Crusher-X version 8 will melt your brain and use it as a granular sound source

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Crusher-X from Accsone expands again and this time it’s going to smash you over the head with Grain Controlled Oscillators (GCOs), modulation arpeggiators, envelope following granular modulations and a sample loading DCO. Do we understand any of this yet? Probably not but it sounds like fun! Crusher-X 8 It’s a granular synthesizer that leads the […]

Igniter vehicle sound design: spaceships, sports cars, trucks and texture

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Igniter is a plug-in from Krotos that aims to simplify complex vehicular sound design. It’s like a virtual instrument full of engine noises ideal for game audio, Foley and film work or for adding complex evolving textures to your music. Igniter Igniter lets you design, perform and automate and complex vehicle behaviour directly in your […]

String Studio VS-3 adds new dimensions to unique string oscillators

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String Studio VS-3 uses a collection of unique string oscillators in place of the usual VCOs and DCOs found in most synthesizers. These form the basic sounds sources and can be plucked, bowed and hammered before routing through a blend of synthesis components. String Studio VS-3 The new version brings in two voice multitimbrality by […]

Alpha Forever: a grey environment of deep modular sound design

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Alpha Forever is the unexpected modular sound design environment from Hungarian brothers Gábor Gyutai and Balázs Gyutai. They called it “Alpha Forever” to reflect their confidence in ever getting it to beta, let alone a release quality version. But here we are and the reality of this strange, grey environment could be something very interesting indeed. […]

Start fiddling with the inside of the Korg Prologue: SDK kit now available

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One of the more unusual features of the Korg Prologue polysynth is the ability to mess with the digital oscillators. The Software Developers Kit (SDK) gives you access to the Multi-Engine where you can create up to 16 of your own custom digital oscillators. The SDK has just been released. Korg Prologue SDK The SDK […]