Audulus For Windows Now Available

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Audulus for Windows – a software modular synthesizer that lets you create patches visually – is now available.

With Audulus, you can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio, with low-latency real-time processing, suitable for live performance.

Audulus is also available for iOS and OS X, and you can share patches across platforms.

Here’s a video intro to Audulus For WIndows from developer Taylor Holliday: Continue reading

2015 NAMM Show To Feature Double The Synths

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The 2015 NAMM Show, scheduled for January 22-25 at the Anaheim Convention Center, promises to be a huge event for synth fans.

We just got word from the NAMM Show organizers that synth manufacturers have nearly doubled their show floor square footage since last year, making this one of the show’s fastest-growing segments.

And you know what double the area for synths means….. double the synths! Continue reading

Andrew Kilpatrick Interview (Kilpatrick Audio)

andrew-kilpatrick-audio-eurorack-modular-synthesizerThe latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast is an interview with Andrew Kilpatrick, right, of electronics manufacturer Kilpatrick Audio.

Kilpatrick Audio is known for making modules in the Eurorack format and also in their own 4U Kilpatrick Format.

“One of the most important things to me is making real things,” notes Kilpatrick at his site. “I like things I can hold in my hand. I like things that feel well-made. I like to dream up an idea for a device and then just build it and try it.”  Continue reading

The Boomstar Modular Synthesizer

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Last week, Studio Electronics introduced four Boomstar Modular System modules – Eurorack modules, created in partnership with Pittsburgh Modular, based on the Boomstar all-in-one synthesizer designs.

Now they have introduced the complete Boomstar Modular System – 14 modules that they say ‘dramatically opens up the root level programming and sound sculpting of that lush and potent, and already flexible Boomstar sound’.

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Studio Electronics Intros 4 New Euro Boomstar Modules

boomstar-roland-3003-filterStudio Electronics today introduced four Boomstar modules for Eurorack synthesizers.

The modules feature several of the filter designs from the company’s Boomstar synthesizers and an AMP/VCA module.

Boomstar Modules:

  • 3003 ( Roland Filter)
  • 4075 (ARP Filter)
  • 5089 (Moogy Filter)
  • AMP / VCA (overdrive)

The modules are the first in a planned Boomstar Modular System – a collection of 11 modules that are designed to unleash the potential of the company’s Boomstar design.

“We’d like to think we’ve learned a few things, bringing the MIDIMINI, SE1-X, ATC-X, polyphonic CODE Omega synths, ModMax pedals, C2s, Pre 2, and Slate Pro Audio Dragon and Fox to market, and the air waves worldwide”, notes SE. Continue reading

Synthetic Sound Labs Intros Enhanced Steiner Filter Module

SyntheticSoundLabs_Steiner_FilterSynthetic Sound Labs has released its Model 1021 Steiner Filter module, a 1 MU width revision and enhancement of their popular-but-discontinued 2 MU wide 1020 Steiner.

“The Steiner filter is a unique filter for sound shaping that synthesists have long admired for both its warmth and quirkiness,” notes SSL’s Doug Slocum. “Invented by Nyle Steiner in the early 1970’s, this filter was used in Nyle’s Synthacon synthesizer line.”

The 1021 has HP, BP & LP inputs, not the outputs that are typical of 2-pole State Variable type filters. The inputs on the 1021 allow for all sorts of CUTOFF (center frequency) controlled “mixing” of input signals.

Due to the unique way its inventor injected the inputs into the internal signal path, they tend to slightly interact with each other and the control voltages, making the 1021 a bit more organic and unpredictable than many other synth filters. The RESONANCE also interacts with the CUTOFF adding an additional natural touch and warmth. Continue reading