Vember Audio
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Binary is beautiful

A digital recording is just a sequence of numbers. Easily quantifiable as ones and zeros, stored on physical media, combined together into larger numbers to form a continuous stream of data.

Surge - Digital and proud of it

Until you listen to it. Then it becomes real.

Surge is an instrument capable of generating truly beautiful sequences of numbers. Your ears will agree with us.

More than the sum of its parts

Architecturally speaking, Surge is a rather complex synthesizer. But because of how it's put together it's still easy to learn. Once you do, you will turn the sounds in your head to audio faster than ever.

The effortless workflow, attention to detail and the sound quality can't really be appreciated without trying it yourself.

SURGE is now open-source

As of 21th September 2018, Surge stopped being a commerical product and became an open-source project released under the GNU GPL v3 license.

For the existing users this will allow the community to make sure that it remains compatible as plug-in standards and Operating Systems evolve.

For everyone else, this is an exiting new free synth to use, hack, port, improve or do whatever you want with!

Source-code and binaries available on GitHub

Press reviews

“A new star is born”

Score: 5.5/6

Beat 07/2006 (Germany)

studio rekommenderar

“Surge har precis det vi letar efter i en mjukvarusynt – den har bra ljud, är lättrattad, stabil och sa vi förresten att den låter bra?”

Score: 9/10

Studio 01/2006 (IDG, Sweden)

Score: 8/10

Computer Music CM96 2006 (UK)

Specifications (v1.5.1a):


Factory sounds





System Requirements (Windows PC)

System Requirements (Mac)