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Manual

    Basic Operation

    Change selection by dragging

    In the selection UI consisting of lamps and button(s), you can change the selection not only by using the button(s) but also by dragging.

    The sound is not affected during selection by dragging. When you touch up, the drag selection will be reflected in the sound.

    Finer Resolution for Dragging

    By dragging horizontally, you can finely adjust the parameter values.

    This function is not available when "Rotary Knob mode" is set to "Circular".

    How to reset the parameter to the default value.

    A quick double tap will restore the parameter value to its default value.

    Rotary Knob mode

    You can change the operation method of the rotary knob on the setting screen.

    How to change which octaves are shown.

    The keyboard displayed when running as a stand-alone App can be moved by dragging the keyboard scroll bar.

    When running as a plug-in (AUv3), there is no keyboard.

    Sound Preset

    When you first open the preset browser, you will see three folders: Factory, User and Program.

    Factory
    The Factory folder contains factory presets.
    User
    The "User" folder is where you can save your presets. Initially nothing is saved in this folder. When you import presets, they are also saved in this folder.
    Program
    The Program folder is a place to store presets that load when MIDI program changes are received. → Detail

    Header Bar

    Preset Browser

    New Folder...
    You can create new folders under the User folder.
    Save As...
    Save the currently loaded preset. Presets cannot be saved in the Factory folder.
    New
    Loads an initialized sound.
    Recall
    Recalls the sound that was loaded before opening the browser.
    ALT
    Displays a menu for editing the preset library.

    Rename...
    Rename the selected preset. Not available for multiple selections.
    Export...
    Export the selected preset. Not available for multiple selections.
    Duplicate
    Duplicate the selected preset. Not available for multiple selections.
    Move
    Move the selected presets.
    Delete
    Delete the selected presets.

    Display order of presets

    The display order in the preset browser is sorted in alphabetical order, with numbers from 0 to 9 first, then capital letters A to Z, and finally a to z. Therefore, you can sort the order by putting a number before the name.

    You can share your presets with other users.

    1. Tap ALT button.
    2. Select only one preset or folder you want to export. You cannot export with multiple selections.
    3. Tap Export button
    4. You can export the presets to Mail, iCloud, etc. via Share Extension

    You can save presets created by other users in your user presets folder.

    • You can import presets via the File App, Mail and other applications that support Share Extension.
    • Imported presets are automatically saved in the User folder.

    Programs Folder

    In the "Programs" folder you can define which presets will be loaded when a MIDI program change message is received. The program number corresponds to the order of the sound preset in the "Program" folder.

    You can sort the order of the program number by putting a number before the name. → Display order of presets

    AUv3 host preset list

    The presets stored in this folder can also be displayed in the preset list of the AUv3 host. On the settings screen, you can choose to display the factory presets or the contents of the program folder.

    About the presets made with version 1

    Show details

    When you launch version 2 of the APP for the first time, a folder named "(Old Version Presets)" is created in the "User" folder, and the preset made with the old version is copied into this folder. This process will not be executed even if you launch it as AUv3 plugin.

    If the old version preset does not appear in the "User" folder, please try the following.

    Back up the version 1 preset files to Mac/PC

    About File Sharing on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201301)

    1. In iTunes, select App from the list in the "File Sharing" section.
    2. If you drag files from the Documents list and drop them onto folders or windows on your computer, they are copied to your computer.

    Restore the version 1 preset files saved on the device

    1. Restart the device (https://support.apple.com/kb/HT1430)
    2. Open iOS Settings App from iOS Home screen
    3. Scroll down and display Laplace settings
    4. Turn on the "Convert" switch
    5. Close the setting application
    6. Launch Laplace of App version (Not AUv3)
    7. If the Laplace App succeeds in converting the old version data, a folder named "(Old Version Presets)" will be created in the "User" folder of the sound preset, and there should be presets converted in that folder.

    Basic control panel

    The settings of the Basic control panel are saved in the sound preset.

    • Volume

      Master Volume

    • ARP

      Arpeggiator ON/OFF switch

    • MONO

      Monophonic ON:Mono/OFF:Poly

      limits playback to one note at a time.

    • Hold

      Keyboard Hold ON/OFF

      → You can switch the mode of the keyboard hold function on the setting screen.

    • Glide

      adds a sliding pitch transition between notes that are played consecutively.

    • Pitchbend Range

      Specifies the Pitch Bend Range in semitones.

    • Octave

      can transpose pitch up or down in one-octave steps.

    Global Settings

    You can open the settings screen by tapping the gear icon on the top right of the screen.

