Alexander Zolotov, developer of the SunVox app has today released Virtual ANS 3 Synthesizer. It’s a new app and further development of the initial ANS photoelectronic music instrument emulation app with many new features. The biggest highlight is the AUv3 support that allows users to make music with several ANS 3 instances.
Other new features are files app support, polyphonic synth mode, new graphics editor, two new layering modes and more. One of the most special iOS Synthesizer apps is now being improved and is ready now for the iOS future. Support the iOS news coverage now over Patreon and has the chance to win one of 9 promo codes.
Virtual ANS is a software simulator of the unique Russian synthesizer ANS – photoelectronic musical instrument created by Evgeny Murzin from 1938 to 1958. The ANS made it possible to draw music in the form of a spectrogram (sonogram), without live instruments and performers. It was used by Stanislav Kreichi, Alfred Schnittke, Edward Artemiev and other Soviet composers in their experimental works. You can also hear the sound of the ANS in Andrei Tarkovsky’s movies Solaris, The Mirror, Stalker.
The simulator extends the capabilities of the original instrument. Now it’s a full-featured graphics editor where you can convert sound into an image, load and play pictures, draw microtonal/spectral music and create some unusual deep atmospheric sounds. This app is for everyone who loves experiments and is looking for something new.
- unlimited number of pure tone generators;
- powerful sonogram editor – you can draw the spectrum and play it at the same time;
- any sound (from a WAV file or a Microphone/Line-in) can be converted to image (sonogram) and vice versa;
- support for MIDI devices;
- polyphonic synth mode with MIDI mapping;
- supported file formats: WAV (only uncompressed PCM), PNG, JPEG, GIF;
- Audio Unit Extension (AUv3), Audiobus;
Alexander Zolotov Virtual ANS 3 Synthesizer is available now for iOS (AUv3) for $5.99 USD on the Apple App Store.
More information here: Virtual ANS 3