Electro-Harmonix Introduces MINI-SYNTHESIZER App

A faithful recreation of their 1980s classic      26/07/16

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Originally released in 1980, the MINI-SYTHESIZER, was to all extends and purposes an entry level synthesizer. However as other synths of times past it seems to have taken on a bit of a cult following... Used by the likes of Van Halen and Jean Michel Jarre (but what syth hasn't been used by Jarre)

This new app from Electro-Harmonix accurately delivers all the vintage synth sounds of the original plus modern updates.

Intuitive, flexible and powerful control are provided by the MINI-SYNTHESIZER's 12 sliders and nine switches. Here's a breakdown of the user interface:

OSC Section

 

  • PITCH slider lets the player raise or lower the pitch of the note by +/-1 octave
  • SUB-OCTAVE slider introduces a note one octave below what's being playe for extra bottom
  • OCTAVE UP switch causes the note being played to jump up one octave
  • TUNE knob lets the player tune the MINI-SYNTHESIZER to other instruments a sound sources over a +/-50 cents range

 

FILTERS Section

 

  • PHASE RATE slider adjusts the speed of the phase shifter
  • FILTER START sets the start frequency of the filter sweep
  • FILTER STOP sets the stop frequency of the filter sweep
  • SWEEP RATE controls the speed of the filter sweep
  • PHASE switch turns the effect on/off
  • 2X FILTER switch changes how the audio passes through the filters (either in parallel or in series) Q switch sets the amount of resonance on the filter sweep
  • RETRIGGER SWITCH turns retrigger on/off

 

DELAY Section

 

  • TIME slider adjusts the delay time up to two seconds
  • FEEDBACK controls the number of echo repeats
  • BLEND adjusts the mix of the original signal and the echo repeats
  • DELAY switch turns the effect on/off

 

REVERB Section

 

  • AMOUNT slider adjusts the reverb effect level
  • BLEND slider controls the mix of the wet and dry signals
  • REVERB switch turns reverb on/off
  • REVERB>DELAY switch lets the user place either Delay or Reverb first in the effects chain for a variety of cool sound effects

 

MISCELLANEOUS CONTROLS

 

  • VOL (Volume) slider adjusts the MINI-SYNTHESIZER's overall sound output level
  • POLY/MONO switch toggles between polyphonic (four notes can be played simultaneously) or monophonic (only one note can be played at a time) modes
  • PRESETS pop-down menu displays the presets available and allows the user to instantly select one
  • HORIZONTAL slider lets the player adjust the keyboard's sounding range over an expansive eight-octave range
  • RIBBON Interface lets the player perform portamento (glide up or down to pitch), vibrato and other expressive playing

 

The MINI-SYNTHESIZER also includes a virtual MIDI input, aftertouch (iPhone 6s and 6s Plus), direct connectivity to a DAW as an audio input, an enhanced effects section plus Audiobus and interapp-audio capabilities.

More Info at Electro-Harmonix

 

 



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