Expressive E’s Noisy creates bold sounds with a suite of resonators

The French brand says this is an “original concept in synthesis”

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Expressive E has created a new soft synth that combines physical modelling and subtractive synthesis. Noisy is built on the principles of acoustic resonance, with the French brand finding inspiration in the timbres created when an acoustic instrument is hit.

Noisy uses a suite of resonators to recreate the organic sound of string resonance, with randomisation at its core. By continuously changing the behaviour of the sound, Noisy can sound unique, textural and multidimensional. According to Expressive E, each resonator has an acoustic and a subtractive dimension. The acoustic dimension uses a comb filter to carve intriguing sounds, while the subtractive element applies resonance to traditional waveforms – a concept the brand is calling “Resonant Oscillators”.

Over 400 presets can be easily transformed with four different sections that can be used on their own or combined with each other. This means that one preset can open up a whole world of different sounds – you can even combine the dimensions of two different presets with its layering system. Designed to be intuitively playable, Noisy’s graphic interface is colour-coded and clear, letting you understand each of its sections in a glimpse.

Noisy comes with a set of expressive effects that can take you deeper down the sound design rabbit hole. The effects section can manipulate patches in real-time and create intricate articulations, breaks, drops and more.

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Expressive E’s Touchè and Touchè SE controllers can come in handy here for having some fun with the four sound design dimension. Noisy is compatible with the controllers, and their software companion, Liè. Of course, it’s not a necessity to have any of other Expressive E’s products to enjoy the resonance of Noisy.

Noisy is available now for an introductory price of $/€89 until December 31st, discounted from the regular price of only $/€149. It’s available in AU and VST plug-in formats for Windows and macOS.

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