Primal Audio FM4 Synthesizer Promises To ‘Reinvent FM Synthesis’

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FM synthesizers have a reputation for being powerful, but painful to patch.

Primal Audio today released FM4, a new FM synthesizer for iPad they say reinvents FM synthesis, making it more accessible and intuitive. Continue reading

microSketch Lets You Experiment With Microtonal Equal-Tempered Tuning

microsketch-microtonal-synthesizerOp 133 Studios has introduced MicroSketch – an iPad music app for playing and experimenting with equal divisions of the octave other than the standard 12-tone scale.

WIth MicroSketch, octave divisions can be anything from 7 to 96.

The app is polyphonic up to the capabilities of your device’s processor (typically 24 voices) and multi-timbral with 16 ‘instrumental’ timbres.

The instruments are all fully synthesized (no samples!) using subtractive, additive, frequency modulation, the Karplus-Strong string model, VoSim, and granular synthesis techniques. Continue reading

Arturia Intros V-Collection 4, Solina V & Matrix 12 V

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Arturia today introduced V-Collection 4, the latest version of its collection of virtual recreation of legendary synths, keyboards and drum kits.

New in this edition are:

  • Solina V – a virtual version of the classic Arp/Eminent Solina string ensemble
  • Matrix-12 V – a virtual version of one of the greatest analog synths ever made, the Oberheim Matrix 12

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