Sequenced synthesizer for Android
MikroWave is a deceptively simple audio synthesizer suited for quickly sketching out your musical ideas when on the move. Patterns can be created in the step sequencer, with no limit to the amount of bars your composition requires. Apart from basic waveforms there is also a secondary oscillator which can be routed to different targets for harmonically enriching the synthesizers sound. Shape the basic palette from friendly, cheesy 80s trumpets via twanging robot strings to totally unlisteneable sonic mayhem. At the very least, you can sure annoy people on the bus.
Play along live and save songs
For immediate, responsive improvisation there is a onscreen keyboard allowing you to play along with the sequenced patterns for quickly testing new ideas. The keyboard responds to multi-touch gestures, so you can play chord pads over your freshly created monster riff. When you're pressed for time - and own the full version - you can save a song in progress and return to it later for finishing your idea, or plainly reliving your initial enthusiasm when creating that bubbly, acid bassline over that funky beat you had a brilliant destination for.
You can also export your songs as WAV files, and optionally share them with friends by uploading directly to SoundCloud. For expanding upon your ideas, you can export your songs as MIDI files and import them in your DAW or feed them to your hardware instruments for finishing your project using your preferred working method.
MikroWave is constantly being updated, so keep your eyes peeled for notifications to be sure you're getting all the latest features. You can always look at the ideas currently in development in the laboratory.
You can also suggest your own by dropping a line, we like to hear about your ideas.
Can I run it ?
MikroWave is available for both mobile and tablet devices running Android 2.3.3 and higher. The application has been confirmed to work on the lowest of resolutions to high density / high resolution screens.
Just to be clear: MikroWave's synthesizer doesn't rely on samples for sound playback, but actually synthesizes sound. For best performance your device should have a dual core CPU, though the newer generation of Ice Cream Sandwich ( Android 4.0 )-ready devices and beyond should have no problems running the application. When in doubt, you can try the FREE version of the application. Note that saving and exporting is disabled in the free version.