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Virtual re-creation of a popular DIY circuit the Atari Punk Console. APC is a square wave synthesizer for Windows and macOS that creates fun "low-fi" sound, and comes with users MODs.

Also known as "Stepped Tone Generator", published in 1980 by Forrest M. Mims III, the circuit consist of a frequency oscillator that drive a monostable which emits square output pulses. The circuit has become very popular in the DIY electronic music scene and now you can experiment it directly in your DAW.

Key Features

Comes with modifications of the original circuit, zero-delay-feedback resonant highpass and lowpass filters, an LFO, a gate controller with a hold function...

Playability! Use the key tracking mod to play different tones using your MIDI keyboard or sequencer, change the tone by +/- 1 octave with the tone push buttons.

   

Easy assignation of all parameters to
MIDI controllers. Click on "Learn" on the parameter, move the control on your MIDI controller, and that it's!

 

 

 

Feature highlights

  • Square waves "low-fi" sound.
  • 8 users MODs available:
    • Pitch up & down.
    • Highpass resonant filters.
    • Lowpass resonant filters.
    • LFO (syncable on BPM).
    • Key tracking...
  • Zero-delay-feedback state variable filters.
  • Gate MOD with hold function.
  • Users can submit new MODs online.
  • Preset manager, rename, copy, save, load...
  • Full MIDI automation support.
  • Easy MIDI learn on all parameters.
  • Use 7-bit MIDI Continuous Controller or High resolution 14-bit MIDI NRPN and RPN.
  • Undo your changes with one click.
  • Comes with users manual.
  • Easy installer.

 

System requirements

Windows
  • 2 GHz or higher with SSE2.
  • 4GB RAM or higher.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 or 8.
  • VST™ 2 or VST™ 3 compatible host.
  • Audio interface with ASIO driver support recommended and minimum 44kHz samples rates.
  • To use the automation a Host with automation features.
  • For MIDI learn a MIDI interface and an external MIDI control device is required.
macOS
  • Intel CPU.
  • 4GB RAM or higher.
  • macOS 10.8 and latter.
  • Audio Unit compatible 64-bit host.
  • CoreAudio compliant audio interface or built­in audio hardware.
  • To use the automation a Host with automation features.
  • For MIDI learn a MIDI interface and an external MIDI control device is required.