Bright light interstellar develops modular synthesizer for virtual reality – Synthspace

Bright Light Interstellar Ltd. announced the first public launch of a unique modular synthesizer for virtual reality. “Synthspace,” developed by industry innovator Markus Hofer, will be launching on Steam Early Access. Bright Light Interstellar is running a crowdfunding campaign on Patreon and has a supportive community on Discord. The newest version of Synthspace is the first one made available to the general public.

“Our target audience includes anyone who wants to explore the future of music making,” said Inventor and Developer Markus Hofer. “This is an opportunity for everyone who ever wanted to try their hand at sound design to compose and create.”

Modular Synths are a great way to get into sound design because the user can take sound sources and then shape, combine and modify them to create something unique. Existing physical modular synths are prohibitively expensive, and no beginner has ever been able to afford one. Synthspace will completely change this. Cost and space are no longer an issue because VR offers a full, spatial experience giving composers more freedom and flexibility at the fraction of the cost.

The introduction of Synthspace is expected to start a revolution as historic and groundbreaking as the Moog Synthesizer, an electronic instrument released in 1964 as the first modular voltage-controlled synthesizer. The sound revolutionized contemporary music forever, first as an experimental instrument then as an inspired game-changer for rock, jazz, modern, classical and pop composers.

Synthspace takes this modular concept to the next level. Users can “spawn” as many modules as they choose. Setups can be saved and shared with others by generating a unique save-code they can send to friends. An interactive tutorial teaches the basics of shaping sound and each of the 40+ included modules comes with help built in.

Bright Light Interstellar has released the source of the Synthspace Audio Layer on GitHub, which allows people to code their own modules.

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