Humanoid Sound System has released version 2.0.2 of Scanned Synth Pro, a synth designed to create rich complex digital tones and fantastic sound effects, while using simplifed controls and traditional synths techniques such as filters, lfo’s and effects.
Changes in v2.0.2
- Fixes an issue with audio fading out at 48KHz sample rate.
- Improved bass sound.
Scanned Synth Pro is now available for $99.99 USD / 59.99 EUR. The new demo version now has all 111 presets included to give a better idea of what it is capable of.
Humanoid Sound System has announced a competition on KVRAudio to come up with the best Adwords advert. The winner will receive a Scanned Synth Pro 2 license and all entrants will receive a 25% discount.
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Humanoid Sound Systems has released Scanned Synth Pro 2, a synth designed to create rich complex digital tones and fantastic sound effects, while using simplifed controls and traditional synths techniques such as filters, lfo’s and effects.
Changes in Scanned Synth Pro 2
- New GUI design.
- New presets.
- An audio input that can be used to feed Scanned Synth Pro’s hammer and mass shapes making its sound even more dynamic.
- An envelope follower that follows the level of the audio input and can be used to modulate the synth’s parameters.
- A Danger Switch for extra nastiness.
- Context-sensitive help.
- The facility to load and save fxp and fxb files from within the plugin.
- Improved sound quality and host support.
Scanned Synth Pro 2 is available for Windows PC and costs 60 EUR (Registered users of version 1 can upgrade to version 2 for free).
Visit Human Sound Systems for more information and a demo version of Scanned Synth Pro.
Humanoid Sound Systems has updated Scanned Synth Pro to version 1.1.1.
New in v1.1.1
- additional 55 waveforms that can be used for the Hammer Shape, Mass Shape and Centre Wave parameters This massively increases the number of timbres that can be produced (55 x 55 x 55 times)
- added LFO type called “Random” that allows you to modulate parameters randomly to create unpredictable results
Please note that this update is *not* available in Scanned Synth Mini.
Visit Humanoid Sound Systems for more information and a link to download the demo of Scanned Synth Pro v1.1.1.
Humanoid Sound Systems has updated Scanned Synth Pro and Scanned Synth Mini to version 1.0.9.
- Optimisation for processors that support SSE and SSE2 processors giving a reduction of CPU usage of between 33% and 50%. This feature is only supported by Scanned Synth Pro (not Mini)
- Improved sound, including the elimination of clicks that could be heard in previous versions
The introductory promotional price of 75 Euros has been extended until the end of August after which the price of Scanned Synth Pro will be increased to 90 Euros.
Visit Humanoid Sound Systems for more information and a link to download Scanned Synth Mini and a demo of Scanned Synth Pro v1.0.9.
Humanoid Sound Systems has updated Scanned Synth Pro and Mini to version 1.0.7.
The update fixes an issue that effected Ableton Live users. It is recommend that you upgrade to the latest version as soon as possible.
The free Scanned Synth Mini, which features the same synthesis engine as the one used by Scanned Synth Pro (minus the controls), can be downloaded here.
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Humanoid Sound Systems has released Scanned Synth Mini, a freeware synth featuring the same synthesis engine as the one used by Scanned Synth Pro.
The catch with Scanned Synth Mini is that it only allows new sounds to be programmed through randomisation. Each group of parameters can be randomised individually, but there is no direct access to the parameters themselves.
Scanned Synth Mini can load and save presets through the host application that are compatible with Scanned Synth Pro and vice versa. This means that Scanned Synth Mini can actually produce the full range of sounds that Scanned Synth Pro is capable of. Only the amount of control the user has over the sound is limited when compared to Scanned Synth Pro.
When you decide to upgrade to Scanned Synth Pro, you just install it and Mini will be replaced by Pro in all your tracks without you having to do anything.
Visit Humanoid Sound Systems for more information and a link to download Scanned Synth Mini v1.0.5.
Humanoid Sound Systems has released Scanned Synth Pro, the successor to Scanned Synth with many new features.
New features in Scanned Synth Pro
- The Psycho! Button: antisocial behaviour in a button
- A Polyphonic Filter with cutoff frequency modulation and pitch-tracking allowing the sound to be shaped naturally and untuitively as well as expanding the range of possible sounds even further
- An Echo effect
- Improved sound quality including making the distortion even more gorgeous
- Improved efficiency allowing you to run more synths and effects simultaneously
- A huge library of professionally designed factory preset sounds
- Randomisation profiles: presets that contain ideal settings (initial parameter values and randomisation amounts) to produce particular types of sound through randomisation, this enabling you to quickly generate a unique new bass or a dazzling special effect with just a few mouse clicks
Scanned Synth Pro for Windows is currently sold at an introductory price of 75 Euros (99 USD) until the beginning of July (after which it will cost 90 Euros). A Mac version of Scanned Synth Pro is planned.
A demo with the following limitations is available:
- The synth outputs five seconds of silence every twenty seconds
- The synth becomes silent after twenty minutes of use
- Programs cannot be saved
- Only a small selection of the preset sounds are available
Another synth featuring the same synthesis engine as the one used by Scanned Synth Pro is Scanned Synth Mini (freeware), which is due for release in July 2007. It only allows new sounds to be programmed through randomisation (no direct access to the parameters themselves).
Visit Humanoid Sound Systems for more information and a link to download the demo or listen to mp3 demos.
John Proctor has updated Scanned Synth to version 0.9.7.
Below are the changes for v0.9.7, most notably a pretty skin, new presets and the removal of the time limit.
Changes in v0.9.7
- Changed frequency of DC filter from 30Hz to 0.25Hz
- Removed oversampling
- Re-enabled stereo width param
- Added skin selection control
- Improved robustness of skin loading (no longer closes host if there is an error)
- Fixed bug with setting portamento time to zero
- Fixed getParameterProperties() so that it sets the kVstParameterUsesIntegerMinMax and kVstParameterUsesIntStep when required (changed ‘and’ to ‘or’)
- Implemented getChunk/setChunk
- Moved presets out of source code and into ScannedSynthData/Presets directory
- Fixed bug causing parameters to be randomised when selecting items from the right-click menu
- Fixed kickbutton (used for randomise button) so that it is initially ‘up’ rather than ‘down’
- Added “MIDI Forget” option to clear any MIDI controllers assigned using the “MIDI Learn” function
- Added code to sort programs (for my own use)
- Fixed pitch bend range parameter and gave it a range of 1 semitone to 1 octave
- Fixed bug causing sound to fade to silence when filter goes above 13KHz in Notch or Lowpass mode (bandwidth is now Q)
- Removed time limit!!!!
- Fixed denormal in filter causing jump in CPU when there is no output
- Changed so that the currently selected skin is saved in a file in the program directory. Also changed so that the skinselect control is set to the currently selected skin.
- Changed ADSR envelopes so that the release phase is enetered as soon as the note is released rather than waiting until the attack and decay phases are complete as before
Visit Humanoid Sound Systems for more information and a link to download the latest version of Scanned Synth.