WaveMapper: The sounds are amazing! Review

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The sounds are amazing!
Now this is a 21st Century synth! Wavemapper sounds like an Access Virus. Sounds are beautiful, fat, and original.
The Organist on Apr 15, 2013 for WaveMapper
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Best iOS synth. First true 21st century synth.
I have just about every synth app. This one blows them all away. I mean the feature set is ridiculous but OTOH if you just want to play with presets or don't know anything about synthesis it's still the greatest. It sounds PHENOMENAL. With headphones or speakers plugged in it is astonishing. It is also _hands down_ the greatest value of the iOS synths too. Some features worth mentioning even though you may have read about them in the description: - You can load your own samples and use them as waveforms. - Built in recorder. Most synths don't have this or charge extra. This is doubly important because you can record yourself playing a patch and then USE THAT RECORDING AS A ROOT. A root program is a source in ppg parlance (like sawtooth, triangle, square, noise etc). - Comprehensive midi implementation. The best I have used. Provides for midi in AND out. Most others don't or charge extra. - Very useful arpeggiator which is more like a sequencer really. - Envelopes up tha wazoo. Much like crystal in this respect. - Ring modulation, very nice filter, multiple noise sources with different color, distortion (or drive). - Echo and Delay. Really, really well done and not cheesy or gimmicky like some others. These are the worth running other synths through! - Very nice way of organizing/browsing presets. Visual and deep. - COMPREHENSIVE, INTEGRATED HELP SYSTEM not web based so you can use it offline. - Best keyboard implementation. Animoog is prettier but wavemapper is better and offers more control. - Zero knobs. Why would you put knobs on a touchscreen synth? Much more useful sliders with gross and fine control. I could go on. Watching Wolfgang's intro videos pushed me over the edge to purchase an ipad and I can say this app delivered. The only criticism I have is the way the modulation routing and envelopes are all on different tabs. I think I'd prefer an NI absynth type organization where you have one page for all the different envelopes. A separate tab for a modulation matrix would also be a bit more intuitive. You need this.
G e r e m y on Mar 19, 2013 for WaveMapper
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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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