Sinevibes has released the Alternator monophonic synthesizer for Mac OS X.
Every parameter of Alternator's engine is sequenced. It consists of three modules – an oscillator, going into a filter, and then into an effect – but they all have their own separate step sequencers which change every property of the patch in a rhythmical fashion: oscillator waveform and pitch, modulation envelopes, even filter and effect types. Each of Alternator's sequencers has its own timing, looping and randomization features, designed to make it easy to create motion lead and bass sounds with almost never-repeating patterns.
Alternator's design is reflected in the user interface: all of its elements are neatly laid out on a single screen, with no tabs or menus. The sequencers have fluid color-coded graphics that reshape according to their settings, showing an exact view of what the sound composition is. In addition to this, each preset in Alternator has 12 patch snapshots that a user can switch via MIDI keyboard and host automation.
Price: $69. Until 16th May, the entire collection of Sinevibes plugins is available at $225 (a 25% discount from the regular $299). The bundle includes a total of 21 instruments and effect plug-ins.