Imaginando ‘FRMS’: Combines Granular and FM Synthesis using a Flexible Layering System

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Friday, 18 September 2020
  • Time to read: 1 min.

Imaginando ‘FRMS’

The Portuguese audio software developer Imaginando designed ‘FRMS’ as a complex and rich sounding synthesizer with an intuitive interface. FRMS is a versatile hybrid software synthesizer that combines *Granular, FM (Frequency Modulation), and subtractive synthesis using a flexible layering system. From heavily-dense ambient drones to glitchy mechanical noises, FRMS turns simple sounds into complex evolving soundscapes with up to four layers of synthesis in any combination. 


  • 3 Synth Engines (Granular, FM, Subtractive)
  • 4 Layers per Voice
  • 8 FM modes, Layers as Operators
  • Granulate Samples or Live audio
  • Up to 20 grains per layer
  • 1 Modulation Matrix per Layer
  • 2 EG’s per Layer
  • 1 Filter per Layer and a Master Filter
  • 8 Voice Polyphony
  • 4 LFO’s with 5 modes
  • Arpeggiator with 5 modes
  • Delay and Reverb FX as Layer send
  • High Quality Sample Bank
  • Built-in Audio Recorder
  • MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) compatible
  • Ableton link

FRMS features a minimalistic interface designed to operate in the various screen sizes, ranging from mobile to desktop. FRMS runs with the exact same synth-engine on all platforms ensuring consistent and high quality sounds at any platform. Combining the sonic possibilities of Granular and FM synthesis, FRMS is the perfect tool to create a massive variety of sounds such as soundscapes, leads, drones, crispy metallic textures and much more. Let your imagination run wild through an exciting new world of sound design with FRMS.

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