Scythe started as a VST plugin and during development of the synthesizer and its usability, the iPad made more sense for the target device and platform. Creating Scythe as an iOS app allowed the high quality visual experience and touch screen interaction to be combined into a music app which provided ease of use and a beautiful display of the waves and interface. The synthesis engine is a powerful wavetable synthesizer with modulation control of the parameters. The Scythe iOS app is unique to iOS in terms of the generated sound as well as the user experience. The generated sound has a unique timbre and the synth is best suited for pads, drones, soundscapes, sound fx etc. It can create anything from rich, lush textures to gritty, distorted sounds.
Wavetable synthesis was chosen due to its infinite possibilities from any source audio file. Although wavetable synthesis takes time to learn to achieve the desired sound, Scythe eases the learning curve with easy to use, drag and drop modulation for oscillator parameters and the app allows one, whether new to wavetable synthesis or more skilled, to quickly create usable sounds. Presets can be saved and loaded easily and the library of wavetables and presets show some of the possibilities of the synthesizer. This iPad app can be integrated into your setup through a number of ways such as IAA, Audiobus, MIDI, etc.
The Scythe iOS music app can be used in audio production, sound fx creation, games, film, electronic music etc. The app contains a built in user guide, with interactive controls that help to explain the different parameters on demand. Scythe was built for those who love sound and want to discover new sounds.