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TECHNEWS IN ASSOCIATION WITH DUB SNARE REVERB


A masterclass in how to get your snare sounding like it’s being played in a room the size of the universe. Jonny from Point Blank breaks down the process and makes it look easy.


APP REVIEW


APP NAME : SYNTHICITY ITSELF DEVELOPER : HENRY LOWENGARD FORMAT : PRICE :


SYNTHESIS is a very creative (and still very unusual) way of using a smartphone or tablet. It enables you to use the device as an instrument, which when connected to a recording input can lead to new methods of music production. As the name of the app suggests, synthicity itself really is very simple to use, in fact perhaps the simplest interface of any music app we have yet encountered. A blank screen awaits the touch of one, or all, of your fingers, and the contact created makes a sound dependent on horizontal


IPHONE/IPAD/ITOUCH £0.59


(pitch) and vertical (timbre) position. A basic edit screen offers an essential range of settings such as attack, decay, slew, echo, polyphony parameters and a scale chooser which ranges from chromatic to pentatonic to ‘surprise’. Recent updates have included an increase to 32 polyphonic voices, new scales and improved buttons – all to make the experience a lot more fluid and likely to translate your ideas into coherent synthesized finger-play.


VERDICT 8/10


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