Elastic Melody is a new AUv3 sequenced Synthesizer app for iOS from Mominstruments, the maker of drum synth/machine Elastic Drums.
Some apps will never disappear from my iPhone and iPad and are used again and again to capture ideas. Elastic Drums by Oliver Greschke, aka Mominstruments is one of them. It’s a drum Synthesizer/drum machine with an intense and flexible core. On the one hand, with many drum engines and on the other with an “elastic” sequencer, you can capture automation on the fly.
In 2017, the concept was continued in the Elastic FX, an AUv3 multi-FX processor supercharged with the automation engine. With the newest Elastic Melody app, notes are now pushed into a tornado with automation.
Elastic Melody is the sister app to Elastic Drum. No drums but notes, i.e., melodies, are drawn into the elastic world. It’s a standalone iOS app and AUv3 Synthesizer with three Synthesizer channels.
Each channel consists of a classic virtual analog synth voice with an oscillator, filter, filter modulation, envelope, and amp with 14 parameters.
The exciting part of the app is that you can draw an automation line for each parameter. So you can go very wild.
Then, each sequencer channel (synth) has its own start/end and timing parameters for notes and automation. Yes, it’s made for crazy complex things. There are also solo or mute functions for each channel.
A master multi-FX section is onboard to refine your sounds. This is not as deep as Elastic FX but is powerful enough to transform your classic synth lines in an FX rollercoaster.
It offers an EQ, chorus, delay, and reverb where almost all parameters can be automated. Also here, each FX has its own start/end and timing parameters for the automation line.
Elastic Melody isn’t just made for causal jams. You can also create entire tracks with it. It has a song mode, allowing you to create longer sequencers with features like pattern repeat, duplicate, or alternating.
On the connection side, it has everything you need in a modern iOS music environment: AUv3 support, Ableton Link, import/share functions, and more. Also neat are the various random functions, giving you instant new ideas with a click.
An exciting new app from the maker of the Elastic Drums. I really like the design of Elastic Melody. Very simple and inspiring. I hope that the oscillator section will be expanded in the future so that you can go even deeper.
Elastic Melody is available now for 6,99€. It runs on iPhones and iPads as a standalone app and an AUv3 plugin.
More information here: AppStore