Sinevibes releases free Zap audio-controlled synthesizer for Mac


Developer: Sinevibes

ZapSinevibes has announced the release of Zap, a free audio-controlled synthesizer for Mac.

Zap is a unique mini-synthesiser controlled by incoming audio. It starts with an envelope follower that tracks the peak energy of the sound and then applies it onto the frequency of a monophonic oscillator. With three different oscillator waveform modes and features like envelope stepping, Zap can turn any sound source into dynamic synth sweeps, sub-basses, blips, chirps or glitches.

Zap has a simple and stylish user interface built with colour-coded graphics and full Retina resolution support. It has subtle animations and a live output waveform view, making even such a simple effect very fun and engaging to work with. And yet, thanks to hardware-accelerated rendering, Zap feels fast and responsive even on older, lower-end Macs.



  • Signal envelope follower with variable lag time and curve, plus level stepping feature.
  • Three oscillator modes: pure sine, ring-modulated sines & phase-modulated sines.
  • Realtime output waveform display.



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