New Synth, Vespera, Explores Physical Re-Synthesis

MNTRA Instruments has introduced Vespera, a new software synthesizer for Mac & Windows that they describe as “a hybrid electro-acoustic synthesizer, crafted to explore physical re-synthesis.”

This instrument is based on heavily driven tube modular synth oscillations, re-amped and resonated through various physical objects. Vespera takes these sound sources and turns them into a polyphonic instrument, designed to respond to your slightest touch.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“The result of extensive sonic experimentation focused on acoustic synthesis, Vespera is a hybrid electro-acoustic synthesizer that seamlessly merges the raw distortion of tube-driven circuits with the innate resonance of physical objects. Each oscillation undergoes a complete transformation by painstaking re-amping through a vibrational speaker transducer -resonating through diverse mediums, including drums with various skins, metal springs, and the sympathetic vibrations of resonant instruments such as a rare giant Indian Ezraj and a Swedish Nyckelharpa.

Captured using a pair of custom Oaka Instruments Tellus pickups with extended range signal path, using custom preamps and best-in-class mastering grade AD conversion. The outcome is a diverse array of organic textures and tones that transforms the grit of the original distorted modular synth signals into completely new sounds, unlocking inspiring possibilities for sound exploration.

Powered by MNDALA 2’s Animistic Synthesis capabilities, Vespera becomes an extension of your musical expression. Its nonlinear features allow each multi-dimensional patch to resonate spontaneously, intuitively responding to the subtlest nuances of your touch. With over 128+ SSM powered polyphonic velocity possibilities at your disposal (powered by Sample Start Modulation), with each note, Vespera offers unprecedented subtle articulation and responsiveness to your touch, surpassing the capabilities of current traditional physical and virtual synths alike.

Vespera is not just an instrument; it’s a portal to a vast, unexplored sound-texture universe. Its deeply designed patches beckon you to venture into a realm of dark, gritty, and hauntingly beautiful sounds. Vespera‘s expansive sonic palette offers a multitude of unusual reactive variations, pushing the boundaries of traditional modular synthesis. From pulsating rhythms to ethereal atmospheres and gritty textures to haunting drones, Vespera is a limitless playground for your sonic exploration.”

Vespera Video Intro:

Pricing and Availability:

Vespera is available in Standard & Pro Editions, starting at $39 USD.

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