There are not so many truly modular synths for iOS yet. And while all the iPad-sound-designers are waiting for Reaktor, Softube Modular it is really nice to see a new app that was inspired by one of the latest semi-modular synths – Make Noise 0-coast. It is not accurate emulation but rather taking the concept of 0-coast and taking this concept further.
And it is a great app to get into west-coast style modular synthesis – wavefolder, FM, low pass gate – things that you don’t find on your normal VA synth…
Comparing to 0-coast – Ripplemaker adds nice sequencer (available at the standalone app, not AU), noise section (0-coast has only one random s&h output that is hardwired to tempo), LFO and delay.
AU works as an instrument, as it is modular thing I wish it would operate as an effect as well for some nice FM synthesis or taking advantage of LPG of Ripplemaker.
It is a really nice app for those who just start with modular synthesis and advanced crazy modular heads 🙂