Applied Acoustics Systems Intros Multiphonics CV-1 Software Modular Synth Plug-In

Applied Acoustics Systems has introduced Multiphonics CV-1, a new software modular synthesizer for macOS and Windows.

Multiphonics CV-1 is a skeuomorphic style software modular – with an interface that’s similar to Eurorack hardware. It comes with a comprehensive library of modules and a library of patches created by top sound designers.

“We took great care in making sure the modules were thought-out and designed to work together in an optimal manner providing a coherent patching experience,” notes Benoit Charland, lead product designer at AAS. “We also wanted all functionalities to be directly accessible from the interface in order to make the creation of patches and the realization of musical ideas as fast and playful as possible.


  • Straightforward interface
  • Easy synchronization in a DAW
  • Direct access to MIDI control and expression signals
  • High-level control with Macro parameters
  • Wide range of modulation options
  • Large library of modules
  • Deep library of patches
  • Comprehensive documentation and tutorial series
  • Standalone and plug-in version

Multiphonics CV-1 runs on both macOS and Windows, in 64-bit host sequencers that support the VST2, VST3, Audio Units, and AAX Native formats.


Audio Demos:

Pricing and Availability:

Multiphonics CV-1 is available now for $79 USD through June 22, 2021 (normally $99).

16 thoughts on “Applied Acoustics Systems Intros Multiphonics CV-1 Software Modular Synth Plug-In

    1. Not yet. Tassman has over a hundred modules, with many physical modeling ones. AAS says they will sell more modules in the future, probably based on their existing plugins so it may become as flexible as Tassman when you buy the lot.

  1. Hmmm, bit of a miss for me. There are only a handful of very basic modules (about 30…for comparison VCV has over 2000) mostly utilities and it’s all monophonic. As much as I am glad there are more people making modular environments, this isn’t as good as the existing offerings. If you want a modular VCV is free and far better in every way I can think of. If you need it to plug in to your DAW then Voltage Modular seems far more advanced with thousands of modules ands its polyphonic.

    1. maybe you should use it before stating what is better? and anyway, it’s software. you can use them all, unless it’s just fun to focus on competition of music tool then making music…

      1. The most part of people talking here have certainly not used Multiphonics. The sounds are brilliant, original and offer a great variety of timbres. AAS is doing a great job in rewriting their VSTs and Chromaphone 3 too is an excellent upgrade. There are also strong discounts for old AAS synth owners.

  2. Very disappointing, I am starting to believe their dream is to sell presets for limited synths. Tassman was a great product, but since then they are only going downhill.

  3. This company has become such garbage over the past decade. What a slap in the face to anyone who used Tassman in the 00s. Whoever was responsible for that and their original product line clearly hasn’t been with AA in years.

  4. I’m using it as CV source via Expert Sleepers ES-3 for my eurorack setup and works nicely. I find it easier and quicker to configure than many other solutions. Guess it is also a matter of preference and purpose, but if I had to buy as many hardware modules for CV modulation it would require plenty more space and money. Not a bad solution so far and good value for money.

  5. I’ve been playing Chromaphone and Strum for a couple of years and they deliver the goods well. AAS has an approachable site, solid customer care and as a registered user, they gave me a nice break on the upgrade to Chromaphone 3. Just FYI.

    CV-1 may not be the ideal modular, but if I was considering one, I’d see this as a great middle ground. 30 modules can do a lot when you’re not distracted by dreaming of 300. Its a great price if you just want to get your feet wet as a newbie, too.

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