Exploring the Automaphone

August 26, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Automaphone is a robotic synth that scans a4 pictures and turns them into songs, each song is different but the Automaphone has a unique glitchy 8 bit sound at its heart.

More info here: http://grandtippler.wix.com/rarebeast…
The Automaphone is a robotic synth that scans a4 pictures and turns them into songs.

Free kick-drum synth – BIGROOMKIXSYNTH VSTi

August 21, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

FREE Kick Drum VSTi synthesizer…NO SAMPLES just synthesis.

Download for free with no limitations athttp://hintonandfairchild.co.uk/bigro…

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BIGROOMKIXSYNTH is a VSTi specifically created for making Kick Drums and Bass Drums. Unlike the competition, this is a true Synth, it uses no samples only 100% synthesis to achieve a thick meaty UMPH to your track with ultimate control to the sound.

he sound is split into 4 sections, SUB, BODY, TRANSIENT and HAT/NOISE with lots of controls to fine-tune each characteristic of the layer. It has a compressor an EQ boost and a Key Select…you can even change the background colour…… Below you can get more details on the controls.

The Synth is FREE to use and share providing you do not try and sell it yourself.

Let’s Play with Mitosynth: Patch Design & Commentary

June 28, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Mitosynth is a unique new app, equipped with a hybrid additive-wavetable synth engine and a sampler. This app gets deep, with layers of modulation, but does so in an easy to use interface. All of this makes for big sounds and a fun time exploring them!

More info here >>

Voxen – a new voice synthesizer for iPad

June 2, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Mod Phon Ltd has introduced Voxen – a new voice synthesizer for iPad. Voxen is a voice synthesizer. It’s designed not for realistic text-to-speech vocal effects, but for creating synthesized ‘singing voices’.

Voxen is *not* a text-to-speech system. You cannot provide it with lyrics and expect it to sing them. Voxen is a synthesizer that acoustically simulates a glottis and vocal tract, allowing you to manually control the sound. It synthesizes sounds, not words.

Because a human voice is more complex than nearly any other musical instrument, a synthesizer of human voices is also very complex. To control one can require the real-time manipulation and coordination of dozens of separate parameters.

If you are looking for something that creates a musical performance from a piece of sheet music and some lyrics on a scrap of paper, hire a good vocalist. On the other hand, if you are looking some new and different sounds, use Voxen.

Features:

  • Eight note polyphony
  • Keyboard range of more than ten octaves
  • Three X-Y touchpads
  • Twenty-eight vertical linear knobs
  • Choice of dark or light background colour
  • Eight choices of foreground colour
  • Save and load user-defined patches

Technical Background

Voxen is a polyphonic formant synthesizer. There are three banks of knobs which control, respectively, the voice, the voice envelope and the formants. The six voice knobs control provide a modified Klatt 1989 voicing source.

The ten voice envelope knobs control master amplitude and ADSR envelope for the voicing source and for a separate aspiration source. The remaining twelve knobs control the centre frequencies and bandwidths of the first four formants and the centre values and differences (spread) for a nasal formant/antiformant pair.

Each of the three X-Y touchpads controls a pair of parameters, f1 & f2, b1 & b2 and vibrato rate & vibrato depth.

Spectral tilt (or voice brightness) is controlled by the height you are touching the keys.

The overall aim of the user interface is to make it simple to control the many parameters in a live setting.

Voxen is available now for US $7.99 in the App Store.

Arduino Teensy Synth – Feature Overview

May 22, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

An overview of all the features on my “Teensy Synth”.

You can find the materials to make this synthesizer in the Arduino Projects section of www.brianpeters.net

Hear this synthesizer in action with 4 other chip-based synthesizers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0git…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfXdt…

Soulsby Atmegatron 8-bit hackable monophonic synth review

May 2, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Checking out the brand new Atmegatron synthesizers from Soulsby. It’s a crazy little desktop synth with tons of waveforms, 15 filter types, the ability to upload your own waveforms, and even change or hack the OS to turn it into a totally different synthesizer! It has a very different front panel so we go through the layout as well as the sounds and I even show you a few of the unreleased OS versions as well as the official Atcyclatron OS which turns it into a wavetable cyclling synth!

Get the synth here: http://soulsbysynths.com/atmegatron-c…

Read the full review here: http://soundsandgear.com/soulsby-atme…

Moogfest: Moog Werkstatt Analog Synthesizer teaser image

April 21, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Moogfest has released this sneak preview image of the new Moog Werkstatt Analog Synthesizer, with a couple of interesting features:

  • Along the right-hand side, there is a break-out patch-bay, allowing modular patching of the Werkstatt; and
  • Along the bottom, there’s a button-style keyboard.

“Werkstatt” means “workshop” in German, so the DIY function is probable. The architecture is a single-oscillator monosynth, switchable between saw waves and PWM. Both the filter and oscillator mod can be set to either an independent LFO or the envelope. Attack / Decay / sustain switch controls the envelope. The most interesting feature is the analog patch bay along the right-hand side of the unit, implemented as a simple header strip. This should suggest semi-modular capabilities by patching with jumper wires. A prototype shot shows those jumpers in action and a 1/4″ jack plug for audio coming out the back.

FutureRetro XS semi-modular monosynth demo

April 20, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description from ‘alternatingbitmusic': I think its cool how a monosynth can spit out such an array of sounds at once. I started a sound that had a percussive element to it and I thought I’d share with you all. Everything you hear is live from the FutureRetro XS, with CV in from a sequencer for voltage & gate only. The final output has a touch of delay for flavor. Enjoy.

Enzyme CM – FREE VST/AU scanned synth instrument for PC/Mac

April 10, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Humanoid Sound Systems lets us know that the Enzyme Player VST/AU synth plugin contains the complete synthesis engine from their Enzyme synth, which has won awards for its innovative design and sound, and has all the essentials for music creation (access to all of the parameters, and the saving of presets is available with the full version).

They say that the synth uses a unique combination of wavetable and physical modeling synthesis to create rich, dynamic musical timbres. Hybrid Scanned / FM synthesis is also on offer for even more sonic possibilities.

Get it here >>

69 presets for Sunrizer – TRANCE

March 24, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Alba Ecstasy has released a new patch library for Sunrizer, 69 Trance Presets:

69 patches for Sunrizer synthesizer for iPad (iPhone) TRANCE style: plucks, leads, vibrating pads. 100% royalty free!
Store link: http://www.albaecstasy.ro/sunrizer-pr…

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