Inear Display's Ephemere glitch percussion synth is, like, totally random

Get glitch or die tryin'.
Get glitch or die tryin'.

If you want a fast route to custom synthetic percussion sounds, Inear Display thinks that you can plot it with its new Ephemere synth. Based on an FM synthesis engine, this also features a multimode filter and a couple of envelope generators.

There are actually 12 sound generation engines, each of which is assigned to a different note in an octave. Things get even more interesting when you consider that you can attach a randomisation setting to most of the synth parameters and a trigger probability per sound.

There are other randomisation options, too, giving the plugin something of a 'suck it and see' vibe.

Find out more on the Inear Display website, where demos can be downloaded for PC and Mac in VST/AU formats. Ephemere is currently available for the introductory price of $29 (the full price is $49).

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.