Blow everyone away with your saxophone skills using your iPhone and no sax

There’s no instrument sexier than the saxophone, but it’s such a hassle learning an instrument right? With Sensual Saxophone you can play the sax like a pro without ever having to pick one up or blow into it.

Sensual Saxophone is the first instrument on iOS from Embertone in collaboration with Blue Mangoo. The app is a faithful recreation of the saxophone’s unique sound in digital form, played on a real or digital keyboard so you don’t have to learn the sax to play it and add some colourful sax to your tracks, or just solo the night away.

Sensual Saxophone is:

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.

Embertone was founded in 2012 by composer/orchestrator Alex Davis and compose/sound designer Jonathan Churchill. Since their inception Embertone have been creating virtual instruments that use top quality sampling and design to create faithful emulators and great sounding digital instruments.

Embertone say that they aim to move the tradition of deeply sampled virtual instruments forward “by finding new ways to capture the essence of an instrument and program it in an intuitive and responsive package…”. Embertone have already established themselves as quality instrument developers with their Friedlander Violin which has become “the flagship solo product for the Kontakt Player platform”.

Sensual Saxophone is available now on iOS for $4.99.

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