Circle is a new synthesizer. To me it seems a little bit like the counterpart of the golden age of software-instruments innovation, done by Native Instruments and Ableton, for instance with Traktor, Reaktor and Live. The emphasis in Circle is on building software-synthesis instruments and quickly trying out things. Necessary parameters are not hidden behind windows, but are plain visible and also directly editable. Most impressive are the drag and drop features. The clear screen design without annoying graphic-elements follows the interface design tradition of Ableton Live and the Native Instrument range.

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Circle is not out yet. They are planning to get it out by May, the pricing will be at 149.00 Euro or 199.00 Dollar. A video from the Musikmesse Frankfurt demonstrating features and interaction design can be found at the Future Audio Workshop blog.

Maybe some words about Future Audio Workshop itself, that is also interesting:

Future Audio Workshop is a pan european collective of engineers, programmers and designers, with the main office based near the Connemara region of Ireland. Formed in 2007, FAW’s main aim is to create and develop exciting new audio software for the international community of musicians, sound designers and live performance artists.

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