KQ MiniSynth

KQ MiniSynth is a polyphonic modular synthesizer.
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Description of all included modules is here.

Contact Information is here.

Application Description

This app lets you create tones with module patching.
You can add/remove up to 100 modules freely as you want.
(Oscillators, Envelope Generators, Filters, and so on)
Of course it depends on your device’s ability.

Modular system is also good for education use.
You can learn the role of various modules while patching those.

The Patch-Editing view supports zooming.
You can connect modules with taps easily.

70 Presets are included.
External and Virtual MIDI is Supported.
MIDI over Bluetooth LE is Supported (Act as a Central device).
Inter-App Audio is Supported.
Audiobus is Supported.
Ableton Link integration.
Includes an Audio Unit Extension (AUv3 Instrument).

FAQ

Q: The output sounds too quiet.
A: Expression value(Ctrl #11) may be too small. Try to Tap “RESET” on I/O Panel. When it is not improved, try to change an option “Boost Velocities”.

Q: The velocities seem to be ignored on Audio Unit.
A: If you want to enable the note velocity function in Audio Unit, try to turn off “Ignore Velocities” in the settings. (The default is on because GarageBand sends velocities randomly.)

Q. I want to customize the software keyboard.
A. A gear appears when you drag the upper part of the keyboard. Try to tap it with another finger.

Here is a list of the included modules.

KQ MiniSynth
KQ MiniSynth Keyboard

About Audiobus

Introducing Audiobus support: Now you can stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps! See http://audiob.us for more information.

About Ableton Link

Ableton Link is a new technology that synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of Ableton Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over a wireless network. It lets you play devices together with the freedom of a live band. Anyone can start and stop their part while others keep playing, and anyone can adjust the tempo and the rest will follow.
You can use Link to play with several instances of Ableton Live, with Live and iOS apps, or even without Live in your setup: using Link- enabled apps on multiple devices, or multiple apps on the same device.

BUG INFORMATION

iOS 11 … 11.0.3

When connected with Inter-App Audio, the host app icon is invalid.
This bug is fixed on iOS 11.1.

Version 1.2.2 or below

The app might crash with a particular connection.
The VCF did not work well.

Version 1.2.1 or below

You can not open a Save/Load window with version 1.2.1 or below on iOS 7 or below device if the clipboard contains something.

Update history

Version 1.8.11

  • Improved Buttons on iPhone X.
  • Other small fixes.
  • Released on 2017-12-6

Version 1.8.10

  • Changed Value-Picker Window which appears when tapping knobs.
  • Improved Oscilloscope.
  • Aliasing noise occurred with Triangle waves.
  • Freq Fine values were wrong.
  • Released on 2017-11-21

Version 1.8.9

  • Added “Boost Velocities” option. (Turn on this if it sounds too quiet.)<_li>
  • “Dry Wet Mixer” was renamed “Crossfader”
  • Other small fixes.
  • Released on 2017-11-11

Version 1.8.8

  • Disable background-mode when Bluetooth connected.
  • Released on 2017-11-09

Version 1.8.7

  • Now you can select MIDI Sources (includes MIDI over Bluetooth LE).
  • Other small fixes.
  • Released on 2017-11-08

Version 1.8.6

  • Supports iPhone X screen.
  • Released on 2017-11-04

Version 1.8.5

  • Supports iCloud Drive.
  • Supports file management on iOS 11.
  • Ignores invalid tempo.
  • Released on 2017-10-03

Version 1.8.4

  • Added dealing with iPhone X screen.
  • Other small fixes.
  • Released on 2017-09-29

Version 1.8.3

  • Improved the behavior of Audio Unit Extension parameters.
  • Fixed a version number on Settings app.
  • Fixed a crash bug.
  • Released on 2017-07-05

Version 1.8.2

  • Added Audio Unit Extension parameters.
  • Bug-fix: Parameters could not be applied on Audio Unit Extension.
  • Released on 2017-06-30

