Green Oak Software updates Crystal Synth XT to v1.2

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Green Oak Crystal Synth XT

Green Oak Software has released version 1.2 of Crystal Synth XT, a virtual synthesizer app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

Crystal XT is a full featured semi-modular synthesizer, ideally suited to creating lush evolving soundscapes. Crystal VST has long been a popular synthesizer on the desktop. Crystal XT brings that same powerful synthesis engine to the iPad and iPhone. Crystal XT features MIDI keyboard input via the iPad’s camera adapter or the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer and sharing of sounds with the desktop version of Crystal.

Changes in Crystal Synth XT v1.2

  • New two octave keypad with selectable modes.
  • Patch designer on iPhone for creating patches.
  • Audio recording which may be copied to desktop.
  • Audio copy/paste to copy recordings to other apps.
  • Support for Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer to connect a MIDI keyboard to Crystal on an iPhone or iPad.
  • Patch breeding can now include up to 20 user patches.
  • High precision mode (drag vertically to get high precision after touching slider) for precise slider adjustments.

Crystal Synth XT is available to purchase for $4.99 USD. The basic version of Crystal has also been updated, now priced at $0.99 USD.

More information: Green Oak

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Short links for December 27th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Tyrell N6 Alpha

u-he Tyrell N6 alpha
u-he Tyrell N6 alpha

Urs Heckmann of u-he has released an alpha version of Tyrell N6, a free synthesizer plug-in created as part of the TYRELL project (check CDM for more info).

The Tyrell N6 alpha for PC and Mac (VST/AU) is available to download for registered Amazona users (registration is free, click here).

# Free DrumLoops and BassLine samples

More free samples by Dan303:

This pack contains a selection of loops perfect for the creation minimal, acid and techno music (Or whatever you want really).

In the pack: 8 303 loops (Square), 8 303 loops (Saw), 8 303 loops (Dist), 8 909 loops, 8 808 loops, 8 Acid bass loops. All the musical parts are in Am and the tempo of all the samples are at 120bpm. All the loops and samples in this pack are free to use in whatever project you want.

Mark Mosher Crystal Patch Sharing

# Sharing Patches and A/B Audio Comparison Between Green Oaks Crystal Desktop Synthesizer on Windows and Crystal XT for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch

Mark Mosher takes Green Oak’s Crystal for a spin on both the desktop and iOS, and shows how to share patches between both synths in a useful “Patch Sharing Step-by-Step”.

These instructions are in an edit of the original instructions at the bottom of this page. Green Oak’s instructions are accurate but assume you know your way around iTunes and Crystal so there are some gotchas. I’ve added some more detailed notes and steps (in red) to help fill in the gaps. Even if you only want to transfer patches from desktop to mobile, I recommend you go through steps 1-3 anyway so you’ll have a bank with the proper name an in the proper format.

tips for your os x daw

Tips from Enennu:

a few very useful workarounds I’ve developed for my daw, so you probably won’t find them anywhere else

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Green Oak updates Crystal to v2.5.0 + Crystal for iOS released

Green Oak Crystal

Green Oak has released version 2.5.0 of Crystal, semi-modular synthesizer, ideally suited to creating lush evolving soundscapes.

Crystal goes 64 bit! With version 2.5.0, Crystal is now available as a 64 bit plugin on both Windows and OSX. The OSX installer installs both Audio Unit and VST plugins which are capable of 32 or 64 bit. The Windows download includes both 32 and 64 VST versions, so you can put the appropriate one in your plugins folder.

Crystal is available to download as a freeware instrument plug-in for PC and Mac.

Green Oak has also announced the release of Crystal Synth for mobile devices.

Green Oak Crystal for iOS

Long a popular synthesizer on the desktop, it is now available for the iPad and iPhone.

Browse through the included sounds and use the 1 octave keypad to trigger notes to produce evolving, rhythmic, or melodic sounds. Create your own sounds with a single button press using the breed feature. When using an iPad, you can delve into a tweakers dream by using the extensive editing features to sculpt sounds to your heart’s content.

Crystal features both subtractive synthesis and frequency modulation (FM) synthesis. It offers abundant modulation control with over 90 parameters which may be modulated, multi-stage envelopes with graphical editors, extensive tempo sync of envelopes/lforates/delay times, built-in effects for chorus/flanging/comb filtering/echoes, and a band splitter for effects processing by frequency band. Not only that, Crystal has wave sequencing and granular synthesis. The musical applications for Crystal are literally boundless.

Crystal for mobile devices comes in two versions:

  • Crystal, basic version. With this version you can browse sounds, play notes, and create new sounds, taking advantage of its powerful semimodular synthesis engine.
  • Crystal XT (available soon for a premium price) adds MIDI keyboard input via the iPad’s camera adapter and sharing of patches with the desktop version.

Crystal runs on both the iPad and the iPhone/iPod Touch. The basic version is now available to purchase from the iTunes App Store for $0.99 USD.

More information: Green Oak

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