Audulus has long been one of the most loved modulars in the iOS world. Then it moved over to macOS as well. That was a big deal. Now, in version 3.5, Audulus for macOS has added a whole host of new modules to the app. The update introduces a new wire highlighting feature and hundreds of new and improved modules.
When you click on a node or module, all of its output wires remain bright while all others are dimmed. This makes tracing connections much easier. You can highlight groups of nodes and modules as well. Audulus 3.5 also represents a major retooling of the Audulus module library. These new modules are compact and illustrated with SVG icons created by Audulus users. All of the modules are documented both within the modules themselves and online.
Included in the update are many analog-modeling modules, new musical sequencers, and an expanded toolset for module builders. Here are a few highlights:
- Analog modeling VCAs and VCFs: VCAs based on diode, JFET, and tube amplifiers and VCFs based on famous filters with transistor ladder and op-amp topologies.
- Expanded VCO selection: Additive oscillators like the Chebyshev VCO, updated modules like the 3ceooh mk2, and both PM and FM synthesis-based VCOs.
- Wild new set of sequencers: 3D sequencers, random non-repeating sequencers, shape-based sequencers, matrix sequencers with 9 independent outputs, and pattern-based sequencers that scan through preset beats.
- New modulation sources: Chaos matrix envelopes, volt-per-octave-based envelopes, DAHDSR envelopes, quadrature LFOs, and sample & hold random sources.
- Expanded Effects: Icebox Audio Freezer granular looping delay effect, wavefolder, enveloped phasers, deep-sounding flangers, skewable autopan, and six new distortion modules.
- Deep utilities: Clock dividers, multipliers, random clocks, swing, gate delays, attenuverters, gateable quantizers, random switches, and selectable, randomizeable logic gates.
- Expanded toolkit: A new building category with counters, curve applicators, defaults and templates, rectifiers, knob helpers, and signal translators.
If you don’t know Audulus, it’s a minimalist modular software synthesizer and effects processor. With Audulus, users can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio. All with low latency real-time processing suitable for live performance.
Audulus for iOS can be used as a stand-alone instrument or in conjunction with Audulus for Mac, for a round-trip workflow between platforms. Begin a patch on the busride home and then bring it up on your laptop at band practice later that night – with iCloud functionality, moving between platforms couldn’t be easier.
Audulus for Mac costs $49.99 on the macOS app store:
Audulus for iOS (universal) costs $19.99 on the iOS app store: