Sunsine Audio has released Harmonic Decoder, a hardware Phase Lock Loop (PLL) device.
Harmonic Decoder can sound like a fuzz, an octave/harmony pedal, a filter/wah, a complex waveshaper or some crazy bent 8 bit glitch box but all of it’s effects are derived from an analog VCO, a phase detector, and a simple filter in an arrangement known as a Phase Lock Loop.
At the heart of the Harmonic Decoder is a true single oscillator analog synthesizer. It effectively resynthesizes any signal delivered at the input, providing extreme waveshaping and harmonic effects in the analog domain.
The frequency of the VCO can be modulated either by the internal envelope follower or via the external control voltage input.
VirSyn has announced the release of a 64-bit AU version of its CUBE resynthesizer instrument.
We are happy to announce the release of a native 64 bit Mac OS X AudioUnit version for the legendary Spectral Morphing Resynthesizer CUBE.
“With Cube, VirSyn brings a whole new approach to additive synthesis. In the past, the shear number of variables necessary to do additive effectively have made it cumbersome and not very practical. Cube’s innovative interface and capabilities make it expressive, powerful, and fun to use.”
Celebrating the 64 bit release you can also benefit from our winter special offer for most of our products. This is the first release in a series of new 64 bit versions of our instrument line. Expect 64-bit versions of all instruments on Mac and PC in the next months. This will also include VST3 and AAX compatible plugins.
CUBE is available to purchase for 99 EUR during VirSyn’s Winter Sale, which ends March 31st, 2014.
Sinevibes has released updates for its Malfunction and Turbo effect plug-ins for Mac.
Malfunction – Turn drum loops into glitchy mayhem. Make basses scream and beg for mercy. Burn anything to ashes. Malfunction is a unique tool for extreme sound destruction.
Turbo – Create unique, complex new sounds out of most basic waveforms such as saw, triangle and square. Turn simple synth and bass instruments into very powerful growling, pulsating or wobbling sounds. Completely resynthesise and transform electronic drum loops.
Changes in Malfunction v1.0.3
Added new LFO waveforms: notch, 3x staircase, 4x staircase.
Multiple user interface retouches.
Changes in Turbo v3.1.2
Fixed pairs of modulation sliders interfering with each other.
Malfunction and Turbo are available to purchase as AU plug-ins for Mac, priced at $19 USD each.
Tone2 has announced the release of Nemesis, a synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
Nemesis takes FM synthesis to its next evolutionary step: NeoFM synthesis. NeoFM is an exclusive new and improved approach to FM synthesis that is extremely powerful and intuitive.
Nemesis includes traditional FM synthesis as well as a completely new and improved approach to FM called NeoFM synthesis.
It is now easier than ever to get very good sounding results.The sound quality of Nemesis surpasses conventional synths, making it easy to locate the sonic sweet spot. Nemesis features an easy-to-use interface, which ensures that you will experience FM synthesis at its best and most entertaining.
Unrivaled sound quality.
Offers a new and user-friendly approach to FM synthesis. Nemesis makes FM synthesis accessible to everyone, regardless of skill level or experience.
Easy to tweak presets or program your own sounds with.
NeoFM covers all important aspects of traditional FM synthesis, but is in no way limited only to bell-style sounds. It offers a very large sonic range, one that is much more varied than other FM synths.
Due to its innovative technical approach, neoFM does not suffer from a metallic sound or from the weaknesses of conventional FM.
No fewer than 22 combinable synthesis types. Nemesis expands FM with further synthesis methods such as Additive, Formant, Wavetables, Waveshaping, Phase distortion, Sync and Reso synthesis.
Contains 1000 inspiring patches from professional designers.
Unique signature sound.
Nemesis features a large number of exclusive sounds that are not possible with other synthesizers.
Perfect for modern, as well as all other music styles.
Wave import, resynthesis and the additive spectral editor offer unlimited sonic possibilities.
True 4x stereo unison.
An extensive number of high-end quality effects, with flexible and innovative routing options.
Trancegate with an extensive selection of setup options.
High-End sound quality with low demands on your CPU.
Powerful, easy-to-use arpeggiator.
Nemesis for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for 149 EUR incl. VAT.
Black Octopus Sound presents a selection of tools designed specifically for resampling – the first of its kind! Created to work with the Harmor additive synthesizer, this selection of tools is designed to turn wimpy lifeless synth sounds into beast-like face eating growls and robot dinosaur snarls.
Resampling is the process of taking some recorded audio and loading it back into a sampler or resynthesis engine, adding a few fx or minor tweaks, re-recording the audio again – rinse and repeat. This process allows for some very interesting tones not possible with regular synthesis methods. Resampling can be heard often in many drum and bass and dubstep producers tracks, great examples of resampling can be heard in the legendary electronic group Noisia.
Mutate: Harmor Resampling Tools features
9 Harmor presets which range from massive detuned reeses to crunchy distorted basses. 2 Sytrus presets – one classic reese and one utilizing FM synthesis to obtain monster like tones. As a bonus there is also a Mixer FX track preset for FL Studio to beef up your sounds, a love filter preset for some extra modulation, one massive Harmor riser, a demo FLP, and an empty resampling template FLP to get you started.
The real fun of this pack, 23 Harmor presets to drag and drop audio in. They are skillfully crafted with precision to add just the right amount of subtle transformation to your sound. They are also chained together in groups (for example Bitten B1, Bitten B2, Bitten B3) to eliminate the guesswork of what presets sound good together. There are no rules however – mix and match and come up with your own favorite combinations.
In total there are 38 presets. Please note Image-line Harmor is required for most of this pack. Sytrus is also used for 2 presets.
The sound pack is available to purchase for £6.95 GBP.