Propellerhead today announced its new Parsec spectral synth, calling it “the futuristic sound of additive synthesis for the Reason rack.”
Propellerhead describes its Parsec user interface and synthesis engine as having been designed to suit both the novice and the “PhD of sound synthesis” alike.
Parsec has two sound engines, and each generator boasts up to 512 oscillators, or partials, per voice. The generators produce their sound according to any of 12 built-in algorithms. Each sound engine also has two modifiers, each of which can be set to any of 22 algorithms.
In addition, Parsec has three envelopes, one of which can be set to loop mode. It?s got a comprehensive modulation bus for connecting modulation sources and targets. Parsec allows the user to employ up to 1024 oscillators in their sounds, and do all manner of additive synthesis, “without killing your computer.” Continue reading
Propellerhead has released an update to Figure for iOS, adding sharing features and more.
Here’s what’s new in Figure 1.5
- Share songs with your friends via email
- Send songs to other apps with file capabilities
- Backup and restore your songs in iTunes File Sharing
- Figure has a new song file format. Your old songs will be converted the first time you run it.
Propellerhead doesn’t provide any details on which apps Figure can share files with – so let us know your experience with this!
Figure is $.99 in the App Store.
MIDI controller-maker Nektar has recently upgraded their DAW support, and extended the range of directly controllable Plug-ins and Rack Extensions.
New VST Plug-in Maps for Cubase / Nuendo. Nektar has added 54 insert and instrument maps to their VST plug-in collection, each “carefully handmapped at Nektar HQ:” Continue reading
The latest episode of Mitch Gallagher’s iOS Update takes a look at Thor synthesizer for iPad and the Novation Launchkey. Continue reading
Here’s a demo and tutorial, via Bernie Kenerson, of using Thor for iPad with an EWI Electronic Wind Instrument.
Here’s what Kenerson has to say about the demo: Continue reading
Korg has introduced Mono/Poly for Reason, a Rack Extension version of their classic analog synthesizer.
Mono/Poly for Reason uses Korg’s Component Modeling Technology to model the circuitry of the original analog instrument. Originally introduced as part of Korg’s Legacy Collection, Mono/Poly can now be integrated into Reason as a Rack Extension.
Here are the details: Continue reading