Anemond Factorsynth 3, audio decomposition Synthesizer with new features and now a plugin

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Anemond Factorysynth 3, the latest version of J.J Burred’s esoteric audio decomposition Synthesizer, now with new features and as a plugin.

Do you remember J.J Burred’s Factorsynth? I have reported several times about this special M4L sound deconstructor Synthesizer in recent years. The developer is now operating under the name Anemond and with Factorsynth 3, he is already presenting the third version of its synth.

Good, it’s no longer an M4L-exclusive product but now a VST3 and AU plugin. And of course, the new version comes with new features to explore.

Anemond Factorsynth 3

Anemond Factorsynth 3

Factorsynth was first released in 2018 as Max For Live Instrument. The tool has constantly been further developed and has reached version 3 with the transition to the plugin format.

Like the M4L version, Factorsynth 3 remains a unique tool and Synthesizer for sound deconstruction. Forget subtractive, FM or wavetable synthesis, this synth takes you into unknown worlds.

It breaks down audio samples into a set of elements using a machine learning algorithm. The pieces are ready for you to rearrange and remix infinitely to create complex textures, rhythmic and melodic variations, hybrid sounds, and a full new range of sonic transformations. Load any two wav files into the synth and the fun begins.

According to J.J Burred of Anemond, version 3 comes with some interesting new features. The sampler mode allows you now to instantly play individual components via MIDI. There is also two new randomization features. First, time randomization allows you to create rhythmic variations with a single click. Secondly, you can work with a randomized pan turning your sounds instantly from mono into stereo or in new panoramic mixes.


Factorsynth is not a stem separator. It is not intended to unmix full instruments (voice, drums…), but to discover and extract unpredictable but interesting sound elements with a certain degree of structure (notes, drum hits, rhythmical or melodic motifs).

I’m glad to see that Factorsynth has been further developed. The idea is unique, and how to generate sounds is very experimental. It’s nice that it’s a plugin now, too, so more people can use it to disassemble and reassemble audio.

Anemond Factorsynth 3 is available now for 80€ + VAT and runs as a VST3 and AU plugin on macOS (Intel + native Apple Silicon) and Windows. Existing customers of Factorsynth 1 or 2 can upgrade for 20€ + VAT.  A free demo is available on the developer’s website.

More information here: Anemond 

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