J.J. Burred Updates FactorSynth To V2.0 With New Audio Decomposition Features

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J.J. Burred has updated its innovative FactorSynth decomposition Synthesizer for Max For Live to Version 2 with new creative features and workflow improvements. 

Two years ago, I reported about FactorSynth by J.J Burred, a new Max For Live Synthesizer that can decompose any audio clip into a set of temporal and spectral elements. FactorSynth allows you to rearrange and modify these components like removing notes or motifs, creating new ones, randomizing melodies or timbres, remixing loops in real time, and more. Sounds super interesting even two years after the official releases because it’s a synth that shows what is possible with technology of today.

The workflow in the first version is not so easy and a bit fiddly. Now comes a big improvement in my opinion. J.J. Burred has reworked FactorySynth and released a major free update 2.0. It still relies on a advanced data analysis algorithm called matrix factorization but has been expanded and simplified in the worflow.


According to the developer, version 2 is an even more versatile yet easier to use device, with a simplified workflow and numerous new features. It is now possible to individually pan the components, allowing to do things such as upmixing a mono clip to stereo. Another powerful new feature is the quantized shifting of the components, which allows changing the rhythmic structure of riffs and drum loops. A second, alternative decomposition algorithm is available, as well as a more detailed control of the playback region.

Big 2.0 update for FactorSynth and yes the whole thing looks easier and clearer. Also nice to see that early adopters (v1) are rewarded with a free update to v2.

J.J. Burred FactorSynth 2 is available for purchase for 49 EUR ex. VAT. The update is free for current users of Factorsynth.

More information: Isotonik Studios

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