Sinevibes has announced the release of Zap, a free mini-synthesiser plugin controlled by incoming audio.
It starts with an envelope follower that tracks the peak energy of the sound and then applies it onto the frequency of a monophonic oscillator. With three different oscillator waveform modes and features like envelope stepping, Zap can turn any sound source into dynamic synth sweeps, sub-basses, blips, chirps or glitches.
Zap has a simple and stylish user interface built with colour-coded graphics and full Retina resolution support. It has subtle animations and a live output waveform view, making even such a simple effect very fun and engaging to work with. And yet, thanks to hardware-accelerated rendering, Zap feels fast and responsive even on older, lower-end Macs.
Zap for Mac (AU) is a free download.
Sinevibes has also launched a sale, offering 10% off its products until April 4th, 2015. Use coupon code SINE-Q7NR-HNJG at checkout.