Developer Bram Bos, creator of iOS software synths Ruismaker and Troublemaker, shared this sneak preview of Ripplemaker, designed to be a modular “West-Coast synthesis” playground.
Ripplemaker is inspired by synths such as the Make Noise 0-Coast, the Kilpatrick Audio Phenol and the Bastl Instruments Kastle.
Here’s what Bos has to say about Ripplemaker:
Following the experimental synthesis philosophy of people like Buchla and Serge, west-coast synthesis offers a very different approach from the traditional subtractive methods of Moog synths. It’s much more about experimenting with additive timbres (hence the absence of a conventional filter) and the manipulation of CV signals.
This video shows a typical generative patch concept called “Krell” (inspired by the soundtrack of the movie “Forbidden Planet” ‘composed’ by Louis Barron). It’s self-generating, so no sequencers or triggers are used here. But obviously Ripplemaker will be fully AUv3 compatible so you can do slightly more conventional/musical patches with it 😉
Recorded in AUM with AUFX:SPACE reverb plugin.
Pricing and availability for Ripplemaker are to be announced.