Klevgrand Pipa
Klevgrand today released Pipa, a singing vocal synth with a unique and different sound. Instead of using ordinary samples or processing oscillators with formant filters, Pipa uses a large database of thousands of wavetables extracted from real vocal samples. The advantage of the technique being used is that it’s possible to seamlessly morph between wavetables with proper phase alignment. This enables Pipa to continuously make transitions between pitch, formants and dynamics, which is very useful in a musical context. The disadvantage of this technique is the possible murder of your CPU. Check the demo before buying if you’re on an older Mac.

Klevgrand Pipa is available now for $49.99, with an introductory price of $24.99 until 5 January 2021. It requires macOS 10.9 or later and an AU, VST, or AAX plugin host. The iPad version is $19.99 with a $9.99 intro price, requiring iOS 9.3 or later and a AUv3 compliant host.