C3l3$t1n0's Review of NaveReviewed on 12/12/18 11:23 AM
I'm writing this update, because I need to express the joy I feel when uploading waves for use in Nave. This thing is brilliant, you do not have upload via iTunes. You have a sound stored in Dropbox? Boom, you can send it directly into Nave to use it a wave file to tweak your heart's contempt. I was ok living with PPG's Wavegenerator, but I like Nave best, it is now the one I use for wavetable action. Last Review: If you are looking for a wavetable synth, that means you already know about subtractive, additive, FM, Grain and other types of synthesis. This app is a sound designer's dream and rivals what you can do on a hardware synth. It has all the tools and accessories that you'll need to make music, FXs, recording, ACP, Audiobus and now IAA. You will not find a more comprehensive synth than this one. A dream come true!
Strizbiz's Review of NaveReviewed on 12/12/18 11:23 AM
I was really really excited for a second, oh well. Still a great synth, just please add AUV3 support if possible.
BozoToo's Review of NaveReviewed on 12/12/18 11:23 AM
Latest upgrade added no significant features. While Nave is the best synth ap out there, it still lacks some important things like, for example, a master volume control accessible at all times. Additional modulation destinations would also greatly expand Nave's capabilities. Still ... I have over 20 synthesizer programs on my Ipad. I have all of the major ones and a few really obscure items. I love them all. Really. Each one has its place in my own creative process. Most do something unique that the others simply do not, or do not do well. But I never really wanted any of the previous Waldorf products. Not sure why, they just did not appeal to me. I bought Nave on a whim becuse it looked promising. It seemed unique in some ways. So ...what the heck, let's round out the collection. I have not been able to break away from it to mess around with my many other Ipad synthesizers. Every time I pick up the Ipad, I hit the Nave icon. I can't help myself. I now fear some of my other beloved synthesizers will now go unused and begin to get very lonely. The features are comprehensive and well executed. The sound quality like so many Ipad synthesizers is suprisingly good, even stunning. The interface is coherent and sensible making complex synthesis (combination wavetable/subtractive) simple. It's just ...a great instrument. A few improvements can be made. Add more modulation destinations. Reverb mix and time, for example, could be controlled by the X-Y pads or LFO waveform could be shifted by a modulation input. A sequencer would be great. Also, add a volume control - the Ipad volume button is just to clumsy for performance use. But as it stands right out of the box at version 1.0 ..I hate to admit it for fear of deminishing my passion for some of the other instruments I have, but this is rapidly becoming my favorite synthesizer on the Ipad.
Greg.ni's Review of NaveReviewed on 12/12/18 11:23 AM
To this day this app still blows my mind 👌🏼 Dope!
Mic Gee$'s Review of NaveReviewed on 12/12/18 11:23 AM
Needs to be an audio unit yesterday
Musicmandisco's Review of NaveReviewed on 12/12/18 11:23 AM
If this thing was packed in a metal box with knobs, you would pay BANK for something as special as Nave. Wonderful sounding, bursting with creative potential. There's a lot to take in but after a few hours you will be creating crazy, lush, chaotic, brutal, hypnotic works of art. There are some stability bugs I've noticed using my 3rd gen iPad on iOS 7.0 so save often. Pulling up menu items can seem unresponsive at times. Bugs I'm sure will be resolved in future updates. This synth sits right up there with Animoog, Thor, and Magellan. Thank you Waldorf!!!! Update 2016- still blows me away that this app completely destroys hardware synths. Amazing. Keep up the good work Waldorf!
EMPmodulator's Review of NaveReviewed on 12/12/18 11:23 AM
Definitely not Awesome but I think it's more because of a need for more processing power, because it just seems to become sluggish and crash a bit too often. I think wave table synthesis must be hard to pull off within the constraints of a tablet, One of the developers created N Log Pro which is still one of the 10 best synths for an iOS device, so you know that he's on top of his game. The app IS cool, but if you have 20 of the best synths this is one you will not use a whole lot, if you want to play with a cool wave table synth don't hesitate on this one, but don't expect it to be your favorite synth for long.
Jaxziel's Review of NaveReviewed on 12/12/18 11:23 AM
Keeps me going all session long ,every sound it makes finds a place in the mix. One small gripe and it might be my bifocals,where is the volume control? Using this app with iodock and several external apps plugged in,not way to control its volume without lowering the wave volumes.
Goldenanalog's Review of NaveReviewed on 12/12/18 11:23 AM
IMHO: Nave is the best iOS synthesizer currently available as of November 2015 - it easily sounds as good as a lot of high-end soft synths that run exclusively on our pc/Mac's - Having said that: Waldorf? Are you listening? Ok: I run Nave exclusively on both an Air 1 & 2 - Why is the polyphony HALF on my Air 2 versus my Air 1? Needless to say, I've done a fair amount of testing to confirm this: the Air 1 gives you 24 voices, whereas the Air 2 halves that to 12 - iOS 9.1 using a Tascam iur2 interface (yes it is compatible, using the iPads Lightning port and externally powering the box with a configured y cable and usb power pack)
Aka monkey dope's Review of NaveReviewed on 12/12/18 11:23 AM
Man the Waldorf people should think about making a hardware version of this killer top shelf synth! I just wish there was a piano role to create sequences ! How they did this is beyond me! So amazing ! Plus it can TALK! My only gripe is the sequencer, which is hmmm,kinda clumsy on this kind of screen size . .Peace Christo