Create your own modular synth with the free Automatonism software

Dipping into the world of modular synthesis can be quite pricey, but thanks to a new piece of free software called Automatonism, it’s accessible to everyone …

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Made in the Pure Data programming language by PhD student Johan Eriksson, the basic interface features 67 built-in modules that can be patched together to create weird and wonderful sounds and sequences. Eriksson’s even created a 7-track album showcasing what kind of music can be made using the software, which you can listen to here.

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Though its interface is rather daunting Eriksson has designed it to be as easy to understand as possible. There’s no prior knowledge of Pure Data required and he’s even created a series of “synth recipes” with presets and tutorial videos for beginners. If you’re a little more experienced and want to venture deeper you can build and modify your own modules too.

System Requirements:
Pure Data is required to run the software and can be downloaded for free here.

Automatonism is available to download for free here where you can also find a guide to installing and using the software.

Automatonism from Automatonism on Vimeo.

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