Xen-Arts has released XenFont – a two oscillator, hybrid SF2 SoundFont & Subtractive Synthesis VST for Windows.
It features full-controller MIDI Pitch Microtuning, using the MTS (MIDI Tuning Standard) format, where any MIDI Note Number can be freely microtuned to any desired pitch across the MIDI range, enabling computer musicians and composers to explore the expressive possibilities of composing music with alternative intonation systems. Continue reading →
MicroTones – a microtonal synthesizer for iOS – was recently updated to version 1.1.
Here’s what’s new in MicroTones 1.1:
added audio recording – touch lower left button for direct sound recording
added iTunes File Sharing – get your recorded sounds directly from iTunes app
added info panel with short how to
MicroTones is a microtonal synthesizer, allowing simultaneous playback of up to thirty sine waves, set with accuracy to one hundredth of a hertz. You can place new sine waves by touching the screen, adjust volume (moving up and down) and frequency. Combination of multiple sine waves lets you create instant drones and ambient atmospheres.
Free Music Software: Xen-Arts has introduced IVOR – a two-oscillator subtractive synthesizer that features full-controller MIDI Pitch Microtuning using MTS (MIDI Tuning Standard). Any MIDI Note Number can be freely microtuned to any desired pitch across the MIDI range, enabling musicians and composers to explore the expressive possibilities of composing music with alternative intonation systems.
Wizdom Music has introduced Geo Synthesizer – a new software synthesizer and MIDI controller for iOS, available now in the App Store for $10.49.
Geo Synthesizer is a collaboration between Wizdom Music’s Jordan Rudess, Kevin Chartier (MorphWiz, SampleWiz) and Rob Fielding (Mugician). Geo Synthesizer is intended to be an ‘expressive musical instrument specifically created for a multitouch surface’.
Some of the more unique features of Geo Synthesizer are microtonal support, ‘snap speed control’ – which allows for accurate pitch control on a continuously pitched instrument and a unique key layout.
See the demo video above by mvpadrini for a preview of Geo Synthesizer’s patches and potential. Details on Geo Synthesizer are available below.
Geo Synthesizer is a serious & ambitious software synth – but it’s also one that doesn’t fit neatly into the ‘software synth module’ category, with its alternative keyboard and emphasis on microtonal playing.
If you’ve tried Geo Synthesizer, leave a comment and let us know your thoughts on it!