iSEM is an amazing recreation of the legendary 1974 Oberheim® SEM synthesizer expansion module. Known for its characteristic multimode filter and rich oscillators, the SEM is revered by many for its sonic power and flexibility.
Based on the TAE® technology found in our award-winning SEM V software, iSEM faithfully recreates this unique synthesizer and offers a level of sound quality that only Arturia can bring to the iPad®.
Free all the potential of the legendary Oberheim® SEM thanks to the Audio Unit Extension. In addition to being compatible with Audiobus and Inter-App Audio, iSem can now be launched directly in every Audio Unit host app such as GarageBand, offering you the same comfort and workflow as with a computer-based home studio. No more doubt is allowed, whether it is at home, on the road or on stage, with iSEM your iPad becomes the new core of your setup.
“Cheerfully cheap and sounds fabulous.”
“iSEM brings it all “kicking and screaming” into this day and age by making the most of the latest developments available to its iPad host.”
“OVER THE PAST DECADE, ARTURIA HAS DONE A TERRIFIC JOB OF DELIVERING virtual versions of some of the world’s most famous vintage analog synths, rightfully earning accolades and endorsements from top artists and journalists.the iSEM is a fantastic synth—among the best available for iOS, actually. So, if you’re looking for another analog flavor in your iPad rig, I heartily endorse this app.”
“Arturia realizes a new tour-de-force recreating a famous vintage synthesizer on iOS platform. the implementations are worth getting the ISEM that is truly comprehensive and simple to operate. a small wonder to install urgently on your iPad !”
“I can say that iSEM sounds great, with a thick and rich sound that’s full of character and offers a wide range of programming possibilities that will please synth-heads with a yen to put an Oberheim® in their pocket”
Sound On Sound
“This is a superb analogue-sounding synthesizer that can evoke memories of an SEM and much more. Simply great value for money.”
“If you're a musician and you have an iPad, you need this app! Five bucks for something this good is simply insane. Even at the regular price of ten dollars, this synth is an absolute steal.”
“iSEM is brilliantly and respectfully realised, and sounds truly gorgeous; and with AudioBus and Inter-App Audio also on the feature list, it’s a must-have for any iPad musician.”
We’ve added a few new features and some of the extra functionality that people have come to expect from Arturia products. Our 8-Voice Programmer allows you to mimic the polyphonic sounds of the classic 4- and 8-voice versions as well.
The Modulation matrix greatly expands the sonic capabilities of the original. And the effects page, performance page, Apple Inter-App connectivity, Core MIDI, AudioBus: all work together to make iSEM a supreme sonic workhorse and creative force multiplier.
RecoilBeing an owner of the original hardware synth, this virtual app stands up, providing a combination of familiarity combined with total stability, versatility, and the addition of presets, extra pages and functions, such as the performance layer.
DJ / ProducerI'm especially impressed with the iSEM app. I LOVE the scale functionality and after touch scroll control on single keys! Looking forward to many hours of playing and programming iSEM on my travels around the world !
The HorroristHaving the 8 Voice Programmer in the iSEM makes owning an iPad worthwhile. The closest thing you can get to this is a real 8 voice which will run you over $10,000 and take half your studio up space wise.
DJ / ProducerISEM is my perfect friend on the stage for my Ipad, really like it. its a very simple synth and straight forward, that is a feature i very like, i don't need to think i just touch the parameter i need. Simple tool, with good sound.
All the original parameters of the Oberheim® SEM:
- two oscillators, each with sawtooth wave and variable-width pulse wave with PWM
- sine wave LFO
- 12dB/oct multi-mode Filter with low-pass, high-pass, band-pass and notch
- two ADS envelope generators
- An additional LFO
- Noise generator
- Modulation Matrix module
- Advanced Keyboard Follow module