• Inaugural Lecture of Andrew McPherson

    This is Prof McPherson’s inaugural lecture at Imperial College. An excellent talk on technology in music.

    More
  • Modus with side chain audio

    We’ve updated Modus to v1.3. There is a new feature that allows side chaining of external audio into the Plates configuration. The set up for this depends on the DAW.

    More
  • Seminar at IRCAM

    Last week Physical Audio’s Michele Ducceschi gave a seminar at IRCAM in Paris. Here he discusses some of the theoretical background that we use in our plugins, as well as an overview of sound synthesis. There is also an outline of his new project NEMUS at the University of Bologna.

    More
  • Our new instrument

    Our new instrument Modus will be launching on July 11th! Modus is based on physical models of strings, plates and connecting elements. Three different configurations of models allow for a huge range of timbres, from leads to pads and evolving soundscapes.

    More
  • Modelling gongs

    The nonlinear vibration of plates is what leads to the characteristic sounds of gongs—pitch glides, crashes and swells—that we all know. A linear model is insufficient to capture these effects, which vary strongly with the striking force.

    More
  • New album by Nathan Moody

    Californian sound designer and composer Nathan Moody has released a new album ‘A Vast Unwelcome’. This album is inspired by and features our Derailer and Preparation instruments throughout.

    More
  • The Audio Programmer Meetup

    We were invited to take part in the Audio Programmer monthly meetup for March. Here’s the full video of our panel discussion on physical modelling synthesis, discussing the latest research in the field and how we translate this into real-time plugins. Many thanks to Joshua Hodge for arranging this.

    More
  • Exploring parameter spaces with DATABROTH

    In these 2 videos DATABROTH explores the parameter spaces of Preparation and Derailer. Starting from a basic instrument setup he works through the parameters of each plugin in a real-time demonstration, resulting in a creative exploration of their sonic potential.

    More
  • Preparation tutorial

    Our new physical modelling instrument ‘Preparation’ is out now. This post provides an overview of the plugin and its parameters. Preparation uses mathematical models of two basic elements; a string and a rattle. Each voice of the plugin is an instance of two strings and a rattle that connects them together, and there is 8-voice polyphony.

    More
Updating…
  • No products in the basket.