15th December 2020
Klevgrand has released Pipa, a singing synth with a unique and different sound. Pipa's special capabilities comes from how it simulates the human voice. Instead of using ordinary samples or processing oscillators with formant filters, Pipa uses a large database of thousands of wavetables extracted from real vocal samples.
Pipa is a crossover between a wavetable- and a granulating synthesizer. In Pipa, Klevgrand uses a new synthesis that results in a very expressive and playable vocal instrument. The advantage of the technique being used is that it's possible to seamlessly morph between wavetables with proper phase alignment. This enables Pipa to continuously make transitions between pitch, formants and dynamics, which is very useful in a musical context. Pipa does not aim to cover all the aspects of an actual voice, but rather focusing on an organic and musical sound where the user have the possibility to control formants and dynamics seamlessly.
Intro Price (until 5 January 2021):
More info / downloads / tutorial video / audio examples at klevgrand.se/products/pipa
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