Cherry Audio’s ‘Sines’ synthesizer: an accessible synth with “state of the art” features


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Cherry Audio’s Sines synthesizer features four sine wave oscillators with parameters to bend and shape those sine wave sinto new tones.

Cherry Audio seems to be at the forefront of the synthesizer market with its diverse range of accessible synths. Now, Cherry Audio Sines is a new synthesizer that may look complex but it offers many tools for new and experienced sound designers.


Cherry Audio Sines

The Sines synthesizer features four oscillators, four LFOs (with 14 wave shapes), and four ASDR envelopes. You can modulate anything with anything while you generate and process a row independently or layer each together.

Though the synthesizer looks pretty busy, Cherry Audio has created a synth that gives immediate access to all features. For example, you can utilize a multimode filter and effects like delay, reverb, and distortion without switching between tabs. 

Cherry Audio’s ‘Sines’ synthesizer: an accessible synth with “state of the art” features
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Sines gives you tools such as feedback, phase, width, shape, wavefold, and drive to manipulate the oscillator signals, and a mini oscilloscope informs you of what you’re doing to the waveform.

Then, you can thicken the sound with its sub-oscillator and or use the super oscillator which is an octave above. Moreover, phase modulation and ratio controls enable you to configure the oscillators to be in modulator and carrier arrangements for FM synthesis.

Illuminated indicators, color, and mini oscilloscopes provide instant visual feedback and bring Cherry Audio’s new synth to life.

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Cherry Audio state, “Sines features Cherry Audio’s most extensive multimode filter to date,” in addition to an arpeggio, a variety of Cherry Audio’s acclaimed effects, and an eight-band graphic EQ.

Sines includes a multitude of controls like a mod source button and a four-slot mod matrix that offers modulation options “for nearly every Sines parameter”.

All of these controls and the functionality allow you to use Sines in three ways: as an FM synth, an additive synth, or a subtractive synth.

The subtractive aspect processes wave-shaped sine waves through an analog-style filter. The additive approach allows the stacking of sine waves like a super-powered tonewheel organ. And the oscillators can be configured to modulate each other for classic DX-style FM results. We can’t wait to hear what users do with Sines!

Mitchell Sigman, Lead Designer at Cherry Audio

Cherry Audio’s Sines synthesizer utilizes advanced MIDI communication protocols too. These include polyphonic aftertouch and MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE), in addition to flexible MIDI mapping.

Finally, the preset browser allows you to access a huge library of over 700 presets created by Cherry Audio’s team of sound artists.


Price and compatibility

Cherry Audio Sines is available in AU, VST, VST3, and AAX plugin formats, as well as a standalone format, for both macOS and Windows. The synthesizer includes native support for Apple’s M1 processor and is compatible with macOS 13 Ventura.

Cherry Audio Sines is available now for an introductory price of $39 with its list price being $59. If you want to try before you buy, there is a free 30-day demo.


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