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Introducing Embertone's first Virtual Instrument for your iPhone/iPad: a deeply sampled iOS instrument with true legato, and the only virtual instrument with Sexiness Control. If you're looking for that George Michael/"Careless Whispers" sound... look no further!

This is your digital solution to sax saturation. Bring your sax levels to 11... Try Sensual Sax today!

- MIDI input / output
- Audio Unit 3
- Audiobus
- True legato sampling for realistic note transitions
- Three sets of articulations

Controls include REVERB (with controllable AMOUNT and ROOM SIZE settings); VIBRATO (with dedicated DEPTH slider); DELAY (with control over AMOUNT and TIME); and switchable LEGATO, SUSTAIN, and STACCATO playing styles using the onscreen lockable keyboard (switchable to DOUBLE KEYBOARD for further flexibility). It goes without saying that it is compatible with all major iOS-based DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations), working with Apple’s Audio Unit Extensions technology — that brings the Audio Units system-level full plug-in architecture model (that was previously only available to third-party developers like Embertone in OS X) to iOS — as well as Inter-App Audio and Audiobus for full communication with the outside musical world.

Founded by composer/orchestrator Alex Davis and composer/sound designer Jonathan Churchill, Embertone has been producing next-level virtual instruments since 2012. Its mission is simple: sample lots of great instruments, and bring them to market to inspire awesome new music! The co-founders seriously love what they do, admiring the likes of Tonehammer, Sample Modeling, and Sonic Couture — companies that have led the way to this new age of deeply-sampled virtual instruments, and aim to move that tradition forward by finding new ways to capture the essence of an instrument and program it in an intuitive and responsive package... and, of course, offer it to the composing community at an atttractive price! As the go-to company for musicians looking for realistic and fun virtual instruments since releasing the free Intimate Strings LITE for Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT (4.2.4+), the full-blown Friedlander Violin subsequently became the flagship solo product for the KONTAKT PLAYER platform while setting the production standard for future realistic-sounding releases.

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Version History

Launched Jan 05, 2017 (over 3 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 2 months, on average.

Jul 13
Version 1.0.9

1. Fix au3 bug.

Aug 10
Version 1.0.8

fix bugs

Aug 09
Version 1.0.7

bug fixes and improvements.

Jul 08
Version 1.0.6

bug fixes and improvements.

Jun 22
Version 1.0.5

critical bug fixes

Jun 19
Version 1.0.4

various bug fixes

May 24
Version 1.0.3

1. AU3 saves state
2. Several critical bug fixes

Apr 27
Version 1.0.2

-New menu setting.
-MIDI CC controls are now assignable
-Various bug fixes and improvements.

Jan 23
Version 1.0.1

- fixed audio unit 3 issue that causes some host apps to crash
- audio unit now shows up in Auria and Auria Pro
- fixed error with freeze operations in IAA
- added "modesty mode" for users who need less sexy graphics
- corrected graphics layout error on iPhone UI
- other bug fixes and improvements

note: There are still some issues with freeze operations with the audio unit extension. If you are encountering difficulties with AU3, we recommend using IAA for now. We apologise for the trouble and we are working on a solution.

Jan 05
Version 1.0

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