    NOTE: On the plug-in mode setting screen, only the items that can be set are displayed. This image is the setting screen when launched as a standalone app.

    • MIDI Panic (All Note Off)

      When notes get stuck, you can kill all notes currently playing by tapping this button.

    • Master Volume

      This setting is not affected by changing the sound preset.

    • Master Transpose

      This setting is not affected by changing the sound preset.
      Setting range: -12 semitones to +12 semitones

    • Master Tune

      This setting is not affected by changing the sound preset.
      Setting range: -100 cents to +100 cents

    • Microtuning

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

      You can set how much the 12 notes within an octave are shifted from the mean in 1-cent increments. Each note has a tuning range of -100 to +100 cents, and this tuning is repeated for each octave.

      The tuning set here can be saved for use in other presets. The file is saved in a proprietary format. Files in other formats cannot be imported.

    • Maximum Polyphony

      Lower maximum polyphony setting will reduce the CPU usage.

    • Sync Method (Available when launched as a standalone app)
      • Internal
      • MIDI
      • Inter-App Audio
      • Ableton Link

      You can set the synchronization method of the arpeggiator.

    • Tempo (Available when launched as a standalone app)

      When the synchronization method is internal sync or Ableton Link, you can change the tempo of the arpeggiator.

    • Timing

      Adjusts the beat shift when synchronizing tempo.

    • Audio Buffer Size (Available when launched as a standalone app)

      The audio buffer size affects the amount of latency and the CPU usage. Higher setting will reduce crackling noise at high CPU usage, but also cause more latency.

    • Background Audio (Available when launched as a standalone app)

      If background audio is enabled, this app will consume battery power significantly even if other apps are running or if your screen is turned off.

    • MIDI Input Ports (Available when launched as a standalone app)

      You can set which MIDI input port to receive.

    • MIDI Input Channel (Available when launched as a standalone app)

      When the OMNI is OFF this app will receive only on the currently selected channel.

    • Bluetooth MIDI Device (Available when launched as a standalone app)

      You can connect Bluetooth MIDI compatible controllers.

    • MIDI Mapping - File

      You can save/load MIDI mapping settings.

    • MIDI Mapping - Takeover Mode
      • None

        As soon as you operate the MIDI controller, it will be reflected to the parameter. If the MIDI controller value and the parameter value are different, the parameter value will jump.

      • Pickup

        If the MIDI controller value is different from the parameter value, the parameter value will not be changed until the MIDI controller value crosses the currently set parameter value. However, even in this mode, if the MIDI controller is operated when the parameter value is out of the range set by the MIDI mapping, the set parameter value jumps to the boundary value of the range.

    • Include the arpeggiator settings in the sound preset file
      • When Saving:

        ON: Save the arpeggiator settings in the sound preset file.

        OFF: Save the sound preset file without including the arpeggiator settings.

      • When Loading:

        ON: If there are arpeggiator settings in the sound preset file, it will be loaded. If there are no arpeggiator settings in the sound preset file, the current arpeggiator settings will not change.

        OFF: Even if there are arpeggiator settings in the sound preset file, it will not be loaded.

    • Include the MIDI mapping settings in the sound preset file
      • When Saving:

        ON: Save the MIDI mapping settings in the sound preset file.

        OFF: Save the sound preset file without including the MIDI mapping settings.

      • When Loading:

        ON: If there are MIDI mapping settings in the sound preset file, it will be loaded. If there are no MIDI mapping settings in the sound preset file, the current MIDI mapping settings will not change.

        OFF: Even if there are MIDI mapping settings in the sound preset file, it will not be loaded.

    • Include the microtuning settings in the sound preset file
      • When Saving:

        ON: Save the microtuning settings in the sound preset file.

        OFF: Save the sound preset file without including the microtuning settings.

      • When Loading:

        ON: If there are microtuning settings in the sound preset file, it will be loaded. If there are no microtuning settings in the sound preset file, the current microtuning settings will not change.

        OFF: Even if there are microtuning settings in the sound preset file, it will not be loaded.

    • Knob Mode

      How to operate the knob Switches between linear mode and circular mode.

    • Keyboard Size (Available when launched as a standalone app)

      Sets the width of the keyboard.

    • Keyboard Style (Available when launched as a standalone app)
      • Piano

      • Flat

    • Keyboard Scroll Bar Position (Available when launched as a standalone app)

      Sets the position of the bar for side-scrolling the keyboard.

    • Display in a pop-up window (Available when launched as an AUv3 plugin)

      Set whether to use pop-up display when running as AUv3. If this is set to OFF, the screen will not close even if you interact with the UI of the host app. Turn it off if you want to adjust the tone while playing the keyboard of the host app.

