What is KVR Audio? | Submit News | Advertise | Developer Account

Options (Affects News & Product results only):

OS:
Format:
Include:
Quick Search KVR

"Quick Search" KVR Audio's Product Database, News Items, Developer Listings, Forum Topics and videos here. For advanced Product Database searching please use the full product search. For the forum you can use the phpBB forum search.

To utilize the power of Google you can use the integrated Google Site Search.

Products 0

Developers 0

News 0

Forum 0

Videos 0

Search  
Related Products
  

Humanoid Sound Systems has released Scanned Synth VST v0.8, which is the first VST plug-in to implement "Scanned Synthesis" - until now, this new synthesis technology has only been available to users of Csound and Max.

Scanned Synthesis represents a powerful and efficient technique for animating wavetables and controlling them in real-time. Developed by Bill Verplank, Rob Shaw, and Max Mathews between 1998 and 1999 at Interval Research, Inc. it is based on the psychoacoustics of how we hear and appreciate timbres and on our motor control (haptic) abilities to manipulate timbres during live performance.

Scanned Synthesis involves a slow dynamic system whose frequencies of vibration are below about 15 Hz. The ear cannot hear the low frequencies of the dynamic system. So, to make audible frequencies, the "shape" of the dynamic system, along a closed path, is scanned periodically. The "shape" is converted to a sound wave whose pitch is determined by the speed of the scanning function. Pitch control is completely separate from the dynamic system control. Thus timbre and pitch are independent. This system can be looked upon as a dynamic wave table. The model can be compared to a slowly vibrating string, or a two dimensional surface obeying the wave equation.

Scanned Synth VST is currently in development and does not yet have a GUI (it uses the host's default GUI).

Scanned Synth VST v0.8 for Windows is made available for free to get feedback and ideas about how to make it easier to use.

Products related to this item:
Discussion: Active

Discussion

Please log in to join the discussion

Related news...

07 Apr 2014 Humanoid Sound Systems releases free Enzyme Player for Mac and Windows VST/AU

26 Feb 2014 Humanoid Sound Systems releases "Chemical Kinetics" transition sample library

19 Feb 2014 Humanoid Sound Systems releases "Chunky Snares" drum sample library and "Astral Voyage 2" for Access Virus TI

17 Jan 2014 Humanoid Sound Systems releases Enzyme synth for Mac & Win VST & AU

06 Dec 2013 Humanoid Sound Systems releases Public Beta of Enzyme Synth for Mac & Win VST & AU

13 Aug 2013 Humanoid Sound Systems releases "Continuum" bank for Massive

08 Jul 2013 Humanoid Sound Systems updates Scanned Synth Pro to v2.1.3 with support for 64-bit VST/AU hosts and releases Xenogenesis Preset Bank

07 Jul 2013 Humanoid Sound Systems releases "Anamorphic Cinema" for Camel Audio Alchemy

24 Feb 2010 Humanoid Sound Systems updates Scanned Synth Pro to v2.0.13

15 Oct 2009 Humanoid Sound Systems updates Scanned Synth Pro to v2.0.11

21 Aug 2009 Humanoid Sound Systems updates Scanned Synth Pro to v2.0.10

16 Jun 2009 Humanoid Sound Systems updates Scanned Synth Pro for Windows to v2.0.8

09 Jun 2009 Humanoid Sound Systems releases Scanned Synth Pro for Mac (VST/AU)

26 May 2009 Humanoid Sound Systems updates Scanned Synth Pro to v2.0.7

27 Apr 2009 Humanoid Sound Systems announces new pricing model for Scanned Synth Pro 2 (Pay what you want)

27 May 2008 Humanoid Sound Systems updates Scanned Synth Pro to v2.0.2 (+new demo; 25% discount / competition)

14 May 2008 Humanoid Sound Systems releases Scanned Synth Pro 2

17 Sep 2007 Humanoid Sound Systems updates Scanned Synth to v1.1.1

10 Jul 2007 Humanoid Sound Systems updates Scanned Synth to v1.0.9

03 Jul 2007 Humanoid Sound Systems updates Scanned Synth (Mini & Pro) to v1.0.7

Show more...