Version 1.8.1

  • Bug-fix: Clipping noises occurred.
  • Released on 2017-06-29

Version 1.8

  • Modified the synth engine.
  • Added Polyphonic Noise feature.
  • Added modules: 8 Step Sequencer (CV/Gate), Loop Gate, CV Mixer, Dry / Wet Mixer, LFO (Tempo Sync), Toggle, Const Value.
  • You can disconnect all cables which are connected to a connector when you tap the connector twice.
  • Changed a Clipboard behavior.
  • Changed a behavior when Audiobus connected.
  • Bug-fix: Something was wrong when the sample rate is not 44100 Hz.
  • Bug-fix: Could not record.
  • Supports Audiobus 3.
  • Ableton Link integration.
  • Released on 2017-06-28

Version 1.7.4

  • A crash bug when opening the preferences is fixed.
  • The bug, Glide settings is not loaded when you load presets, is fixed.
  • Released on 2017-01-30

Version 1.7.3

  • The bug, the app might crash when using a Reverb filter is fixed.
  • Changed behavior when audio queue is stopping.
  • Released on 2017-01-14

Version 1.7.2

  • Added Knob Type and Sensitivity Settings.
  • The bug, MIDI events were not handled (This happened in some DAWs e.g. BeatMaker 2) is fixed.
  • The bug, some preferences was not tweak-able in Audio Unit is fixed.
  • Changed the order of settings in Audio Unit.
  • Released on 2017-01-11

Version 1.7.1

  • Engine optimization.
  • Changed Audio Unit behavior about the settings of middle-A frequency.
  • A bug, Audio Unit cannot be controlled by the user maybe fixed.
  • Released on 2016-12-11

Version 1.7

  • Added Patch Backup function.
  • Supports iCloud.
  • Modified saving behavior in the Audio Unit Extension. (Some preferences are saved in the DAW Documents)
  • Fixed some bugs.
  • Released on 2016-12-03

Version 1.6

  • 51 new preset patches.
  • Supports Patch importing/exporting.
  • Supports 2ch stereo recording.
  • Added a record button animation.
  • You need just 2 taps to connect modules.
  • Added preferences of EG.
  • Changed cable colors.
  • Fixed some bugs.
  • Released on 2016-11-18

Version 1.5

  • The Glide settings come to be included by each Patch data.
  • The Active Sensing behavior has changed.
  • Released on 2016-10-19.

Version 1.4.2

  • Improved stability.
  • Released on 2016-10-17.

Version 1.4.1

  • The Delay Effector crash bug is fixed.
  • Released on 2016-10-16.

Version 1.4

  • Oscilloscope have been added.
  • Reverb is changed.
  • Antialiasing is implemented.
  • Support 2ch Stereo.
  • Added Custom Controller module.
  • Negative Gain on Booster module.
  • Changes Appearance a little.
  • Sound Volume may change.
  • New I/O Panel (Volume, Pan, Portamento).
  • Pitch Bend Sensitivity preferences.
  • Invalid preferences have been removed. (Preferences.app)
  • Bug fix — Virtual MIDI has been enabled now.
  • Bug fix — SuperSaw went wrong.
  • Bug fix — A crash bug is fixed.
  • Released on 2016-10-11.

Version 1.3.1

  • Improved stability.
  • Removed AU warnings.
  • Released on 2016-04-22.

Version 1.3

  • Acts as Audio Unit Extension (Instrument).
  • Added “Sending a patch via E-mail”.
  • App Crash bug with a particular connection is fixed.
  • Fixed VPF behavior.
  • Released on 2016-01-30.

Version 1.2.2

  • Fixed that A Save/Load Window cannot be opened on iOS7 or below devices when the clipboard contains something.
    (Thanks to Edward Hussey for finding bug)
  • Released on 2016-01-25.

Version 1.2.1

  • Connected Cables can be shown.
  • Fixed that the Synth was reset when you were back from the Keyboard mode.
  • Fixed Keyboard behavior during a trill.
  • Probably Fixed a Save/Load bug on iOS 7.
  • Released on 2016-01-18.

Version 1.1

  • Audiobus supported.
  • Added preference screen.
  • Fixed some bugs.
  • Released on 2016-01-13.

Version 1.0

  • The first release.
  • Released on 2016-01-09.