Let’s face it, modular is very popular and it has been for quite a while now. In the mobile world we’ve had a few modular synths and some really spectacular ones in that group. Now we add a new app to the list. S-Modular is a semi modular synthesizer for your iPad. I’m not sure that I’ve seen an app that quite described itself that way before. S-Modular comes from the developer behind PRFORM, WubSynth and Synth Automata, although they have many more in their portfolio.

According to the developer:

S-Modular has been designed to have everything on one screen to make patching quick and easy. Drag from one jack port to another to make a connection, tap a plugged port to change the wires color instantly.

S-Modular has a unique and vintage sound quality, reminiscent of synthesizers from the 70s, warm and rich in character.

Here’s a quick view of the app’s features

  • Audiobus 3
  • IAA (Inter-App Audio)
  • 2x oscillators
  • 24db/oct ladder filter
  • Resonant hi-pass and low-pass filter
  • 2x LFO
  • 4 step cv sequencer
  • 4 track Mixer
  • Audio and cv spliter
  • 2x AHR envelope generators
  • Delay

I have to say that it looks really interesting and I’m quite tempted to go take a look and see what it’s like.

S-Modular costs just $3.99 on the app store now:

And finally here’s what it sounds like …

  • Bram Bos

    I may be a bit biased, but surely Ripplemaker was the first semi-modular on iOS? (If not iMS-20?) 😉

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  • DrüMünkey

    Now what we need is a standard way for these modular apps to allow patching BETWEEN them. Maybe have virtual CV inputs/outputs that appear in hosts like AUM as discreet channels (like Seekbeats or Patterning do with audio) and use MIDI as gates. CV should/would need to be audio I think as MIDI cc rez is too low.

    Model 15 patched to Ripple patched to this one patched to Audulous? That would be kinda cool. 🙂