Ocean Swift OSS Enterprise: A hybrid vector synth for sonic explorations

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Ocean Swift has released the OSS Enterprise hybrid vector software synthesizer. It’s a space-themed machine that offers several different kinds of synthesis, including additive, subtractive, and wavetable. Paired with some stellar-looking modulation options, this looks like a capable spacecraft for all kinds of sonic exploration. Four multi-mode oscillators with vector synthesis Upon opening the hatch, […]

Vector digital hardware synthesizer warps its way into availability

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We first had a tease of the Vector digital synthesizer last September but I’m very happy to report that they are about to open preorders on what they are calling a unique hybrid synthesizer. Vector Vector is a desktop synthesizer with a great big touch screen featured in the middle and surrounded by encoders and […]

Polyphenon 2 the advanced polyphonic hybrid synthesizer gets more advanced

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It’s only 6 months since the release of the original Polyphenom but OceanSwift believes it’s time for a whole new version. Although you’d be forgiven for not being able to spot the differences. I guess version 2 is about being a little bit more phenomenal, a tad more powerful and a smidgeon more advanced. Polyphenom […]

Synclavier brings its DSP synthesis engine to iOS and releases a knob

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Synclavier appeared on our radar recently in the shape of the Synclavier V virtual instrument created in collaboration with Arturia. Using the same technology Synclavier are releasing 2 new virtual synth apps for iOS and a hardware knob controller. Synclavier for iOS For iPad there will be Synclavier Go! It recreates the Synclavier II Digital […]

Nektar BOLT Harmonics Synthesizer takes us by surprise

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Weren’t really expecting Nektar the makers of MIDI controllers to come up with a virtual synthesizer until we stumbled upon it in an Instagram yesterday. Well now it’s official, it’s BOLT and it’s all about harmonics. BOLT They are calling them Harmonic Oscillators where the sounds overtone structure is generated inside the oscillator. It feels […]

Polyphenom: Dreamily hypnotic hybrid synthesizer that will synthesize your soul

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Or at least that’s what they say and who am I to disagree? Polyphenom combine additive and subtractive synthesis elements in deep and interesting ways. From dreamy soundscapes to pulsing leads and basses it’s another ultmate and awesome software synthesizer. Polyphenom Fabulous hybrid synthesizers just keep on coming and Polyphenom looks right at home amongst […]

Lancinantes: a throbbingly painful drone synth plugin from Inear Display

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Lancinantes is a drone synthesizer from Inear Display. The name (according to Wiktionary) seems to indicate ideas of pain, headache, stabbing, noise and lancing but should that really be a key feature?  Lancinantes It has a simple, clean and scalable interface. Three oscillators can be quantized to a selected scale, creating chords if you like, […]

Synclavier V2: Arturia brings sampling and resynthesis to their emulation

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Arturia has updated the Synclavier V, their software emulation of the classic digital synthesizer/workstation. Version 2 brings sampling and resynthesis which makes you wonder what it had before. Synclavier V2 The original version was all about additive synthesis, frequency modulation and timeslice synthesis methods found in the keyboard. But the Synclavier evolved and most famously […]

Aeolian Meditation: a complex addictive additive synthesizer playground

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Ocean Swift has released a VST Instrument with a bit of an ethereal vibe. Aeolian Meditation is described as capable of generating unique and beautiful melodies, meditative and hypnotic drones, cinematic and musical soundscapes. It’s inspired by ancient Greek instruments of nature and sounds like it could be the perfect accompaniment to your Yoga or Tai Chi […]