Euphonics – Layered Synth (iPhone)
Euphonics is best understood as a cross between generative music and keyboard apps. It is designed to put you in control of the music while making it easy to create beautiful, layered tunes in the palm of your hand. Tap out pseudo-random songs, or get more precision by turning on display aids.
The main idea behind Euphonics is to have a semi-automated harmony play along as you tap out a melody. Instructions in a nutshell:
- Tap on a chord button to initiate chord playback.
- Adjust the arpeggiator as you like.
- Tap out a melody.
- Change chords as you go along, repeating chord taps for more sophisticated basslines.
You can also record a chord progression for playback as a practice track while you jam along on your guitar or other instruments!
- Chords are held on a warm pad with the touch of a button, and remain held until the next chord change. Choose from the 7 triads within a selectable major (or its relative minor) key.
- Bass notes sound along with the chords, and can be triggered any time.
- A customizable arpeggiator loops eighth notes. The notes played are synced with the chords. For each note, select a tone from the chord: Root, 3rd, 5th or Octave. Set individual volume and pan for each note. Change the speed at which the arpeggiator plays by setting the tempo.
- Play your melody on a 3-octave sampled piano, visible one octave at a time. Tap multiple notes at a time, and bend pitches by dragging them. Tilt the device left and right to change the displayed range. Turn on non-diatonic tones to access the full range of notes.
- Set individual volumes for each layer via the Mixer.
- Turn on display of chord names and note divisions for better control over your playing.
- Record a song and play it back. Play over a recording to create a more complex piece, or play over chord changes to concentrate on the melody.
- Save and load multiple files
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