MATRIXSYNTH: New Soft Synths in 2015

Showing posts with label New Soft Synths in 2015. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Soft Synths in 2015. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Flakes and FooBar for Permut8

Published on Dec 22, 2015 Magnus Lidström

"Demonstrating Flakes and FooBar, new firmwares for Permut8. Download from"

Sunday, December 20, 2015

DAGGER - monophonic synth from BEEPSTREET

Published on Dec 20, 2015 Alba Ecstasy

Dagger is a new synth from the creator of SUNRIZER (iTunes link).

"When Jaroslaw from BeepStreet send me the email (midnight) with his new creation, I was just about to shoutdown my machine. But a hunch made me to test it. Needless to say I spent 2 more hours playing it! It's unbelivable to work with a VST /AU and to have the strong feeling you work with a Bass Station II, a Pulse 2 or a Microbrute. But I'll let you judge for yourself! Dagger is available on BeepSteet's website with a special price:"

Exclusive Preview: BeepStreet Dagger Synthesizer (VST/AU)

Published on Dec 20, 2015 Synth Anatomy

"This is an exclusive preview of the new Synthesizer from the makers of Sunrizer Synthesizer (VST/AU/ IOS). Dagger is an monophonic Synthesizer which comes with 4 excellent filter types (Brute, Primal, Rogue and Ronin).

An IOS Version will coming Q1 2016. Leave your comments about this upcoming new Synthesizer."

Friday, December 18, 2015

Soniccouture Ondioline

Published on Dec 18, 2015 Soniccouture

"A short preview of the Soniccouture Ondioline Kontakt instrument.
Featuring Neil Cowley."


There is a group of early analogue monosynths, produced in the 1950s, about which very little information exists.
Clavioline, Ondioline, Univox, Solovox - these are the most well known of this species, and are all pretty similar to each other. All feature a real-time volume controller, operated by the players knee. All are valve-based with their own built-in amp and speaker, and all have a variety of switches to alter the timbre of the sound.
The Ondioline was the original and the most sophisticated in terms of synthesis and features; it was developed as a low-cost Ondes Martenot, which is why it features a similar lateral vibrato keyboard. The sound can be surprisingly realistic when the vibrato and knee lever are used together - organic and sinuous."

Sunday, December 13, 2015

OMG! for Omnisphere 2.1 Coming Soon Preview

Published on Dec 12, 2015 PlugInGuru

Coming Dec 15 - 20th, 2015
Here is a preview - had to take a break while making the Grooves to show how cool this library will be….."

Thursday, December 10, 2015

UVI Announces Cameo - Casio CZ Inspired Synthesis Suite

UVI Cameo | Trailer

Published on Dec 10, 2015 UVI

"UVI Cameo
Phase Distortion Suite

The sound made famous by the classic CZ-series keyboards is back in this new 3-instrument suite! Explore a huge library of authentic hardware sounds, craft your own patches from scratch with raw waveforms or explore new sounds of PD synthesis with the wavetable oscillator and DSP shaping tools from Falcon.

Whether you’re a fan of classic ‘80s synths or just looking to expand your sonic arsenal, Cameo delivers an awesome range of inspiring and high-quality sounds with the unmistakable character of some of our favorite synths.

Music credits: Louis Couka"

"Phase Distortion Suite

For us at UVI the CZ series from Casio is a longstanding favorite. When we approached the Cameo project we wanted to do something special that not only highlights the amazing sounds of these classic synths but that offers something new to our fellow CZ aficionados.

We began with a number of fully-serviced classics, including the Casio CZ1, CZ101, CZ1000, CZ2300S, CZ3000 and CZ5000, and ended up with 3 instruments—each with a different approach, unique sonic character and inspiration."

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Gleetchlab 4: Make glitch music from any kind of file

Gleetchlab 4: Make glitch music from any kind of file from Giorgio Sancristoforo on Vimeo.

