Elastic Melody, iOS AUv3 sequenced Synthesizer now available for macOS

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Elastic Melody is a new AUv3 sequenced Synthesizer app for iOS and macOS from Mominstruments, the maker of drum synth/machine Elastic Drums.

Great news from Oliver Greschke. His latest synthesizer app, Elastic Melody, is now also available for macOS. Existing iOS users can download the macOS version for free from the AppStore. 

However, this is only possible with an Apple Silicon (M-Chip) computer. Once you download it, you can use the app in standalone mode and as an AUv3 plugin. In the linked image, I’m using it in Ableton Live 12. 

Elastic Melody macOS

Article From November 15, 2023

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


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. 

First Impression

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 $9,99. It runs on iPhones and iPads as a standalone app and an AUv3 plugin. 

More information here: AppStore

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    • Sounds good 👍🏻 What’s the main settings – on an analog synth – for the patches in the video at 44:16 ? (Apart from the percussion.)


        • Sorry – to be more precise: If I were to recreate the patch on an HW analog synth – what is a good starting point? I see a Saw waveform but can’t really tell what else is going on.

          Feel free to ignore me. I just dug that patch as it sounds kinda lovely and dark DM-esque

  1. I will concentrate more on Elastic Drums next year again, for it’s 10th anniversary!! 🥳
    I had to concentrate on other projects recently, to make money, as updates create no income at all.

  2. Hallo Herr Greschke,
    warum entscheidet man sich als Entwickler seine App erst ab macOS 13 lauffähig zu machen? Ich frage mich das immer wieder, da sie heute ansonsten eine Lizenz mehr verkauft hätten…
    Das ist doch sehr einschränkend, warum folgt man in diesem Punkt den repressalischem Ansatz Apples?

    • Ich bin natürlich nicht der Entwickler dieser wunderbaren App, denke aber nicht, dass hier einem „repressivem Ansatz“ Apples nachgegeben wird. Apps nutzen nun mal Eigenschaften der Betriebssysteme, die sich im Lauf der Zeit dann verändern und/oder etablieren und teilweise sogar erst neue Funktionen ermöglichen. Natürlich ist es bitter, dass ab einer bestimmten iOS-Version ältere Geräte das Nachsehen haben, doch als lustiger Konsument in einer durch die freie Marktwirtschaft getriebenen Welt muss man sich eben damit abfinden und entweder nachziehen und seinen Bestand aktualisieren – oder verzichten. So ist es nun mal. Finde ich das persönlich gut? Ganz und gar nicht, doch bin ich es ebenso leid, gegen Windmühlen zu kämpfen und auf einem übertriebenen Niveau gegen alles zu schimpfen, was MIR nicht gefällt. Diese Energie leite ich lieber in meine kakophonische Musikader um. Man könnte auch immer noch auswandern und mit einem Butterbrotpapierkamm glücklich werden oder… [geht pfeifend ab, verschwindet im Sonnenuntergang]

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