The trend that the iPad set last year is undoubtedly not slowing down. The iPad will become more and more a musical tool in the studio and beyond. Last year we saw some synths being recreated for the iPad by Korg for example. Just a few days ago we were sent a picture of another ‘famous’ synth being ‘recreated’ as an app. Is Novation taking the plunge in the app market with a V-Station (HD) app? It seems legit as the V-Station was the VSTi version of their hardware K-Station. So with the popularity of the iPad as an instrument (and the improved midi capabilities) it makes sense that the V-Station would be the synth to recreate as an app.
Powercore users will be excited to learn that the VStation-Powercore is now available for purchase. The classic software synthesizer has been further enhanced to incorporate both extended and brand new features not present on the original.
Amongst the new additions is the revolutionary ‘Randomizer’, a fabulous tool that enables you to create weird and wonderful patches. The feature has two settings, one that defines the amount of the synth to be randomized and the other that determines the strength of the randomization. A simple mouse click is all that’s required after that to produce an unlimited supply of different patches, including some of the most unbelievable sounds you’re likely to hear! One of the expanded areas is the filter section, which now has a variety of different modes available. The filter can be set to Low- ,Mid- or High-pass at 12 or 24dB per octave, as required.