N.I announced the forthcoming VST version of Absynth - the totally rocking soft synth originally available as shareware. Previously, it was only a stand-alone version and was distributed via the net. Native Instruments have taken the product on board and applied a team of crack coders to include VST 2.0, MAS and DirectConnect compatability amongst other things.
N.I. also boast that this has some of the most efficient use of code ever seen in a soft synth.
We were treated to a demo at the N.I. stand and quite honestly, were blown away by the sounds we heard.
Absynth's flexible patching scheme makes it easy to combine subtractive, FM, AM, ring modulation, and waveshaping. Six oscillators, four filters, three ring modulators, a waveshaper (distortion) and a delay processor are available per voice along with the unprecedented graphical modulation capabilities. Absynth's waveform editor allows you to freely model your own waveforms which can be used by oscillators, any of the 3 LFO's and as waveshaping distortion functions. You may draw your own waveforms and modulate as you wish.
FEATURES Semi-modular synthesizer combining multiple synthesis techniques Exceptional wide range of organic and expressive sounds Extensive sound library Multitimbral in VST 2.0 with 8 parts; voices limited by CPU power Intuitive and convenient graphical editors, attractive design 6 oscillators, 4 filters, 3 ring modulators, waveshaper and delay processor per voice Freely drawable waveforms for oscillators, LFOs and waveshaping Many graphical envelopes with up to 68 breakpoints each Runs stand-alone and as a plug-in on Macintosh Supports VST® 2.0, DirectConnect™, MAS™, ASIO™
Mac OS 8.6 or higher, G3 300 MHz, 64 MB RAM
Check back for the MP3s in a couple of days.
Absynth will ship ship with 100s of patches and will be available around the end of April - pricing TBC.