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About this app

Caustic 3 is a music creation tool inspired by rack-mount synthesizers / samplers rigs.
Everything is real-time and optimized for mobile devices.

Create your rack by adding up to 14 machines from a choice of:
* Subsynth - Virtual analog subtractive synthesizer
* PCMSynth - Multi-sample wave synthesizer
* BassLine - 303-like monosynth
* BeatBox - 8-channel sampling drum machine
* PadSynth - Harmonic table pad synthesizer
* 8BitSynth - 8bit equation solver synthesizer
* Modular - Fully configurable and routable synthesizer
* Organ - Hammond-like tonewheel organ with rotary speaker
* Vocoder - 8-band harmonic vocoder
* FMSynth - DX-style 3-operator fm synthesizer
* KSSynth - Karplus-Strong string modeling synth
* SawSynth - Supersaw-type polysynth (new!)

The app also includes:
* Effects rack supporting 2 effects per machine. (20 effect types)
* Mixer desk with global Delay/Reverb effects
* Master section with parametric EQ and limiter
* Song sequencer

Supports automation on most controls and includes powerful editors for modifying recorded automation curves.

All files are stored on the user-accessible storage, and users can supply their own WAV files for use in the PCMSynth, BeatBox, and Vocoder.
Supports all uncompressed WAV files (8-16-24-32bit, any sampling rate).
The PCMSynth can also load SoundFont files (.sf2), SFZ and FL Studio mobile instruments (.instr, .ZIP)


Class-compliant USB MIDI controllers can be connected via USB OTG cable on devices running at least Android 3.2 and supporting USB host mode.


See the in-app help section for tutorial videos and full online manual.

This is a demo version of Caustic. There is no time limit in demo mode but save/export are disabled. The app will automatically save your current song between sessions.

Unlock the full version buy purchasing the "Caustic Unlock Key" (sold separate). The full version enables song saving as well as exporting to WAV, Ogg and MIDI.
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.singlecellsoftware.caustickey

There is also a FREE (full version) PC version available for download on the product website.
Come visit http://www.singlecellsoftware.com to download more presets, share your tracks and hear what others are creating with Caustic.


Permissions:
- Record Audio: The app supports recording your own samples.
- Storage read/write: All samples and songs are stored on your device and can be accessed via USB.
- Full network access: To launch the (optional) FTP server, nothing else.
- In-app billing: To restore purchases for those who bought during v1.0. There are no other purchases other than the unlock key app.

If you have any problems, write me via the developer email or visit http://www.singlecellsoftware.com
SingleCellSoftware is one person working part-time, please keep that in mind...
Updated on
Jan 31, 2017

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4.3
43.6K reviews
Kohl Brown
June 14, 2022
I've tried almost every app there is for producing beats. I just wanted something I could toy around with on the go when I'm bored or something. It's a little hard to make the instruments sound good, but once you get it, it's actually possible to make a usable beat which I honestly wasn't expecting. It can be a little clunky at times, and it's missing some features a regular computer setup would have...but for a mobile app, it's more than expected. 10/10
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Justin Lascoe
May 15, 2022
I've owned or used Acid, FL studio, Logic, Live, Garage Band, Protools, and Bitwig. Although each daw has its pros, Caustic 3 is the absolute quickest way for me to get an idea down. I'll make 90% of a beat in Caustic 3 and then send it to Bitwig for all of the final touches. I wish it had a finger drumming/MPC style sampler and a tutorial for the 8bitsynth instrument but other than that it is perfect for me.
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Miranda Thomas
April 11, 2022
An amazing piece of music software for Android, the lack of updates is concerning though. (You'll get a version notification installing onto Android 11, but it still does work) Paid for the full version regardless, I needed some backing rythims for playing Hammer Dulcimer. Happy with the app all in all. I'm really hoping the dev(s) sees fit to give the backend a refresh soon. -This should not become abandonware!
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What's new

New machine: SawSynth (Polyphonic supersaw-type synth)

New "melody helper" to lock keyboards to scales
Support for more time signatures (3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4) from the song page and in pattern editors.
Tool to create new PCMSynth instruments by merging your rack.
Keyable BPM.

4 New effects

Stereo support for PCMSynth, Beatbox and Modular machine input

Wave Editor now supports stereo, pitchshift/timestretch, bpm detection and more.

New loop and stem export options