Vector Synth Now Available To Order

The Vector synthesizer – a new digital hardware synthesizer hybrid, combining several synthesis methods – is now available.… Read More Vector Synth Now Available To Order

Vector Synthesizer Launch Video

Published on Jun 22, 2019 Vector

“Meet Vector, a unique digital hardware synthesizer hybrid combining several synthesis methods into a very special expressive blend. With a touchscreen interface, smooth rotary encoders and firm toggles for navigating the partials — how they evolve, modulate, mix and cut.”

Priced at 766 Euro. Currently pre-orders are only open for the EEA zone – Europe. You

Vector Hardware Synthesizer Update – Demos & Some Features

You might remember the upcoming Vector hardware synthesizer from this initial post. Click through for pics and a video. Above are new demos for the synth. Some new details on features follow:

“It’s been a long wait but now we have completed the beta testing of our fourth prototype iteration and we have finally started our first small commercial batch production. Hooray!

While we’re

Vector-Synthese fürs Eurorack-Modular-System leicht und schnell mit Antimatter V3KT

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Vectorsynthese ist unfassbar simpel und sehr effektiv für Flächen und Sounds, die changieren und Texturen machen. Das geht jetzt auch leicht im Modul-System mit dem Antimatter V3KT.

Das Modul ist klein und kompakt, aber dennoch kann man damit sehr einfach und schnell mit vier Quellen Vector-Synthese aufbauen. Was war denn doch gleich Vector-Synthese? So wie Sequential es mit dem Prophet VS und Yamaha mit der SY35 und TG33 Serie zeigte: Man hat vier Oszillatoren, die beispielsweise komplexe Spektren herstellen oder Samples. So was gibt es heute als ganz schmale Module wie etwa den kleinen Sampler von Erica aus der Pico-Serie oder ebenso das Wavetable-VCO-Modul und auch ein kleines Pärchen aus 2 Sinus-Oszillatoren könnte komplexe FM-Spektren liefern.

Diese schließt man dann einfach an die vier Eingänge an und kann sie dann ganz einfach ineinander überblenden. Dazu braucht man einen Modulator wie etwa einen Sequencer, eine Hüllkurve oder einen LFO und kann damit dann fließende Verläufe zwischen diesen FM-Sample-Eingängen herstellen. Auch ein digitaler Rauschgenerator könnte Teil dieser Zusammenstellung sein.

Was ist drin?

Dadurch sind sehr komplexe Texturen und Drones möglich, die radikal verschiedene Syntheseformen unterstützen können. Im V3KT befinden sich 4 VCAs, die die vier Ecken steuern können, entsprechende CV-Eingänge sind auch vorhanden. Man könnte auch verschiedene Effekte zuliefern oder aber Surround-Mischungen machen nach dem gleichen Prinzip.

Das Modul kostet hierzulande 209,- Euro. Einer der Lieferanten ist natürlich Schneidersladen.

Mehr Information


New Vector Synthesizer (Sneak Preview)

Now details on the synth, or whether it’s based on the Vector Synthesis introduced with the classic Sequential Prophet VS, have been announced. … Read More New Vector Synthesizer (Sneak Preview)

New Vector Hardware Desktop Synthesizer In the Works

Published on Sep 18, 2018 Vector


I took a closer look at the video and the image to the left. It looks like the Orbit and Suborbit controls are for the vector portions of the synth engine. If you are not familiar with vector synthesis, it was introduced with the Sequential Circuits Prophet-VS. That tech made it to the Yamaha SY22 and TG-33, and finally the KORG Wavestation. In

Make a New Sound: Scanned Synthesis on Wablet for iPad Features Utterly Mad Meshes

It’s a good sign when you need to invent a new verb to describe using a music tool. And so, get ready for some wabbling.

Feel like there aren’t any new synthesis techniques? Scanned synthesis is a reasonable example. Fundamentally, it involves wavetable synthesis – producing new sounds by playing back recorded wavetable content – but navigates those sounds by “scanning” through pitch and timbre independently at slow speeds. By doing so, it simulates slow vibrations in the real world, and it leans heavily on the way human physical control and hearing work.

The technique was developed by Bill Verplank (the legendary interaction designer – who helped coin the term), Rob Shaw, and synthesis giant Max Mathews (who invented – uh, the whole digital synthesis thing). It’s a marvel both of sound design and interaction, accordingly.

English developer Robert Tubb has reinterpreted scanned synthesis in a beautiful implementation for iPad, with fingers running across geometric meshes that make the relationship of input to sound clearer. The resulting app: The Wablet. Rob writes CDM:

It’s the first implementation of Scanned Synthesis on a multi-touch screen. A 2D mesh of springs can be, uh, “wabbled” with the fingers, a path is scanned at audio frequencies and hence gestures are turned into sound. It won a prize at the DAFx conference this year.

It sounds amazing, and the interaction of graphics, touch, and sound is extraordinary – so, you’ll need to watch the video.

Wikipedia has a great capsule description of scanned synthesis with resources, including various implementations (like a free set of externals for Pd and VST plug-ins, in case you don’t only want to use an iPad):

Full description:

The Wablet is a physics based synthesiser and noise toy. An animated mesh of springs can be vibrated with the fingers. A path around this mesh is read as into an audio waveform, and hence your gestures are turned into sound. Complex evolving drones, chiptunes bleeps or full on noise can be produced, and beautiful undulating patterns created. The physical properties of the mesh can be changed using the sliders, new sound-paths can be drawn onto the Mesh and the App comes with a Max/MSP patch for wireless MIDI control and more in depth adjustable parameters.

There’s also a full thesis on the technique, and a Max for Live patch to assist in wireless MIDI control.

Price: £0.69 on the iTunes App Store

Now, the bad news: if you’re in the US, you can’t get the app, as there’s a patent on the technique there. (Can anyone advise on that, in fact?)