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Qu-Bit’s Surface flows physical modelled sounds into synthetic textures

Known for its eclectic range of sleek Eurorack devices, Qu-Bit Electronix has just unveiled another unique module. Surface is a multi-timbral physical modelling voice that is designed to recreate the sounds of acoustic instruments but boasts properties that can manufacture weird and wonderful synth textures. The range of physical models includes plucked strings, prepared piano … Continue reading Qu-Bit’s Surface flows physical modelled sounds into synthetic textures

Native Instruments’ Pharlight creates complex textures with the human voice

Following the success of Straylight, Native Instruments returns with Pharlight, a Kontakt instrument for all types of creators. Pharlight uses the human voice to create “unconventional melodic leads, pads, textures, and more”, the brand says. Running in Kontakt 6 and the free Kontakt 6 Player, Pharlight is built around a specially-recorded sample library. Created by … Continue reading Native Instruments’ Pharlight creates complex textures with the human voice

Spitfire Audio Percussion Swarm is an encyclopediac collection of rhythmic textures

Spitfire Audio has announced the availability of Percussion Swarm, the next virtual instrument in the company’s Swarms series. The British sound design company has described the plug-in as “a one-of-a-kind, encyclopaedic collection of beautiful cloud-like evolutions, pointillistic textures and single hits created from rare and extensive tuned and untuned instruments”. Peculiar Percussion Percussion Swarm is … Continue reading Spitfire Audio Percussion Swarm is an encyclopediac collection of rhythmic textures

Spitfire Audio’s free experimental LABS synth lets you play with unique textures

Spitfire Audio is back again with another LABS instrument, this time going for a more experimental approach with Opia. The software instrument was created from a collection of sonic textures taken from Ólafur Arnalds and artists performing at his London festival, Opia – hence the instrument’s name. These artists include Kiasmos, VAAL, Rhye, Poppy Ackroyd, … Continue reading Spitfire Audio’s free experimental LABS synth lets you play with unique textures