Mersenne Synthesizer

Mersenne Synthesizer

By iceWorks, Inc.

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2016-02-25
  • Current Version: 2.3.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 12.14 MB
  • Developer: iceWorks, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 26 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Mersenne Synthesizer App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 26 App Reviews

Mersenne Synthesizer App Details

Mersenne is a melodic percussion synthesizer that combines two FM synthesis modules, a noise generator and a resonator. With simple operation, you can easily create a clear bell sound with complex attack. ## Synthesizer Engine * Tone A/B: FM Synthesis * Noise + Filter * Resonator * Chorus * Delay * Reverb ## Features * Universal App Optimized for both the iPad and the iPhone. * Audio Unit Extensions (AUv3) You can use in a host application that supports Audio Unit such as GarageBand. * Inter-App Audio You can stream live audio directly to other Inter-App Audio host applications. * Audiobus support You can stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps. See for more information. * Ableton Link Ableton Link is a new technology that synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of Ableton Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over a wireless network. See for more information. * MIDI - Core MIDI, Bluetooth MIDI, Virtual MIDI, Inter-App Audio MIDI input - MIDI Clock synchronization - MIDI Controller Mapping * Programmable Arpeggiator You can easily create your own pattern. * Microtuning * Master Tune


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App Reviews

  • Great synth!

    By Zjenji
    One of my favorite iOS synths. Being able to import third party sounds, along with the included great sounds, really sets this apart from other iOS offerings. The best part of this synth, however, is how responsiveness of the developer! Bugs are squashed very quickly with timely updates. Must buy!
  • Bells, Gongs, & Tines, Oh My!

    By ZenLizard
    With a powerful arpeggiator. Thank you for AUv3!
  • Thanks for AU support!

    By k-botnick
    This is one of my most favorite iPad synths. When I saw Laplace get AU3 support, I was hopeful Mersenne would as well. Now that time's here and I just MIDI sequenced a quick track with it in GarageBand. The AU layout is good and scrolls smoothly to see everything. All of the effects parameters are exposed, too. I personally prefer AU to IAA or AudioBus. And I love Mersenne, so today's a great day. Thanks, IceGear!
  • Link has strange property

    By Klrxs
    Love all iceworks apps. I have all the recent Link-enabled ones and they are always the first ones I open during a session. For some reason, when the apps join the network they interrupt the tempo of the session first instead of looking at what the current tempo is first and changing to that. This can really jumble what would otherwise be a seamless and enjoyable experience. All the synths sound great and I love the arp and hold buttons. I also love that they have standard midi functionality.
  • Wonderful and unique

    I like how this FM+Resonator synth focuses on a particular sound. It sounds a lot like some of the instruments in a Gamelan ensemble. When combined with the arpeggiator and delay it's easy and fun to compose a sort of modern synthesized version of a Gamelan. That's mainly what I use it for, and because I have an affection for Gamelan music, this synth brings a smile to my face when working with it. Mersenne's MIDI implementation is excellent. The controls are very functional and easy to use. The two Tone generators, the Noise generator, Resonator, drive and delay, chorus and reverb are logically laid out and instantly useable. The arpeggiator is especially powerful, letting you design your own patterns for saving and recalling. The minimalistic elegance in Mersenne's design is apparent and well suited to the sounds this synth produces. The single-mindedness of Mersenne's sound is very much a plus in this case. Because Mersenne is so good at getting that Gamelan type sound, including different tuning systems, especially Far East tunings would be an excellent addition to this synth and would qualify it for a legitimate 5 star rating. I can manipulate the detuning, glide and other parameters to get a slightly faux eastern sound, but that's not the same as an authentic Gamelan tuning. Overall one of the best and most enjoyable synths of 2016.
  • great metallic sounds

    By Gs2501
    if you want to create beautiful metallic sounds and more, this is the app!
  • Great Specialty FM Synth

    By Rhcole
    Mersenne is a percussion synth that is capable of much more than FM drum sounds. It can create capable chimes and bells, metallic sounds and even other more traditional synth sounds. All of the sounds tend to be a bit dirty and thin. The engine is quite similar to Laplace, their resonator synth with a different interface. They could have combined the two easily enough but I am satisfied owning each separately.
  • FUN

    All you need to know is that it's fun. Then you will see its more FUN. Buy it......FUN
  • Great sounding synth - needs a bit of work

    By GovernorSilver
    Sound great and is distinctive compared to iceGear’s other synth apps. Under IOS 9, it crashes intermittently without running other synth/audio apps. The arpeggiator is not very well documented and is a bit confusing to use. Fix the stability and the arpeggiator documentation and this becomes as 5-star app
  • Cool sounds/functionality; a bit niche

    By HouseOfHomuth
    I'm a big fan of the other synths from this company (particularly Cassini). This one is solid and well-implemented with AudioBus, IAA, etc. But I did feel that the "bell"-like sounds were a bit same-ish and limited in their usefulness in music making. That may be a bit unfair, since it's basically intended as a niche product, but it's tough for workflow to have a separate app that might do supplementary noises without also being able to handle more traditional bass and lead sounds. For example, I feel like an app such as Thor or FM4 could do a lot of what this app does, plus a lot more. That said, it's affordable, small, and the sounds that are there are very decent. 4 stars.