Saucillator

4.5
5.85K reviews
500K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Inspired by the Korg Kaossilator and the Moog synthesizer, Saucillator transforms mobile devices into a platform for creating and playing digital synthesizers. It uses the touchscreen to manipulate oscillators and effects, and it also allows for live-looping and recording.

Users are able to play custom synthesizers using the x-y axes of the touchscreen. The x-axis corresponds to amplitude (volume) and the y-axis corresponds to frequency (pitch). Playback can also be looped, recorded, and EQed using a Parametric EQ.

On top of performing, Users are able to create their own custom synthesizers, which consist of a custom timbre and user-defined effects. A small variety of timbres are included: Sine, Square, Saw, Pulse, Noise (white)*, Theremin, "Singing Saw", "Electric Eel", and "Starslide." These, as well as any user-created synths, can be mixed and matched at different harmonics, amplitudes, and phases to create custom sounds.

Each synth has customizable fx parameters as well, including Envelope (ADSR - attack & release), LFO (rate & depth), Delay (rate & decay), and Note Lag.

Other abilities:
-Choose scale: Pentatonic, Major, Minor, Blues, or Chromatic
-Choose the base note for the pad.
-Control the grid size.
-Record to the SD card.
-Toggle visualizations. More to come here.

Notes:
*I fully intend to make noise scale with frequency and actually become useful (e.g. "Red" Noise).

Permissions Needed:
- SD card access: for saving instruments and recordings.
- Vibration: For haptic feedback.

Special thanks to Garrett Langley (http://dribbble.com/glangley) for helping with design and general usability.

Saucillator 2.0 Buffalo. I think it's the sauce, boss!
Updated on
May 15, 2014

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4.5
5.85K reviews
Cactus521
June 11, 2022
Fun application, I have a couple of FM Synths for my Chromebook. I like the touch interface for producing the notes, it is unique and for a non-piano player allows for creativity even for a novice. I downloaded other analog synths, but they had severe static--the sound on this synth is clean, which is true of my FM Synths as well. Todd Rundgren suggested making music this way for non piano players as well, he designed something with a similar interface, though I do not believe it was a synth
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A Google user
January 15, 2020
Awesome app! Very fun to play around with. Could use a little work with fine tuning the hit boxes on buttons and dials, to make them easier to hit (or miss). Otherwise, this is a pretty great synthesizer, with a simple design that gets the job done well. Thank you, developer :-)
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A Google user
November 16, 2018
I love how this app works but the bitrate of my recordings are horrible and I have no way to change it without it sounding horrible... is there a way to change the amount of bits, 8, 16, 32, as well as frequency, 22k, 44k, 48k, stuff like that... I did an improvised set and it was great but I can't recreate it
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What's new

Hey there Flying Saucers! A few tiny, tasty tweaks for you to enjoy:

- Remove speaker pops when app is in background
- Add new THEREMIN instrument (the future is now!)
- Other minor design touchups.

We've officially cracked 100,000 downloads, and that is with zero marketing. so thank YOU for that. Keep on Saucin'.