Future Audio Workshop (FAW) has announced the release
of Circle, which it describes as "a fresh look at
software synthesis" and "a software synthesizer
designed for Creative Flow".
"Flow" refers to the state of mind in which you are
at your most creative and productive, a place where
hours pass like minutes and musical ideas become
reality. Staying in flow becomes increasingly
difficult however, when dealing with the complexities
of modern software synthesizers. By looking at the
most important things a synthesizer should do and
designing simple work flows around these tasks, FAW
feels it has created a synthesizer that is both
powerful and complete in its features, yet simple and
easy for the musician, sound designer and performer
to use, play and stay in flow with.
Circle's Key Features:
Easy of Use:
Designed to be easy to use and intuitive through
simple work flows.
Large easy to see knobs and sliders.
Connect up modulations via color coded circles in a
simple and visual fashion. To preview a modulation,
simple place a circle under a knob, and hear its
See all your connections at a glance, without the
clutter of virtual cables.
Visually interactive MIDI learn. Assign your MIDI
controllers in a simple, fast and familiar way.
Attach multiple Circle controls to a single knob.
Speed up an LFO, while closing a filter, while
increasing a delay effect time. Experiment with
Use hands on control in a creative way as part of the
sound design process.
Single view, high contrast screen, lets you see
everything at a single glance.
Organize and group your sounds for live performance
using the sounds browser.
4 oscillators per voice, chose between classic analog
or contemporary wave generators.
Semi-modular voice structure, giving you the freedom
to pick and choose from many different sound modules.
Unrestricted modulation - connect up modulation in an
easy and free way.