Here are some details:
CASSINI Polyphonic Synthesizer
- 3 Oscillators plus 1 Sub-Osc
- Sawtooth, Pulse(PWM), Triangle, Sine, Noise, FM
- Waveshape Modulation
- Oscillator Sync
- Ring Modulation
- 2 Filters
- LP24, LP18, LP12, LP6, BP, HP
- 3 Band EQ
- Auto Pan
- 9 Envelope Generators
- DAHDSR(Delay, Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain, Release)
- Velocity, Keyboard Tracking
- 6 LFOs
- Sawtooth, Pulse, Triangle, Random, 16 Step Sequence
- Waveshape Modulation
- Modulation Delay
- Delay Time: 1-2000ms / Tempo Sync
- Delay Time Modulation
- Filtered Stereo Delay
- Resonant Filter (LP, BP, HP)
- Filter Modulation
- Programable Polyphonic Arpeggiator
- Scale/Chord Remapper
- Audio Copy (Compatible with INTUA BeatMaker, Apple GarageBand and so on.)
- Export wav file via iTunes File Sharing
The recording time is limited to 3 minutes.
Here’s a new video featuring the Sledge at MusikMesse:
For many synthesizer enthusiasts, it is the particular interaction of the sound engine and user interface that makes a great instrument. A quick look at Sledge shows you the generous set of controls available to interact directly with the sound engine. When you touch the knobs and switches of the front panel, you will instantly be aware of the meticulous attention to detail our engineers have refined, during many decades building the best electronic keyboards.
You will experience the logical set-up of the synthesizer modules, mirroring the signal flow of a classic analogue synthesizer. But what really distinguishes any synthesizer is its sound. Fortunately, our friends at Waldorf Music have happily shared their experience and know-how on this crucial part of the Sledge Synthesizer.
Hooked up my mono synths with my Encore Expressionist and recorded a little video to show of the sound. I had the Acidlab Miami triggering the ARP Sequencer which was sequencing the filter cutoff (making that rhythmic sound in the background). The glidey/squelchy bass is the minimoog model D and the 4 voice poly is made up of the 2 ARP 2600′s and 2 voices from the Macbeth M5 – osc 1 and 3 through filter 1 and oscillator 2 through filter 2. It makes for a rather unsurprisingly fat sound and the expressionist makes it really easy to set everything up (I just need some more long 1/4 cables)! The Acidlab Miami was the drum accompaniment. Anyways, hopefully I can record more soon.
“This is a sound demo of a CMOS based polyphonic synthesizer that I made. A keyboard controlled top octave synth that uses almost exclusively simple CMOS circuits to create and modify the sound. The full explanation is here. This is the technical explanation of a CMOS based top octave synthesizer. Check out my other video for a sound demo. The synth uses mostly CMOS chips to generate a the top octave twice, then divides it to get the rest of the notes. The sound is then shaped and processed uses more CMOS circuits, before finally going through dual Wasp filters.”
Phutura is a virtual synthesizer inspired by 80′s hardware synth Alpha Juno, best known for the Hoover sound. Its edgy and futuristic feel makes it perfect choice for Lead and Chord Stab type of sounds, suitable for use in dark & energetic styles of music, i.e.: Techno, Rave, Drum&Bass, Electro, Hardstyle, Dubstep.
- Polyphony: 8 Voices (+ 8 release reserve).
- Oscillators: 3 Oscillators (Sawtooth, Pulse and Sub, with 4-6 subtypes each) and White Noise Waveform.
- Filters: Non-resonant High Pass Filter (4 modes) and Resonant Low Pass Filter.
- Modulators: LFO, ADSR Envelope, Pitch Bender, Mod Wheel and Key Tracking.
- Effects: Chorus.
- MIDI: Automation of all interface controls is possible.
- Patches: 128 Patches (80 presets in Hoover, Bass, Lead, Pad, Polyphonic, Synth & Sound FX categories; and 48 blank User Patches).
- System: Windows with 32-bit host.
By the way these guys also has a nice free Reason Refill that you can download:
“Thor based virtual analog emulation of Transistor Bass synth 303, Transistor Rhythm synths 808 & 909.”
The Grantophone is an extremely expressive and playable musical instrument app. It merges the polyphonic capabilities of a keyboard instrument such as a piano, with the more expressive qualities of instruments like the cello. It supports as many touch points as the device you’re using supports. For iPhone that’s 5 touch points and for iPad 11. You can control articulation, vibrato, volume and slide from note to note or between octaves. It also comes with several modes you can choose from.
Grantophone is a free app and if you want a cool, unique way to play music – it’s worth checking out.
Here’s some background information:
When I touch the big knob under the screen I’m changing the filter type or tweaking filter parameters for the CS80 filter. I picked up a fully loaded 4 month old Code 8 this week, with 8 Arp 2600 and 8 CS80 filters! I was up late last night playing it for hours….Sounds a bit like an Oberheim OBX. When you turn on all the waveforms it will saturate a bit, so it’s not super clean like everyone says.
