Merlin is a modular synthesis environment for the iPad, allowing artists to create sounds with a visual, node-based patching interface. These are mockup screenshots as a proof of concept, so you won't find this in the App Store—but maybe someday!
The Merlin UI takes many conventions from traditional hardware analog modular synthesizers and ports them to the iPad's touch screen display. Users are able to select specific sound modules and route voltage signals through them in various ways.
Plentiful help and tutorial information is built into the application, making it a valuable educational tool for novices or anyone considering the purchase of an expensive modular synthesizer.
Merlin is an application that rewards slowness, intimacy and deliberate actions. Rather than expecting to create amazing sounds with little effort, Merlin encourages artists to get in-depth and invest themselves in their work.