Waves Intros Codex Wavetable Synth For Mac, Windows

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Waves today introduced Codex, a new wavetable synthesizer instrument for Mac & Windows.

Waves Codex is a polyphonic synthesizer, based on a granular wavetable engine. According to Waves, Codex is designed to ‘create sounds that range from warm acoustic and analog emulations to completely new, never-before-heard intricate and evolving textures’.

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SpringSound Physical Modeling Synthesizer For iOS

springsound-physical-modelling-synthesizerAnckorage Spring has introduced SpringSound, a new physical-modeling synthesizer for iOS.

SpringSound produces sounds by simulating interactions and vibrations of a set of activators, and masses connected to springs. The model offers detailed control of an array of features including:

  • gravity
  • bouncing
  • fluid and static friction,
  • mechanical limits,
  • non-linear functions, and more.

It can be used as a sound generator or as an effect, using its Audio-In feature, letting it be used as a physical-modeling effects processor.

Here’s a video demo of SpringSound:

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Arturia iProphet Brings Sequential Circuits Prophet VS Sound To iPad

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Arturia has officially introduced iProphet – an iPad software synth that recreates the sound of the classic Sequential Circuits Prophet VS synthesizer.

According to Arturia, iProphet is great for evolving pads, sharp leads and punchy digital bass sounds. It comes with over 500 presets, and you can share patches between iProphet and Arturia’s Prophet V synthesizer. iProphet also supports key iOS music technologies, including Inter-App Audio, Audiobus and CoreMIDI.

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Roland System-1 Plug-out Synthesizer Overview

The new Roland Aira System-1 synthesizer puzzled a lot of synth fans when it was originally introduced, mainly because it introduced a new ‘Plug-Out’ technology that promised to let the System-1 have different sonic personalities.

Now that several ‘Plug-Out’ synths are available, it’s easier to appreciate the System-1 as a platform. In this video, Sweetwater’s Mitch Gallagher offers another look at the System-1 platform and shows how Rolland’s Plug-Out technology lets you use their soft synths as a hardware synth.  Continue reading

Korg DSN-12 Synth + Sequencer For Nintendo 3DS Now Available

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Korg DSN-12 – an ‘analog-style’ synth app for the Nintendo 3DS – is now available.

Korg DSN-12 provides twelve monophonic synthesizers, based on the Korg MS-10 analog synthesizer. Each can have three effects, letting you create a broad range of sounds

You can assemble sequences into patterns, and save up to 64 patterns for use. Songs can be created by freely connecting patterns together.

DSN-12 also includes what they are calling the world’s first 3D oscilloscope (Wave and Lissajous modes are provided.)

Here’s the official intro video:

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VirtualCZ Phase Distortion Synth Inspired By Classic Casio CZ Synthesizers

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