Embertone has announced availability of their first iOS instrument, Sensual Saxophone, created in close collaboration with Vietnam-based Blue Mangoo, makers of the iFretless instrument apps. Here's their press release with the details...
Sometimes you just want to put it in your mouth and blow. But when a reed gets worn or arms become weak with exhaustion sometimes sensual nature can outlast even the swankiest saxophone! So what's a swinging lover supposed to do?
Do not fear. For Sensual Saxophone is here... the world's first iOS instrument to feature true legato samples, no less, and a truly desirable digital solution to sax saturation. Sensual Saxophone should certainly catch the eye (and ear) of all who see (and hear) it. Indeed, it is the only virtual saxophone to feature an eye-poppingly enormous SEX knob -- bang in the centre of its glitzy GUI (Graphical User Interface) that's as easy to use as it is easy on the eye. Edge that SEX knob downwards and the sax sounds dry as a bone... but touch the knob and listen to that sound grow into something much more sexy! Switching SENSUALITY to ON ensures that the user always has the right accompaniment for evenings echoing with pleasure!
More musically meaningful (and useful) controls also abound, including REVERB (with controllable AMOUNT and ROOM SIZE settings); VIBRATO (with dedicated DEPTH slider); DELAY (with control over AMOUNT and TIME); and switchable LEGATO, SUSTAIN, and STACCATO playing styles using the onscreen lockable keyboard (switchable to DOUBLE KEYBOARD for further flexibility). Furthermore, since Sensual Saxophone is Embertone's first foray into the wonderful world of iOS, it goes without saying that it is compatible with all major iOS-based DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations), working with Apple's Audio Unit Extensions technology -- that brings the Audio Units system-level full plug-in architecture model (that was previously only available to third-party developers like Embertone in OS X) to iOS -- as well as Inter-App Audio and Audiobus for full communication with the outside musical world.
Embertone embraces iOS, indeed; if its goal for this smokin' app was for it to be both beautiful and useful to professionals and amateurs alike then it has surely succeeded. Yet it has also added a deep dollop of unadulterated fun into the musical mix... maybe even a dash of romance! Raise your sax levels to 11... by downloading Sensual Saxophone for iPad (2, mini, and above) and iPhone/iPod Touch (5 and above) today!
Pricing and Availability:
Sensual Saxophone can be purchased and directly downloaded from the App Store for $4.99 USD.
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