The version 1.1.0 of ams-lv2 is now available:

The two main “features” of this version are:

  • Ported tons of additional plugins from AMS (VCEnv & VCEnv II, Multiphase LFO, VC Organ, etc.)
  • Ported the changes from version AMS 2.1.1 (Bit Grinder, Hysteresis, the bug fixes, etc.)

In addition, this release sees a lot of bug fixes or optimization.

As a reminder, ams-lv2 are plugins to create modular synthesizers ported from Alsa Modular Synth.

Here is a demo of an older version of these plugins.

ams-lv2 1.1.0 can be downloaded here:


progress on ams-lv2

Lots of work being done on ams-lv2 these days.

ams-lv2 code is being synced with the latest changes in  ams 2.1.1. I am adding the new plugins FFT Vocoder, Analog Memory, Bit Grinder, etc. and syncing the bug fixes and improvements on the existing plugins like the pulsetrain noise type in the noise2 plugin, the frequency update in LFO.

In addition, I am porting additional plugins from ams I didn’t port in the first phase: VC Organ, Dynamic Waves, Sequencers, etc.

I am hoping for a release of ams-lv2 1.1.0 very soon, but feel free to test the code on github

Hydrogen with multi-bank per instrument

The functionality of having multiple bank per instrument is now available in Hydrogen’s github:

In a nutshell, each instrument can have multiple set of layers and the mixer have additional strips for each bank.

Let’s imagine you have samples for direct and overhead takes of a drumkit, Hydrogen can handle that, the jack outputs per instrument will be separated and you can control in the mixer how much of the direct/overhead takes you want.

Hope you guys and girls get the chance to try it out!

Some Hydrogen features

Long time not posting on the blog, but I have been busy working on a few requirements for Hydrogen, the open-source drum-machine (

Two features that are already finished:

I am now in the middle of coding the possibility to have multiple banks per instrument. This would allow to for example have snare drum top and bottom, or drums overhead. Although not finished yet, it’s (kind of) functional and available here:

ams-lv2 1.0.2

The new version of ams-lv2 is now available.

A lot of work went into this release: nicer GUI (at least I hope!), the modules as designed in AMS plus a few new ones and a lot of bug fixes.

As a reminder, ams-lv2 are plugins to create modular synthesizers.
A created a short demo that shows how a few of these synths sound on their own and in mixes.

The music in this demo is nicely provided by A Violent Whisper.