Press Release: Dark Synth by Amazing Noises

Berlin, Germany, February 13th, 2014

Ableton releases Dark Synth by Amazing Noises

Polyphonic, additive instrument delivers radical sound design capabilities

Ableton, in conjunction with Amazing Noises, is pleased to present Dark Synth – a powerful new Max for Live synthesizer that opens up the vast sound-shaping possibilities of additive synthesis via an extensive, yet easy-to-use interface.

At the heart of Dark Synth are 2048 independently-controllable sine wave oscillators (partials) which are capable of creating many varieties of classic waveforms such as sawtooth and square wave. But this is only the beginning – with direct access to each partial and the ability to draw, modulate, distort, filter, and morph sounds at the spectral level, a world of rich sonic possibilities awaits.

The hands-on interface lets users quickly and intuitively dial in complex and dynamic soundscapes, from vibrant warbling leads and warped bass sounds, to Detroit-style techno pads, lo-fi chillwave atmospheres, mutant organs, ambient textures, and much more. Along with stretch, overdrive, and granular stereo simulation effects, Dark Synth features the unique capability to create up to 128 detuned and phase-shifted copies of all 2048 partials. This vast ‘choir’ of oscillators creates a deep and natural chorus effect. Dark Synth’s selection of presets is both an extensive palette of production-ready sounds and an ideal starting point for exploring the radical sound design potential of additive synthesis.

Dark Synth is available for download for USD 69 / EUR  49. Learn more about Dark Synth

Dark Synth requires Ableton Live version 9.1 and Max for Live version 6.1.6.

Watch the Dark Synth video.

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About Amazing Noises
Maurizio Giri is a composer, electronic musician, teacher, and Max MSP programmer. He is the author of a series of books on Max MSP programming with Alessandro Cipriani.

About Ableton
Ableton makes Ableton Live, a unique product for writing, recording, and performing music with a computer. Since the company started in 1999, Ableton has attracted an extensive and highly committed community of musicians, composers, and DJs worldwide. The company has received outstanding press, awards, and customer feedback since the unveiling of Live in October 2001. The company headquarters are located in Berlin, and there is an additional office in Los Angeles. Ableton currently has about 160 employees.

For more information, contact:
Olaf Bohn
Ableton Public Relations
Schönhauser Allee 6/7
10119 Berlin