Developer: Audulus LLC

Current Version: 2.10.6

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 15.5 MB - Download


Audulus is a minimalist modular audio processing application. Design sound from first principles.
"beautiful interface" - Peter Kirn,
▶ 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

▶ Built-in Modules:

• 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
• Delay
• Distortion
• Low Pass Filter
• High Pass Filter
• Pitch Shifter
• Constant Value
• Gain
• Mapper Curve
• Piecewise-linear Spline Curve
• Crossfade
• 4-Channel Mixer
• Level Meter
• Value Meter
• Scrolling Waveform Meter
• Input/Output
• Polyphonic to Monophonic signal mixer
• Global Time
• Sub-Patch
• Timer
• Zero-crossing Counter
• Audio Unit Plug-in

▶ In-App Purchase Upgrades (see note below):

• 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. ◀

▶ Requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later. ◀

Please don't hesitate to contact us at audulus at audulus dot com if you have any questions or need help.


Release Notes:

- Fix a bug where Audulus could hang on startup.
- Graphics performance improvements and bug fixes.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.4
Review by Mulehead

Lots of Fun And Sounds That Can't Be Beat! - First off know two things. I have a core i7 with 8 gigs of RAM and I have been programming Modular systems since the Moog Days. This app is very powerful and has lots of options that allow you to create some VERY cool sounds. The GL interface takes a bit to get used to but once you do you'll find creation of sounds extremely simple if you know how to create sounds on a modular synth. If you don't understand modular synths, a GL interface isn't going to improve that much. One of my fav parts about this synth is that it's also an AU host! Even the AU version can host AUs nested inside it. Very very cool option! That makes Audulus work like a real modular where you can route audio to any piece of gear you have, even in the middle of the chain! This is something so simple and yet left out of most software modular systems! Be prepaired to spend some time discovering all the options here because like any good modular, there are a lot! Tech support for Audulus is incredible! Like I said I do Moog programming but this is more like a Nord type system so I emailed my questions and got very prompt replies even with examples to show how to accomplish some things. Top notch support for sure! Lastly, you will need a fast system. For those complaining of glitchy audio, pops happen when your hardware can't keep up and this software does require a fast Mac as do most software modular systems. Try running ACE from U-He once to see what I mean. Modular systems in software are power hungry beasts. In closing I would say if you know how to program modular systems and you have at least 4 REAL cores in your processor (Note, hyper-threading does not count as a REAL core) and you're looking for a new fun modular system with a free AU verion, Audulus is a bargain compaired to most on the market! If you don't know modular synths but want to learn, it makes it pretty easy but you would need to dedicate some time to it. It's not a "Punch a couple buttons" and you're done programming process...

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
Version 2.7.1
Review by mrdorianjames

needs work but shows promise - i grabbed this looking for a simpler software alternative to max/msp or plogue bidule but this doesn't live up to that challenge. Although it is fairly fun to play around with and has a beautiful GUI, it's still limited and glitchy. Maybe if i had mavericks, it would work better.Maybe an ipad would due this app justice,because grabbing objects with a mouse tends to be buggy. Also, if i knew that the nodes/modules/patches were limited without additional in-app purchases, i wouldn't have dropped the money on it. but it defnitely will be something i will be keeping an eye on, but has a long way to go.

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people