Please read this section carefully before purchasing our product.
We think you have the right to know exactly how Fathom will compare to the synth you are using now before you buy it.
This is a new product and there is always a chance of software bugs, so please save your work often!
That being said, Fathom has now been downloaded by hundreds of users worldwide and we are on our 9’th software release. We fix bugs as they are reported and the number of outstanding issues now rarely rises above one. Also, at each software releases we ensure that the bug count is zero.
So at this point Fathom is a very stable product.
Real Time Efficiency
Fathom is not an efficient synth.
Fully modular signal flow, per sample modulations, as well as dynamic oscillations in the detune page all come the cost of CPU cycles.
That being said, we’ve taken steps to achieve maximum efficiency given these features. This includes pre-buffering all modulations and waveforms, and of course fine tuning every line of code in the audio path.
No Vector Processing
Our audio code is not currently vectorized, meaning that we are not currently using any parallel processing instructions built into the modern Intel processors in order to render multiple polyphonic voices.
As soon as we can, we plan on moving to the Intel C++ compiler and using vectorized SIMD instructions for all audio processing. This is planned for later in 2017.
We do not yet provide a dedicated Arpeggiator.
You can, however, modulate the octave pitch on any oscillator with our sequencer and set the amplitude steps to 12 or 24, which enables you to effectively achieve virtually any arpeggiator sequence. The arpeggiator is also high on our list for 2017.