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It's no secret that getting into modular is an expensive habit, one that requires a fair bit of space too (usually a shed). However, you can save on both money and space with ModulAir; a free modular polyphonic software synthesiser.
Whilst still a work in progress, ModulAir has a fully modular architecture, featuring 43 module types with up to 18 modules per patch and up to 64 voices of polyphony. ModulAir also features double-precision audio processing, full MIDI learn support, and importing of TUN/SCL micro-tuning formats.
Perhaps it's best feature is the simplicity of its UI. Whilst we can all enjoy virtual patch cables, it quickly becomes messy and overwhelming. Instead of that, ModulAir opts for drop-down menus and colour guides for patching. Top that off with how clear and easy the interface is to read and navigate and you've got yourself a solid piece of freeware.
ModulAir is available to download for Mac (VST/AU) and PC (VST) using the link below.
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