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AN­AR­CHY SOUND SOFT­WARE SWARMSYNTH

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We were a bit be­fud­dled when SwarmSynth hit the mar­ket as a com­mer­cial synth. In­deed, its un­usual syn­the­sis method draws on a math­e­mat­i­cal model based on flock­ing be­hav­iour, a nat­u­ral phe­nom­e­non seen in birds and in­sects – an odd ba­sis for a synth!

Yet we can’t deny that this Win­dows-only in­stru­ment has a sound all of its own: brash and buzzy, quite ag­gres­sive, and of­ten un­ex­pected and in­ter­est­ing.

The devel­oper even­tu­ally re­leased SwarmSynth as free­ware, and the source code has been made pub­lic as well, so there’s no risk in try­ing out this chaotic and ca­cophonous odd­ity. an­ar­chysound­soft­ware.co.uk

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