Vember Audio - Surge v1.0.2

binary is beautiful

A digital recording is just a sequence of numbers. Easily quantifiable as ones and zeros, stored on physical media, combined together into larger numbers to form a continuous stream of data.

Until you listen to it. Then it becomes real.

SURGE is an instrument capable of generating truly beautiful sequences of numbers. Your ears will agree with us.

more than the sum of its parts

Architecturally speaking, SURGE is a rather complex synthesizer. But because of how it's put together it's still easy to learn. Once you do, you will turn the sounds in your head to audio faster than ever.

SURGE, the new vember|audio synthesizer takes usability and sound quality to a new level. The specifications only hints at what is possible with this instrument. To really appreciate it you have to hear and use it for yourself.

Mode-switching is only a click away, you don't even have to move the mouse-pointer. This ensures that modulation-routing is truly a breeze.

Specifications (v1.01):

Synthesis method: Subtractive hybrid
Each patch contain two 'scenes' which are seperate instances of the enitre synthesis engine (except effects) that can be used for layering or split patches.
Category based patch-browser that is fast to use

3 oscillators/voice
5 versatile oscillator algorithms: Classic, Sinus, Wavetable, S/H Noise and Audio-input
The classic oscillator is a morphable pulse/saw/dualsaw oscillator with a sub-oscillator and self-sync.
Most algorithms (all except sinus and audio-input) offer up to 16-voice unison at the oscillator level.
Oscillator FM/ringmodulation
All oscillator algorithms are band-limited yet they still cover the entire audible spectrum.
Noise generator with variable spectrum

Two filter-units with arrangeable in 7 different configurations
Feedback loop
Available filter-algorithms: LP12, LP24, LP24L (ladder filter with 1-4 poles), HP12, HP24, BP, Notch, Comb+, Comb-
Waveshaper (5 shapes)

12 LFO-units available to each voice (6 are running on each voice and 6 are shared for the scene)
DAHDSR envelope generators on every LFO-unit
7 deformable LFO-waveforms + 1 drawable/stepsequencer waveform
Extremely fast and flexible modulation routing. Almost every continuous parameter can be modulated.

8 effect units arranged as 2 inserts/scene, 2 sends and 2 master effects
9 top-quality algorithms: Delay, Reverb, Chorus, Phaser, EQ, Distortion, Conditioner (EQ, stereo-image control & limiter), Rotary speaker, Frequency shifter

System Requirements
A computer running Windows 2000/2003/XP (32/64-bit) or newer
The computer's CPU must support the SSE instruction set. This is supported by Intel Pentium 3/4/M and AMD Athlon XP/64 (and newer) processors.
A VST-compatible host application


* Added latch play-mode (good for audio input as it requires no MIDI).
* Scene A & B can be accessed directly from MIDI channels 2/3 (bypassing play-mode).
* Fixed another audio-input bug.
* Parameters should now be available in Tracktion.
* New filter type: 'sample & hold'.
* Comb+ / Comb- has been combined into a single filter type but with more sub-types (comb- is available as sub-type 3 & 4).
* New patches (now 432) & wavetables.