1976’s growling CAT synth now in a plug-in, co-created with original designer Carmine Bonanno

It’s got growl, savage bass, an unmistakably aggressive lowpass filter, and unique-sounding cross modulation and oscillator sync. Now the CAT sound is readily accessible to anyone in plug-in form, with input directly from its original designer, Carmine Bonanno. Cherry Audio’s Octave CAT is out now.

Noise Engineering Univer Inter: USB and MIDI to CV in 6HP, configured however you want

Take 6HP of Eurorack space, add MIDI in and out, USB MIDI, and 8 outputs – then have those outs do whatever you want. It’s Univer Inter, or “UI” for short – and crucially, it does have its own UI, via a powerful Web configuration tool.

Peter Kirn - June 30, 2023

Pyr: A free 12-voice string model for Ableton Live with polyphonic pitch bend

Iftah Gabbai has a new freebie, and it’s a total gem – a polyphonic modeled string instrument that pairs perfectly with his Microtuner (or other tuning tools).

Peter Kirn - April 6, 2023

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