Rob Papen RAW Synthesizer Now Available For Mac, Windows

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Rob Papen has released RAW – a new software synthesizer, for Mac & Windows.

“RAW has a focus on ‘distorted’ sounds, so this means that it has a different signal setup, synthesizer-wise,,” notes Papen. “We have two oscillators and a FILTER, but what is new when compared to our other synthesizers is that you have an EQ that can be pre- or post-distortion. After that, there is also a WAVESHAPER and dedicated DISTORTION module with several types of distortion, as well as a LOW FI control. This is new to this synthesizer, and it’s part of the concept that the distortions are on the voice level, so it’s not just a case of a total signal going into the distortions, but rather each voice has its own WAVESHAPER, DISTORTION, and LOW FI — plenty of options to shape the sound here!”

Here’s what Papen has to say about RAW: Continue reading

Audulus For Windows Now Available

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Audulus for Windows – a software modular synthesizer that lets you create patches visually – is now available.

With Audulus, you can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio, with low-latency real-time processing, suitable for live performance.

Audulus is also available for iOS and OS X, and you can share patches across platforms.

Here’s a video intro to Audulus For WIndows from developer Taylor Holliday: Continue reading

Phase84 – A Casio CZ Inspired Synth For iPad

phase-84-synthesizer-casio-software-synthesizerRetronyms has released Phase84 – described as ‘a next generation phase distortion synthesizer’, inspired by the classic phase distortion synthesis sounds of the Casio CZ line of synths.

Phase distortion synthesis is a form of waveshaping synthesis that has its roots in Casio’s CZ line of digital synthesizers from the 80s. It is designed to have the warmth of a subtractive (analog) synthesizer, yet be capable of the squelchy tones and sharp attacks of an FM synth.  Continue reading

Korg Module Review

Korg recently introduced Module – a sound module app for iPad that offers ‘bread and butter’ keyboard sounds, including piano, electric piano and organ.

This video, via John Mike, is a review of Korg Module that takes a look at using it in live performance. Mike also demonstrates how to record Module into GarageBand on the iPad.   Continue reading

Arturia Intros V-Collection 4, Solina V & Matrix 12 V

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Arturia today introduced V-Collection 4, the latest version of its collection of virtual recreation of legendary synths, keyboards and drum kits.

New in this edition are:

  • Solina V – a virtual version of the classic Arp/Eminent Solina string ensemble
  • Matrix-12 V – a virtual version of one of the greatest analog synths ever made, the Oberheim Matrix 12

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