IceGear have been putting out great iOS music apps from 2009. Their first app, Argon, arrived in December of that year and was a big hit and a special favourite of mine. They’ve consistently followed the success of Argon with a string of synthesis apps that have always been popular, and Lorentz is no different. Version 2.0 of Lorentz not only makes it universal, but also brings it AUv3 (iOS Audio Unit functionality) compatibility.
Here’s the full list of new features in version 2.0:
- Universal App : Optimized for iPad and iPhone
- Audio Unit Extensions (AUv3) compatible
- Support for Audiobus State Saving
- Exporting and importing of presets via Share extensions
- Add Swing parameter to the arpeggiator
- Improved MIDI mapping function
- Support for Bluetooth MIDI Devices
It’s a good update, and, for me, the most interesting thing is that it’s an iPad app that is going universal and adding iPhone capability. This is increasingly a pattern that I’m seeing, and it’s one that I’m thoroughly in favour of too. Universal is good for everyone as far as I can see, and having access to good synths like Lorentz on an iPhone is extremely useful.
Also Lorentz is on sale at $5.99 until the end of the month when it’ll go up to it’s normal price of $7.99:
If you don’t know Lorentz then you might want to check out this video from Jakob Haq. It’s of his early impressions on the first version of the app, but still worth checking out.