    • Keyboard Hold Mode: Reset/Toggle
      • Reset mode:

        When one or more keys are pressed while no keys are pressed, the held notes are released and the newly pressed notes are held. Hold notes can be added by pressing keys while holding down the keys. This mode is useful for keyboardists using the arpeggiator by repressing chord keys.

      • Toggle mode:

        Toggles Hold Note on/off each time you press the keyboard.

    • About

      Display version information, license information, etc.

    Arpeggiator

    You can open the settings screen by tapping the musical note icon on the top right of the screen.

    The arpeggiator rhythmically disperses MIDI signals from the host app or pressed chords from the on-screen keyboard. If you input a single note, the input single note will be repeated. When multiple notes are input at the same time, they are rhythmically dispersed as an arpeggio. Unless you use the "Hold" function, the arpeggiator will work only between note ON and OFF.

    Arpeggiator ON/OFF Switch (button on the top left)
    Switches the arpeggiator on/off.
    Step Length
    Adjust the number of steps. The arpeggiator will repeat the range of steps specified here.
    Style
    Sets the style of the arpeggiator.
    Swing
    Adjust how close to a perfect shuffle beat. The Swing parameter is only valid when the Rate parameter is set to 16th note.
    Loop Length
    The arpeggiator cycles through the pressed notes in the order set in Style. This parameter sets how many triggers to return to the first note.
    • Example 1
      Notes held C,E,G
      Loop Length 8
      Result CEGCEGCE/CEGCEGCE/CEGCEGCE/...
    • Example 2
      Notes held C,E,G,B
      Loop Length 3 (less than the number of notes held)
      Result CEG/CEG/CEG/CEG/CEG/CEG/CEG/...
      The fourth note, B, does not appear in the arpeggio.
    Octave
    Sets how many octaves the arpeggiator will cycle through the held notes.
    Rate
    Sets the trigger speed of the arpeggiator.
    Accent
    Adjusts how strongly "Accent" affects.
    Gate
    Adjust gate time.
    Staccato
    Adjusts how strongly "Staccato" affects.
    KeySync
    When this setting is on, the arpeggiator's playback position returns to the beginning at note-on. When this setting is off, the arpeggiator's playback position is synchronized to the host app's beat position.

    Sequencer

    On/Off
    If set to "On", the arpeggiator will trigger a note at that timing. If "Off" is set, the previous note will be extended.
    Glide
    If "On" is set, the pitch will be smoothly connected from the previous note. The speed of this pitch movement follows the "Glide" setting in the Basic control panel. If the Glide knob is set to zero, there will be no Glide effect.
    Octave
    If "On" is set, the note at that timing will be triggered one octave higher.
    Accent
    If “On” is set, the note at that timing will be triggered with high velocity value. How much to change depends on the "Accent" knob above.
    Staccato
    If "On" is set, the note at that timing will be triggered with short gate time. How much to change depends on the "Staccato" knob above.

    Program Mode

    The program row can be used when the style is set to "Program". It specifies which of the held notes on the keyboard will be played.

    The upper row sets the number of the note to be played counting from the top of the note-on state, and the lower row sets the number of the note to be played counting from the bottom.

    Imagine a style of playing in which the left hand holds the chord and the right hand plays the melody-like moving notes that appear in the arpeggio. If there is a way to count from the top, there is always a way to include the notes added by that right hand in the arpeggio. With the counting from the bottom method, it is impossible to locate the notes held by the right hand because the left hand does not know how many notes it will hold. Therefore, there are two ways to count from the top and two ways to count from the bottom.

    When seven or more notes are held down, no notes other than five from the bottom and two from the top can be included in the arpeggio.

    Example

    When you hold down C3,E3,G3,B3,C4 keys, C3 is 1st note, E3 is 2nd note, G3 is 3rd note. B3 is 4th note. C4 is 5th note.

    File

    Arpeggiator settings can be saved separately from sound presets. The saved arpeggiator settings can also be used with other iceGear synthesizers.

    MIDI Mapping

    You can assign the MIDI controller knobs to the parameters.

    MIDI Learning Mode

    1. Enter MIDI learning mode by tapping the MIDI Learn button.

    2. Touch the on-screen control you wish to map.
    3. Adjust the slider or knob on your MIDI controller. (MIDI CC)
    4. Repeat above steps as required.

    MIDI Map Setting Panel

    In MIDI learning mode, Press and hold the knob or other control to open the setting panel.

    To delete the assigned MIDI mapping, tap the control several times.

    MIDI Map Range Setting

    The value given by the MIDI controller can be changed to a different value.