Filter demo here
And CS80 filter demo
Arp2600 filter demo
nnoiz Papp testing animoog with TUNESIA´s UPRISING playback
Animoog does not need any further introductions by now, but in case you’ve missed it – here’s some highlights:
Animoog, powered by Moog’s new Anisotropic Synth Engine (ASE), is the first professional polyphonic synthesizer designed for the iPad. ASE allows you to dynamically move through an X/Y space of unique timbres to create a constantly evolving and expressive soundscape. Animoog captures the vast sonic vocabulary of Moog synthesizers and applies it to the modern touch surface paradigm, enabling you to quickly sculpt incredibly fluid and dynamic sounds that live, breathe, and evolve as you play them. Visually captivating and sonically immersive, Animoog brings iPad based music production to the next level. Whether you are new to synthesis or a professional, Animoog’s unique user interface gives you the power to easily create a visually vibrant and sonically rich universe. It is the ultimate tool for total creative expression! Animoog’s diverse library of timbres is derived from analog waveforms captured from classic Moog oscillators, both vintage and modern, and run through a boutique’s worth of high-end outboard and analog signal processors. These include modular synth panels, Moogerfooger pedals and more.
· Anisotropic Synth Engine (ASE) – An exciting new Moog technology that allows the user to move dynamically through an X/Y space of unique timbres to create an expressive and constantly evolving soundscape.
· Timbre page – Assemble unique sounds in the X/Y space from timbres of a wide variety of vintage and modern Moog synthesizers and pedals Note: this is NOT simple sample playback.
· Polyphonic Modulation – Simply slide your fingers to control multiple modulation parameters in Animoog right from the keys.
· Polyphonic Pitch Shifting – Easily manipulate the exact pitch of each note in a chord by rotating or sliding your fingers.
· Delay Module – A classic analog style ping pong delay.
· Thick Module – From bit crushing to unison voice detuning and drive, this module adds depth, edge and character to Animoog’s already massive sound palette.
· Moog Filter – The classic four-pole Moog ladder filter with High Pass, Low Pass and Band Pass modes.
· Record Module – Record your performance and overdub new layers, or play along live. Transfer recordings between Animoog and any other apps which support AudioCopy/AudioPaste
· Path Module – Direct ASE through Animoog’s X/Y space to create new expressive and shifting sounds that will blow your mind!
· Orbit Module – Control the rate of orbit in the X/Y space around the path you created for subtle to insane voice manipulation.
· Flexible Modulation Matrix – Amp,Filter and Mod Envelopes, LFO with infinitely variable wave shapes and sync, and four super flexible and assignable modulation slots.
· MIDI in/out – Use your LittlePhatty or any other MIDI controller to control Animoog.
ANIMOOG the first polyphonic synth software app by Moog reviewed in detail by Mark Jenkins, author of “Analog Synthesizers: Understanding, Performing, Buying – from the Legacy of Moog to Software Synthesis”.
Mark performs using Animoog and other iPad apps at the BIRMINGHAM THINK TANK SCIENCE MUSEUM PLANETARIUM (UK) on Saturday November 26th 2011, tickets on sale now, and on the EAST COAST USA in March 2012. www.markjenkins.co
Btw, here’s one more
Moog released Animoog today as their first synthesizer on the iPad and I absolutely love it!
This video gives a brief overview of the Animoog’s features and also shows how expressive it is when played with an Eigenharp Pico over MIDI using poly-pressure.
The Eigenharp and Animoog seems like a match made in heaven since the Eigenharp is able to send three independent detailed per-note performance data streams and the Animoog is able to react to this on a per-note level. Also, the visualization of the sound on the Animoog is marvelous, it gives a great representation of what your sound is doing.
The iPad is hooked up to my MacBook Pro using USB MIDI from the Alesis iODock, the Eigenharp Pico is also hooked up to the laptop and sends MIDI from the EigenD application to the ‘dock’ MIDI port. This uses a small MIDI-only Eigenharp Pico setup that loads very quickly and provides 16 MIDI playing keys with poly-pressure and three independent data streams for each key (pressure, left/right, up/down), as well as two 3D controller keys that are somewhat similar to little joysticks and are sending each three independent streams of MIDI CC data also.
NUKLEAR is a polyphonic pulsar train synthesizer with step-sequencer and effect section, as well as advanced LFO and envelope routing capabilities.
At the core of NUKLEAR are 4 pulsar train generators comparable to oscillators known from classic analog synthesizers. However, pulsar synthesis differs from classic synthesis techniques in many respects.
The development team of NUKLEAR put great effort into developing the synthesis routing capabilities, and state-of-the-art audio algorithms in order to integrate pulsar synthesis into production environments supporting VST2, VST3 or Audio Unit plugin technology. The result is a synthesizer producing a multiverse of previously unheard sounds enriching music production with innovative audio synthesis.
- Advanced pulsar synthesis with 4 pulsar train generators and up to 16 voices
- 26 pulsar waveforms and 4 pulsar envelope waveforms
- 8 low frequency oscillators
- 8 ADSHR envelope
- Built-in delay effect with sync option
- Built-in distortion effect with 3 distortion types
- 16-step sequencer with 8 programmable patterns for note and multiple parameter modulation control