Anarchy Effects – a free bundle of 5 audio plugins, previously available only for Windows – is now available for both Mac & Windows.
The effects each do a different form of frequency domain processing.
Here’s what’s included in the free bundle: Continue reading
Futucraft has released version 1.2 of Kairatune, a free software synth.
The update adds native 64-bit support for Windows users and makes Kairatune available for Mac users for the first time. The OS X version supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Macs and is available as Audio Unit instrument as well as VST instrument.
Here’s an audio demo of Kairatune in action: Continue reading
Wolfgang Palm has updated PPG WaveGenerator, adding AU support for Apple Logic Pro X and Garageband.
The new single installer includes both Mac and PC installers with VST for PC and VST and AU for Mac.
Other changes in this version include: Continue reading
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.
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
AudioThing has released Pipes for Mac OS X and Windows, a collection of instruments derived from a variety of cardboard tubes, aluminum spray cans, dreamcatchers, and PVC pipes.
Each instrument features from 3 to 6 Round Robin samples and up to 3 velocity layers.
Here’s a demo of Pipes in action: Continue reading
VotanDSP has introduced the Votan Platform – a new solution for bridging the worlds of iOS music applications and DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) based music production.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
How many times have you touched a great music app on iOS only to realize it’s limitations begin at the first touch? It sounds great, but capturing and utilizing the sounds for DAW can be tedious and frustrating.
Musicians need flexibility and platform unity, so that the time spent musing around on iOS, actually becomes time invested in your next hit tune. The Votan Platform fills this gap with a series of innovative and future thinking technologies.
The Votan Platform is engineered as a dual-use solution over both platforms (iOS / DAW). Everything you design on iOS will be available in your DAW. The Votan Platform takes care of everything in between. Like magic, everything will be in perfect sync.
Developer Alexander Zolotov has released Virtual ANS – a software simulator of the unique Russian synthesizer ANS.
The original ANS is a photoelectronic microtonal/spectral musical instrument created by Russian engineer Evgeny Murzin, from 1938 to 1958. Murzin named his invention in honor of the composer Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin.
Virtual ANS is a full-featured tool which allows you to create unusual, deep, atmospheric sounds. It’s multi-platform, with versions for iOS, Mac, Windows, Linux & Android.
With ANS, you can draw a complete piece of music, or convert sound to image (sonogram) and then make some complex sonogram modifications. According to Zolotov, “the potential of the program has not been explored yet, so it is…for people who are searching for something new”.
Here’s an example of ANS in action on iOS: Continue reading