Developer: Audulus LLC
Current Version: 3.4
Last Updated: 2 months ago
Download Size: 24.8 MB - Download
Audulus is a minimalist modular audio processing application. Design sound from first principles.
▶ Winner of Electronic Musician Magazine Editor's Choice Award, 2017
"Audulus 3 is out and is stunning!" - Richard Devine, devinesound.net
"beautiful interface" - Peter Kirn, createdigitalmusic.com
▶ Run Audulus as an Audio Unit inside other apps! ◀
With Audulus, you can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio. All with low latency real-time processing suitable for live performance. Audulus's user interface is clean, simple, and easy to learn, allowing you to focus on sound.
"The biggidy bomb coolest most super tech-nerd fun times soft synth I've bought in recent times!"
- Mac App Store Australia review
"Love this App. It has one of the best UIs I've ever used."
- USA Mac App Store review
"Remarkable gesture control"
▶ Visit our forum for exciting user-created patches! ◀
▶ Key Features:
• fluid interface - smooth animated interaction
• MIDI control - use your control surface or MIDI keyboard
• presets - quickly change between settings
• unlimited history - everything you do is stored
• polyphony - process multiple voices
• encapsulation - group nodes into sub-patches
• diverse nodes - from ADSR to ZeroCross
• audio unit version - run Audulus as an Audio Unit inside other apps (free download)
• iCloud support - effortlessly sync patches between Mac and iPad
▶ Featured Built-in Modules:
• 5ms Revolving Clock Divider
• Touch Feedback Clock
• Ms. Torsion Distortion
• Fibonacci Sequence
• Fab Five Rectifying LFO
• The Warpeggiator
• Scale Quantizer
• Cyclone Matrix Mixer
...and many more!
▶ Built-in Nodes:
• Virtual Analog Oscillator (4 waveforms)
• ADSR Envelope
• Noise Generator
• Mathematical Modules: Addition, Multiplication, Subtraction, Sine, Modulo
• Random Number Generator
• MIDI controlled Keyboard
• MIDI assignable trigger
• 16-Step Sequencer
• Low Pass Filter
• High Pass Filter
• Pitch Shifter
• Constant Value
• Mapper Curve
• Piecewise-linear Spline Curve
• 4-Channel Mixer
• Level Meter
• Value Meter
• Scrolling Waveform Meter
• Polyphonic to Monophonic signal mixer
• Global Time
• Zero-crossing Counter
• Audio Unit Plug-in
• Custom Nodes - build your own modules!
• Math expression module -34 Math nodes in one!
• Timing mode - figure out which nodes are using the most CPU!
• Switch pack - two nodes for signal routing, more to come!
• Poly pack - Stereo and Quadraphonic processing!
▶ Recommended Hardware: Mid 2010 Mac. May not run well on older hardware. Intel GMA 950 Graphics is not supported. ◀
- Support for multi-channel audio I/O with new ADC and DAC nodes. Use Audulus with a DC-coupled audio interface (such as the Expert Sleepers ES-8) for connecting your Eurorack modular!
Most Helpful Reviews
Finally, a modular synth I can afford! (update) - Just a quick update to my earlier review. I wanted to take a moment to mention the excellent support the people at Audulus provide for this application. The few issues I have had with the application have all been addressed promptly and all my questions have been responded to within a few days at most. The user forum at Audulus is a great place for new ideas and user contributed patches. The new 3.3.2 version is running smoothly and continues to improve.
More Reviews for Current Version
Finally, a modular synth I can afford! (update) - Without a doubt Audulus continues to be the preeminent soft modular synthesizer available for either the macOS or iOS platform. With a clean, minimalist user interface design, a huge variety of nodes, factory supplied prebulit modules, and outstanding performance it is one of the best. The latest 3.4 update adds significant new functionality including the new ADC and DAC nodes which enable Audulus to be connected to a wide variety of multichannel digital audio interfaces including the Expert Sleepers ES-8 USB interface. This allows Audulus to easily interact with traditional modular rack synthesizers as well as a wide variety of digital audio interfaces. With each new update the product continues to improve, with more undoubtly on the way. Truely the Minecraft of music making!
