New Morphing Synthesizer For iPad, Interpol

interpol-ipad-synthesizerDeveloper Alexander Smith has introduced Interpol – a new software synth for iPad that lets you create two sound setups and morph seamlessly between them with the cross-fader.

Over 40 parameters can be merged and all seamlessly and in real time.

The 6 voices can either be set to de-tunable unison or you can choose between 8 chord structures. When morphing between chords, the notes glide like polyphonic portamento.

Interpol also features AudioBus and MIDI support (no specifics are provided on this, though).

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Wizdom Music Tachyon Lets You Graphically Morph Between Sounds

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Jordan Rudess posted this sneak preview of an upcoming iPad app from Wizdom Music, Tachyon.

Tachyon is designed to let you graphically morph between two sounds. The iPad surface is used as a multitouch XY interface, where the x-axis controls pitch and the y-axis controls the blend of two different sounds.

Pricing and availability are TBA.

Check out the demo and let us know what you think of Tachyon!

SONiVOX Twist Spectral Morphing Synthesizer

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SoniVox has introduced Twist – Spectral Morphing Synthesizer, a new software synth, described as ‘a new approach to synthesis and sound design’.

Here’s what the developers have to say about SoniVox Twist:

Spectral Morphing Synthesis – Spectral Morphing Synthesis produces a striking, rich, controllable, and constantly evolving sound, perfect for use in pop, hip hop, and even avant-garde electronic music production.

Sound Design Made Easy – The innovation found in TWIST doesn’t stop with its sound. Users will delight at the speed and ease of sound sculpting and sonic personalization afforded by TWIST’s unique design. Rip, stretch, and contort with a simple TWIST of a knob. Making your own signature sounds have never been so easy!

Realtime Performance Features: – In addition to being completely unique sounding and easy to manipulate sonically, TWIST also includes a nifty pattern generator that transposes to your whim on the fly, as well as SONiVOX’s I.R.C. (Intelligent Rhythm Control), putting your performance in perfect time in realtime.

Factory Sound Bank: – SONiVOX’s world-class team of sound designers and synth tweakers have programmed up a bevy of over 200 mind-blowing patches that you can easily TWIST away into thousands and save as your very own.

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Interactive iOS Music Album – Morphing Shadows’ Collage

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This is a quick demo of Morphing Shadows’ Collage (App Store link), a $.99 interactive music album for iOS.

The album is presented as an application that combines track playback with basic remix and effect options.  Continue reading

Ableton Operator Tutorial – Wave Morphing

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Ableton Live: This video, via learnMax, takes a look at wave morphing in Ableton Live’s Operator:

I’m always looking to do things a little differently. It occurred to me that with a midi/parameter LFO I could automatically and rhythmically change the waveform parameter for each of operator’s operators

LinPlug MorphoX – New Morphing Synthesizer

LinPlug has introduced MorphoX, a new software synthesizer for Windows and Mac that emphasizes morphing sounds.

Features:

  • Sounds can be continuously morphed between two individual sounds including effects, using the modulation wheel.
  • Powerfull, yet easy to operate, subtractive sound engine with many modulation options.
  • Stereo Filter with simultaneous low pass, band pass and high pass and Filter FM.
  • Modulation Matrix (10 routings, 20+ sources, 40+ destinations).
  • User programable 16 step Arpeggiator.
  • Microtonal support (TUN file import).

MorphoX is available now, for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS), for US $129/99 EUR.

Robert Rich On Live Modular Synthesizer Performance

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=BF8E77E2D1694EF9Synthesist John L Rice recorded this discussion by Robert Rich on his approach to live performance of electronic music with modular synthesizers.

This is a deep, multi-part discussion that looks at how Rich performs his pieces and at some key elements of his touring modular synth.

Along the way, Rich argues that modular synths make great stage props, offers his take on Berlin School synth music, reveals the dangers of having too much gear and explains why he’s not going to do a Lady Gaga cover.

via JohnLRice