Physical Audio has released a beta version
of a new physical modeling synth,
You can hear it in action with a Roli Seaboard in a
video on Physical Audio's website. Here's their
description of it...
Derailer is a physical modelling system with two
basic elements. One is a metal bar that you can
strike or bow. The other is a nonlinear mass/spring
connection. This allows you to join two bars
together so that vibrations from one create
sympathetic resonance in the other. By connecting
multiple bars you can create new instruments that
have their own unique sound.
are 37 strike bars, 5 resonators, and up to 81
connections to play with. The adjustable physical
parameters and nonlinearity of the connections
produce a wide range of tonal variation that reacts
to striking velocity or bowing pressure.
System requirements: macOS 10.9 ~ 10.12,
Sandy Bridge or newer processor
Derailer is currently in beta, and
is free to use.