Free Audio-Controlled Synth For Mac, Zap

Sinevibes has introduced Zap, a ‘unique mini-synthesizer’ controlled by incoming audio.

It starts with an envelope follower that tracks the peak energy of the sound and then applies it onto the frequency of a monophonic oscillator. With three different oscillator waveform modes and features like envelope stepping, Zap can turn any sound source into dynamic synth sweeps, sub-basses, blips, chirps or glitches.

Specifications:

  • Signal envelope follower with variable lag time and curve, plus level stepping feature.
  • Three oscillator modes: pure sine, ring-modulated sines & phase-modulated sines.
  • Realtime output waveform display.

Compatibility:

Zap works with Logic, GarageBand, Live, MainStage, ReNoise, Reaper, Studio One, Digital Performer, Tracktion and other software that supports Audio Unit effect plugins. It comes in 32/64 bit format for Intel Macs running OS X 10.6 or later, and supports Retina screen resolution.

Zap is a free download from the Sinevibes site.

3 thoughts on “Free Audio-Controlled Synth For Mac, Zap

  1. Yeah, I remember Kantos … was never able to afford to use it; glad to see something like this come along, especially at this “price.”

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