An affordable, patchable synth for iPad.
The iPad isn’t short of modular synth apps to get you patching with a touchscreen, but a new instrument called S-Modular might be one of the platform’s simplest.
S-Modular is different from recent virtual modulars such as Softube in that it’s a semi-modular. That means you’re limited to a few modules in a set layout, though you can connect them your own way with virtual patch cables.
According to developer Paul Betowski, S-Modular has “a unique and vintage sound quality, reminiscent of synthesizers from the 70s, warm and rich in character”. Modules include two oscillators, a ladder filter, high and low pass filter, two LFOs, four-step sequencer, audio and CV splitter, two envelope generators and a delay.