RedLion – A Performance-Oriented FM Synthesizer For Mac & Windows

Orthogonal Audio has introduced RedLion, a powerful frequency modulating soft synth, available in both VST and AU formats for Windows and MacOS.

RedLion is designed to be a performance-orientated FM synth, with controls laid out for immediacy.

Here are the official video demos:


  • Eight distinct signals that can function as both audio and modulation channels
  • 64 voice polyphony
  • Signal wave mix from square -> sine -> saw
  • Signal ratio from 0:1 to 16:1, available in both constrained and free modes
  • Fine tune pitch control on all signals
  • Pan controls on all signals for unique stereo sounds
  • Volume envelopes on all signals
  • Modulation wheel and note velocity intensity control with adjustable sensitivity
  • 14 powerful algorithms
  • A low pass filter with separate envelope for ‘a range of funky sounds’
  • Delay
  • Pitch wheel sensitivity
  • Frequency and amplitude modulating LFO with delay

Pricing and Availability

RedLion is available now for £79.00 (excludes 20% tax). A demo version is also available.

10 thoughts on “RedLion – A Performance-Oriented FM Synthesizer For Mac & Windows

  1. This looks interesting. There’s a gap in the market for a non DX7 FM synth that works on Macs, doesn’t cost the earth and isn’t a nightmare to program. Sadly the developer of The Tangle is not working on his synths at the moment, so this could be one to watch.

      1. Yeah, that’s the big one and I guess it’s not really a DX7 emu.

        Also, once you’ve added VAT to the price of RedLion, FM8 is not hugely more expensive.

      1. He is referring to the use-ability of the GUI not whether it is sexy or flashy. Believe it or not some people are focused on practical matters more than eye candy.

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