Plugin Boutique has announced VirtualCZ – a new plug-in, inspired by the classic Casio CZ phase distortion synthesizers of the 80s.
The synthesis engine of the original hardware is modeled in the plug-in, which can load and transmit CZ SYSEX patches. But the plug-in goes beyond the hardware to offer new sound possibilities and usability features. It’s easier to edit, since all the important synthesis parameters have their own control. It also includes things not found on the originals such as switchable envelope generators (ADSR or 8-Stage MSEG) and Unison modes. Continue reading
Moog Music has released an update to Animoog For iPhone, adding iOS 7 compatibility, Audiobus 2 support and more.
Here’s what’s new in the latest version of Animoog for iPhone: Continue reading
Manx has released SJ-2, a new version of their Roland-inspired Super Jay software synth (VSTi) for Windows. Continue reading
Omenie developer Phil Atkin shared his rendition of the synth pop classic, Popcorn, created on a Raspberry Pi – the $35 credit-card sized education computer. Continue reading
Alba Ecstasy has released Steam, a collection of 75 presets for Sunrizer synthesizer for iOS.
The patch library offers 75 new sounds for Sunrizer synthesizer for iPad & iPhone that are 100% royalty free.
Here’s a demo video, which features 25 sounds from the patch library: Continue reading
Cakewalk has updated Z3TA+ for iPad, adding Scala Tuning support, user waves and more.
Here’s what’s new in Z3TA+ 1.3: Continue reading
Audio Damage has introduced Basic – a three-oscillator monophonic software synthesizer for Mac & Windows.
According to Audio Damage, Basic is designed with ease-of-use, low cost, and simplicity in mind, and offers ‘an aggressive tone and self-resonating filters that ‘scream’ when pushed’. Continue reading
CME, in cooperation with One Red Dog, has announced XK-1 synthesizer, a new software synth that they say is “the perfect companion to your CME Xkey keyboard”
CME’s Xkey is an inexpensive MIDI controller that offers polyphonic aftertouch, a feature that’s rare for controllers at any price range.
XK-1 is customized to work well with XKey and uses the synthesizer engine from Arctic ProSynth. XK-1 also supports the polyphonic aftertouch messages sent from the Xkey keyboard for delicate expressive playing. Continue reading