Bram Bos of Ruismaker has announced the release of Noir, a different kind of drum synth for iOS that is a hybrid between drum synth and bass synth.

Ruismaker Noir drum synth

Noir presents a way of creating monophonic rhythmic complexity by using pitch, tonality and velocity sensitivity to generate morphing sounds that seamlessly blend into each other.

It presents a hybrid approach between synthesized drums and rhythmic melodies – coming together in the fully integrated step sequencer. Throw in a nasty, dirty personality and you get something really new for the iOS platform.

Although Noir has a monophonic synthesis engine, the clever interplay with the sequencer and plethora of pitch/velocity modulation options can make it sound like many different sounds are playing, seamlessly blending into each other.

Noir features

  • AUv3 (Audio Unit) plugin, with integrated sequencer.
  • Basic standalone mode for tinkering or preset creation.
  • Universal; runs on any iDevice with iOS10 or higher.
  • All parameters accessible via MIDI CC and AU Params.
  • AU MIDI output from sequencer (requires iOS11+).
  • Fullscreen plugin GUI in all compatible hosts.
  • Modest CPU and resource loads.
  • Handcrafted in the Netherlands.

Noir is available for $9.99 USD.

More information: Ruismaker