Imaginando FRMS, New Multi-Layer Synthesizer Plugin/App With Granular & FM Synthesis

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Imaginando FRMS is a new 8-voice Synthesizer plugin & app for Android/iOS that combines granular and FM synthesis using a powerful layering system.

The latest development of Imaginado is based on three synthesis engines. Where DRC still uses classic virtual analog synthesis, FRMS uses subtractive, FM and granular. You rarely see FM & granular in combination, but they go well together. The synth has up to 4 simultaneous layers, each one either granular or oscillator. FRMS’ operation is well solved. You edit sounds per layer and thus you control all aspects of your layers very easily.

The granular engine can have up to 20 grains per layer and users can granulate samples via drag-&-drop but also live input.  In the FM engine, the layers are converted into operators and offer 8 different modes. Each layer also has a filter, two envelope generators, and a modulation matrix. In the final, you have 4 LFO’s with 5 modes and delay & reverb as layer sent.

Imaginando FRMS

It is very nice to see that the Synthesizer is also available for Android devices that have a low-latency mode. FRMS comes with Imaginando’s Cloud Sync technology built-in across all versions with which you can save sounds and more.


  • 3 synth engines, 4 layers per voice
  • Granular, FM, Subtractive
  • 8 FM modes, layers as operators
  • Granulate Samples or Live Audio
  • Up to 20 grains per layer
  • 1 modulation matrix per layer
  • 2 EG’s per layer
  • 1 filter per layer and a master filter
  • 8 voices polyphony
  • 4 LFO’s with 5 modes
  • Arpeggiator with 5 modes
  • Delay and Reverb FX as layer send
  • High Quality Sample Bank
  • Built-in Audio Recorder
  • MPE Compatible
  • Ableton Link

Imaginando FRMS is available now as a 64-bit standalone PC & Mac app and VST/AU/AAX and AUv3 plugin format. The plugin version costs at an introduction price of 59€ (reg. 119€), rent-to-own payment plan of 11.90€ for 12 months and the iOS version/Android version at 50% off, priced 7.99€ (regular 14.99€).  The intro discount is offered until April 12th, 2020.

More information here: Imaginando 

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  1. I like a lot imaginando apps. I have to say my first deep understanding about synthesis was through DRC and my first successful Ableton controller app was LK. Surely FRMS is an important evolving step in the company’s instruments

  2. Always liked Уаmaha’s DX7. Granular is becoming popular nowadays. Great combo for ambient spacey evolving pads

  3. I love Imaginando stuff. They combine great sound with a nice, minimalist visual design. Their YouTube sound design tutorials are great, too.

  4. Sounds and looks really interesting. I am very much into everything sounding spacy and otherworldly. I hope FRMS will come this way. ?

  5. I enjoy every time I open DRCin my iPad, nice sound and really nice approach to synthesis. I’d really like to put my hands in FRMS as well!!

  6. I use it every time I open QUANTA on my iPad, wondering why the granular synth sound is lower than the sample.
    Will FRMS also add that feeling to me?
    I’m looking forward to it.

  7. I am also a huge fan of granular synthesis. Please throw me in for the code. More codes the better. Keep ’em comin’.

  8. Excitedly interested in FRMS… I like the usable approach to combining different sound engines. My iPad is ready

  9. I have been looking at this synth and would Love to win a code for it. Good luck to everyone that enters!

  10. Looks like a lot of fun, but much more to discover and manipulate. Sounds is little muddy, but maybe presets in video are like this…
    In my opinion – it has “wow factor” – definetly 🙂

  11. Thanks for your participation. Winners will be contacted very soon. All entries after 23:59 (CET) were deleted, sorry rules are rules 😉

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