If your into pure sound design and sculpting this is the vst to get its a three oscillator granular synth and effects suite, offering two new forms of additional synthesis here such as Mutator and Aetherizer anyway envelops such as amp, frequency, pitch and modulation are displayed graphically and can be fully manipulated by two forms of easy insertions step and slope these waveforms can be further manipulated using the node insert method with a total of 64 nodes available for insertion in each individual waveform complex and articulate. The Mutator function lets you make new Absynth sounds you never knew exsisted before.. First, you choose an existing preset as a starting point, and then select some of the tags from the Browser database .First seen in Absynth 4. These comprise Instrument, Source, Timbre, Articulation and Genre. As you add further tags, your search is narrowed down to a list of presets whose parameters will be used as targets for your mutations.Once you're happy with the target list, you click on the Mutate button, and each time you do so, a new Mutation preset is generated that combines the attributes of the original and target presets. The Mutation Amount slider adjusts how far from the original sound you want to go, while the Random Amount slider defines how much variation there will be between mutations..If you don't like the current Mutation, click on the Retry button for another. Each one you do accept appears in the pop?up Mutation History window, where you can decide which you want to save as new presets and which you want to discard. You can further refine your new sounds by excluding various modules from future Mutations, and by tweaking one or more of the eight fine? tuning knobs that control parameters such as brightness, resonance and mod amount.You can spend a long time generating lots of mutations, and with a little practice your able to produce very acceptable results ranging from gentle variations on the original all the way through to radically new creations. While the results will never match the finely hand?crafted creations of professional sound designers, Sound Mutation is nevertheless far more intelligent than your average 'random patch creation' tool, and will be welcomed by many long?term Absynth users. Aetherizer Absynth 5 features the rather intelligent and very useful Sound Mutation section with Fine Tuning and History features, which finally makes it easy for the newcomer to create unique sounds next comes.Granular synthesis (where audio is chopped into short 'grains' and recombined in various ways to produce new sounds) has always been a core feature of Absynth, but the new Aetherizer granular delay effect goes much further. Each grain is sent to a random position in the stereo field and can be pitch?shifted before being fed back into the effect's input, while most parameters have a random control to generate more chaotic results. For instance, increasing the random aspect of pitch?shifting gives results ranging from gentle chorus to swarms of insects.The output of this 'grain cloud' can be band?pass or comb filtered, and a very clever twist here is that you can also quantise the filter frequency so that its tuning jumps between notes in various musical chords or scales. Once you turn up the filter resonance and random filter frequency parameters, your grains emerge in chordal groups. Mint! You really do have to hear the possibilities to appreciate how good the Aetherizer is, especially once its parameters are being modulated via custom envelopes and LFOs. From tuneful tonal clusters to total chaos, you soon can generate plenty of sounds that youve never heard before. The animated graphic representation of the grain cloud below the other controls is also a huge help in understanding what each one does. Given that it can also be used as an effect on incoming audio, This synth is a sculptors dream a must have.