Surge Synth Set Free

Subtractive hybrid synth is now available for free as an open-source project      27/09/18

Surge Synth Set Free


Vember Audio tells us that, as of 21th September 2018, Surge stopped being a commerical product and became an open-source project released under the GNU GPL v3 license. They say that, for the existing users, this will allow the community to make sure that it remains compatible as plug-in standards and Operating Systems evolve and, for everyone else, it is an exiting new free synth to use, hack, port, improve or do whatever you want with.

Vember Audio describe Surge thus,


A digital recording is just a sequence of numbers. Easily quantifiable as ones and zeros, stored on physical media, combined together into larger numbers to form a continuous stream of data.

Until you listen to it. Then it becomes real.

Surge is an instrument capable of generating truly beautiful sequences of numbers. Your ears will agree with us.

Architecturally speaking, Surge is a rather complex synthesizer. But because of how it's put together it's still easy to learn. Once you do, you will turn the sounds in your head to audio faster than ever.

The effortless workflow, attention to detail and the sound quality can't really be appreciated without trying it yourself.


General Specifications

  • Synthesis method: Subtractive hybrid
  • Each patch contain two 'scenes' which are separate instances of the entire synthesis engine (except effects) that can be used for layering or split patches.
  • Quick category-based patch-browser
  • Future proof, comes as both a 32 & 64-bit VST plugin (Windows PC)
  • Universal Binary for both VST and AU (Mac)
  • Factory sounds: 1010 patches and 183 wavetables

 

Pricing and Availability:
Free download

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