Virtual ANS (ANS – the abbreviation for Aleksandr Nikolaevic Skrjabin) by Alex Zolotov is the software version of the Russian ANS synthesizer, which uses the unique optical method of synthesis developed by a scientist E. Mursin between 1937 and 1957.

Virtual ANS

Virtual ANS

Virtual ANS creates unique sounds by converting JPG-images to sound and vice versa.


  • Several tools for visual transformations
  • Three methods of synthesis during conversion (FFT and ADDITIVE)
  • Option to generate multichannel sounds (mono, stereo, 6 channels)

A fully functional demo with only Save to WAV disabled is availble for download. The registered version can be ordered through Share*it for $19.99 USD.

Visit the Virtual ANS page for more information and some sound examples.