Developer Shoulda Wouda Coulda has released version 2.0 of Polychord, a musical instrument for the iPad.
Here's what's new:
record and share songs with SoundCloud
sleek new UI made in collaboration with Jonas Eriksson
palettes, so you can save your settings
palette f-keys, for fast switching between palettes
Sine, Sawtooth, Triangle and Square Waves for each instrument. (We used an 'analogue simulation' technique for generating the synthesizer waves, which warms them up a bit.)
Bitshift features for drums: full control over the reduction of bits / bitrate, allowing you to completely decimate the sound or just add a touch of noise.
Basic low-pass filtering, resonance for each instrument
Tremolo Depth controls
Scale mode for the strum keys: rather than the strum keys playing the notes of the current chord, you can set them to numerous other scales.
Arpeggiator based on time-signatures. Full control over the speed and count of the arpeggiator -allows you to mix a different time signature over the beat. Arpeggiator now has all of the same synth controls as the other instruments.
The UI now highlights the last chord you pressed, rather than always highlighting the root-note.
Octave control for every instrument
Precise BPM control, with text input
A global on/off switch for Auto Accompany
File manager for renaming/deleting/loading palettes, songs, etc
pitch bending on strum keys (sends out MIDI too)
skins panel lets you switch back to the classic color scheme
The video, above, captures some 'shredding' with a prerelease copy of Polychord 2.
Pricing and Availability
Polychord 2 is available now in the App Store for US $9.99.