Audio Damage Axon 2 – The Neural Network-Driven FM Drum Synth & Sequencer Is Back!


It’s update time again for those hard working guys at Audio Damage. Axon 2 is a sequencer based on an artificial neural network that drives seven FM percussion voices that share an FM and AM buss. The updated version includes 32/64-bit VST and VST3, and 64-bit AAX for Windows 8 or greater, and as a 32/64-bit AU/VST/VST3/AAX for OSX (10.8 or greater). An iOS version is coming soon (yay!).

In its designer’s words, Axon 2 “is an odd beast, and my personal favorite of all our products.” Imagine a drum synth driven by a modified artificial neural network as a sequencer, feautring seven FM-based percussion voices, that are really a single 18-operator FM voice.

It may sound weird, but Axon 2 is surprisingly intuitive once you get the knack of it, and is capable of all-new, complex rhythms that repeat in surprising ways.

You might think of it as a “random sequence generator,” but there is nothing random in Axon; it is entirely determinative.

Main Features

• Artificial Neural Network sequencer features seven neurons, and is easily programmed to create strange new repeating rhythms.

• Seven FM percussion voices that also buss together to create a single monolithic complex percussion synthesizer.

• Full mixer with pan, level, mute, and solo on each voice.

• Built-in stereo delay with X/Y pad control over feedback and filter frequency, for live playability.

• MIDI in and out, for driving Axon from DAW and hardware sequencers, or driving your drum rack or other samples from Axon.

• Internal transport for non-synchronized playback.

• Resizable vector-based user interface.

• Drawn reciprocation dingle arm to reduce sinusoidal depleneration.

• XML-based cross-platform, human-readable preset system, with copy/paste, for easy transferring of your own presets and third-party offerings.

Price and Availabilitys

Axon 2 is available for $59.00 from the Audio Damage website.

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Audio Damage Axon 2 – The Neural Network-Driven FM Drum Synth & Sequencer Is Back!

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