Edisyn Synth Patch Editor

I have been searching around for a good Hardware Synthesizer Editor lately, and it looks as if my search is over. Although I use VST instruments, I also use Hardware as well. Particularly the E-MU Ultraproteus, and the Kawai K1-II. I’ve always loved those two Digital Dinosaurs, and to my fortune, the Synthesizer Patch Editor I found supports both!

Edisyn is a synthesizer patch editor library written in pure Java. It runs on OS X, Linux, and Windows. It is particularly good at exploring the space of patches. It has to my knowledge the most sophisticated set of general-purpose patch-exploration tools of any patch editor available. It also has infinite levels of undo, CC and NRPN mapping and learning, offline modes, randomization, merging, nudging, hill-climbing, patch constriction, per-parameter customization, real-time parameter updates, test notes, etc. Edisyn presently supports:

  • E-Mu Ultraproteus and Morpheus
  • Kawai K1, Kawai K1m, and Kawai K1r
  • Waldorf Blofeld
  • Waldorf Microwave II, XT, and XTk
  • Oberheim Matrix 1000
  • PreenFM2
  • DSI Prophet ’08
  • Kawai K4 and Kawai K4r
  • Kawai K5 and K5m
  • Yamaha DX7 Family
  • Yamaha TX81Z
  • Korg SG Rack and Korg SG Pro X
  • Korg Microsampler
  • Korg MicroKorg
  • Korg Wavestation SR

Ultraproteus Example:


K1-II Example:


If you happen to have any of the supported Synthesizers listed above, I highly recommend giving Edisyn a good try out. You can download it by clicking here, and I will post a permanent link within the “Sound & Instrument Resources” link list to the right. Special thanks to Tizian Bauer from the Kawai K1 Synthesizer Fans FB Group for making me aware of this!