Developer Bram Bos has released Ruismaker FM, a new FM drum synth app for iOS, from the creator of Ruismaker. Ruismaker FM’s flexible synthesis engine lets you create anything from snare drums, kickd rums and spacy toms to weird and unconventional percussive sounds and effects. Ruismaker FM is an AU, so it works inside your sequencer… Read More Ruismaker FM – A New FM Drum Synth For iOS
Wolfgang Palm has released PPG Phonem for iPad – a software synthesizer designed for expressive vocal synthesis.… Read More PPG Phonem Synthesizer Now Available For iPad
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.