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Virtual ANS

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Virtual ANS is a software simulator of the unique Russian synthesizer ANS - photoelectronic microtonal/spectral musical instrument created by Russian engineer Evgeny Murzin from 1938 to 1958 and named in honour of the composer Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin.

 The instrument was used by Stanislav Kreichi, Alfred Schnittke, Edison Denisov, Sofia Gubaidulina, Edward Artemiev and other Soviet composers.
 It features prominently in Eduard Artemyev's scores for Andrei Tarkovsky's movies Solaris, The Mirror, Stalker.
 In 2004, the British experimental group Coil released CoilANS, a boxed set of experimental drone music performed on the ANS.

Virtual ANS is a full-featured professional tool which allows you to create unusual, deep, atmospheric sounds. With this app you can draw a complete piece of music, or convert sound to image (sonogram) and then make some complex sonogram modifications.

Key features:
  • unique Virtual Analog sound engine; 
  • unlimited number of pure tone generators; 
  • powerful sonogram editor - you can draw the spectrum and play it at the same time;
  • any sound (from a WAV file or a Microphone/Line-in) can be converted to image (sonogram) and vice versa;
  • MIDI Input (only for Windows, Linux, macOS and iOS); 
  • supported file formats: WAV (only uncompressed PCM), PNG, JPEG, GIF, VNS (Virtual ANS 1.x);
  • supported sound systems: ASIO, DirectSound, MME, ALSA, OSS, JACK, Audiobus, IAA;
  • iOS: iTunes File Sharing; 
  • iOS: Wi-Fi Export/Import; 
  • more functions in the next Virtual ANS updates...