    Save MIDI Mapping

    You can save the created MIDI mapping from the setting screen.

    Synthesizer Parameters

    Tone A/B

    3 operator FM synthesis engine

    Pitch

    • Pitch: Adjust the pitch of oscillator in semitones.
    • -1 Octave: This is an octave drop switch.
    • Detune: Adjust the fine tuning of oscillator.
    • ENV: Adjusts the depth of modulation applied by the ENV.
    • Decay: Adjusts the decay time of pitch envelope.
    • LFO: Adjusts the depth of modulation applied by the LFO.
    LFO

    • Rate: Adjusts the rate of the LFO.
    Body

    The part that creates the core and basis of the sound.

    • Hardness: Adjusts the frequency modulation depth.
    • velocity: Adjusts the depth of modulation applied by the velocity.
    • LFO: Adjusts the depth of modulation applied by the LFO.
    • Color: Adjusts the frequency modulation ratio.
    Attack

    The part that creates the attack transient of the sound.

    • Hardness: Adjusts the frequency modulation depth.
    • velocity: Adjusts the depth of modulation applied by the velocity.
    • Attack: Adjusts the attack time of FM depth.
    • Decay: Adjusts the decay/release time of FM depth.
    • Sustain: Set the envelope mode to sustained sound when on and decaying sound when off.
    • Color: Adjusts the frequency modulation ratio.
    AMP

    • Attack: Adjusts the attack time.
    • Decay: Adjusts the decay/release time.
    • Sustain: Set the envelope mode to sustained sound when on and decaying sound when off.
    • Damper: Adjusts the release time.
    • Level: Adjusts the TONE volume.
    • Velocity: Adjusts how the Amp Gain scales with velocity.
    • Drive: Adjusts the overdrive intensity.
    • Delay: Adjusts a delay time before the sounding.
    • Mute

    Noise

    Noise generator

    Filter

    • Filter Type:
    • Cutoff: Adjusts the cutoff frequency of the filter.
    • Ley (Keyboard Tracking): Adjusts the depth of modulation applied by the keyboard.
    • Velocity: Adjusts the depth of modulation applied by the velocity.
    • ENV: Adjusts the depth of modulation applied by the ENV.
    • Decay: Adjusts the decay/release time.
    • Resonance: Emphasizes the cutoff frequency.
    AMP

    • Grain: Adjusts the roughness of noise. (Grain size)
    • Sustain: Set the envelope mode to sustained sound when on and decaying sound when off.
    • Attack: Adjusts the attack time.
    • Decay: Adjusts the decay/release time.
    • Damper: Adjusts the release time.
    • Level: Adjusts the NOISE volume.
    • Velocity: Adjusts how the Amp Gain scales with velocity.
    • Mute

    Resonator

    • Dry/Wet: Adjusts the mix of dry and wet signal.
    • Pitch: Adjusts the pitch of resonator.
    • Feedback: Adjusts the feedback amount.
    • Drive: Adjusts the overdrive intensity.
    • Level: Adjusts the RESONATOR volume.
    • Sustain: Set the envelope mode to sustained sound when on and decaying sound when off.
    • Decay: Adjusts the decay/release time.

    Effects

    Chorus

    • On: The effect will be applied if this is on.
    • Dry/Wet: Adjusts the mix of dry and wet signal.
    • Depth: Adjusts the depth of the effect.
    • Rate: Adjusts the rate of the modulation.
    • Spread: Adjusts the stereo image width.
    Delay

    • On: The effect will be applied if this is on.
    • Dry/Wet: Adjusts the mix of dry and wet signal.
    • Time L/R: The numbers represent time delay in 16th notes. You can change the tempo setting in the global setting screen.
    • Feedback: Adjusts the feedback amount.
    • Cross: Adjusts the cross-feedback amount.
    • Hi Damp: This setting makes the delay sound softer.
    • Filter (Low Pass Filter)
      • On: The effect will be applied if this is on.
      • Dry/Wet: Adjusts the mix of dry and wet signal.
      • Frequency: Adjusts the cutoff frequency of the filter.
      • Modulation: Adjusts the depth of the modulation.
      • Rate: Adjusts the rate of the modulation.
      • Resonance: Emphasizes the cutoff frequency.
      • Drive: Adjusts the overdrive intensity.
    Reverb

    • On: The effect will be applied if this is on.
    • Dry/Wet: Adjusts the mix of dry and wet signal.
    • PreDelay: Adjusts a delay time before the reverb.
    • Time: Adjusts the time it takes for the reverberation to ring-out.
    • Hi Damp: This setting makes the reverb sound softer.
    • Cheap/Standard: Changes the reverb character.
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