SampleScience has introduced AdLibXRom, a sample-based instrument, featuring the sound of the AdLib sound card. The AdLib soundcard, widely used in 90’s PCs, had a synthesis chip build by Yamaha. This chip was the YM3812, a FM and additive synthesizer which had up to 9 channels of digitally produced sound.
The latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast features an interview with Absynth creator Brian Clevinger. Host Darwin Grosse talks with Clevinger about his background, the creation of Absynth and his current research. Absynth is a semi-modular software synthesizer that combines a variety of approaches to synthesis with extensive modulation options and powerful… Read More Interview With Absynth Creator Brian Clevinger
Softube has announced that Modular – their software Eurorack modular synthesizer – is now available for OS X & Windows. Modular is a expandable software modular system, designed to emulate a hardware Eurorack modular synthesizer. Softube combined their talents with those of Eurorack inventor Doepfer and other Euro manufacturers to develop emulations of the original… Read More Softube Modular Virtual Eurorack Modular Synthesizer Now Available
Sugar Bytes has introduced Factory – a new software polysynth for Mac & Windows.
Monade Sounds has introduced Pure606, a sample-based emulation of the Roland TR-606 drum machine. Pure606 is based on a 24-bit sample set, recorded straight from a TR-606. The sounds have also been sampled using various samplers (Akai MPC60, E-mu SP-1200), and recorded through vintage tube amps and tape recorders. The result is, in addition to the clean 606… Read More New Drum Plugin Based On Roland TR-606
Arturia has introdued Farfisa V, a software recreation of the Farfisa Compact Deluxe, with some additional features from the Duo Compact series. The new virtual organ, for Mac & Windows, uses physical modeling to emulate the original. Arturia says that they modeled the real behavior of each component, right down to the transistors, oscillators, filters and built-in effects.
Audionomy has introduced DM2 – a new synthesis-based drum machine, from the creator of DM1. DM2 is powered by Pure Data, an open source language for audio and visual synthesis. Along with a polymetric sequencer and an extensive song mode, DM2 includes a fully graphical editor for creating drum sounds. Here’s the official video intro:
Arturia today introduced Synclavier V – a new version of the classic Synclavier digital synthesizer for OS X & Windows. New England Digital’s Synclavier was originally introduced in 1979, and, back then, cost as much as a house. But, because of its unique capabilities, the Synclavier quickly found its way into top studios, movie soundtracks and recordings, including iconic… Read More $200,000 Synclavier Synthesizer Now A $200 App