New Modor NF-1 Hardware Synth in the Works

February 7, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 



The Modor NF-1 synth is a digital DSP synth very comparable to the classic Virtual Analog synths, but Modor is moving further on from this point. We use the classic structure of VA-synths, with oscillators, filters and effects, with parameters that can be modulated using LFO’s and envelopes. But every element has been retought and reinvented. In a digital way. The NF-1 has a classic 12dB/oct resonant filter, but we are also giving it a versatile formant filter, never seen in hardware before! It does make classic sawtooth waves, but we’re also including a lot of other brand new modulatable noisy waveforms! It has a classic delay effect, but we make every parameter editable to give way to special unexpected effect types! And so on …

Yes, it’s digital and we’re proud of it! We are making a very hands-on, laborious new synth having plenty of knobs and switches right on top of it to shape any sound parameter thats in it. Nothing to look up in menus!”

Demos at Modor Music

Specs for the archives:

8 voices

256 patches, all factory presets overwritable

9V, 600mA adapter connection, positive voltage on center pin
MIDI IN/THRU/OUT connections, 3x 5-pin DIN connection
Audio Left and Right outputs, 6.35mm mono jack
Sustain switch, 6.35mm mono jack
Volume/modulation pedal, 6.35mm stereo jack

Front panel controls
42 rotary knobs
20 switches
1 rotary encoder control
1 Power switch/volume knob

16×2 green backlit LCD display

Osc section
3 identical fully independant oscillators
10 waveforms:
SAW: pulse width modulation sawtooth wave
SQU: pulse width modulation square/pulse wave
TRI: pulse width modulation triangle wave
SYNC: sounding like a oscillator-synced wave
ADD: additive harmonics
SONAR: resonant bandpass filtered noise
WIND: wind instrument noise
ARC: arcade game style noise
FM: sinus FM pair
FBFM: feedback sinus FM pair

Filter section
12dB/oct resonant filter switchable as lowpass, hipass, bandpass or bandstop (notch)
Formant filter with 3 morphing vowels, 10 vowel presets and user controllable formant frequencies

Effects section
“Comb filter” effect section to create chorus, flanger, … effects
Delay effect section to create echo effects

Modulation section
4 3-stage envelopes, 3 level settings and 4 time settings
2 switchable LFO’s with TRI/SAW/SQU/SIN waveforms, 1 TRI-LFO connected to modwheel, 1 random S&H with lowpass option
7 user-defineable modulation lines, 16 source signals, 59 destination parameters

Full realtime MIDI control of all sound parameters
Pitch Bend, Modwheel (CTRL#1), Expression pedal (CTRL#7), Velocity and Aftertouch can be used as modulation sources

Width: 440mm without rack ears, 480mm with rack ears (19″)
Height: 267mm (10.5″/ 6U)
Depth: 40mm (front) – 80mm (back)
Height: 6 rackunits
Rack mounting ears included
Recessed backside connections to ease rack mounting (no lost rackspace above)

230V AC power adapter
Wooden side panels
Rack mounting ears

SUPER-7 : New free supersaw synthesizer plug-in for Windows

February 6, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 



CFA-Sound is celebrating its 7th anniversary with the release of SUPER-7, a free supersaw synthesizer plug-in for Windows.

Everyone who produces electronic music knows the infamous Supersaw of the Roland JP8000/8080, and even it`s a relatively old synthesizer this specific waveform or better sayed oscillator mode is still heavy in use and wanted. Also for myself, but more in terms of discovering how it works and how to emulate it.

During the last year, i worked on a small emulation of it as little side project for fun & learning primary, and well here it is, the final result. Surely in some specific areas not 100% like original but very close based on the comparision to the real one and the specs. All packed into a slim synthesizer shell with an easy-to-use interface, decent on CPU usage and most of all – it`s for free.

SUPER-7 features

  • Polyphonic virtual-analog modelled synthesizer.
  • 32 voices polyphony.
  • One emulated supersaw oscillator.
  • 4-pole lowpass filter.
  • Shape-able envelopes.
  • 20 presets included.

The plug-in is available to download for Windows (VST).

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New free iOS app from Yamaha – Yamaha Synth Book

January 27, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 


This app features a complete history of Yamaha Synthesizers, an integrated virtual analog soft synth, and serves as a portal to Yamaha’s online synth communities.

The app is being released as part of Yamaha’s celebration of its 40 year history of makin

The history features detailed, “behind the scenes” information about the 40-year design and development history of Yamaha synthesizers. It covers the technological breakthroughs behind key Yamaha synthesizers, from teh CS-80 to the DX-7, and some fantastic vintage synth rarities, too.

The app also includes a software synthesizer. .

AN2015 features virtual analog modeling like the AN1x. It also features a drum part that you can use for backing.

Yamaha highlights two ways to use the synth:

  • As standalone iOS app – There are 2 modes available, SYNTH mode and Drum mode that work at the same time, e.g. when drum phrase is playing, Analog sound can be selectable and playable with the drum phrase, and vice versa without stopping ongoing music
  • Use it with a MOXF as an external tone generator – When connected to the Yamaha MOXF Music Production Synthesizer (OS version 1.10) using the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter by Apple, the MOXF becomes the MIDI/Audio interface for the iOS app creating a very powerful music production system.


  • ‘Analogue’ Synth
    • Tone Generator: Virtual Analogue Modelling
    • Polyphony: 8
    • Preset voice: 64
    • Arpeggiator: 1-Scale: 1
    • Polyphonic Pad
  • Drum Part
    • Tone Generator: Audio (Drum loop and time stretch function included)
    • Part: 1
    • Polyphony: 1
    • Drum Pad: 16
    • Drum Pad Set: 5

Other features include a portal to Yamaha’s social media forums and a catalog of the company’s current synth lineup.

Yamaha Synth Book is a free download from the App Store.

[NAMM] Tom Oberheim Two Voice Pro

January 22, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s a presentation of Tom Oberheim’s Two Voice Pro synthesizer at the NAMM Show 2015

Super Bruno-III new synthesizer instrument plug-in for Windows

January 8, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 


TubeOhm has announced the release of Super Bruno-III, a synthesizer instrument plug-in for Windows.

Bruno III is the update of Bruno-RP, now with a sampler, a new sequencer and a new ARP. The GUI and the DSP have been completely revised. Bruno III comes with 2 sound banks (2×128 new sounds).

Super Bruno-III features

  • Sampling.
  • Stepper.
  • Arp.
  • Random functions for sound design.
  • Multi mode filter.
  • Comp filter, stereo delay, chorus.
  • Micro tuning.
  • 256 sounds.
  • External MIDI out to control other Synths with the stepper/ARP.
  • Easy to use interface.

The plug-in is available for Windows (VST) for 49 EUR. Owners of Bruno-RP can upgrade for 29 EUR.

Roland JV-1080 Demo

December 30, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Demo of the Roland JV-1080 in performance mode.

“I have the Techno (SR-JV80-11) and Dance (SR-JV80-06) cards installed.”

The Roland JV-1080 was one of the hottest and most popular digital synthesizers ever to come from Roland. Incredible sound quality capable of emulating any instrument imaginable plus totally fat analog synth type sounds and loads of percussion! It has 64 voices of polyphony and 16 part multitimbral, it’s no wonder this is part of almost every Film Score Composers set-up as well as many more artists and hobbyists!

It has 8MB of sounds and it also offers a lot of expandability with 4 expansion slots and 2 data card memory slots. You can get up to 42MB of sounds by adding any of the popular JV-80 expansion cards suited for Techno, World Instruments, Orchestral or Synthesizers. The 1080 has a large LCD screen, lots of effects and filters for creative flexibility, motion control and extensive MIDI implementation. Editing is intense but enhanced and simplified by external editors like MOTU’s Unisyn.

Phase84 Available Now

December 18, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

At the App Store:

Phase84 is a next generation phase distortion synthesizer. It fuses gritty digital sounds with traditional analog punch.

Phase84 is an extremely capable synthesizer and features over 110 presets, containing all sorts of basses, leads, pads, bell tones, sweeps, atmospheric sounds, pseudo-realistic tones, and more. While you don’t need to know much about synthesizers to get a lot out of Phase84, experienced synth tweakers will be thrilled at the sheer variety of unique sounds that can be produced with this incredibly versatile synth.

*All synth sounds (bassline, chords, lead) were created with Phase84 with no external effects or post manipulation.

This video also features Wej — rugged performance base and wireless MIDI bridge:

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Phase84 – next gen phase distortion synth inspired by the Casio CZ

December 17, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 


Retronyms has released Phase84 – described as ‘a next generation phase distortion synthesizer’, inspired by the classic phase distortion synthesis sounds of the Casio CZ line of synths.

Phase distortion synthesis is a form of waveshaping synthesis that has its roots in Casio’s CZ line of digital synthesizers from the 80s. It is designed to have the warmth of a subtractive (analog) synthesizer, yet be capable of the squelchy tones and sharp attacks of an FM synth.

Phase84 is an extremely capable synthesizer and features over 110 presets, containing all sorts of basses, leads, pads, bell tones, sweeps, atmospheric sounds, pseudo-realistic tones, and more. While you don’t need to know much about synthesizers to get a lot out of Phase84, experienced synth tweakers will be thrilled at the sheer variety of unique sounds that can be produced with this incredibly versatile synth.


  • More than 100 presets.
  • MIDI support.
  • inter-App Audio support.
  • Advanced Keyboard section.
  • Expressive Perform Mode with Groove Gate.
  • Tabletop Ready App.
  • Precision Knob mode.
  • Phat, naturalistic unison feature for super thick pads and sweeps.
  • Oscillator Section: 9 Params, 2 General-Purpose Oscillators, 1 Formant Oscillator.
  • Mix Section: 8 Params including Delay Amount and Pulse Width.
  • Envelope Section: Amplitude and Shaper Envelopes. Fully visualized and interactive
  • ADSR plus special Fade Param.
  • Delay/Filter Section: Stereo delay with loss modeling and a punchy overdriven analog-style filter.
  • 3 LFOs: More flexible than your average LFO, this has 4 waveforms, optional delay and repeat count, and can go into the audible frequency range.

Get it here >>

Photophore | Flock Synthesizer for iPad

December 11, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Taika Systems has introduced Photophore – a unique instrument that brings ‘flock synthesis’ to the iPad’. Photophore uses ‘flocks’ of up to 100 sound generators to create rich, organic synthesizer sounds. By controlling the behavior of the flocks, you can make Photophore sound like a choir of synthesizers or, at more extreme settings, a swarm of angry insects.

**Now available on the App Store at special introductory price of only $4.99!**

Photophore is a unique instrument for iPad that uses flocks of up to 100 sound generators to create rich, organic synthesizer sounds. By controlling the behavior of the flocks you can make Photophore sound like a choir of synthesizers or, at more extreme settings, a swarm of angry insects.

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Flock Synthesis

Unlike other digital synthesizers, Photophore creates warmth and character in a new way. Instead of modeling analog circuits, it models animal behavior.

Photophore’s sound engine is made up of flocks of oscillators that move through a virtual three-dimensional environment. Their motion is controlled by a behavioral algorithm and physics simulation that keeps the oscillators in tune with each other, but allows for a certain amount of natural drifting and detuning.

You can interact with the oscillator flocks by controlling their behavior – how much they try to flock together, how much they avoid each other, their speed, and how much turbulence is in their environment. Oscillators will ‘flee’ from your touch, so you can create extreme pitch modulation and more chaotic effects by swiping across the screen.


  • Unique flock synthesis engine
  • Up to 100 oscillators per patch
  • Monophonic or polyphonic operation (up to 6 voices)
  • 6 oscillator waveforms (saw, square, pulse and more)
  • Low pass/High pass filter with resonance
  • Dedicated amplitude and filter envelopes
  • Stereo echo effect
  • Arpeggiator


  • Use any iPad-compatible MIDI keyboard to play notes and perform pitch bends
  • AudioBus and Inter-App Audio support for streaming audio to other apps
  • Control Photophore from other apps via CoreMIDI

Tech Requirements:

  • iOS7 or later required

3π/2 Standuino synth revealed

November 28, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

3π/2 [pi] miami beach limited edition
The circle got reopened. Standuino comes back with three quarters of the circle waiting for YOU to fulfill the remaining quarter!
mystery drone synth with patchable clock sequencer is back !

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3π/2 is amazing sensual experience with rough mahogany knobs, the touch of 100 % natural wool&cotton felt case, golden patching nails and UV leds… and the color finish glows in the dark!

-several oscillators, wavetables and synthesis types
-settings accessed by randomizers
-high probability of getting cool bass sounds
-14 bit PWM sound core
-4 presets
-patchable clock sequencer with several patterns
-internal clock or MIDI clock divider
-MIDI input
-UV leds
-numbered limited edition
-natural pure wool felt case

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