Zed Synth For iOS Offers Physical Modeling, Virtual Analog & Waveshaping


Developer Richard Meyer – creator of Patch Morpher – has introduced Zed Synth – a new software synthesizer for iPhone & iPad.

Zed Synthc combines virtual analog synthesis with physical modeling synthesis, letting you create ‘rich and immersive sounds’, ranging from bright electronic dance music patches to subtle and expressive solo instruments. Continue reading

64 Presets For Impaktor

Sunsine Audio has released Impact, a set of 64 new presets for Impaktor.

The pack makes full use of every aspect of both synthesis engines. Physical Modeling is explored through the “Membrane” and “Resonator” sections, Noise Shaping through the “Noise + Vocoder” section, and Frequency Modulation though the FM synthesizer section. Many of the presets contain a combination of these techniques interacting and combining in various ways, including some “tuned” presets that allow playing discreet pitches in a scale depending on the frequency of the impulse. In this manner some presets allow a melody to be played in the style or spirit of a talking drum or steel drum.

The sounds in this set range from classic “ethnic” sound types such as clay or frame, steel, or talking drums, to more traditional electronic sounding drums, and finally futuristic style percussion and drum sounds which may be defined as industrial, alien, or hybrid instruments.

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Radical Piano Rack Extension For Reason

Propellerhead has released the Radical Piano Rack Extension for Reason.

Here’s what they have to say about Radical Piano:

With Radical Piano you can do things that are otherwise impossible.

Do you wish your close mic’d grand piano sounded just a little bit more like a vintage mono upright piano? Use the microphone blend to create a hybrid sound. Route audio, like a vocal, through the jacks on the back of Radical Piano to hear it resonate the strings as if you had recorded piano and vocals together live, in the same room. What if with the turn of a knob you could transform the tonal characteristics of your piano, shifting from a soft intimate performance to a bright aggressive instrument that will cut through your mix? We’ve got that knob and it’s called “Character.”

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Physynth For iPad Review

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Reader Tim Webb (discchord) takes a look at Physynth, in this new video review.

Physynth uses a physics engine to trigger sounds using four simulators. In Physynth, you ‘charge’ physical objects with sound and collide them with other objects to trigger them.


  • Four-track Soundscaping.
  • Play with Realtime melody or rhythm over-dubbing.
  • Physics-triggered sample engine with user-adjustable parameters
  • Full mixing control including full stereo panning, volume and digital special effects.
  • Vintage hardware design with 3D tilt camera.
  • Melody-mode to allow the user to play Physynth instruments like a traditional keyboard or drum pad.

You can get Physynth in the App Store for $.99 (price as of this post.)

If you’ve used Physynth, let us know what you think of it!

Free Physical Modeling Synthesizer – Spicy Guitar

Free Physical Modeling Synthesizer

Spicy Guitar – a free physical modeling synth for Mac & Windows – is now available as a free download.


  • 9 guitars, 2 types of strings
  • physical based sound design
  • astonishing expressivity
  • easy-to-use strumming engine
  • many types of chords, 2 positions
  • 5 guitarist playing techniques
  • only 10 MB

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