Synful Orchestra is a program that simulates symphonic wind and string instruments using something called 'Reconstructive Phrase Modeling (RPM) technology'. It is different from traditional sample libraries because it emphasizes realistic transitions between notes, and independent control of vibrato, bow and breath noise, and other aspects of musical expression. It stores audio in a additive synthesis plus noise format, allowing for flexible morphing of the sound and even supports "imaginary instruments" by transforming natural sounds.
SOME RULES OF THE CHALLENGES
Special Additional Rules
1. Percussion: For additional percussion sounds you may use the free VSC02 Percussion
2. Commercial Fx Plugins may be used (Subject to usual limitations regarding Fx use).
3. Free Effects: For this month only the rules on free Fx type are relaxed i.e. modulations, distortions, granular etc. may all be used (and can go full 11!) as long as the source sound is from the Synful Orchestra and/or VSC02 Percussion - no external sound generators or audiorate modulations. These must be freeware and be freely available at the start of the competition, no betas, demos, magware or freeware that has expired. You should also give a full description of your use of these fx with your submission.