Was thinking about it like a month ago and at the same time was thinking what could be updated since the last update was so great.
But yes of course it was possible and the two things that makes me excited is that it is now midi connectible not only for controlling parameters but also for using as a synthesizer with a dedicated synthesizer menu and that it is possible to set it for a better rhythmic algorithm.
The synth engine is not only great for general textures being playable but it does keep in the right frequencies as well only playing the frequencies decided by the notes played and it can also be decided which length to be played looped in whatever way chosen.
Midi mapping must be fantastic for anyone wanting to use Virtual ANS in a live setting or for live recording.
Did not spend to much time with the new version yet but it seems to in general sound clearer and better than before.
Overall mighty nice...
But on a slightly sad note to get the new version having the older Virtual ANS it is not a free update and has to be purchased again.
Think that it is justified with the new capabilities.
Also have a feeling but do not know if it is possible to keep the older version working with the new update?
In either case the PC/Linux?MAC version is still free so it is possible to test the new functions before deciding if to buy it.
Will write a longer report on the new version in some days after spending some more time with it, specially using it as a synthesizer as it brings some new textures that is hard to get with hardware synthesizers or in software synths. Together with Spacecraft Granular (when it gets released) there is a big reason to use a mobile device for Hardware synthesists.
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 Mirror, Stalker.
The simulator extends the capabilities of the original instrument. Now it's a full-featured graphics editor where you can convert sound into an image, load and play pictures, draw microtonal/spectral music and create some unusual deep atmospheric sounds. This app is for everyone who loves experiments and is looking for something new.
* unlimited number of pure tone generators;
* powerful sonogram editor - you can draw the spectrum and play it at the same time;
* any sound (from a WAV file or a Microphone/Line-in) can be converted to image (sonogram) and vice versa;
* support for MIDI devices;
* polyphonic synth mode with MIDI mapping;
* supported file formats: WAV (only uncompressed PCM), PNG, JPEG, GIF.
* many new features compared to version 2.3; see the full list: http://warmplace.ru/soft/ans/changelog.txt
Homepage, user manual and versions for other systems:
Known solutions for some problems:
Older Version ideas etc: