reFuse Software The Swarm updated to v0.3.1 + Windows release

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reFuse Software The Swarm

reFuse Software has released version 0.3.1 of The Swarm, a free drone synthesizer inspired by The Swarmatron.

Since the initial release of The Swarm, just five days ago, we’ve seen an extremely positive user response. For an obscure type of synth, not playable by traditional (keyboard-controlled) means, the number of downloads has been surprisingly high. And those download numbers have only come from OS X users… until now!

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of The Swarm for Windows.

Changes in The Swarm v0.3.1

  • Fixed a glitch with the MIDI mapping for the fine control of the Span.
  • Fixed window size and layout to allow use on smaller laptop screens [v0.3]
  • Added Pitch Center control [v0.3]
  • Added Waveform control [v0.3]
  • Added all-on/all-off oscillator switching (by Shift-clicking) [v0.3]
  • Improved preset system [v0.3]
  • Fixed oscillator initializer routine at startup [v0.2]
  • Added Hints [v0.2]
  • Added pitch wheel control, mappable to Base Pitch or Span [v0.2]

The Swarm is now available as a freeware application for Mac and Windows.

More information: reFuse Software / The Swarm

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reFuse Software The Swarm, drone synth for Mac

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reFuse Software The Swarm

reFuse Software has released The Swarm, a drone synthesizer inspired by The Swarmatron, a handmade synthesizer from Dewanatron.

It was the Swarmatron that created many of the buzzing clouds of anxiety-provoking noise used by Trent Reznor in his Oscar-winning score for “The Social Network”.

Since we were curious what it would be like to play such an instrument, yet didn’t have the $3200 laying around, we thought we’d build something like it in software, and share it with you.

The Swarm is available as a standalone application for Mac OS X. Note: the audio output of the The Swarm may be sent to ReWire-compatible host applications.

More information: reFuse Software / The Swarm

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