New Restructuring Synthesis From Steinberg

Plex - designed by the man who made the PPG      23/08/02

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Steinberg today announced the availability of their new Plex VST virtual instrument. PLEX is the result of co-operation between Steinberg and Wolfgang Palm, the man behind the PPG Wave from the early 80’s and the founder of Waldorf, one of the most pioneering synthesizer manufacturer’s in the World. According to Steinberg:
"PLEX brings you not only a brand new method of Restructuring Synthesis, but also an extremely easy-to-use interface, which has been designed to be intuitive and one that encourages experimentation. The sound itself is as stunning and realistic as the concept is unique!" By using its new audio analysis technology PLEX divides the original sound into four components: lower spectrum, higher spectrum, filter characteristics and amplitude envelope. The information held in these four components are kept separate from each other, which means that the component containing the low spectrum contains no information from the high spectrum, the filter characteristics or amplitude envelope. You can now use these individual components to in any way you wish to create unique and original, yet natural sounds. Features
  • New synthesis approach by "PPG Wave legend" Wolfgang Palm
  • Independent access to four integral sound components: lower spectral properties, higher spectral properties, filter characteristics and amplitude envelopes
  • Free swapping of the parts of 33 sound sources in real time
  • 97 special pre-analysed sound sources included (acoustic, synthetic and filter characteristics)
  • Over 300 presets from well-known sound designers included
  • 3 adsr envelopes - intensity of each parameter can be adjusted independently for the lower and upper key zone
  • 3 advanced synchronizable lfos with 5 classical waveforms plus the ability to draw own 16 step sequences
  • Pitch lfo
  • Modulation section with stereo delay and flanger effects
  • Up to 64 voices
  • All parameters can be accessed via midi controllers
  • Windows 2000 or XP or Mac os 9.x or OSX 10.2 required Priced at £169.99 / $TBC More Information
  • www.steinberguk.com
  • Audio Demo Distributed in the UK by Arbiter T: 020 8970 1909

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