AC Sabre has been around for a little while now. When it first arrived it changed how many people looked at an iOS device in terms of performance potential. One of the first times I came into contact with the AC Sabre was at a Heart n Soul SoundLab event where we invited the creator and developer of the AC Sabre to bring it along and show some of our artists just how it worked. That was back in July of last year and went really well (you can find out about it here). Since then the app has only been updated once with the introduction of AC Central back in May this year.
Now in release 1.2, AC Sabre takes a few more very interesting steps. In this release we get MPE (Multi-dimensional Polyphonic Expression) support, which only a few apps have take on so far, although you might be surprised by some that have. For instance:
- Roli’s NOISE and Seaboard 5D
- Wizdom Music’s GeoShred, Geo Synthesizer, SampleWiz
- Apple’s GarageBand iOS
- Christophe Duquesne’s SpringSound
- Jesper Nordin’s Gestrument (which I was not aware of)
- KV331 Audio’s Synthmaster Player
- Moog Music’s Model 15 Modular, AniMoog
- Ngo Minh Ngoc’s iFretless Bass, Sax, iFretless Guitar
- One Red Dog Media’s Arctic ProSynth
- PPG Apps’a WaveGenerator & WaveMapper
- Sonosaurus: ThumbJam, DrumJam
All in all not a bad list. I also believe that Zeeon has added MPE support only recently, and of course today AC Sabre gets added to the list as well.
But there’s more in version 1.2 than just MPE support. It also has a new “Guitarist” panel set with POWER CHORDS, the vertical pluck axis fixed, and of course, no update would be complete without the obligatory bug fixes.
It’s definitely worth checking out AC Sabre if you haven’t already taken a look there’s one last thing to mention. It’s also on sale right now and down from its normal price of $9.99 to just $4.99.
AC Sabre is on the app store right now for just $4.99: