NAMBU is a 6-operator FM synthesizer that supports AUv3 plug-ins. It's a semi-modular FM synthesizer that incorporates modern ideas, not designed to recreate the sound and workflow of a vintage FM synthesizer.
Nambu has six operators. Each operator can be selected from six different types, including an FM operator for frequency modulation, an operator that mimics an analog synthesizer oscillator, noise, texture, resonator, and filter.
You can choose from 6 different operator types.
An FM operator that modulates the frequency of the oscillator with the input signal.
You can transform the waveform with Width, Bend, Invert, and Feedback parameters.
Self-feedback can be set individually for all operators.
You can choose from 32 different waveforms.
The oscillator operator works similarly to the oscillators on analog synthesizers. It has pulse width modulation, oscillator sync, and a drift parameter that reproduces pitch instability.
Also, if there are any input signals, they are multiplied with the signal generated by this operator and output (AM: Amplitude Modulation).
It consists of a noise section that creates sustained noise such as white noise and digital noise, and an impulse section that creates crackling glitch noise.
An operator that reproduces texture sounds. These are mainly recorded sound effects, which are effective for the rising part of the sound.
You can also trigger the texture sound on note-off (You need to set the envelope so that it sounds after note off). This helps reproduce damper noise.
VIDEO : Click this link to hear what kind of textures are in Nambu.
A resonator operator that resonates the input signal at the frequency of the note. By inputting unpitched noise, you can create a sound similar to the sound of bowing a string or blowing a pipe. By inputting a short sound like an impulse, you can create a sound like a string being plucked.
VIDEO: Resonator Operator Demo
The filter operator works similarly to the filter on analog synthesizers.
The filter operator has its own independent little ENV2.
Each operator has an LFO and an envelope generator that modulates its output volume.
This LFO modulates the volume of the operator.
Every operator has its own LFO that modulates its volume. These are different from the general purpose LFOs that can be selected with the "MOD" button.
This Envelope modulates the volume of the operator.
Every operator has its own envelope that modulates its volume. These are different from the general-purpose envelopes that can be selected with the "MOD" button.
You can adjust the curves of the envelope.
You can modulate the envelope parameters by velocity value.
Operator envelope settings set in the same group are linked.
The Matrix mixer creates an operator network that is not limited to traditional "Algorithm" methods.
The matrix knobs adjust how much signal is sent from where to where. Self-feedback of the FM operator is possible, but it is not possible to configure a feedback signal path with the matrix mixer.
When you operate the matrix knob, a diagram showing operator connections is displayed in the upper right. The color intensity of the arrows connecting operators indicates the volume of the signal sent to that operator.
All Matrix volumes can be modulated with modulators.
There are 32 template presets that you can use as a starting point for creating sounds.
These templates are just a starting point. You can create more complex operator networks by adjusting the matrix volume.
Parameters with a "MOD" button can be modulated using general purpose modulators.
A pop-up window where you can adjust the modulation source and its modulation amount opens when you press the "MOD" button.
The envelope provided for the modulator can also be set to negative values.
In addition to "keyboard scaling" adjustments that close the filter in the higher frequencies, you can also create sounds that produce the bass sound in the lower range of the keyboard and the melody sound in the upper range.
In addition to "velocity scaling" adjustments that open the filter as you strike the keyboard harder, you can also create sounds that switch between tones depending on how hard you press the key.
By assigning the "Value" knob to a MIDI controller, you can control multiple parameters with a single knob.
Compatible with iPad and iPhone.
You can use this AUv3 Plug-In in a host application that supports Audio Unit Extension (AUv3).
You can stream live audio directly to any Audiobus compatible application. See https://audiob.us for details.
It is possible to synchronize tempo and timing not only with applications that support Ableton Link running on the same device but also with applications running on other devices via the local network. In addition to iOS apps, you can also sync with compatible applications on Mac/PC, such as Ableton Live and TRAKTOR. See https://ableton.com/link/ for more information.
You can easily create your own pattern.
You can adjust the pitch of the entire instrument.
You can change the equal temperament tuning scale to a different tuning.
You can share your presets with other users. You can add presets created by other users to your preset library using the iOS Share Extension feature.