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Nambu – New From iceWorks

iceWorks have released Nambu, a 6-operator FM synthesizer. Nabu is available at the intro price of $14.99, there’s no indication of what the post promotion price will be.

Nabu is a semi-modular FM synthesizer that incorporates modern ideas, not designed to recreate the sound and workflow of a vintage FM synthesizer.

Features include:

  • 6x Operators
  • 11x LFOs
  • 11x Envelopes
  • 2x Step sequencer
  • Chorus
  • Delay
  • Reverb


NAMBU is not compatible with vintage FM synthesizers and you cannot import those patches into NAMBU.

6 Operator Types

  • FM Operator
  • Noise Operator + AM
  • Oscillator Operator(Analog synthesizer style oscillator) + AM
  • Texture Operator + AM
  • Filter Operator
  • Resonator Operator

Operator Matrix Mixer

The Matrix mixer creates an operator network that is not limited to traditional “Algorithm” methods.

Modulation sources

  • 4x LFOs
  • 4x Envelopes
  • 2x Step sequencer
  • 2x Keyboard scaling
  • 2x Velocities
  • 2x Macros


  • Chorus
  • Delay
  • Reverb

Program Arpeggiator

You can easily create your own pattern.

Universal App

It is compatible with iPad and iPhone.

Audio Unit Extensions (AUv3)

You can use this AUv3 Plug-In in a host application that supports Audio Unit Extensions (AUv3).


You can stream live audio directly to an Audiobus compatible application. See for more information.

Ableton Link

Link is a technology that keeps devices in time over a local network. See for more information.

MIDI input

  • Core MIDI, Virtual MIDI, Inter-App Audio MIDI Input
  • MIDI clock synchronization
  • MIDI controller mapping

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