NS1 – Virtual Analog Synth Audio Unit

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Description of App: 

NS1 is a simple and intuitive virtual analog subtractive synthesizer. It works as an Audio Unit extension inside a host application such as GarageBand, Cubasis, AUM or MultitrackStudio. The clean interface consisting of knobs and XY pads lets you easily dial in and experiment with sounds.

Key features
• Oscillator combinations consisting of triangle, square and sawtooth waveforms
• Separate noise oscillator
• Envelope modulates pitch, filter cutoff and square oscillator pulse width
• LFO modulates pitch, filter cutoff and square oscillator pulse width
• XY pads for expressive control
• Filter modes: LP, HP, BP
• Stereo delay effect
• Voice modes: monophonic, polyphonic, legato, glide
• Preset management inside the app
• Accessibility support
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NS1 – Virtual Analog Synth Audio Unit Support
What's New in Version 1.0.4
• Accessibility support
• The standalone app now responds to all incoming MIDI note events from all MIDI sources
• The output volume now responds to MIDI CC 7 messages
• Glide now resets correctly after all notes are released
• Internal improvements

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

1.0.4

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

9.3.2

Accessibility Comments: 

This app is completely accessible.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

The developer has been extremely responsive and interested in making this app accessible. There are a few preset sounds in the app, but the intent is for the user to create his/her own. Since I've been beta testing this app, I've created some 20 or 30 sounds. They can easily be saved. Sound creation is where the real power of this app lies, whether you want to create never-before-heard sounds, or if you are interested in creating sounds that can be used in traditional music styles.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@nikolozi