New Soft Synth, bent.fm, Based On Classic Circuit Bending Concepts

bent.ipadDeveloper Mayank Sanganeria has released bent.fm – a full FM model of a circuit-bent synthesizer.

bent.fm allows the user to tweak classic circuit bending modifications like fine and octave-decimated clock bends, and experiment with more esoteric bends.

Sanganeria says that bent.fm is ‘for anyone interested in circuit bending, glitch sounds, industrial music, and post-procedural art.’

Circuit-bent distortions and algorithmic sequences can be created by (im)proper connections on the bend matrix. Reroute digital serial information through the base chip set (a numerically controlled oscillator) and extra logic gates (NAND and XOR, binary counters), and experience architecture-level bit crushing.

Audiobus and IAA are supported, but the app store specs make no mention of MIDI.

bent.fm is available for US $3.99 in the App Store.

3 thoughts on “New Soft Synth, bent.fm, Based On Classic Circuit Bending Concepts

  1. Hmm…. Lite version isnt showing up on app store on my ipad, just the paid version. Though i do see it in the search suggestions, just not the results.

    edit: looks like lite version might be iphone-only

    1. At the top left menu of your search results select “iPhone Only” instead of “iPad Only” and you can get the lite version. Seems to work fine on the iPad.

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