Cableguys, a team of plugin developers based in Berlin, recently put out a public beta of version 1.2 of their popular soft synth Curve. Curve is an interesting synth, despite the initial impressions garnered from a cursory glance at the clinical user interface.
Another intriguing feature of Curve is its community focused design, turning individual users into nodes in a collective brain of sound generation
It features high quality, aliasing free waveform generation, but rather than the standard choices of simple waveforms, Curve allows you to draw your own oscillator waveforms (LFOs, too) to create unique sounds.
Another intriguing feature of Curve is its community focused design, which sees presets make their way into the cloud, in effect turning individual users into nodes in a collective brain of sound generation. Cableguys’ design process is also very transparent, with user suggestions playing a major part in the direction of the synth; the top three suggestions from the 1.1 release have been added to 1.2, namely modulation of individual oscillator parameters, LFO rates, and the ability to prevent presets finding their way into the cloud, for those secret weapon patches you want to hold close to your chest.
Keep an eye out for a review of Curve 1.2 soon – the demo of 1.1 can be downloaded from the Cableguys website now…