Sonic Charge release SynPlant, a synth with a genetic approach to sound creation 10/11/08
Synplant is a VST / AU synthesizer with an approach to sound design based on genetics. A synth patch in Synplant is represented visually as a plant and as it grows and branches out, its sound gradually mutates. By selectively growing and cloning specific branches of the plant you evolve the sound in the direction you desire. Here's what Sonic Charge have to say about it in their own words...
Synplant is a software synthesizer with a genetic approach to sound creation. Instead of creating patches the conventional way by turning dials and knobs, Synplant lets you explore a world of organic sounds by planting seeds that grow into synth patches. The purpose of this product is to move focus away from the sometimes intricate and difficult process of sound synthesis and instead let you develop sounds by simply using your ears.
You will find that creating synth patches with Synplant will be as easy as listening and deciding what you like and then having the sounds evolve in the directions you desire. Although Synplant is exceedingly easy to use, whatever you do, do not let its relative simplicity fool you. Beneath its straightforward and playful interface you will find a versatile synthesizer of the utmost quality with lots of character. Also, once you are ready to get your hands dirty and dig deeper into the anatomy of Synplant you will have the option to crack open your sound seeds and modify their underlying genetic code. Pricing and Availability:
$89 (+ VAT)