Imaginando FRMS - new granular/FM hybrid synth

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BeeDog
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313 posts since 31 Jan, 2018

Post Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:48 am

Imaginando just announced their new hybrid synthesizer, FRMS. Intro price is €59:
https://www.imaginando.pt/products/frms

Looks decent UI-wise but haven't had the opportunity to listen to the samples or actually test it.

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resistent
KVRian
520 posts since 14 Apr, 2008 from Berlin

Re: Imaginando FRMS - new granular/FM hybrid synth

Post Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:39 am

Interesting. Soundwise I was never impressed by their products but this one could be something. The manual is not available at the moment. I will definitely give it a try in the evening. FM and Granular synthesis is always appreciated. Depending on the implementation this could be a bargain.

Edit: Has anyone here bought something from the dev? How is the support? How is the overall feeling towards the company? What is the protection scheme?
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simmo75
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1879 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Re: Imaginando FRMS - new granular/FM hybrid synth

Post Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:43 am

What a great synth, thanks imaginando.

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sureno
KVRian
1123 posts since 4 May, 2008 from West London Depot

Re: Imaginando FRMS - new granular/FM hybrid synth

Post Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:04 am

The dev is awesome and really active

Cinebient
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4582 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: Imaginando FRMS - new granular/FM hybrid synth

Post Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:11 pm

I like the developer and their plug-ins.
But validation failed in Logic for the demo. :neutral:

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KVRAF
2463 posts since 14 Sep, 2003 from Essex

Re: Imaginando FRMS - new granular/FM hybrid synth

Post Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:21 pm

Hi

'Browse the library of included samples, drop in your own, or even granulate live input'

Does this mean it can be used as an fx/insert?

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plexuss
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3653 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Re: Imaginando FRMS - new granular/FM hybrid synth

Post Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:03 pm

original flipper wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:21 pm
Hi

'Browse the library of included samples, drop in your own, or even granulate live input'

Does this mean it can be used as an fx/insert?
Yes. I just put FRMS after a synth and clicked the record button and it sucks the synth output into the granular engine. very nice. :tu: :phones:

Argh... no GUI scaling ?? still seems really nice.
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hivkorn
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3303 posts since 6 Sep, 2007 from France

Re: Imaginando FRMS - new granular/FM hybrid synth

Post Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:07 pm

i don t have any plugins from then but i really like their first plugin

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sureno
KVRian
1123 posts since 4 May, 2008 from West London Depot

Re: Imaginando FRMS - new granular/FM hybrid synth

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:06 am

ok just purchased will give it a spin

empphryio
KVRist
121 posts since 14 Apr, 2019

Re: Imaginando FRMS - new granular/FM hybrid synth

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:38 am

Seems pretty nice. The envelopes could have a greater range I think for ambient.

Cinebient
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4582 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: Imaginando FRMS - new granular/FM hybrid synth

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:26 pm

Do i miss something or is there is no FX version? At least i see no in the demo (which works now in Logic). I thought it also can do live input?

sinosoidal
KVRist
61 posts since 3 Jun, 2011 from Braga, Portugal

Re: Imaginando FRMS - new granular/FM hybrid synth

Post Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:48 am

Cinebient wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:11 pm
I like the developer and their plug-ins.
But validation failed in Logic for the demo. :neutral:
That problem is already solved. You can download an updated installer from https://www.imaginando.pt/products/frms/downloads

nordickvr
KVRian
1246 posts since 29 Sep, 2013

Re: Imaginando FRMS - new granular/FM hybrid synth

Post Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:18 am

Cinebient wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:26 pm
Do i miss something or is there is no FX version? At least i see no in the demo (which works now in Logic). I thought it also can do live input?
It definitely can.
I don't know about the demo version though.
It uses the Side Chain to get the signal, then click on "waveform" (just bellow layer 1234) to toggle to input.

Neon Breath
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3591 posts since 15 Sep, 2010

Re: Imaginando FRMS - new granular/FM hybrid synth

Post Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:23 pm

Interesting concept for sure... On paper. Don't hear anything mind-blowing though from the audio examples or trailer. Need to demo, still worth the try I think.
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Tj Shredder
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3952 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: Imaginando FRMS - new granular/FM hybrid synth

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:49 pm

MPE mode seems broken. If I switch it on, I get no sound at all, no matter how I set the Midi channels...

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