Tera Synth – a modular virtual analog software synth for iPad – is now available.
Here”s what developer VirSyn has to say about Tera Synth:
Explore new sound spaces with Tera Synth that go beyond the emulation of synthesizer legends. Use the power of analog and digital synthesis combined with new modules for physical modelling. Wireless patching of modules combined with an intelligible modulation routing simplifies the development of new synthesizer designs from scratch. Distortion effect, Delay/Chorus/Phaser and Reverb effects give your sounds the final polishing. Tera Synth gives your music an individual character with its unique fat sound. The well-designed algorithms and the economical modular structure provides you with a comparatively high voice yield. Precise timing with the unique built-in Arpeggiator let you feel the rhythm.
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UplandToys has launched Midular, a collection of modular MIDI processing modules for Max for Live.
The modules can be chained together in a modular fashion to form any number of effect chains. Used in isolation, they can act as problem solvers, such as quantizing notes in real-time, repeating incoming notes, or sequencing incoming notes.
By chaining several modules together, one can create MIDI processing chains that can be used to support various forms of algorithmically aided composition.
See the Upland site for details or to download.
Steinberg has released Groove Agent 4, the latest version of their ‘drum studio and virtual drumming instrument.’ Continue reading
The developers at Output recently set out to produce an Electro-Cinematic track using various elements of REV, while using all 4 of the its engines.
Gregg, one of the developers at Output, described the process: “[W]e recently made a video on how to make tracks like M83, Clint Mansell, Trent Reznor, etc., where we show the final sound and then the elements that we used to make it. It’s of course filled with REV, but it still shows how we did it and many of the principals work regardless of software.” Continue reading
This video captures a performance by Geert Bevin of composer Gustavo Santaolalla‘s The Choice from The Last Of Us.
Bevin performs the piece on LinnStrument, with the sound coming from Spectrasonics’ Trilian with an 8-part multitimbral setup (one for each row).
Bevin has been working with Roger Linn on the LinnStrument, now in development. The LinnStrument is a unique electronic controller that allows a wide range of expressiveness, including individual pitch and dynamic control, over time, of each note.
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Amazing Noises has released GliderVerb - a “Reverberator with Glissandos”, simulating a room gradually changing its shape.
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Codelle has introduced Das Lauflicht, a Core MIDI step sequencer that they say is ‘for serious musicians’.
Here’s what they have to say about Das Lauflicht:
Create fantastic basslines, drum beats or chord stabs and send them to your favourite synth app, or to an external device. Using the 70+ built-in scales you can create very exotic melodies.
sonicLAB has introduced Cosmosƒ Fx for Mac & Windows, described as a ‘live input stochastic processor’.
It’s based on the engine of sonicLab’s vSaturn, but is designed for audio processing.
Here’s a demo of Cosmosƒ FX in action: Continue reading