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Wolfgang Palm invented wave table synthesis and he's still making waves today with his second iOS synth. WaveGenerator was closer to a port of his prior concepts, but WaveMapper really takes advantage of the iPad's touch interface to provide an awesome experience. Drag around icons representing the 3 oscillators, filter, amp, noise, and each takes on the character of the sound source it's covering (string instruments, voices, traditional synt oscillators). Great thing about this app is that for someone experienced wave table or subtractive synthesis it provides a ton of depth, but it's simultaneously a great instrument for my kids, who are just learning the fun of sound design.
John in MA on Mar 17, 2013 for WaveMapper
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Very Nice!
This is a masterpiece of an app. It's sound is rich and complex. I put it on par with my other favorite apps (Animoog and Alchemy). I am glad to see that Poly-Presure is recognized and sent. I hope to see more soft synths and midi sequencers support it in the future. There are a couple of inexpensive poly-pressure keyboards (CMI X-Key and KMI Qu-Nexus) coming out on the market soon and should work very well with synths that support poly-pressure. I believe my money was well spent!
BobGately on Mar 7, 2013 for WaveMapper
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More immediately musical than WaveGenerator
I bought the same developer's first app, WaveGenerator (WG), right away. I was impressed by the flexibility, but disappointed by the actual sound: compared with some of the subtractive synths in the app store (e.g., Sunrizer, Animoog, Magellan), WG seemed harsh and artificial. WaveMapper (WM) is a very different experience: it can sound chemically, but it can sound organic too. I don't know how to account for the difference, since some of my favorite WM patches use WG wavetables, and the new app can import all of the first app's sounds. I haven't given up on WG, but to my ear WM is more immediately musical. If you are choosing between the two apps, try WaveMapper first. If you like that, WaveGenerator is a logical progression.
David Wilson-Okamura on Feb 24, 2013 for WaveMapper
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I frisking love this synth!
Just when I started thinking there couldn't possibly think there couldn't be another synth out to get on iOS along comes this one. I have been looking it over for the past month or so and finally bought it and in the past always bought high rated synths and also have Wavegenerator. So I was pretty sure this one would be great other than its high reviews but I am glad I got it. It seems like it will bring very great sounds to mine! Loving it!
NikDrown on Feb 23, 2013 for WaveMapper
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It is so cool that one of the great innovators of synthesizers is still at it. This is a brilliant and well though out synthesizer that brings a new approach to creating unique new sounds It is easy and fun or mind boggling fun. You choose how deep you want to get with this thing Much thanks mr Palm
TadbitOmusiC on Feb 22, 2013 for WaveMapper
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5 star
Top notch synth app. Believe it!
analoghaze on Feb 17, 2013 for WaveMapper
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