Audulus 3 Updates UI, Improves Performance & Comes With A New Module Library

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Developer Taylor Holliday today released Audulus 3 – a major update to his modular audio app for iOS, Mac & Windows.

Audulus is a minimalist modular software synthesizer and audio effects processor. With Audulus, users can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio.

Audulus 3 delivers a new UI, improved performance, new features and a new Module Library, with close to 100 synth modules.

It also comes with a new tutorial series, designed to bring a total beginner up to speeed with working with Audulus. Continue reading

Reader Poll: What’s The Best New Desktop Software Synth Of 2015?

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Best of 2015: 2015 has been a great year for hardware synths and mobile music apps, but it’s also seen the release of many major new software synths and samplers.

Here’s a round-up of some of the most interesting new software synths and virtual instruments of 2015. Check them out and then vote for the three that you think are the best of the year! Continue reading

KORG iDS-10 Brings Portable Synth Studio To iPhone

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Korg has introduced iDS-10 – a portable synthesizer studio for iPhone, an evolution of the original DS-10 app for the Nintendo DS platform.

Korg iDS-10 combines a virtual analog synthesizer, voice synthesizer, and drum machine, inspired by the design of the original Korg DS-10. The app gives you a hand-held system for creating electronic music.  Continue reading

K-Devices Intros Terra Polyphonic Synthesizer For Ableton Live

terra-synthesizerK-Devices has introduced Terra – a polyphonic Max For Live synth, incorporating frequency modulation, phase distortion, ring modulation and wave shaping.

Terra’s three wavetable oscillators can be switched between four analogue-style wave shapes – Sine, Triangle, Saw and Square – and the spiky Pulsar wave, then mangled, morphed and amplified using the Phase Distortion, Bend and Boost dials.

Oscillator 2 features phase modulation and can use Oscillators 1 and/or 3 as frequency modulation sources (with linear or exponential output), while Oscillators 2 and 3 can sync to Oscillator 1 with optional ring modulation. All three oscillators have their own independent amp envelopes, too, enabling a level of dynamic intricacy rarely found in other synths. Continue reading

SoundScaper 1.4 Adds Scene Morphing And More

soundscaper‘Experimental sound mini lab’ SoundScaper has been updated with morphing scenes, improved MIDI and AudioBus support, and more.

SoundScaper is designed for creating soundscapes, atmospheric textures, drones, glitches and noises based on circuit bending ideas.

Here’s what’s new in SoundScaper 1.4: Continue reading