Gleetchlab 4 can read any kind of file. .doc .jpg .pdf .mov .indd .txt. Any!!!
The data content of the file can be sampled into any of the six samplers and played.
Some kind of files sounds better than others. Movies and sound are not very interesting, instead .doc .pdf and .indd files sounded glorious.
A whole new world of sounds is hidden in everyday's files. Let's make sound out of emails, docs, graphs, anything!

Gleetchlab 4 will be distributed only and exclusively with my forthcoming LP.
As I often said: my music is my software, my software is my music.

Stay tuned, I want to publish this in 2016, a soon as possible. In the meantime I keep coding new exciting stuff for v4.0
It will be the best Gleetchlab ever! I promise ;)"

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Audulus 3 for Mac & iOS Now Available

We saw the videos leading up to Audulus 3. It is now available on sale for both Mac and iOS at a discounted price. If you plan to pick it up now would be a good time. See this video from Taylor on the announcement.

iOS: Audulus 3 - Audulus LLC

Mac: Mid 2010 Mac or later

"With Audulus, you can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio. All with low latency real-time processing suitable for live performance. Audulus's user interface is clean, simple, and easy to learn, allowing you to focus on sound - now made easier than ever with nearly 100 built-in Eurorack-style modules.

"Anybody into synthesis should check out Audulus on the iPad. Tweaker heaven." - Jordan Rudess
"Audulus is fantastic, a thinking man's synth." - UK App Store review
Rated "Killer App" on!

Praise for the Mac version:
"beautiful interface" - Peter Kirn,
"Love this App. It has one of the best UIs I've ever used." - USA Mac App Store review
"The biggidy bomb coolest most super tech-nerd fun times soft synth I've bought in recent times!" - Mac App Store Australia review
"Remarkable gesture control" -

▶ Visit the Audulus Forum for exciting FREE user-created patches! ◀

▶ Please note: Audulus Requires iOS 7. Minimum Recommended Hardware: iPad 2 or iPhone 4s.

▶ Educational pricing available. For more information, see

▶ Key Features:

• Fluid Vector Interface - smooth animated interaction
• MIDI control - use your control surface or MIDI keyboard
• Polyphony - process multiple voices
• Diverse Nodes - from ADSR to ZeroCross
• Patch Browser - quickly flip through your patches
• 32-bit floating-point signal processing
• Fully Enhanced for Retina Display
• Unlimited Undo - full history stored in a patch
• Round-trip workflow with Audulus for Mac
• Virtual MIDI – control Audulus from your favorite MIDI app
• Audiobus support! - Runs as both an Input and Effect
• Sub-Patches - group and reuse nodes
• Universal Modulation - modulate any knob
• iCloud support - effortlessly sync patches between Mac and iPad
• Custom Nodes - build your own modules!
• Timing mode - figure out which nodes are using the most CPU!

▶ Featured Built-in Modules:

• 5ms Revolving Clock Divider
• Touch Feedback Clock
• Ms. Torsion Distortion
• Fibonacci Sequence
• Fab Five Rectifying LFO
• The Warpeggiator
• Scale Quantizer
• Cyclone Matrix Mixer
...and many more!

▶ Built-in Nodes:

• Virtual Analog Oscillator (4 classic waveforms)
• ADSR Envelope
• Noise Generator
• Mathematical Modules: Addition, Multiplication, Subtraction, Sine, Modulo
• Math expression module - 34 operation expression language
• Random Number Generator
• MIDI controlled Keyboard
• MIDI assignable trigger
• 16-Step Sequencer
• Delay
• Distortion
• Low Pass Filter
• Low Pass Filter with resonance
• High Pass Filter
• Feedback Delay
• Unit Delay
• DC Blocker
• Envelope Follower
• Pitch Shifter
• Constant Value
• Gain
• Mapper Curve
• Piecewise-linear Spline Curve
• Sample and Hold
• Crossfade
• 4-Channel Mixer
• Level Meter
• Value Meter
• Scrolling Waveform Meter
• Light
• RGB Light
• Input/Output
• Polyphonic to Monophonic signal mixer
• Polyphonic/Monophonic signal converters
• Multiplexer/Demultiplexers
• Sub-Patch
• Timer
• Zero-crossing Counter
• Text"

Friday, December 04, 2015

Audulus 3 Release Date & More!

