MATRIXSYNTH: Ribbons - Ondes Martenot Inspired iOS App

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Ribbons - Ondes Martenot Inspired iOS App

Published on Jan 19, 2019 Olympia Noise Co.

"Ribbons is now a universal app!

Olympia Noise Co. has released version 1.4 of Ribbons, their Ondes Martenot-inspired electronic instrument. With this free update, Ribbons is now universal, supporting iPhone 5s and newer, and adds support for MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) output.

On the iPhone, Ribbons now can use touch pressure (Z-Axis) to control various parameters of the synth, including LFO Depth and Rate, Wavetable, Volume, and Filter setting. Z-Axis can also be used to control MPE parameters. Z-Axis is only available on devices that support 3D Touch (iPhone 6 and newer).

When Ribbons (née Ondes) launched in 2014, MPE was not yet a MIDI standard, so the implementation of the MIDI output was a bit of hack; Each finger could be mapped to a unique MIDI Port and Channel, allowing each touch to control a different MIDI destination. While this mode is still available (“Classic mode”), Ribbons now supports the MPE MIDI standard, allowing you to use the unique Ribbons interface to control MPE synths like Moog Model D and Model 15.

For a full list of features, visit Ribbons on the App Store"

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