Torsion

Torsion

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Torsion is a monophonic Audio Unit instrument plugin built upon a unique combination of multiple synthesis technologies and modulation sources, wrapped into an intuitive interface which makes working with it as fun as playing a game. It has a very distinctive, original sound character – and is ready to push your musical creativity in a fresh new direction.

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Reinvented classics. At first glance, Torsion's sound structure is similar to a traditional subtractive synthesiser – three oscillators going into a low-pass filter and into an amplifier – and it's certainly as easy to use. But Torsion's oscillators are completely different: they produce simple additive waves based on just a few partials, which are then enriched with lots of new spectral content using a wave transformer, which literally "curls" the wave in real time. To further spice the sound up, it offers a vast array of effects – including frequency shifter, filter FM, delay, and more.

Modulation galore. Torsion features as many as four separate LFO generators - one for each oscillator and one for the filter and output amplifier. In addition to precise synchronisation, each LFO cycle can be self-randomised, which makes the modulation rhythmical yet non-repetitive. There are also two AHDSR envelope generators, as well as a two-dimensional chaos oscillator.

Interactive experience. The interface of Torsion is designed with high-contrast, colour coded elements, which lets you operate the instrument intuitively in just a few minutes. It also includes graphic representations for every building block – oscillator and LFO waveforms, envelope shapes and filter spectrum all change as you modify them, making sound design with Torsion a truly engaging, fun process.

Specifications

  • Three oscillators each with four additive waveforms and four wave transform models.
  • -24 dB/octave resonant low-pass filter with FM oscillator.
  • -12 dB/octave high-pass filter.
  • Ring modulator, sample rate and bit depth reduction, saturation, frequency shifter, modulation delay.
  • Four LFO generators each with 8 waveforms and per-cycle randomisation.
  • Two AHDSR envelope generators.
  • Two-dimensional chaos modulation generator.
  • Factory patch bank includes 160 presets.

In the press

Listed in "best plugin synths in the world today" – MusicRadar / 2014
Just like everything else in the Sinevibes catalogue, Torsion is focused, quirky, surprisingly intuitive and genuinely different – Computer Music / 2014
Torsion has a lot going for it and comes in at a reasonable price [...] those who give Torsion a shot will find a quick, easy source of sounds that sit just outside the norm – Computer Music / 2013

Compatibility

Torsion works with Logic, GarageBand, Live, Maschine, ReNoise, Reaper, Studio One, Digital Performer and other software that supports Audio Unit instrument plugins. It comes in 32/64 bit format for Intel Macs running OS X 10.6 or later, and supports Retina screen resolution.