Audulus 3 Release Date & More! from Audulus LLC on Vimeo.

"Audulus 3 is coming Tues Dec 8!"

Thursday, December 03, 2015

AudioThing Hand Clapper

Published on Dec 3, 2015 audiothing

"Get this plugin here:

Hand Clapper is a drum synthesizer plugin (VST/AU/AAX) dedicated to claps sounds. The internal design is inspired by a famous Japanese percussion synthesiser from the '80. There are three internal noise sources that are used to recreate the classic sound of vintage analog drum machines. It's also possible to load external samples and sculpt them with the same circuit emulation."

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Steinberg Introduces Retrologue 2

Published on Dec 2, 2015 Steinberg

"The flexible, intuitive Retrologue 2 emulates the warmth and fatness of classic analog synthesizers. Three virtual analog oscillators and a first-class set of filters produce a wealth
of rich, inspring sounds; its adaptable arpeggiator, powerful modulation system and FX rack help make Retrologue 2 the first choice for producers everywhere."

Introducing Retrologue 2 - The arpeggiator

Introducing Retrologue 2 - The effects

"Classic virtual analog synthesizer optimized for low CPU load.
Over 700 outstanding presets covering classic analog synth sounds and beyond
Intuitive interface for fast, creative sound design
3 oscillators with up to 8 de-tunable voices alongside sub and noise oscillators
Arpeggiator with up to 32 steps and “Export to host” feature
24 first-class filter types
4 LFOs plus filter, amp and custom envelopes
16-stage drag and drop modulation matrix with Note Expression support
5 distortion modes including tube, clip, bit reduction and rate reduction
FX section with delay, chorus, flanger, phaser, vintage ensemble, reverb and 4-band EQ
3-band Resonator with 14 different filter configurations and integrated LFO"

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Introducing TERRA - New Max For Live Synthesizer

TERRA teaser Published on Nov 26, 2015 kdevices

"TERRA is a powerful and incredibly versatile synthesizer for Ableton Live.
All sounds in this video are made with TERRA.
More details:"

"TERRA is the definitive choice for sound designers and producers. With its flexible structure, effects, modulators, and sync options this polyphonic synthesizer can produce any kind of sound!

TERRA is a deep but easy to use Max For Live instrument device, so powerful and versatile.

From edgy leads and bass lines, to drones, layered pads, complex rhythmic structures, unusual sequences and experimental sounds; you can do anything with TERRA!

With an arsenal of features, sound designers, producers, and experimental composers can get so many different results!
A world of sounds: that’s Terra!

TERRA is designed to be your deep and easy to use sonic weapon. Its straight but flexible structure will let you work in total confidence, setting things up to reach many different kind of sounds! Three oscillators, with three waveform manipulation parameters, go thru exclusive ADSRs, pan, and amp. Oscillators can also interact between them via hard/soft sync, advanced frequency modulation, ring modulation, and, in one oscillator, self phase modulation.

Sound goes then to effects. There are three effect slots, a lot of effects for each slot, and a one click router operator that change signal flow according to four presets. This is how the sound is generated and handled.

Then comes the modulation, a lot! Four modulators, multiple kinds of modulations, and exclusive bipolar amount to affect to a lot of TERRA’s parameters! Up to eight parameters can be modulated, by four killer sources, each with exclusive amount, and a terrific feedback on user interface! You can even close the modulators panel, keeping an eye on modulated parameters, working modulators, kind and amount of modulation.

Finally, if you work in unison, a special panel will let you edit pitch ratio and amplitude for each single voice.

It’s so versatile, so powerful, so… Easy !!"

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

OSCiLLOT Modular System v 1.1.1

Published on Nov 18, 2015 max forcats

"OSCiLLOT v. 1.1.1 - New Modules and Features! Physical Modelling, ML-185 Sequencer, Granular Mangler and more....
v1.1.1 Changelog:
Max for Cats crafts Software Instruments, Effects, MIDI devices, Sound Design and Samples for Ableton Live."

