As you can see, Roberson Audio Synthesizers is pretty officially back up and running, after a shaky couple of years (and tripod dropping the ball on my old site.)
I want to give credit and major thanks to Michael, without him pretty much none of this could have panned out the way it did, and with his hard work the site looks incredible!
Now onto business. :)
I have updated my main three freeware synths (RA Mowg, Oddy-Free, and Prophanity) to version 1.4 (I believe? Will check and post specifics when I upload new products.) Basic improvements include:
-Improved filters for all
-Improved EQ response for all (better tonal range, not as much pre-EQ done to signal
Just some basic stuff to bring them alive a bit more. Expect the updates to be available (with notification on this blog) in the very near future.
My next major product is steadily rolling along, and that project is my engine sound synthesizer!
At the current time, it supports even numbered cylinder count engines between 4 and 12 cylinders, with 3 timing maps per count and the option to be an inline- or v/boxer-oriented layout. Max effective RPM has been tweaked to accommodate somewhere in the league of up to 22-24K RPMs, making even things like sport bikes and F1 engines a possibility. It has six speeds built in for a limited functionality gearbox, therefore can somewhat simulate acceleration characteristics. The core is based on single-sample detonation .WAVs, so any ‘pop’ sound you have can be made into an engine basically. Adjustments to detonation volume and exhaust tone can be made as well, and there is a pseudo-rev-limiter in place. There was a simulated supercharger and turbocharger model in place, but it’s proving to be more than what is necessary for the time being, so focus is being put back on the main engine right now. There is even an adjustable parameter to simulate the effects of an incredibly large cam profile, allowing for ‘lope’ in the idle. At the current time, there will be two versions: one that focuses on MIDI for control, and one that has full support for Logitech G25 pedals and shifter.
All in all, I feel GREAT about this synth, but this one once released will not fall under my typical freeware. Given the complex nature and the immense amount of time and work invested, I feel it necessary to charge a fee for a fully-featured version. That fee has yet to be decided though.
I look forward to creating and bringing to the public even more great synths, and it’s a pleasure to finally have a real we presence again.
Take care folks,
Roberson Audio Synthesizers