This is a quick look at amSynth, a Linux-based software synthesizer.
amSynth stands for Analogue Modeling SYNTHesizer.
It provides virtual analogue synthesis in the style of the classic Moog Minimoog/Roland Junos. It offers an easy-to-use interface and synth engine, while still creating varied sounds.
- two analogue-style audio oscillators, featuring:
- sinusoidal, saw/triangle (with adjustable shape), square/pulse (with adjustable pulsewidth) waveforms
- white noise with or without sample & hold
- hard sync
- of course, detune and range controls
- mixer section with ring modulation
- analogue-style low-pass filter
- 24dB/octave curve
- dedicated ADSR envelope
- cutoff and resonance control
- keyboard pitch tracking
- amplifier with dedicated ADSR envelope
- modulation LFO
- up to 58Hz modulation
- routable to all sections (pitch, filter, amplifier)
- High quality stereo reverb (freeverb)
- Easy navigation and manipulation of presets