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Native Instruments introduces FLESH

Published on Nov 17, 2015 Native Instruments

And two demo tracks from Richard Devine. Press release and images follow below.

"Extended demo of the new "Flesh" Reaktor 6 instrument. "Changing Colors" :-) Very cool innovative performance synth that turns anything you feed it into a electronic symphony

Notes - Only two instances of the Flesh ensemble used. For this demo I used a few kicks, snares, high hats, cymbal crashes, ethnic percussion, and white noise samples at some of the loop parts and at the transitions segments. These where all single shot sounds not loops, that I programmed in time with Flesh. This only accounts for a small amount compared to what Flesh was actually doing, which was about 85% of the demo. I took one snare crash from one of the kits in Flesh and reverse it for one transition. The rest of the sounds are 100% Flesh. There was only one touch of reverb on a Aux send and return with 2CAudio 2C-B2 plug-in."

"Extended demo of the new "Flesh" Reaktor 6 instrument. "Scatterbrain Jungle" :-) Very cool innovative performance synth that turns anything you feed it into a electronic symphony

Only two instances of the Flesh ensemble. All sounds are 100% Flesh sounds. The only thing added was a touch of reverb from the 2CAudio 2C-B2"

"November 17, 2015, Berlin – Native Instruments today released FLESH – a new REAKTOR Instrument developed by electronic musician, producer, and inventor Tim Exile. FLESH uses a set of advanced algorithms to turn rhythmic source material into all the elements of a complete production, including basslines, melodies, chords, harmonies, and more. The instrument is aimed at creative producers looking to enhance their live sets or find fresh inspiration for their original productions through a fun, improvisational approach. FLESH is available now at the NI Online Shop for $99 / 99 € / ¥ 11,800 / £89 / $AU149 and runs in REAKTOR 6 or the free REAKTOR 6 PLAYER.

"The concept for FLESH came to me when touring with my custom looping, beatmaking, and improvising instrument that I built in REAKTOR," says Tim Exile. "I was missing a way to make harmonic and melodic material in a live, improvised scenario. I wanted something that would empower me to create expressive and dynamic sounds which fit in perfectly with whatever was going on at the time."

FLESH was designed to be a fun and easy-to-use performance instrument. Its advanced algorithms analyze the transients and spectral profile of sampled source material in the background. This information is then sent to four audio engines as curves and triggers for re-synthesizing the source material. The result is dynamic riffs, grooves, and chords that retain the feel of the original sample. This advanced processing is made possible by the REAKTOR 6 engine.

FLESH comprises four audio engines, plus effects and modulation sections. Each engine has a specific function, from changing the sonic character of the sample itself to transforming it into a monophonic sequence or lead, chords, or sub-bass frequencies. Additionally, the sound generated can be further modified by the effects section and modulation page. The effects section re-creates a highly-modified dub delay while the modulation page allows producers to add subtle to radical motion to their sound.

FLESH features a streamlined control set allowing for radical changes to the rhythmic and tonal output of the instrument. Producers can play rich harmonic progressions, trigger and switch source samples and sound snapshots, then tweak parameters across all engines at once in real time. A clever system of global macro controls allows for consistent and tactile live tweaking on just four main controls – Spectrum, Character, Length, Mod.

FLESH is the first REAKTOR Instrument designed from the ground up to get the most out of the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards. FLESH uses the Light Guide to provide tight visual feedback, highlighting sounds and samples, and sequenced harmonies. Native Map® automaps parameters to the eight control knobs on the KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboards. Users can also save presets – including samples – and recall them in real time.

Tim Exile has seen his career move from performing in small clubs, to big stages around the world and releasing albums on the Planet Mu and Warp imprints. For the last years, Tim has worked closely with Native Instruments to design his own set of 'audio instruments' including THE MOUTH and THE FINGER.

