Meet PHYSIQ – the physical modelling oscillator

Physiq has taken a long time to develop – made easier in some ways by not having a day job to go to, due to COVID-19 related issues!

It uses what is now an old technology, first developed by Stanford University and Yamaha. The ‘digital waveguide’ approach to making a synthesized sound is to set up a ‘virtual string’ and excite that string in some way to make it start resonating.

Physiq allows you to experiment with different excitations, or ‘articulations’, and control how the string behaves after it is struck, plucked, bowed, strummed, or bowed.

To make choosing articulations and strumming patterns easier, and give the option of more real time control, a PC/MAC controller app (CTRLR-based) is included with the oscillator.

Although technically Physiq will work on an NTS-1, it is designed for polyphonic use, so is more suited to Prologue and Minilogue XD.

For more details, and to hear Physiq in action then check out the details page.

New MOD FX and updates released!

Three new MOD FX have been added to the MOD FX Bundle


a filter step sequencer, with preset, random, and bespoke patterns available.


a 24dB ‘classic’ filter with soft-clipped resonance.


a split-frequency band dual panner.

Other MOD FX plugins have been updated with new features and optimizations, including BPM sync.

To update your existing DirtBoxSynth MOD FX, or get a deal on an upgrade, then contact us via email or facebook, and we’ll be in touch!


Here’s the latest demo for the whole MOD FX Bundle including the new FX..

MORPH update – more Wavetables!

DirtBoxSynth MORPH oscillator is now a pack of three oscillators, each with a different set of wavetables. Others updates include smoother ‘Shape’ control and bi-directional envelopes. All existing MORPH owners should have received an update via email – please get in touch if you did not receive yours.

For more details, visit the Morph product page.

Morph - latest update

Safari website access / download issues

We have had reports of some Safari users not able to reach this site. We are looking into the problem, and hope to resolve it soon (without breaking anything else..) In the mean time, please try another browser! Thanks DBS

Possibly related, some are getting timeout errors when trying to download Origami – if that happens, get in touch over facebook or email

UPDATE: the Safari issue should now have been rectified. If you have yet to receive your download link, please sign up again – sorry for the inconvenience!

New Wavetable Oscillator released – MORPH

By popular demand, we have released MORPH – a morphing wavetable oscillator with envelope modulation. There are 11 individual waves, and many more in-between waveforms. The Prologue LFO also modulates the waveform.

MORPH is now also included in the All-Oscillator pack, if you fancy pimping your Prologue to the max!