Sonic Charge has intoduced a new software synth, Synplant, that’s great looking but offers a bizarre interface.
Instead of creating patches the conventional way by turning dials and knobs, Synplant lets you explore a world of organic sounds by planting seeds that grow into synth patches. The purpose of this product is “to move focus away from the sometimes intricate and difficult process of sound synthesis and instead let you develop sounds by simply using your ears”.
In other words, it randomly generates patches, hides the complex bits and then lets you tweak the sounds using a simple interface.
If you want to dig deeper into shaping the sound, there’s an option to dig into each sounds “genetic code”. I’ve included a screen capture of this below.
I downloaded the free demo to check it out, and it’s a very nice sounding synth, but I think it will appeal to a limited audience because of the way everything is hidden within the interface.
I could see it finding an audience with people with limited synth background, though, because you can make unique sounds without needing to know what you’re doing.
Give the free demo download a try and let me know what you think!