Ogun Released by Image Line Software » read source
The developer of FL Studio, Image Line Software, has released its latest synthesizer, Ogun. Ogun, named after the god of iron, is a powerful synthesizer for creating real metallic sounds, although it's not limited to this genre. Modulated by 'harmonic mapping' functions, that hand tonal control directly to the user, Ogun's distinctive synthesis engine can generate more than 32,000 harmonics.
Ogun has been developed by Didier Dambrin, the Chief Software Architect of Image Line Software. Didier, in the beginning, made a quick addiditve synth for the chimes, experimented with a "crazy" number of harmonics and as a result it created nice metallic sounds. This inspired him to built a totally new additive synth engine based on FFT (Fast Fourier Transforms) and to test it in combination with love philter, env controller, reverb and flangus.
Didier Dambrin declared: "I found the experiment worked perfectly and made fantastic gong sounds. So knowing what the synth needed, I built the additive engine into the Sytrus architecture and removed the stuff that it didn't need. That's how Ogun was born".
By combining sine-waves of harmonic multiples of the fundamental frequency and generates 32,767 harmonics, the 'Additive synthesis' engine that lies is in the heart of Ogun creates complex waveforms.
The Timbre section shapes the harmonic spectrum and controls change the weighting, or probability, that each harmonic in the spectra will sound.
To use the resynthesis functions is one of the easiest ways to create new and complex timbres in Ogun. Ogun can analyze an input sound and automatically recreate the timbral essence of the sound. Based on the start and on the end of the sample, Ogun can create unique harmonic mappings. By morphing between these harmonic mappings the original harmonic motion is reproduced.
Expressive performance is captured with the X-Y modulation window, freely assignable (to target synthesis parameters in Ogun) and can be quickly linked to any external controller.
Ogun comes with several quality effects: EQ, Chorus, Delay, Reverb, Filter, Unison. ...