Synthesizer iOS iPad, iPhone AUv3

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NAMBU is a 6-operator FM synthesizer that supports AUv3 plug-ins. It's a semi-modular FM synthesizer that incorporates modern ideas, not designed to recreate the sound and workflow of a vintage FM synthesizer.

Note

  • NAMBU is not compatible with vintage FM synthesizers and you cannot import those presets into NAMBU.
  • This product is compatible with iPads and iPhones, but not compatible with Apple Silicon Macs.
  • This product mainly contains basic presets that are useful as a starting point for sound creation. Please note that there are no huge amount of presets. Enjoy making sounds.

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Features

  • 6x Operators
  • 11x LFOs
  • 11x Envelopes
  • 2x Step sequencer
  • 3 Band EQ
  • Compressor
  • Saturator
  • Chorus
  • Delay
  • Reverb

Operator

You can choose from 6 different operator types.

FM Operator

An FM operator that modulates the frequency of the oscillator with the input signal.

You can transform the waveform with Width, Bend, Invert, and Feedback parameters.

arrow_forward VIDEO: FM Operator Demo

Waveforms

You can choose from 32 different waveforms.

Oscillator Operator(Analog synthesizer style oscillator) + AM

The oscillator operator works similarly to the oscillators on analog synthesizers. It has pulse width modulation, oscillator sync, and a drift parameter that reproduces pitch instability.

Also, if there are any input signals, they are multiplied with the signal generated by this operator and output (AM: Amplitude Modulation).

arrow_forward VIDEO: OSC Operator Demo

Noise Operator + AM

It consists of a noise section that creates sustained noise such as white noise and digital noise, and an impulse section that creates crackling glitch noise.

arrow_forward VIDEO: Noise Operator Demo

Texture Operator + AM

An operator that reproduces texture sounds. These are mainly recorded sound effects, which are effective for the rising part of the sound.

You can also trigger the texture sound on note-off (You need to set the envelope so that it sounds after note off). This helps reproduce damper noise.

arrow_forward VIDEO : Click this link to hear what kind of textures are in Nambu.

Resonator Operator

A resonator operator that resonates the input signal at the frequency of the note. By inputting unpitched noise, you can create a sound similar to the sound of bowing a string or blowing a pipe. By inputting a short sound like an impulse, you can create a sound like a string being plucked.

arrow_forward VIDEO: Resonator Operator Demo

Filter Operator

The filter operator works similarly to the filter on analog synthesizers.

The filter operator has its own independent little ENV2.

arrow_forward VIDEO: Filter Operator Demo

Amplitude Modulators common to each operator

LFO

This LFO modulates the volume of the operator.

Every operator has its own LFO that modulates its volume. These are different from the general purpose LFOs that can be selected with the "MOD" button.

Envelope

This Envelope modulates the volume of the operator.

Every operator has its own envelope that modulates its volume. These are different from the general-purpose envelopes that can be selected with the "MOD" button.

Envelope Curves

You can adjust the curves of the envelope.

Velocity Modulations

You can modulate the envelope parameters by velocity value.

Envelope Group

Operator envelope settings set in the same group are linked.

Operator Matrix Mixer

The Matrix mixer creates an operator network that is not limited to traditional "Algorithm" methods.

The matrix knobs adjust how much signal is sent from where to where.

When you operate the matrix knob, a diagram showing operator connections is displayed in the upper right. The color intensity of the arrows connecting operators indicates the volume of the signal sent to that operator.

All Matrix volumes can be modulated with modulators.

Template

There are 32 template presets that you can use as a starting point for creating sounds.

These templates are just a starting point. You can create more complex operator networks by adjusting the matrix volume.

General Purpose Modulators

Parameters with a "MOD" button can be modulated using general purpose modulators.

  • 4x LFOs
  • 4x Envelopes
  • 2x Step sequencer
  • 2x Keyboard scaling
  • 2x Velocities
  • 2x Macros

A pop-up window where you can adjust the modulation source and its modulation amount opens when you press the "MOD" button.

LFO

Envelope

The envelope provided for the modulator can also be set to negative values.

Step Sequencer

Keyboard

In addition to "keyboard scaling" adjustments that close the filter in the higher frequencies, you can also create sounds that produce the bass sound in the lower range of the keyboard and the melody sound in the upper range.

Velocity

In addition to "velocity scaling" adjustments that open the filter as you strike the keyboard harder, you can also create sounds that switch between tones depending on how hard you press the key.

Macro

By assigning the "Value" knob to a MIDI controller, you can control multiple parameters with a single knob.

Pitch Modulation

Vibrato

Envelope

Effects

PreAmp (Compressor, Equalizer, Saturator)

Chorus

Delay

Reverb

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Universal App

Compatible with iPad and iPhone.

Multiple layout UIs that are resizable and optimized for different screen sizes

Audio Unit Extension (AUv3)

You can use this AUv3 Plug-In in a host application that supports Audio Unit Extension (AUv3).

Audiobus

Audiobus

You can stream live audio directly to any Audiobus compatible application. See https://audiob.us for details.

Ableton Link

Ableton Link

It is possible to synchronize tempo and timing not only with applications that support Ableton Link running on the same device but also with applications running on other devices via the local network. In addition to iOS apps, you can also sync with compatible applications on Mac/PC, such as Ableton Live and TRAKTOR. See https://ableton.com/link/ for more information.

MIDI

  • MIDI Input
    • Core MIDI
    • Bluetooth MIDI
    • Virtual MIDI
    • Inter-App Audio MIDI
  • MIDI Clock synchronization
  • MIDI Controller Mapping

Programmable Arpeggiator

You can easily create your own pattern.

Master Tune

You can adjust the pitch of the entire instrument.

Microtunning

You can change the equal temperament tuning scale to a different tuning.

Preset sharing

You can share your presets with other users. You can add presets created by other users to your preset library using the iOS Share Extension feature.

Manual

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Videos

Tweaking Demo

Presets

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Application

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