Inventor Paul Vo, On Acoustic Synthesis & The Vo-96 Guitar

When we have covered the Vo-96 Guitar on Synthtopia, readers’ comments have focused on ‘infinite sustain’ as the key feature, and compared the Vo Guitar’s technology to other sustain technologies.

But inventor Paul Vo‘s vision for ‘acoustic synthesis’ is much deeper than infinite sustain. Continue reading

Free 3GB Rompler, Orion Sound Module, For Mac & Windows


SampleScience has released Orion Sound Module, a free 3GB rompler that features 97 virtual instruments, for Mac & Windows.

According to the company, Orion “is perfect to sketch out ideas before using bigger libraries that can tax the RAM and CPU very quickly.”

Here’s what they have to say about it: Continue reading

Vezér – A MIDI/OSC/DMX Timeline & Control App For Multimedia Artists


Developer Tamas Nagy, the founder of Imimot Software, let us know about Vezér – an OS X app that’s designed for control and synchronization of MIDI, OSC or DMX enabled environments, using timeline-based automation.

Vezér lets you create projects that combine audio playback and basic audio routing with MIDI, OSC or DMX. It can also handle realtime MIDI/OSC/DMX data recording during playback.

The application can also be a MTC master or slave, it can send MMC commands as well, and it can be synced to a MIDI Clock, too. Continue reading

Terminator OST Getting Deluxe Vinyl Reissue

Terminator-OST-vinylMilan Records has announced a deluxe vinyl reissue of the iconic synth soundtrack to 1984’s The Terminator.

The reissue of the score is supervised and mixed by composer Brad Fiedel himself.

“I am very happy that I had the opportunity to be involved in this release of The Terminator score,” says Fiedel. “It’s exciting to finally put out a version of the soundtrack that is in sync with my original vision of how the score should sound.” Continue reading