Sinevibes has announced Zap, a new Audio Unit effect plugin for Mac, described as a unique mini-synthesiser controlled by incoming audio. It starts with an envelope follower that tracks the peak energy of the sound and then applies it onto the frequency of a monophonic oscillator. Sinevibes says that with three different oscillator waveform modes and features like envelope stepping, Zap can turn any sound source into dynamic synth sweeps, sub-basses, blips, chirps or glitches.
A spokesperson told us, "Zap has a simple and stylish user interface built with colour-coded graphics and full Retina resolution support. It has subtle animations and a live output waveform view, making even such a simple effect very fun and engaging to work with. And yet, thanks to hardware-accelerated rendering, Zap feels fast and responsive even on older, lower-end Macs."
Zap works with any software that supports Audio Unit effect plugins. It comes in 32/64 bit format for Intel Macs running OS X 10.6 or later, and supports Retina screen resolution.
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