CASSINI Synth for iPad: ARP is unusable Review

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ARP is unusable
I really like this synth, easy uncluttered interface, amazing features, but i have some grips. First, the arpeggiator is useless, it does not keep time correctly, meaning beats are out of time, almost randomly, by a few ms, you could say i am being picky, but try it and you'll see, those few ms really count, and they are really noticeable (this is in my new ipad, i haven't tried it on any other model, but i guess it would be the same case). Also the presets aren't really good, and you should at least name them, but since i don't commonly use presets, i didn't take any star away for that. So it's one star for the unusable arpeggiator, and one for the lack of correct midi implementation, I mean midi works fine, but any time you move a knob in the hardware, you expect to see it respond in real time in the software, but on this synth that doesn't happen, so sometimes it is difficult to keep track of what you are doing. Other than that i really really like this synth, you really nailed the interface, a real step up from argon, it is simple, uncluttered, but good looking too, one of the most beautiful synths, the waves sound fat and the wave mod tools are really sweet, I don't regret the purchase, but would really really like those two points fixed, the arp interface is amazing, but yet again render useless by the problem mentioned. Would still recommend this to a friend. P.S. for 3 bucks a piece, I fail to see anything wrong about charging for it twice for the iphone and ipad version, take for example animoog, it's ipad and iphone versions are nearly the same, yet the ipad version costs you 30 and the iphone version an additional 10, i think 6 bucks (or maybe about 10 without the discounts) for cassini is more than fair. But I guess the people complaining aren't real musicians, more like random app buyers, else they would know the price of a vst instrument, and in comparison to this, makes cassini a real bargain.
OZPerpetue on Sep 2, 2012 for CASSINI Synth for iPad
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Really good synth!
I'm happy with this purchase! The sounds are beautiful and is changeable. Thanks for making this app! It's one of my favs :)
Christie G. on Aug 28, 2012 for CASSINI Synth for iPad
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Cassini for iPad
Some synths are complex and unpredictable. Maybe it's the operator. Cassini is complex but easily predictable. It's difficult to describe why I enjoy Cassini but I can gets the sounds I'm looking for quickly and accurately. Cheers to the developer for a Nice job! To the people who bought on iPhone first, I am sympathetic to your frustration. I completely agree universal is the way to go for developers looking to ensure customer satisfaction. I don't understand the challenges in app development so maybe I'm uninformed. I can say Nanostudio offered free universal updates after a massive GUI for iPad and the community is thriving so I guess it comes down to the motivations of the developer. IF I had bought the iPhone app I would have bought the iPad upgrade as well but I didn't buy the iPhone so I am not caught in the crossfire. At any rate enjoy this awesome $3 synth, and go do what you set out to do in the first place, MAKE MUSIC! Cheers.
circusclown on Aug 16, 2012 for CASSINI Synth for iPad
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Totally blown away with this!!!!! And I just got it so I'll write more about it later Time to play Now!!!
Pigion Moon on Aug 13, 2012 for CASSINI Synth for iPad
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Probably one of the better synths on the market.
However, it could use some additional effects!
TCfromBN on Aug 12, 2012 for CASSINI Synth for iPad
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Quite nice
I'm thoroughly enjoying this. I must agree, why is the metronome not on record? Well, punch is nice. Weird. Anyway, it's a bargain, and it does have some character in it's sound engine. I'm not disappointed one bit. SmiteMatter.com
SmiteMatter on Aug 11, 2012 for CASSINI Synth for iPad
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