AeroMIDI – A little taste test between 3D control and normal expression

January 10, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This short video shows the difference between normal synthesis and expression control using AeroMIDI, our 3D MIDI controller.

Enzyme – new “scanned synthesis” instrument for Windows and Mac

December 5, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Humanoid Sound Systems has released a public beta of Enzyme, a “scanned synthesis” instrument for Windows and Mac.

Enzyme incorporates all the popular features of our Scanned Synth Pro, but takes its scanning synthesis in several new directions simultaneously.

Sample import is now available so you can resynthesise existing sounds with automatic pitch detection and click-free looping, while Hybrid Scanned/FM synthesis is also on offer for even more sonic possibilities.

Enzyme features

  • Next generation Scanned Synthesis Engine with Sample import function & Hybrid Scanned/FM synthesis options.
  • Multiple scanner options for fatter ‘Unison Mode’, brighter ‘Harmonic’, or imported ‘Explorer Mode’ with imported samples.
  • New Effects Rack, allowing practically unlimited layering of effects such as analog modelled filters, reverb, chorus, flanger, and destortion.
  • Automatable performance controls, allowing control of important parameters from a single location and multiple parameters to be controlled using a single control.
  • Alternative tunings.
  • VST 2.4, Audio Units (AAX Support coming soon).
  • Support for both 32 and 64 bit architectures under both Windows and OS X.
  • As with SSP, each Enzyme voice includes a complex Scanning Oscillator with hammer, wave, mass and connection matrix controls, a 7-mode resonant filter, three ADSR envelopes and two LFOs, and a separate Multi-Effects section featuring reverb, tempo-synced echo, chorus, flanger and 7-mode resonant filter.

Enzyme for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $49.99 USD. Note: This is still officially a beta version of Enzyme but it is totally safe to run on your computer.

More info here >>

Parsec Additive Synthesis – Reason Micro Tutorial

November 16, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Parsec Spectral Synthesizer — the futuristic sound of additive synthesis for the Reason Rack. With two independent sound engines, up to 1024 oscillators per voice, a wide range of sound sculpting tools, built-in effects and free modulation routing

Parsec is Available in the Propellerhead Shop:
http://shop.propellerheads.se/product…

Download the song file from this video here:
http://www.propellerheads.se/stuff/Pa…

Additive Synthesis is an entirely different type of synthesizer technology than most of us use in our music. Historically speaking, that’s because Additive Synthesis has been hard to understand and a heavy burden on computers to keep up with the hundreds of oscillators needed to make complex sounds.

Well we’ve fixed that. Parsec is our latest Rack Extension instrument for Reason and it brings a completely new and musical approach to Additive Synthesis.

In this Micro Tutorial, you’ll learn all about how Additive Synthesis works and how you can experiment with Parsec to bring new sounds to your music.

Votan Telephathy – multi-purpose synthesis engine

October 31, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Similar to Audulus iCloud Patch Sync, Votan Telephathy allows you to share sounds between iOS and Audio Unit counterparts.  You can also share patches with friends.

“Votan Telepathy is a groundbreaking multi-purpose synthesis engine harnessing cutting edge technologies with traditional sound sculpting techniques. The power beneath Votan Telepathy is based in its cloud and communication platform where you can create sounds and instantly share with friends and colleagues.

The Votan Telepathy synthesis engine is also available as an 32/64 bit Audio Unit plugin with the iOS app acting as an ultra low latency touch controller for multiple instances of the synth in your favourite DAW. You can create new sounds on your iPad, that magically appear in the Audio Unit to be used in a professional DAW environment.

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**Votan Telepathy Synthesis Engine**

*Oscillators:
4 x Free Range Oscillators with Band-limited alias free Virtual Analogue waveforms. Free-range means they can be unlocked from key frequencies, and then used intelligently as audio rate modulators for FM and Ring Modulation. You can also morph between the different wave-shapes (Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Square).

