Nov 30

Take a look at this new App from Korg – the iPolysix based on the Polysix keyboard that was a six-voice analog polyphonic synthesizer made in 1981 – this looks great fun. What I love about this is up to eight instances of the synth can be used in conjunction with new features that include a sequencer, drum machine, multiple effects, Korg’s acclaimed Kaoss touch functionality for intuitive note and controller entry, and a complete automated mixer – wow.

Polyseq is iPolysix’s integrated polyphonic step sequencer that provides up to 64 steps for two dedicated synth instances and six poly-based drum instances – all drawing on the Polysix engine and interface. Unique features include sequence mode functionality from Korg’s SQ-10 analog sequencer that allows users to play a sequence backward, or play back only the odd or even-numbered steps.

Users can call up either an onscreen keyboard for easy note entry, or two side by side Kaoss Pads that can be controlled simultaneously: one for note entry and one for control over the user’s choice of synth parameters. Musical phrases can be generated simply by rubbing a finger on the Kaoss Pad. This enables professional music production and creative performances, even for those who have no musical knowledge or have never played an instrument before. These Kaoss Pads have been customized for iPolysix to allow not only single-note performance, but also polyphonic playing.

To celebrate the launch, the iPolysix app is available for download from Apple’s App Store (within the iTunes Store– Click here to preview the app) at a special price of US $14.99 until December 31st, 2012. The regular price is US$29.99.

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