sonicLAB has announced an update to Thermo, a self organizing synthesizer that uses the principles of thermodynamics to produce unique sonic results.
Version 1.2 features a new slider set for adjusting the band width of each oscillators assigned band pass filter. This helps to emphasize the reaction of the self organizing oscillators to particular spectral regions, e.g. rich animation of the harmonics.
It is now also possible to randomize the setting of the 4×4 Feedback matrix by pressing the ‘f’ key. This helps to instantly change the audio path among 256 different configurations and therefore changes the waveform in motion, which would be not possible to achieve with operating the mouse.
The 4 oscillators of the Thermo are in continuous interaction sending each other their signals. And each oscillator engine checks its environment conditions and takes decisions, “self regulates”, in reaction to these changes applied by the stochastic modulators or by the user through some perturbations called the injections into the system.
This defines already the basic structure of a thermodynamic engine which regulates its internal states by itself to maintain its quasi state. All of this projected to a sound synthesis engine means the algorithmic performance of the continuous sonic transformations. The enjeux between regulations and perturbations is exactly the uniqueness of Thermo taking you to unheard sonic territories.
Thermo comes in VST3, AU and standalone formats both for Mac and Windows 64bit systems. It is available for purchase for 79 EUR, and the update is free for existing users. Thermo is also available as part of the sonicLAB Oscillator Bundle alongside Fundamental2, priced 158 EUR.
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