Air Music Tech Releases Loom II, Modular Additive Synth

Air Music Tech's Loom is already an excellent, capable and unusual software synthesizer. So how has Loom II improved? Watch the video and find out.  

AIR Music Tech have just anounced a major upgrade to its popular and unique additive synthesizer plug-in, Loom. The new Loom II has plenty of new features and is available for original Loom owners to upgrade for a special limited-time price of $49.99.

Check out the video below to hear it in action. It really is an impressive synth.

Loom II is a major upgrade to the original, pushing the boundaries of additive synthesis. Loom II is ideal for all skill levels. Whether you're starting out and just experimenting in this space or you're a bonafide expert, the instrument grows with you.

Upgrade for a limited time upgrade from Loom 1 for just $49.99: contact softwaresales@airmusictech.com to get your coupon.

Loom II is an award-winning modular additive synthesizer with a shape-shifting Morph Pad that makes it easy to create rich, swirling and captivating sounds. The original Loom was considered a triumph of its time when it was launched. Now, Loom II builds on this with unique and powerful new features as requested by our loyal users.

Loom II takes a unique modular approach to additive synthesis, a synthesis technique that involves combining simple waveforms together to create complex sounds, by enabling anyone to select from and combine 34 editable modules. Create anything from wobbles, organs, ethereal pads, ambient soundscapes and so much more. The programmable Morph Pad brings your Loom II patches to life by morphing between user-defined variations of your patch, adding motion and momentum that continuously evolve.

Air Music Tech Loom II interface. 

New for LOOM II:

  • Loom II has been expanded to 8 voices by popular request!
  • Spectral Noise section allowing a secondary oscillator to replace or enrich the additive spectrum (created with the Sine Oscillator) with a noise spectrum. This is truly revolutionary in the additive world. Your creativity is the only limit to what is possible!
  • 4 new modules (See module section)
  • 2 additional Subharmonic Optional Partials bellow the normal spectrum.
  • Enhanced Morph Pad options.
  • 500 all-new patches covering a wide range of sounds designed by acclaimed sound designers Richard Devine and Mark Ovenden.
  • All original 350 patches re-mastered taking advantage of the new features.
  • New Wave Parameter options
  • 20+ other performance enhancements.

Mix & Match Modules

Loom II delivers up to 512 harmonic partials per patch and uses an intuitive modular design to create complex sounds quickly and easily. Each of the 34 editable modules performs a specific sonic task—Octaver, Second Tone, Moving Filter, Noise, Linear Lowpass, Modulator, etc. The Loom II framework provides a series of cells, where up to 10 of these modules can interact combine to generate an additive synthesis patch. Each module includes task-specific parameters for detailed, individual control of the patch. For real-time visual feedback of your sound, each module includes a spectrum window, offering a visual indication of how that module is affecting the individual harmonics of the sound.

In Loom II we have added four new powerful modules:

  • 5-Sines – An easy-to-use module enabling you to produce a range of organ or sine style sounds.
  • Discrete Adder – Similar to Loom 1’s popular adder, but adding a discrete spectrum ideal for creating percussion-based synth instruments.
  • Hype – adding Hi and Low Hype with dedicated easy-to-use controls for instant results.
  • Double Wave – for our more advanced users: Use dual waves to create complex synth patterns. We have also added a dedicated control for this in the Morph pad.

Additionally, there's also a Morph pad that helps you create up to four variations of your sound and move between them in real time. Loom II comes packed with sounds. Acclaimed sound designers Richard Devine and Mark Ovenden have created 850+ professional, tweakable patches that include wobbles, pads, bass, soundscapes, and more. There's effects built-in too.

Price: $99.99 new / $49.99 upgrade from Loom I

Webhttp://www.airmusictech.com/product/loom-ii#.Wd9dnYZrzMU 

Rounik is the Executive Editor for Ask.Audio & the macProVideo Hub. As an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic (and a self-confessed Mac fanatic) he's taught teachers, professional musicians and hobbyists how to get the best out of Apple's creative software. He has been a visiting lecturer at Bath Spa University's Teacher training pro... Read More

Discussion

Francis 7
Loom II "seems" like it is a really useful synth. It does have great sounds. However, it absolutely kills my cpu. (I have 48GB RAM & SSD) I get an error message talking about synchronizing audio & MIDI. However, it is all MIDI. A sample rate conflict between LPX & an external device??? (what external device?) Anyway, disappointing. I'm going to stop making music and try to google a solution.

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