Free Synth Promises To Emulate A Sequential Circuits Pro-One – But Can Your Computer Handle It?

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Urs Heckmann of U-He has released RePro-1 – a free monophonic software synthesizer, for OS X & Windows, that he’s releasing as ‘research ware’.

He’s releasing it as a free ‘alpha’ release to gather feedback on the quality of several options for the synth’s filter models.

Heckmann says “It’s a first step in our recreation of the classic Sequential Circuits Pro-One monophonic synthesizer.” Continue reading

Shape Synth 4 Updated With Ableton Link, Expanded Synthesis Capabilities

Developer Erik Sigth has released Shape Synth 4, an updated version of his polyphonic synth for the iPad.

Shape is a 16-voice polyphonic synthesizer that lets you draw the shape of the oscillator waveform.

The update adds Ableton Link support, enhanced synthesis capabilities and more.

Here’s what’s new in Shape Synth 4: Continue reading

New Software Synth Inspired By Vintage Video Logos

phonec2_medPsychic Modulation has released Phonec 2 – the latest version of a synth that was inspired by ‘the mystique of video logos you hear at the beginning of worn out VHS tapes’.

Phonec 2 is capable of producing a wide range of sounds, such as vintage analogue tones, lo-fi synthscapes, ethereal pads, minimal techno sequences, and synthwave leads and basses.

It’s available for both Mac & Windows.  Continue reading