Sugar Bytes Aparillo 16-Voice FM Synthesizer Weaves Complex Textures - EMusician
This cinematic synthesizer harnesses wave shaping, FX, modulation and more for epic sound design.

Aparillo is an advanced 16-voice FM synthesizer, tailored for majestic sonic motions. A clever arrangement of synthesis, wave shaping, filtering, FX and modulation turns into a serious sound design tool for epic sonic creation. It is available now for $99.

The Cinematic Machine

Aparillo is an advanced 16-voice FM synthesizer, tailored for majestic sonic motions. A clever arrangement of synthesis, wave shaping, filtering, FX and modulation unfolds into a serious sound design tool for epic sonic creation. Make sure to check out the Orbiter, a mass-controller for immediate, instant blockbuster sounding themes.

Key Features:

  • FM Synthesizer with 16 Voices
  • Formant Shifting, Wave Folding & Shifting
  • Multi-Mode Filter with Spacializer
  • 2 interdependent LFOs with S+H and Gravitation
  • Orbiter for one-touch Sound Morphing
  • 500 handpicked Presets
  • Wide Modulation Options from 10 sources
  • Melody Generator

Synth

Two FM Operators give birth to waveforms so complex it's like they have a life of their own.

Aparillo

Different FM Complexity/ and Ratio Modes, Waveshaping, Folding, Formant Shifting, Complex LFOs and the Orbiter deliver sonic spectacles that are sure to blow you out of your seat.

A modulatable Scale editor creates unbelievable unison spreads with the deepest of harmonic structures, stacking up to a 16 voice orchestra from another planet.

Orbiter

Total control for an almost unlimited range of sounds.

The Orbiter pulls strings throughout the engine putting all the power at your fingertips, with an XY pad to control a massive, record-ready engine.

By mouse animation or position per note (128 different sound sounds from your keyboard!), you will discover exquisite sounds and create unbelievable sonic motions.

Aparillo edit

FX

The effect section is a sound source in its own right. The Spacializer, a delay-based pitch resonator, can generate an additional synth layer per wave-guide synthesis.

Aparillo fx

Besides the typical specialties like Comb and Vowel, the Multi-Mode filter dishes up the super-evil Dirt HP/BP/LPs, that bubble over with spectral grit.

The Poly-Autopan, synced Delay, and our best Reverb yet, will add space and air to your precious audio produce.

Modulation

The sole focus of the modulation lies on the diversity of the 16 independent synth voices. As freely definable layers of sound, they will unfold a vast sonic biotope.

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The Envelopes show off user definable slopes, looping modes, and polyphonic parameter modulation. The dual Complex LFO brings along some specialties like FM, Gravitation, Oneshot, S+H/Quantize, and the beautifully chaotic Collision Mode.

The ARP is interwoven with the engine to pick, pluck and extract rhythmic and melodic structures.

Sounds & Presets

More than 500 presets only give a glimpse of the full sonic potential. Aparillo will expand your sonic boundaries, inspire your imagination, and enhance your sound design expertise. Soon you will be creating spectacular sounds with just a few clicks. Your ears will thank you for it.

DavidF, a French sound designer and 3D artist (who created the nanobot for the video as well as many great presets), made made a mini album with Aparillo as the only sound generator, embedded above.

"I've nicknamed it the cinematic machine. Every time I randomize the Orbiter on a preset it reminds me of some movie - from fantasy to mystery to horror. It's like a digital version of the Apprehension Engine." — Tom Cosm