Gimmick Mini is a free synthesizer for OS X that generates oscillator waveforms by considering how many times to ‘twist’ the wave
Here’s what the creator has to say about Gimmick’s approach:
Gimmick?s oscillator creates waveform by setting how many times to twist it in a cycle and then divides it by scanning up and down direction, finally player can also determine ratios of each turning points.
Note: The developer notes that “Gimmick synth is under ongoing development”, so you might encounter some beta glitches.
Here’s an audio demo: Continue reading
In the latest iOS Update, Sweetwater’s Mitch Gallagher takes an in-depth look at the new Novation Launchpad S control surface for Ableton Live and other programs. Continue reading
Somatic Circuits has introduced the Voice Expander Module to its Luna Modular line of Eurorack format synth modules. The Voice Expander Module (VEM) provides the core element for a synthesizer voice.
The module is comprised of 3 sections;
- VCO – Voltage Controlled Oscillator
- VCF – Voltage Controlled Filter
- VCA – Voltage Controlled Amplifier
This module has been designed to provide a standard synthesizer signal path. Both the VCO and VCF have a normalized output to allow isolation of each section for external use or processing to be returned back to the module through the Mix-Inputs.
The VCO is a full range oscillator sporting Saw and Pulse waveforms. The VCF is a 2pole Multi-Pass filter with self-oscillation at high resonance. The VCA is clean and fast with zero CV feed through.
The Voice Expander Module is priced at AUD$295. See the Somatic Circuits site for details.
Here’s a ‘live’ music robot jam by the Toa Mata Band, Episode2.
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Sensomusic has released Usine Hollyhock, a modular environment for live music and real-time installations. Continue reading
Integra Live is a new application that’s designed to it easy to use interactive audio processing to create new music. According to the developers, it ‘opens up new possibilities for those seeking an entry point into interactive live electronics?.
With Integra Live you don?t have to write code or patch objects to create interesting live processing. Neither do you have to deal with the complexities of finding, loading and learning external plugins. The software provides a library of built-in audio processing modules to let you get started with interactive audio. Continue reading