*Filters:
4 x Multi-filters with traditional Virtual Analog(Moog Ladder, MS20, TB303 emulations), Digital IIR and Formant Phase filters, 2/4 Pole with standard filter types Low Pass, High Pass, Band Reject, and Band Pass.
In depth internal filter routing between the filters, with Parallel, Series and Stereo Split.

*LFOs:
4 x LFO’s with transitional and morphing wave shapes.

*Envelopes:
4 x Envelopes, standard ADSR, Filter and 2 x assignable envelopes.

*Modulation:
6 x Modulation Matrix Slots for extensive modulations

*FX:
4 x FX Slots with Delay, Distortion, Chorus, Flange, 4 Band EQ, Decimator, and Glitch algorithms.

*Performance Control:
4 x XY Pads, with direct assignment of ALL parameters for in-depth performance control. You can trigger notes directly from the Pads.
User assignable Keyboard with key selector(select the keys you need to play, not the rest)

*Binaural Beat Generator:
Votan Telepathy has been built with binaural synthesis in mind. You can assign each oscillator to play through Left or Right channels to create binaural beats with extended synthesis capabilities. The system can create all brain frequencies from 0.01hz up to megahertz. Get experimenting with the invisible frequencies of the mind.

*Votan Telepathy Audio Unit:
Votan Telepathy is also available an 32/64 bit AudioUnit and is a direct mirror of the iOS app and fully compatible with all presets. Your preset library is synced over all devices and apps.
Imagine the power of being able to create new soundscapes on your iDevice, then they magically appear in the DAW work session. Tweak sounds on the fly, then polish them into your productions.

*Votan Connect:
The iOS app of course can also act as a touch controller for the audio unit offering almost zero latency control of multiple instances of the audio unit plugin. Totally integrated synthesis and control like never seen before.

*Votan Cloud:
The Votan Cloud is a powerful integrated Preset Management System. Users can create soundscapes and store them in their own device or in the Votan Cloud. In the Votan Cloud patches can be instantly shared with other users. The VotanDSP team will be in constant creation of new sounds so they will be instantly available for all users of the system. You can chose to make your preset library public or private.

iPad 4+ recommended for iOS synthesis.
iPad 2+ for controlling the Audio Unit.

For more information visit www.VotanDSP.com

Super Synthesis Super 37

August 28, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Testing the Super Synthesis Super 37 modular keyboard……..

Super 37 midi out to Technosaurus Microcon II midi input. Square wave out. Super 37 keyscan module gate out to HexVCA channel 1. keyscan 1v/oct out to TipTop Z3000. Square wave out. keyscan velocity out to Z3000 pulse width modulation in. No filter on the Z3000 square wave out to HexVCA channel 1. Mild area effect from mixer on synth sounds. Korg ER-1 mkII percussion.

“Thank you to David at Super Synthesis for customizing my Super 37 for me and helping me to adapt my Padouk endpanels to the Super 37 without through hole mounting. BTW, the QuickLok QL-400 stand for the larger MPC series machines is a perfect fit and highly recommended for your Super 37.”

Future Image – Arrhythmus

August 23, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Live set using Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 UW mk2 and Monomachine SFX-60 mk1, as well as small modular synthesis system.

As performed at the Diskordance night of 14/8/2013 at The Green Door Store, Brighton.

http://futureimagerecords.bandcamp.com/

Synthesis Technology Morphing Terrarium as LFO

July 22, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A short demonstration of the Synthesis Technology Morphing Terrarium E350 as an LFO.
Sound and Video by Raul Pena .©2013 Raul Pena.

Mungo Enterprises v0 spectral processing

July 22, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Reversing the typical analysis/synthesis order to show off some alternative uses of fine band vocoding.

Braids – Heavy Modulation Wavetable Overview

July 10, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This overview is an exploration into the versatility of the Braids’ wavetable synthesis using heavy modulation. The Timbre, Color, FM, Trigger inputs are being fed intense modulation. If you want to hear specific waveforms, they are all timestamped on Youtube in About/Show More. All the waveforms are timestamped on the YouTube page. The basic waveforms can be heard below in Equinoxoz Music Solutions’ video. This overview does not cover the universal paramaters like Bits, Rate, Trig, META, etc… You can find additional information in the Braids Manual.

