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CRUD iPad App

CRUD iPad App

Information and Specifications

Category: Synthesizer Apps
Updated: 11 September 2013
Version: 1.1
Size: 21.7 MB
Language: English
Seller: alexander smith
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Requirements: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Price: $2.99
Get it here: CRUD – alexander smith

Description: CRUD is a bass synthesizer with a horror theme. It includes 50 patches and there are 6 expression knobs that have different effects depending on the preset. They include: Cutoff, Resonance, LFO Speed, LFO Depth, Bit Crush, Attack and Release. There is MIDI input and is Audiobus compatible.

Quick Review
CRUD is one of those apps that “get it” the moment you start messing around with the presets. I don’t know if it’s a design thing or having a strong preset presence or a bit of both, CRUD is a nice little package that delivers! One of the things I do with a new app is adjust filter cutoff and resonance. If there isn’t one where there should be or it sounds weak I usually loose interest pretty quick. I’m happy to say the filter is nice. Like the LFO settings and Bit Crush, the filter works best sound to sound. Some of the presets work as a one off hit and other are great as pads. Turn the release up fully and listen to the scary tones! There are a heap of dubstep inspired sounds as well so if you’re looking for inspiration CRUD is a great place to start.

Is it any good? Yes. It’s great. The presets are well done on the most part. Because there is no individual volume in the app some of the sounds come across as a bit silent. The filter is smooth and the Bit Crusher can add another level of nastiness to a sound. While there is no reverbs or delays it is Audiobus compatible so in a pinch you could add effects to it that way. I’d like to see a few built in effects though. Besides reverb and delays, flangers and a few more kinds of distortion would go along way to make this a great app. But like I said, the option is to put in an effects chain with Audiobus so it’s not an essential feature. And with apps these days you expect MIDI control and we have MIDI in. For the price it’s a steal. Get it or die!