FLESH is available now at the NI Online Shop for $99 / 99 € / ¥ 11,800 / £89 / $AU149

Additional information on FLESH is available at:"

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Spektro Audio Nucleation mk2 - Overview Video

Published on Nov 12, 2015 Spektro Audio

"Nucleation is a Max for Live device that combines wave-shaping and digital distortion. MK2 is a complete re-write and re-design which eliminates many friction points that existed in previous versions and includes many new features such as: on-the-fly waveform generation, advanced built-in editor, 2 new digital distortion algorithms, Drive (saturation), and 4X Oversampling mode.

Check out Nucleation MK2 at"

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Audulus Breakthrough - The Interlacer & The Audonome Grid Sequencer From Bimini Road

Bimini Road - Audulus Patch - The Interlacer (Preview)

Published on Nov 10, 2015 Bimini Road


Music: 'Greenish Blue' by Jody Golick - made entirely in Audulus"

Some additional info in via Mark Boyd of Bimini Road:

"This is the interlacer I built for Audulus - it will allow you to stitch tens of thousands of control signals into one monophonic signal, and then unpack them elsewhere in any number of sub-patches. You can control multiple fields of lights, function selections with knobs, and midi key input, all through the same monophonic connection. The result is a very low overhead and a vast simplification of signal flow.

This needed to be developed for a project I'm working on called the Audonome, which will be a grid sequencer with user-programmable functions. You can think of it as a developing platform - a blank canvas. It will be able to parse a momentary press, a double press, a held press - all to activate different functions. It will have layers like a Tenori-On does as well. (Pictures of the Audonome with another patch called the binary gear below).

Audulus 3.0 is really going to take off as far as what people realize is possible in Audulus. It's not just a modular synthesizer program - it's an environment for invention and exploration. It strikes a beautiful balance between programming and hardware electronics design."

You can find more of Mark's creations for Audulus here.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Wolfgang Palm Introduces PPG Phonem Plugin

via Wolfgang Palm

"PPG Phonem lets the user create expressive vocal synthesis beyond anything ever heard before. With its advanced routing system every aspect of the voice can be controlled and modulated in any conceivable way. Anything from a quiet whisper to a scream. Use the intuitive text to speech tool to make phonem say whatever you want.
Although the PPG Phonem was originally designed to do just vocal synthesis, it turned out that the system is also capable of producing a wide range of universal synthsizer sounds. So we extended the parameter ranges and made everything accessible to the user, to take advantage of this fact.

'The human voice is a very complex system, which can produce a wide range of sounds. It is however restricted by natural physical dimensions. Phonem does not impose limits, letting you create all the filter configurations and sweeps you could only ever have dreamed of.' - Wolfgang Palm

The heart of the system is a multi resonator filter with 12 individual resonators which can produce vocal sounds as well as all kinds of filter sweeps and effects. This is combined with a very flexible excitation source which can work as a simulation for the human vocal source (the glottis) but also use wavetables and time-corrected-samples (TCS) to drive the filter.

The user can dig into every detail of a synthesized utterance, right down to the individual phonemes. Each phoneme can be adjusted to meet the voice of an individual character or a dialect. Additional there is a pitch-track and a control-track which makes the voice sing with phrasing and expression. A little inspiration and imagination allows the user to create whatever they wish.

PPG Phonem comes with a modulation matrix - allowing 19 sources to control 40 parameters. In this way the vocals or sound effects can be modified rhythmically using LFOs, envelopes or two X/Y control pads. All these modifications can of cause be recorded into the controlling DAW.

For speech or vocal synthesis a versatile excitation generator is provided. But we did not leave it at that and added a wavetable and TCS system, which adds a new dimension to the sound palette. Wavetables can be imported from WaveGenerator or created and edited, TCS can be imported and modified from WaveMapper 2.

Phonem comes already with more than 100 resources and a huge number of presets made by our sounddesigner team. The browser page allows you to list and sort your sounds. Besides that you can exchange single presets with another bank of sounds.