In 17 years, the most fun I've had making music with a computer - Not only did working with Audulus reintroduce me to the world of modulars (this time I got the bug) it also consistently pulls me away from them and back to the computer, where I now, for the first time, have an inspiring and fun environment for working on electronic music. The new ADC and DAC nodes mean I can use all the input and dc coupled outputs on my old motu ultralite (or an ES-8 when I will undoubtedly get one for the dc coupled inputs). This has given me the new experience of being able to move between external hardware synth modules and the computer without breaking my creative rhythm or frame of mind. Previously I always found myself either stuck in a programming frame of mind while working with a computer, or else mired in the blank page aspect of it, very different from working with a physical instrument where I can strum a few chords and play with different rhythms quickly to get my mind going. But with Audulus I find it's much easier to throw down a few nodes and modules and start to get into the musical side of it where I am quickly letting my ear lead me along, rather than needing to make compositional choices from the get-go. As soon as I get some interesting sounds going, I'll feel the urge to throw down some filters, add modulation, put in a few more voices, add harmony, etc. Then I can take a step back again and think about composition. The forum is also fun, it's not as huge as the Arduino community for example, but it has a similar atmosphere of people being there for all kinds of reasons with a lot of different questions and insights to offer. Plus, since it's a manageable size and there are a core group of active posters, it's really easy to get to know most of the posters, keep up with everything new, and become a recognized and appreciated part of the community. Even if most of what you're bringing, as in my case, is just enthusiasm and appreciation (rather than any brilliant patches), it definitely adds to the daily joy to have a musical community like that to be a part of and check in on periodically. So if any of that sounds like fun, I recommend giving it a go. It was a little daunting at first, it took me several days to get into, but by the third tutorial that I was watching and patching along with, I paused the video and starting patching and connecting things and two hours later I looked up and realized I had been lost in a creative trance the whole time and had come out the other side with something I really enjoyed. I hope any of you who try it have a similar experience. I find that the world is a better place when you are making your own music.
Finally, a modular synth I can afford! (update) - Just a quick update to my earlier review. Audulus continues to be the preeminent soft modular synthesizer availabe for both the macOS and iOS platforms. With a clean, minimalist user interface design, a huge variety of nodes and factory supplied prebulit modules, and outstanding performance it is one of the best. The latest 3.4 update adds significant new functionality including the new ADC and DAC nodes which enables Audulus to be connected to a wide variety of multichannel digital audio interfaces including the Expert Sleepers ES-8 USB interface. This enables Audulus to easily interact with traditional modular rack synthesizers. With each new update the product continues to improve, with more undoubtly on the way. Truely the Minecraft of music making!
A Modular for Modules - This is a great application for creating any module for synthesis out of nodes. Then you can arrange those modules into any configuration that you can think up! Seriously, make a drawing of any interface from your favorite synth and create it! Or take the filter interface from this synth and the arpegiator from that synth and make something new. There are other programs that allow you to do this, but Audulus has a really consistant look and feel without being too arcane. What’s more, the support is TOP NOTCH! If you are confused or need help realizing some idea you have, Mark will work with you to figure out how or if it can be done. If you find a bug, and this actually happened to me, Taylor will send you a patch update. I really have never experienced better support for an app. But that wouldn’t mean anything unless this was a SUPER USEFUL SYNTH-BUILDING MACHINE… and that’s exactly what this is. Recent updates have enabled users to add custom graphics, that further personalize your creations, and utilize as many inputs and outputs as your device has available to it, allowing you to create complex interations between Audulus and the rest of your gear. Still the best!
Audulus with Eurorack is awesome! - There is so much out there that requres you to open your DAW in order to use it. Either that, or download a client that allows you to use the plugins. For Eurorack, the pleasure is in being able to have it all out in the open. Audulus bridges the gap for me. At first I had trouble figuring out some things (I did not look at any tutorials initially), but once you get the idea that everything is rigt there in the UI, then it flows nicely. For instance, on the MAC there is no “preferences” to set up. I looked everywhere to figure out how to set for my interface (Expert Sleepers ES-8) but could not find any, because there is none. It automatically is linked to whatever device you are using as an interface. All you do is tell it the output number, and thats it. PLain and simple! I highly recommend this for people who use Eurorack, along with the Expert Sleepers ES-8. I literally felt my heart race when I saw what I was doing in Audulus, interact with my Euro modules ,and vice-versa!!! The options are endless, but not in an intimidating way. At first maybe, but give it a try and it becomes very easy to use! By the way, the support is VERY quick! I asked a question, and had an answer when I checked my email a few hours later.