Klevgränd has announced the release of a singing synthesizer instrument with a unique and different sound.

The special capabilities of Pipa come from how it simulates the human voice. Instead of using ordinary samples or processing oscillators with formant filters, Pipa uses a large database of thousands of wavetables extracted from real vocal samples.

Pipa is a crossover between a wavetable- and a granulating synthesizer. In Pipa, Klevgrand uses a new synthesis that results in a very expressive and playable vocal instrument. The advantage of the technique being used is that it’s possible to seamlessly morph between wavetables with proper phase alignment. This enables Pipa to continuously make transitions between pitch, formants and dynamics, which is very useful in a musical context.

Pipa does not aim to cover all the aspects of an actual voice, but rather focusing on an organic and musical sound where the user have the possibility to control formants and dynamics seamlessly.

Pipa features

  • Unique crossover between a wavetable- and a granulating synthesizer.
  • Continuous morphing between formants, dynamics and pitch.
  • Features both male and female voices.
  • Separate envelopes (with linked release time) and LFOs for formant, dynamics, gain and pitch.
  • Two MIDI Assignable controllers (Ctrl1 and Ctrl2) for controlling formants, dynamics, pitch and gain.
  • Legato mode with control over both pitch glide time and velocity glide time.
  • Voice spatialization.
  • Plenty of factory presets.
  • Room simulation + Reverb algorithm.

Available in VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats for Windows and macOS, Pipa is on sale at a 50% intro discount, priced $24.99 USD until January 5th, 2021. The iOS/AUv3 version is $9.99 USD during the promotion.

More information: Klevgränd / Pipa