Results for Syflex

Below are the posts that should have something to do with 'Syflex'.

Note: Use the search form in the top right if you're looking for something specific.

  

Syflex releases Sylfid-f2

Related: , , , Posted in news on Feb 22, 2010 - comment 0 comments
Syflex Sylfid-f2

Syflex has released Sylfid-f2, a virtual instrument plug-in that generates sounds by hitting “virtual strings” with “virtual hammers”, computing the propagation of the waves on the strings, and converting them to sounds.

Sylfid-f2 doesn’t use any samples: everything is computed in real time. This allows to create sounds that exhibit real-life properties like rich tones and long decays, without any samples, no loops and no reverb.

Another benefit of the simulation is that there are no discontinuities between the notes, or between different velocities. The same note played at a higher velocity will have a different sound, with more harmonics, as you would expect with a real string.

The model used for the strings includes its material: from metallic to plastic. This changes the harmonics and tone.

Sylfid-f2 features

  • 88 keys.
  • 2 strings per key, a total of 176 strings, for a more natural and lush sound.
  • 1 hammer per key.
  • Damper as on a piano (sustain pedal.)

Sylfid-f2 is available to purchase as an instrument plug-in for PC and Mac (VST), priced at $20 USD.

More information: Syflex / Sylfid-f2

comment

Syflex releases Sylfid-f1

Related: , , Posted in news on Jan 15, 2010 - comment 1 comment
Syflex Sylfid-f1

Syflex has released Sylfid-f1, a VSTi audio plugin that generates sounds based on a new physical model of strings.

The goal is not to emulate any existing instrument, but to create a new musical instrument. The model consists of a set of two strings for each of the 88 keys. A virtual hammer strikes the strings. The vibrations are converted to sounds.

The model doesn’t use any samples: everything is computed in real time. This gives the freedom to change any parameter of the model, allowing to tune the instrument in many different ways, and to produce a wide variety of different sounds. For instance, you can change the material the strings are made of from plastic to metal, or adjust the shape and hardness of the hammer along with its position on the strings. All these properties can be modified on a per string basis. Another benefit of the simulation is that there are no discontinuities between the notes, or between different velocities.

Sylfid-f1 features

  • 88 keys.
  • 2 strings per key, a total of 176 strings, for a more natural and lush sound.
  • 1 hammer per key.
  • Damper as on a piano (sustain pedal.)

Sylfid-f1 is available to purchase as a VST instrument for PC and Mac, priced at $120 USD.

More information: Sylfid

comment