Adroit Synthesis modules are downloadable software components in Cherry Audio’s Voltage Modular – a virtual modular synthesizer system that works as a plug-in or standalone program on both Windows and Mac computers.
Voltage Modular is essentially a simulation of a hardware modular synthesizer. But because it is implemented in software it has advantages such as much lower cost, greater portability and the ability to save and reload patches.
If you are new to modular synthesis you can download the Cherry Audio Nucleus package for free and see what all the fuss is about. All you need is a little spare time to explore. Warning: you may become addicted!
Once you are familiar with the basics of Voltage Modular you can download Adroit Synthesis modules from the Cherry Audio Store and use them at no cost for a demo period to evaluate their potential.
The N-Step sequencer
N-Step is a sophisticated extendable step sequencer designed for live performance and generative music applications.
The Granular Synth
The Granular Synth is an advanced granular synthesizer that fully integrates into the Voltage Modular system but can also be used as an instrument in its own right.
The Granular Synth bundle consists of the main Granular Synth module, three modules borrowed from LSSP XL that handle chord and scale information (Chord, Chord Memory and 8 to 1 Poly Switch) along with GS MIDI X a module designed with keyboard players in mind and GS Multiplex a module that offers multi-timbral layering tools and forms an ideal bridge between the Granular Synth and the N-Step Sequencer.
An optional Breakout module is also available that enables even deeper interaction between the Granular Synth and other modules in a Voltage Modular patch.
The Large Scale Sequencing Project
The Large Scale Sequencing Project (LSSP for short) is a fancy name for the concept of mapping the structure of a musical composition onto a collection of interconnected Adroit Synthesis modules.
The Large Scale Sequencing Project’s raison d’etre is to provide you with modular tools for composing music.
Its design stemmed from a sense of frustration with the limited scope of piano roll editing and the fact that existing modular synthesizer technology focuses lots of attention on sound design and small scale sequencing but hardly addresses the problems involved in large scale musical composition.
A glimpse of some of the LSSP modules