Developer Giorgio Sancristoforo – known for his unique virtual studio instruments, like Berna and GleetchLabX – has announced Substantia, a new macOS application described as an ‘electroacoustic physical modelling laboratory’.
Substantia pairs modal synthesis software with an integrated euclidean sequencer and recorder.
Here’s what he has to say about Substantia:
“Many modal synthesis tools, so far, have a limited number of options and models. Some instruments give you just inharmonicity and dumping controls over a bank of resonators, some other offer few models like a pipe, a plate, a box, and usually a very small selection of materials: metals, plastic, wood…
Substantia has 16 different models and 23 materials, ranging from Aluminium to Nickel, Glass, Marble, Sapphire, Platinum, Gold, Nylon, Uranium and more, for a total of 368 resonant models. (The list will grow with updates).
For unparalleled precision, Substantia uses 100 Resonant Band Pass filter for each voice, for a total of 800 filters (8 voice polyphony).
You can excite the resonators with contact microphones (2 for stereo sound), samples, or white noise and experience a new exciting way to make digital sounds with human gestures. Substantia is a powerful tool to create new hyper-real sounds, from amazing bongos to luxurious glassy and metallic textures.
A must have for experimental musicians, lovers of new frontiers of sound.”
Pricing and Availability
Substantia is available now for 14.99€.