Thenatan Brain is a synthesizer that promises to free musicians from preset slavery with a unique patch generation algorithm. In one click, the tool generates interesting patches based on the content of the project.
The instrument is equipped with an “intelligent” sound generation system that automatically creates new patches. Unlike most synthesizers with a randomizer function, Brain has a “unique XY-DNA algorithm” that alters the behavior of oscillators, envelopes, LFOs and filters based on the content of the project.
According to Thenatan, the XY-DNA algorithm is “quite unique.” The algorithm is based on machine learning and changes the instrument settings based on the tempo and tone of the project, as well as a number of other parameters.
Brain’s sound engine features two 12-voice (unison) oscillators, amp and filter envelopes, a pitch shifter, and a low frequency oscillator. In addition to this, the engine offers a set of sound effects. The synthesizer operation is visualized in a special interface window.
Despite the stories of fighting preset slavery, the synthesizer has its own set of presets that showcase the capabilities of Brain. According to the creator, randomly generated patches can be exported to a separate file to share with other users.
According to the developer, the synthesizer creates beautiful and complex pads, warm and lively keys, musically unique bass, sharp and bright leads, and incredible textures. Sound is created by pressing one button. Despite the interesting description of the instrument, the author of the plug-in did not share examples of how the synthesizer works.
Automatic generation does not limit users in additional tuning of the instrument: musicians can adjust the number of effects, filtering and other parameters at their discretion.