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software synthesizers

GrainBender Synthesizer For iPad Review

  dischord offers his take on GrainBender for iPad: BurgerKone’s new synth app brings a lot of innovation to automation, providing some of the most interesting sound design on iPad. The inclusion of a robust MIDI implementation, as well as AudioCopy, makes this a serious tool for anyone who enjoys exploring sound. GrainBender has added [...]

MIDI Instruments On iOS (Best Practices)

Earlier in the week, we reported on the Open Music App Collaboration Manifesto – a call to iOS music developers to push ahead with inter-app collaboration feature. The Manifesto defines a set of best practices that should help make the user experience as great as possible for people who want run music apps in parallel. One [...]

New Windows Synth VST – Diversion

Developer Dmitry Sches has released Diversion, a new software synth for Windows. Features: Sound generation – 4 oscillators with a wide range of different waveforms with a near to zero level of aliasing. Oscillators generate sounds in real-time with algorithms for optimal sound quality at high frequencies. All waveforms have two independent parameters X and Y [...]

GrainBender Gets CoreMIDI Support

GrainBender, a software synthesizer for the iPad, has been updated to version 1.1. Here’s what’s new in GrainBender 1.1: CoreMIDI support Factory presets can be renamed and saved as user presets New interface skin You now control GrainBender from an external MIDI source or use GrainBender to control any other MIDI gear. Automation recorded as [...]

Free VST Inspired By Moog Taurus Bass Synthesizer

Taurus is a free bass synth for Windows, inspired by the classic Moog Taurus. Things modelled in beta 4: Alias free oscillators Finite oscillator reset time Nonlinear Moog ladder filter Nonlinear VCA Nonlinear envelopes (that means solving five non-linear differential equations, realtime!) Control circuitry at component level Download at the Smarelectronix site. via myVST

Korg Monotron Emulator For Nintendo DS

Reader francesco sends word that Furrtek, a group of french videogame hackers, has just released the beta of the DS-Monotron. DS-Monotron is an unofficial software emulation of the Korg Monotron mini analog synth. To run this software you need a Nintendo DS and a compatible flash card.  

Oramics App Recreates Pioneering Synth Of Daphne Oram For iOS

Developer Strangeloop Limited has released Oramics – a software synth designed to recreate the Oramics Machine of electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram. Oramics is a drawn sound technique, developed by Daphne Oram in 1957. Oram’s composition machine consisted of a large rectangular metal frame, providing a table-like surface traversed by ten synchronised strips of clear, sprocketed [...]

Fairlight & Fairlight Pro For iPad Get Free Updates

Fairlight has announced free updates to its iPad music apps, Fairlight and Fairlight Pro. Both apps are virtual versions of the company’s classic 80′s sampling synthesizers. Here’s what’s new in version 1.1: Features and improvements: Sample your own voices from the microphone or line in (Pro feature) Added metronome tick sound, controlled in song settings [...]

Sunrizer 1.2 Adds MIDI Control, MIDI Learn

Sunrizer – a software synth for the iPad – has been updated to version 1.2, adding MIDI control, MIDI learn and more. Here’s what’s new: MIDI “stuck notes” problem fixed MIDI control and MIDI learn for all parameters Added metronome Multiple banks support and bank export/import In-app help If you’re a Sunrizer user, we’d be [...]

Free Soft Synth For Windows, Rez 3, ‘A Mean Little Monosynth’

Free Music Software: Ugo Audio has released Rez 3, ‘a mean little monosynth’ for Windows. Here’s what they have to say about Rez 3: Rez is a seemingly basic synth, but it’s capable of a very wide range of sounds. While Rez has a bunch of cool features, the beating heart of Rez is its [...]

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