Syntonica has announced the release of Seismic, a unique multi-faceted modular synthesizer available in VST and AU plugin formats for Mac-based digital audio workstations.
Seismic incorporates eight different nodes which can be assigned to oscillators, ADSR envelopes, LFOs, and filtering. This virtual modular synthesizer allows the user to blend the nodes together in unique ways that would be difficult on a traditional synthesizer.
Although there are currently no audio examples available, the list of features leads me to believe that Seismic can produce a range of sounds from thick massive pads to complex lead synth patches. The Load/Save function appears to import and export presets to a folder on your hard drive and perhaps be shared between DAWs. Despite the fact that the basic layout of the plugin looks very logical, there may still be somewhat of a learning curve. Certain functions and effects are shown in the GUI that I do not recognize such as twist, torsion, +/norm, and suspend. For you advanced synth-heads and sound designers, I’m assuming that you probably are familiar with these already. However, for the rest of us, there will need to be some experimentation.
Even though there are both 32 and 64-bit versions of Seismic, keep in mind that the 32-bit version is “Cocoa-only” working only with Tracktion and Reaper. Also, the plugin is only available on Mac OS at the moment. The developer has stated that a Windows version might become available later on.
Seismic is available for download on Syntonica’s website and seems to be the only plug-in they have developed so far. Since there is no automatic installer available, you’ll need to follow the instructions on their website and to drag and drop the file(s) in the correct folder on your hard drive. Head on over to the product page linked below to grab your free copy and try it out!
Seismic is available for free download via Syntonica (2.69 MB download size, ZIP archive, 32-bit & 64-bit VST/AU plugin format for Mac OS).