Dawesome Myth, new synthesizer takes you on an AI-supported resynthesis journey – Synth Anatomy

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Dawesome Myth is a new Synthesizer plugin (macOS/Windows) with a modular-style engine that takes you on an AI-supported resynthesis journey.

AI is the topic of all topics. Artificial intelligence is omnipresent, whether in consumer technology or the music tech sphere. Entire tracks can be created with AI, voices can be cloned, images can be generated… I’m pretty sure AI will also play a major role in the Synthesizer world.

As some people know, I’m a big fan of Peter of Dawesome’s developments. They are innovative and unique and stand out from the crowd in concept and sound. Dawesome also now enters the AI route with its new Synthesizer plugin, Myth.

Dawesome Myth

Myth is a new Synthesizer plugin. To be precise, it is a resynthesizer because the engine is not based on classic oscillators with a bunch of static waves. Instead, the synth uses two resynthesized audio files visualized as an iris. The resynthesis process is powered by advanced machine learning (AI) to achieve the best results.

You can create these files by simply dragging and dropping audio into the corresponding oscillator slots. Once you’ve done this, the engine transforms the files into a plethora of sonic variations. From here, you can then explore the oscillators with the transformer dials.

Transformers allow you to shape/bend the resynthesized sample based on several different principles. For example, you can work with brass, saw, string, and square, which process the audio as if it were created using one of those methods.

And since you can load all sorts of audio, the sound spectrum is infinite compared to classic oscillators. You can also modify the playhead, infuse various FM types, explore orbit modulation, and more. 

Modular Synth

Below, you can dive into the second part of the Myth engine. It has the flexibility of a modular synth but without the messy character of cables. In this, you can drop in additional oscillators and work with virtual analog filters, effects, and more. The linear left-to-right workflow reminds me of a pedalboard.

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This section also contains interesting sound shapers, modulators, and effects. For example, it hosts resonators that are trainable by dropping a sample. So you have your individual-sounding acoustic resonator. On the effects side, it offers a phaser, a cloud reverb, a delay, a granulator, and more.

Also, the modulation engine is supercharged with a raw amount of advanced LFOs, envelopes, and MIDI effects. On top, you get an arpeggiator.

Peter of Dawesome also implemented a sophisticated randomization system to make sound design easier and more convenient. For example, you can freeze sections to keep them unchanged or try your resynthesized sample in other patches. Like putting a dress over them, says Peter.

Myth supports full MPE and MTS-ESP, covering all your expressive needs. The plugin ships over 700+ presets from over 10 sound designers and artists. That’s a lot to explore.

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First Impression

Every new Synthesizer release comes with many marketing bla bla about how the instrument makes everything better. Don’t worry, it’s also here the case. But there is. also of truth in it. Like Novum or Kult, Myth is another enrichment for the synth plugin world from Peter of Dawesome. It’s unique, different, and fun to use. 

I would have to see how far you can go sonically in a test, but what you can hear in the first sound demos so far is very organic and fat. 

Tracktion distributes Dawesome Myth, which is available now for an introductory price of 119€ instead of 169€. It runs as a 64-bit only VST3 and AU plugin on macOS (native Apple Silicon + Intel) and Windows. 

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