  • An Optional “Legacy Mode” to maintain compatibility with older devices
  • Various minor bug fixes and more!

Available here: Layr Synthesizer 

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