More information: http://trashaudio.com/?p=9333

Waveforms:
CSAW
/\/|-_-_ 0:21
/|/|-_-_ 0:45
SYNC 1:01
FOLD 1:15
_|_|_|_|_ 1:35
RING 1:54
/|/|/|/| 2:16
/|/|_|_|_ 2:36
TOY* 3:05
ZLPF 3:20, ZPKF 3:42, ZHPF 4:01
VOSM 4:11
VOWL, 4:29 VFOF 4:57
FM 5:15, FBFM 5:37, WTFM 5:50
BELL 6:09
PLUK 6:19
BOWD 6:40
BLOW 7:09, FLUTE 7:29
WTBL 7:49
WMAP 8:02
NOIS 8:18
TWNQ 8:32
CLKN 8:41
CLOU 8:51, PRTC 8:59
QPSK 9:18

PPG WaveMapper Tutorial From Wolfgang Palm

May 16, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Creator of the PPG and Wavetable synthesis, Wolfgang Palm, gives an editing tutorial for WaveMapper users.

PPG WaveMapper is the second next-generation iOS based synth from Wolfgang Palm, who in 2012 released the PPG WaveGenerator to critical acclaim from both press and public.

In final development the PPG WaveMapper offers iPad users a second synthesiser to compliment the already loved PPG WaveGenerator from Wolfgang Palm. PPG WaveMapper allows the user the opportunity to create limitless sounds from this unique and powerful new technology.

PPG WaveMapper features the Sound Map, which maps the various sounds in a way to easily access and experiment with them, more importantly the PPG WaveMapper features a new synthesis system which maps the waveforms of a sound into a new kind of wavetable which preserves the sound characteristics better than classic Wavetable synthesis and at the same time allows for the manipulations which make WT synthesis so unique.

The Mapping window is the visualisation of a pool of programs on which “modules” float. Those modules represent certain parameters of the synthesiser engine and each module can be placed on one of 32 programs. The moment an item is placed on map then the parameters of that module will take on the settings of those parameters in the underlying program on the Mapping window.

People who do not posses synth-programming skills can use this mapping technology as a starting point to create complex sounds. For example a user can drag a string sound source onto a drum envelope, or a guitar sound onto a string envelope – the concept is simple, yet incredibly powerful.
Power users can delve deep into the back end of any sound using a full set of professional features;

▪ New Sound map concept – create new sounds playful and experimental
▪ 3 types of synthesis – the optimal type for kind of each sounds
Classic wavetables – for the typical PPG sounds
Time compressed samples – more authentic sounds, allowing analysis of user samples
Pure samples – classic sample playback
▪ Analyzer – convert your own samples into the new format or into wavetables
▪ 3 oscillators capable for totally independent sound sources
▪ 90 sound resources – a huge sound palette, from real instruments to abstract wavetables
▪ 4 parameter editor pages – comfortable and detailed access to all the parameters
▪ 3 Noise generators, for audio and modulations
▪ Ringmodulator
▪ Classic 24 dB Lowpass Filter, combined with an overdrive simulation.
▪ Dual amplifier, for versatile control of 2 audio signals as well as panning.
▪ 13 Envelopes, for independent control of pitch, waveform, filter and noise
▪ Gain and panning
▪ 4 LFOs – with 5 waveforms
▪ Delay/Reverb effect
▪ Arpeggiator
▪ Schematic touch keyboard – Build your own keyboard, with the keys
you prefer for your music.
▪ Powerful sound browser – sorting by category, bank management
▪ Virtual and Hard-MIDI in/out – sending/receiving keys and controllers.
▪ Audiobus support.
▪ 10 min audio recording and Audio copy.

Get it here >>

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