All posts tagged: synthesizer


Crackle Canvas [Environment, Sound]

[Photo: Anne Helmond] Crackle-canvas is an ongoing electronics project of the Netherlands-based media artist Tom Verbruggen (aka token). This endeavour playfully challenges the conventions of artistic consumption by reimagining gallery space as an interactive musical playground rather than an arena of sullen observation. Each Crackle-canvasis a modular ‘synthesizer painting’ equipped with switches and knobs that […]


PixelWave [iPhone, iPad, Sound]

From the creator of SunVox and a number of other very interesting apps for the iOS platform, Alexander Zolotov, comes an old school pixel experimental synth for both iPhone and iPad. The app includes multitouch arpeggiator and it is possible to draw waveform and play it at the same time. Simple yet beautiful and a lot of fun. See video below. […]


L.S.D + Light Sequencer [iPhone, PD, Arduino, Sound]

If you liked the ‘Extending the Touchscreen’ project by Michael Knuepfel here are a few experiments by Benjamin Gaulon using displays to convert light to sound waves. He writes: Research and recent innovations have led to an amazing increase of types and uses of visual displays and screens; indeed, in our predominantly visual culture, they are everywhere. […]


Circuit Synth [iPhone, Sound]

Circuit Synth is a very simple and fun modular synthesizer for the iPhone. It allows you to hook up to six modules up in any order. The interface is very easy and friendly and even people not familiar with synthesis might have some fun with it and may even learn a thing or two. The […]


v002 Rutt Etra [QuarzComposer]

Created by Anton Marini aka vade, v002 Rutt/Etra plugin brings emulation of the classic Rutt Etra raster based analog video synthesizer to Quartz Composer. The original Rutt/Etra machine was one of the first voltage-controlled video special effects systems and video synthesizers named after Steve Rutt and Bill Etra who designed it. The Rutt Etra machine allowed […]


Berna [Mac, MaxMSP, Sound]

Berna is a software simulation for Mac of a late 1950s electroacoustic music studio. Created using MaxMSP, Berna includes oscillators, filters, modulators, tape recorders, mixers, are all packed in a interface with historical accuracy. At that time there wasn’t any electronic musical instruments market, as a matter of fact, most of the equipment was adapted from […]


SunVox [iPhone, Sound]

SunVox is a modular sequencing application that has been ported to almost every platform under the sun (sorry, terrible pun). It’s especially targeted to mobile platforms – in addition to working on Windows, Mac and Linux, it also works on PalmOS, Windows Mobile, and now the iPhone. I spent a little time with the iPhone […]


NNN Mono and Powon [iPhone, Sound]

From the creators of iOSC, an iPhone application that can communicate with other compatible hardware and software nodes on your network, come two new sound application: Powon and NNN Mono. Considering Powon is a free app, this makes it a must download. If you are looking for creative synthesiser app, NNN Mono definitely deserves a closer […]


DopplerPad [iPhone, Sound]

Created by Retronyms, DopplerPad is an iPhone sound application that allows you to quickly create and perform musical hooks, phrases and loops with a variety of custom synth and sample-based instruments. DopplerPad offers a unique take on mobile music production. It’s clear that it was designed solely with iPhone in mind, and doesn’t attempt to follow […]


Jasuto [iPhone, Sound]

Jasuto is an iPhone music app (and a VST Plugin) that can rightly claim to be the first modular synthesizer on the platform. Jasuto lets you build your own patches or synths similar to how you would in Reaktor or SynthEdit, albiet in a much more simplified environment. Modules are represented on screen as circular […]