Jasuto Modular Synth
A beta version of Jasuto, a new modular synthesizer for the iPhone, Mac OS X (VST) and Windows (VST), has been released and is now available to download and provide feedback on (the iPhone version can be purchased for $1).
Jasuto is described as flexible in terms of synthesis techniques - you can achieve additive, subtractive, FM/PM/AM and even hard-sync synthesis all pretty easily.
Both the synth and all the parameters are in one object called a scene. A scene is made up of nodes, these are the objects that do the processing and what you directly manipulate to make, modify or otherwise bend the sound. Processing happens top-down. So the top of the scene is generally where you would have your oscillators, the middle is where you would apply your filters and effects, and the bottom is where you would output the sound.
Instead of using the traditional method of drawing wires manually to create the signal path, Jasuto does this a little differently. Basically each node has a controllable radius and range. The radius is used to set the physical size of the node and the range is used to set the receiving range of the inputs.
The iPhone app and VST versions can communicate with each other over your wi-fi network, according to the company. When in this mode the app acts like a high resolution multi-touch remote controlling the VST in your host software. You can also sync patches via this method as well, giving you the ability to share them with others or just back them up.
Jasuto is said to be under heavy development, so it will be improving/changing quite often. Feedback will certainly have an influence over the development direction, its designers say. An AU version should follow.
Check out www.jasuto.com/site for info and to give feedback.
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