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SynthSpace virtual modular synth unveiled

VR synth app to ship with 40+ modules

SynthSpace VR

Last month we brought you news of SynthVR, a virtual modular synth designed to run on the growing number of VR headsets (the Oculus Rift and Quest, HTC Vive range and Valve Index). That was the first such app that we were aware of, but it's now got some competition in the form of SynthSpace, from software devs Bright Light Interstellar.

Where SynthVR offered a neon, synthwave-looking environment in which to make your sonic explorations, SynthSpace has gone for a skeuomorphic look, and is based around a remarkably realistic-looking Eurorack chassis, into which you can install some similarly lifelike modules. It's currently at the 'Early Access' stage of development (ie. functioning, but not yet at release stage), but on launch it'll come with over 40 modules, support for user-imported samples, and the ability to record audio, either from individual modules or the full session mix. What's more, and in the DIY spirit of modular synthesis, its developers have released the SynthSpace Audio Layer source code on GitHub, which allows people to code their own custom modules. We suspect it's only a matter of time before hardware module makers get in on the action...

The Early Access version of SynthSpace is available on Steam now, for £23.79 (for which you'll naturally also get the full version, once it's released). Check out the video below to see and hear it in action.

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