Tone2 has introduced Nemesis – a new software synth that they say ‘takes FM synthesis to its next evolutionary step: NeoFM synthesis’.
It also sets a new standard for gratuitously sexy 3D renderings of virtual instruments. It’s so shiny it’s got virtual lens flare!
Look beyond the glossy renderings, though, and Nemesis does pack a lot of power.
It offers traditional FM synthesis, as well as a new approach to FM called NeoFM synthesis that they say makes FM ‘accessible to everyone’. If that’s not enough, Nemesis offers a total of 22 combinable synthesis types, including: Additive, Formant, Wavetables, Waveshaping, Phase distortion, Sync and Reso synthesis.
Here’s the video intro for Nemesis: Continue reading
A reader faces a common dilemma: they wanted to get started with electronic music making, they need to spend their money wisely and they aren’t sure where to start:
I’m researching building an analog startup kit for a home studio. Some years ago I was pretty involved with software-based DAW production and a little MIDI. I’ll likely go back to DAW at some point but I really want to try going more hardware based for a while.
I don’t have a lot of money to drop initially and will probably piece it all together over time. I don’t want to over-shoot and want quality components, while getting value for my money.
LinPlug has released Spectral, their new top of the line software synthesizer, for Mac & Windows.
Here’s what they have to say about Spectral:
If you are familiar with subtractive synthesis, you will feel right at home with the Spectral, because you can choose an oscillator waveform, choose a filter shape and go on from there. But Spectral delivers far more options than you would expect from the well sorted user interface. Both Oscillator Waveform and Filter Shape can be edited in depth. The unique audio engine is capable of delivering many sounds never heard before.
Sounds For Synth has released a new patch library for Madrona Labs’ Aalto synthesizer, Alien Technology.
Alien Technology contains 132 presets, made up of ‘exotic machines, atmospheres, foleys, special effects and abstract sequences; with a small serving of instrument sounds to round out the collection’. According to the developer, the patches are particularly suited to film and game scorers, as well as producers of IDM/Braindance, Ambient, Avant-Garde, Glitch, Minimal Techno and Future Garage. Continue reading
Synth pioneer Wolfgang Palm has announced that PPG Wavegenerator, the desktop version of his popular software synth for iOS, is now available.
“Now the same great synth takes advantage of the additional power found on desktop and laptop computers to allow users to use this as a in their favorite Mac and PC DAW as a 64 or 32 bit VSTi,” notes Palm. “AU is to planned to follow shortly.”
Here is a video intro from Wolfgang Palm: Continue reading
Steinberg has released a new free software synth for iOS, Nanologue.
Here’s what they have to say about Nanologue:
Nanologue boasts a wide scope of inspiring sounds and professional sound effects, sporting a straightforward multi-touch interface and a great-sounding monophonic synthesizer.
Used stand-alone and in connection with your iOS host application via Inter-App Audio, Nanologue brings the power of VST 3 technology to the iOS platform.
Nanologue is a free download from the App Store. Continue reading