Tek-It Audio APC Punk Console
Square-Wave Synthesizer Virtual Instrument
Note: VST2 & 3 only for Windows, AU only for Mac.
Virtual recreation of a popular DIY circuit the Atari Punk Console. APC is a square wave synthesizer that creates fun "low-fi" sound and comes with users' MODs.
Also known as "Stepped Tone Generator", published in 1980 by Forrest M. Mims III, the circuit consists of a frequency oscillator that drives a monostable which emits square output pulses. The circuit has become very popular in the DIY electronic music scene and now you can experiment it directly in your DAW.
It comes with modifications of the original circuit, zero-delay-feedback resonant highpass and lowpass filters, an LFO, a gate controller with a hold function.
Playability - Use the key tracking mod to play different tones using your MIDI keyboard or sequencer, change the tone by +/- 1 octave with the tone push buttons.
Easy assignation of all parameters to MIDI controllers. Click on "Learn" on the parameter, move the control on your MIDI controller, and that it's!
Submit new MODs online. Registered users can submit online new ideas to mod APC, based on modifications existing in the DIY scene, or their imagination.
- Square waves "low-fi" sound
- 8 users MODs available:
- Pitch up & down
- Highpass resonant filters
- Lowpass resonant filters
- LFO (syncable on BPM)
- Key tracking...
- Zero-delay-feedback state variable filters
- Gate MOD with hold function
- Users can submit new MODs online
- Preset manager, rename, copy, save, load
- Full MIDI automation support
- Easy MIDI learn on all parameters
- Use 7-bit MIDI Continuous Controller or High-resolution 14-bit MIDI NRPN and RPN
- Undo your changes with one click
- Comes with users manual
- Easy installer
- 1.2GHz CPU or higher with SSE2
- 512MB RAM or higher
- Microsoft Windows 8, 7, XP (SP2 or later), or Vista
- 800 x 600px or higher
- VST 2 compatible host software
- Sound card with ASIO driver support recommended
- To use the automation a Host with automation features and for MIDI learn a MIDI interface and an external MIDI control device is required.