VirSyn VoxSyn A Voice-Controlled Synth For iOS

isometric-layoutVirSyn has released VoxSyn for iOS – a voice-controlled synthesizer that goes beyond traditional vocoding.

Talk or sing into the microphone and you’ll trigger various synthesizer sounds following your voice pitch or the notes touched on the hexagonal keyboard / external MIDI Keyboard. The harmonic table note layout visualizes your voices pitch in realtime and also let you play notes for more traditional vocoder effects.

Sounds are based on the TERA synth engine.

Here’s a demo of VoxSyn in action: Continue reading

Tony Rolando On East Coast Synthesis & West Coast Synthesis

At ContinuuCon, Make Noise founder Tony Rolando gave a talk, offering his take on the ‘East Coast Synthesis’ & ‘West Coast Synthesis’ traditions.  Continue reading

Dave Smith Instruments Intros OB-6 Desktop Module


2016 Summer NAMM Show: Dave Smith Instruments today announced a desktop module version of their OB-6 six-voice analog synthesizer.

The module has the same controls as the keyboard version, and DSI says that the OB-6 module is exactly the same internally as the keyboard version — the same VCOs, VCFs, and VCAs and the same Oberheim poly sound.

They’ve also added a poly chain feature, so that any two OB-6s can be paired for 12-voice polyphony. Continue reading