Developer: Amidio, Inc.
Price: $9.99
Version Reviewed: 1.1.2

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★★
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: ★★★★★

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Noise.io hypes itself as the first real musical synthesizer for the iPhone. And it is one hell of a synthesizer. It’s nearly endless controls let you tailor just about every thing to do with the sound generation in this app. Amazing flexibility. The sound processing and variability are just amazing and nearly endless. Take a look at the Youtube videos below for some examples.

Here’s a demo video that gives you an idea of what you can do with this amazing app:

The developers have also included the ability to share the presents you create and to download presets others have created. You can go to their web site and see a list of the presets available to download. Take a look at the full list of features here.

Kaossilator-type pitch scale mapping is a new addition to the app in this latest version. It adds some interesting possibilities to the pad. Here’s a demo of that from the developers:

I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of what this synthesizer can do — but I’m already amazed. For one it’s a huge app and I have yet to get a crash from it. In addition they’ve done all of this amazing processing and there’s not a lag to be found. Those feats alone should earn the developers an extra star. Nice work.

And there’s no way I could write a review that does this app justice without weeks of research. If you are into electronic music hopefully I have given you a reason to go look at this app a little closer.

If you are not really into electronic music creation – well here’s a great place to start. You aren’t going to find a better synth for 10x the price.

As for my musical ability, I can dream I guess.

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