Virtual ANS releases
Virtual ANS v3.0 free spectral synthesizer incl.
Alexander Zolotov has released
version 3.0 of Virtual ANS, a spectral
synthesizer based on the ANS photoelectronic musical
instrument by Russian engineer Evgeny Murzin.
The update comes with MIDI mapping,
polyphonic synth mode, AUv3, and many other new
What is Virtual ANS?
Virtual ANS is a software simulator
of the unique Russian synthesizer ANS -
photoelectronic musical instrument created by Evgeny
Murzin from 1938 to 1958. The ANS made it possible
to draw music in the form of a spectrogram
(sonogram), without live instruments and performers.
It was used by Stanislav Kreichi, Alfred Schnittke,
Edward Artemiev and other Soviet composers in their
experimental works. You can also hear the sound of
the ANS in Andrei Tarkovsky's movies Solaris, The
Virtual ANS is a free download for
Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android. Donations are