The Original Charleston


AeonWave is not only able to synthesize an instrument, it is actually capable of simulating an entire instrument to a great extend. From the sound resonator up to the instrument as a whole. Adjusting the tone color along the way.

Instruments are simulated using AeonWave's hybrid parametric tone generator: All instruments are mathematically recreated using a static timbre generator which combines sinuses and noise. And filters and effects simulate the instrument as a whole including electric equipment and playback devices. Filters and effects like chorus, distortion and compression can additionally be applied to individual instruments and to the final mix. AeonWave contains the option for asymmetric soft-clipping distortion as produced by tube-amplifiers. A graphic equalizer is available for the final mixing stage.

Instruments produce a crystal clear sound with great sound separation across the stereo spectrum. Bottom-end is not sharp and top-end is not flat like described by Donald Fagen in the "Down the Rhodes Webisode"

There is no difference between pitching a note to a specific frequency and playing the note of that particular frequency. The note will always keep the characteristics of the instrument as if it where played at the specified note. In fact, this is how the software works internally. So there will never be a noticeable change in timbre when playing two adjacent notes.

Customers can create any sound they wish: timbre and filter and effects are freely adaptable.

Have a look at the Non-Free instrument set for a comparison between a classic synthesizer, a wave-table synthesizer and AeonWave's hybrid synthesizer model.


GM keyboard


The AeonWave MIDI support code supports almost all of the General MIDI 1.0 and General MIDI 2.0 and much of the GS MIDI specification. This includes the complete General MIDI 2.0 instrument set, all drum kits, a minimum of 16 notes polyphony per instrument maxing out at 88 note polyphony for the piano's with an unlimited note polyphony for all instruments combined. Up to 256 channels can be combined in a single piece by using both the port message and channel message.

At this time (April 2019) the code honors almost all registered parameter numbers and control change messages including expression, filter resonance, brightness and chorus send level.