Key Features
Create your own singing style
Create your own expressions
Large Phoneme inventory - 46 english/american plus 5 german plus 4 french phonemes
Versatile excitation generator/oscillator
Working with typical voice source or wavetable and time-corrected-samples (TCS)
Extreme time stretching, freezing and reversing
Pitch track - let your robots sing
Control track - let it cry and shout
Song mode - making it easy to compose your synthesized text
Wave page - create your own wavetables and modify time-corrected-samples
All internal parameters available to the user - give your voices a special dialect or individual character
Versatile matrix system - allowing 19 sources to control 40 parameters
Two X/Y control pads freely routable to 40 parameters
6 Envelopes, for control of filter sweeps, waveform, noise and many modulations
4 LFOs plus Vibrato, Flutter and Growl generators
Fully programmable resonator filter - allowing production of new sound effects
Delay/Reverb effect
Overdrive/Distortion effect
Directly accessible context help for each module
Freely configurable schematic keypad, with extremely expressive modulation options
Ribbon controller to bend the pitch to variable intervals
5 Keyboard Modes including mono, legato and voice-per-channel.
Import WTS and TCS files from WaveGenerator or WaveMapper 2
Mac: VST And AU 64 and 32bit
Windows: VST 64 and 32bit
PPG protection system used, no dongle or iLok is necessary.
Release Date and Price
Release date: November 18th
Price: 119 €"

MONOLITH makes Muzak

Published on Nov 9, 2015 manmade madman

"This is what happens when a little Muzak comes out."

Love it when the saturation comes in at 3:23 and 5:15. Pic for reference:

Friday, October 30, 2015

AM103 Quad Attenuverter & Offset Generator for Reaktor Blocks [FREE]

AM103 Quad Attenuverter & Offset Generator for Reaktor Blocks [FREE] from Amazing Machines on Vimeo.

"AM103 is a Block module for use with the Native Instruments’ Reaktor Blocks Modular System.

A Quad Attenuverter and Offset Generator. Built to function as an Expander Module for other Amazing Machines' modules, AM103 can also be used as a Command Center for all Modulations within a Patch, taking care of Modulation Levels and Offsets, as well as individually Muting Modulation Sources.

AM103 is FREE for anyone to download, for more information please visit:"

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

UVI Falcon Creative Hybrid Instrument

Published on Oct 28, 2015 UVI

"Falcon is an advanced and truly unlimited hybrid instrument, bringing together an extensive collection of cutting-edge oscillators, effects, modulators and event processors and delivering them in a workflow-adaptive and highly-scriptable environment. Falcon allows you to create and manipulate sound with unparalleled precision and finesse, from basic sample slicing and synth design to extravagantly modulated multitimbral hybrids. Falcon runs stand-alone or in your DAW as a plugin, is natively surround capable up to 10.2 channels, can take just about any sound you can throw at it for fuel (and some pictures, too) and is fully compatible with all UVI Powered instruments.

Falcon comes with an incredible collection of factory presets created by some of the most respected sound designers in the world. Tap them for instant gratification or to inspire your own sound design. Component presets are available for everything from oscillators and effects to modulation sequencers, allowing you to quickly explore options and find one that works, fast. Create your own presets for nearly any module and build custom libraries so you can easily recall ideas for future use.

As an added bonus, each Falcon license includes a $100 voucher good towards the purchase of any sound library at Enhance your Falcon experience immediately with one of our premium instruments like CS-M, or grab Mayhem of Loops for a massive fuel injection to your new sampling workstation.

Whether you're looking for a large package of new sounds and instruments to explore or a creative environment to realize efficient, reliable and sophisticated sound design with, Falcon is an innovative and powerful choice."

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Amazing Machines AM102 Programmable Wavetable Oscillator for Reaktor Blocks

AM102 Programmable Wavetable Oscillator for Reaktor Blocks from Amazing Machines on Vimeo.

"AM102 is a Block module for use with the Native Instruments’ Reaktor Blocks Modular System.

A Programmable Wavetable Oscillator, featuring a 16 Stages Wavetable with 3 selectable Playback Modes and 3 types of Output Curves, AM102 is a Shape Shifter yet to be rivalled.

For more information please visit:"

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