FXpansion, a software music company best known for its BFD drum application, has released a free mono synth called
for all registered users (registration is free). ORCA showcases some new technology that FXpansion has been developing, the company said. “Based on detailed and accurate models of analogue synthesizer circuits and components, ORCA excels at deep, squelchy basses and thick unison leads.” The user interface allows changes to the six parameters. System requirements call for Mac OS X Tiger, a G4 1GHz, 512 MB RAM and a compatible VST 2.3 host.