Update: This synth app has ‘a lot’ but, for my experience, Pure Synth Platinum has no personality. It technically can do a lot. I just don’t find any of it exciting or stimulating. While, say, Poison-202 can’t do nearly as much but it has a personality and is fun to use. Both this synth app and their BASSalicious 2 I just don’t use so I’m deleting both freeing up something like 9 GBs of memory. PS-also tired of the useless in app keyboard and note hold features and thus developer’s obtuseness in fixing them, so good-bye. —- (1st generation iPad Pro on iOS 12.3.1) Pure Synth Platinum 2 keyboard is all but useless. There isn’t an octave adjustment and I gather the little square with the zero inside would, if it was completed, show the selected octave. No note latching. No mod control. No pitch control. No key size adjustment. As an AUv3, the full screen size requires sliding the app up and down to see everything and since synth screens are usually filled pretty full, making finding a ‘safe’ touch location challenging to find. Keyboard should be able to be slid up and down to uncover controls it’s on top of. It makes more sense to use a long touch to open a control’s Menu and a double-touch to set the control to zero or a normal starting value Installing the 4 extra packs were problematical. The first time the download didn’t want to start and the App crashed. Deleted and reloaded App. Tried downloading the first pack again. App crashed again. Cancel download wasn’t working. Removed app. Without the app installed. The first download pack started downloading. Loaded PSP2 again. This time I could cancel the download though. Waited about 5-6 minutes until it finally did cancel. Cycled power twice on my device. Reinstalled app and successfully installed all four packs without incident. Took not quite 5.9GB. Several tabs under the Settings screen are now gone, one being Audio? The virtual keyboards are a problem. The built in one, the App screen will scroll completely above it but only from where the App’s virtual keyboard sits though. We need to be able to move the keyboard up or down like iVCS3 can. That doesn’t work with AUM’s virtual keyboard. You can’t scroll up high enough to to access the bottom of the Control screen. With jockeying the windows location and size, I was able to get the AUM keyboard and PSP2 to play nicely together and scroll up to access the very bottom of the App’s screen. The downside of using the full screen AUv3 and scrolling around the UI, is that you frequently can’t make simultaneous adjustments when one control is off screen. The biggest downside that I see with Pure Synth Platinum 2 is that it doesn’t seem to have a personality. It seems like just a bunch of things that were thrown together. Nothing actually matched together for an overall unique experience (eg Poison 202, Spacecraft, WaveSHAPER Pro, OuttBass, LayR, Magellan to name a few). PSP is inconsistent when using AUM’s virtual keyboard with it’s key latching capability. With samples, changing to another one, the latched note/s are released, making checking samples extremely laborious. Adjusting various settings in PSP2 caused AUM’s latched key/s to be released. What are the unlabeled controls Under Attack and Decay sliders? Inconsistent labeling under Amp and Filt; Decay/Dec and Sustain/SusI if you can fit the label Control, you could fit Filter instead of Filt. Inconsistencies are symptomatic of poor company/dept organization. That all said, the prefab sounds sound wonderful. And setting a control to zero (or any value) is waaaay easier in PSP2 than 98% of the other synth app’s. I’ve never seen a synth with a ‘pitch’ wheel module and a mod wheel module before but it still makes sense to put those two wheels on the keyboard for ease of access. Then to have the pitch wheel in the bottom left and the Mod wheel in the upper right?? That just doesn’t make a lot of sense. The other aspects that could stand improving would be to add non-standard wave forms for the LFO. With 4 Oscillators, 4 Amp envelopes, 4 Filter envelopes and 4 Control sections with separate pitch controls YET PSP2 only has 1 LFO?! Why hamstring it? Why not 4? Here’s the rating killer. NO MANUAL OR DOCUMENTATION NOR IN APP HELP! And videos are not documentation. (You can’t search videos for answers like you can a PDF for one.)
Won’t run without WiFi
It’s gig ready!
This is what was missing for the iPad. So many great acoustic sounds now available and it’s AUV3. This company has been putting out amazing products, everything is solid, and useful. The sounds are fantastic and the control of being able to dial-in the exact frequency to the .01 Hz of modulation is sick, that’s with every app. These apps from this company now find their way into every project I create. I couldn’t be happier.
There is a lot of Samplers missing actually I just get a few sounds. I just want my money back. SAD
Can’t download any IAP. Nothing in UX to click for downloads it appears.
This is one of the worst scam apps I’ve ever seen. Downloaded it and opened it and every preset sound shows a red box that says “samples missing” and nothing actually plays or functions in any way.
I just bough this one today june 30, the introductory offer expires on July 1. Why they charged me 19.99 dlls ? Can u please fix that ? 19.99 dlls for this app is worth but an offer is an offer. 😬 Thanks !
Jamal gives another great app to the library!!!! Out the box the sounds great. I’m still learning to customize my sounds, but the factory presets work great. The intro price was a great investment as one who is converting to vat.
I was loving this synth until the update. Keeps crashing on title screen after about 10 seconds...same thing with bassalicious 2. Please fix Jamal PLEASE!!! I love your products but this has got me extremely frustrated on a beautiful Saturday afternoon