Sonic Reality's Dave Kernzer was into synths at just the right time to snaffle many of the classics when they were priced at their lowest. As a result, he got his hands on some of the worlds rarest and most desirable machines and sampled their finest assets. The results of his forward thinking can be heard in many of the classic synth sounds in the Sonic Synth series.
Sonik Synth 2 is a new dedicated virtual instrument plug-in and the sequel to the original Sonic Synth, a cooperative effort initiated in 2001 that was a combination of Sonic Reality sounds and IK Multimedia's SampleTank LE plug-in.
Now Sonik Synth 2 is a complete integrated sound module plug-in with unique features that takes the concept of virtual instruments into a whole new sonic territory! With a dedicated virtual synth module design, Sonik Synth 2 offers the best of both software and sounds in one easy to use and powerful package.
Sonik Synth 2 sounds are created using multiple layers of up to 16 multitimbral parts with effects and a variety of synth engines combined together to offer amazing sounds at a new standard of quality for a synth plug-in. Covering a wide range of rich ethereal soundscapes, deep and moving bass tones, killer leads, moody orchestral textures, spectral and vocal formant pads and all of the workstation variety of keyboard sounds and drums in one package!
Sonik Synth 2 gives the user ultra-fast access to more than 500 sounds designed with powerful layering of more than 1,000 individual parts made up of high quality multisampled instruments, waveforms and performance elements. Each of these parts can also be combined by the user to obtain millions of different sonic possibilities giving this synth workstation plug-in the flexibility of endless creativity.
Waves and textures ranging from original orchestral soundscapes to rich vocal layers to wine glasses to traditional instruments like pianos, organs, guitars, drums and ethnic instruments are the elements of Sonik Synth 2's massive sound set. But it wouldn't be the ultimate synth workstation without the ultimate synth collection inside!
Sonic Reality has compiled one of the most diverse sample collections of vintage synthesizers ever and incorporated a virtual synth museum inside of Sonik Synth 2. With the authentic character of classic analog and digital hybrid synths ranging from the most popular sounds used on endless hit songs to the esoteric and unique flavors of rare keyboards.
Sonik Synth 2 offers a unique, state-of-the-art software design with many special features and sounds not found in any other virtual instrument plug-in. 32 bit synth engine including IK's high quality multisample playback and exclusive harmonic STRETCH synthesis. 5 global combi effects and 5 insert effects per part for a total of 85 different effects slots. More than 30 hi-quality DSP effects to choose from, developed using sophisticated analog modeling cover popular effect needs within this amazing synth-workstation. From Classic Analog Modeled Filters to Vintage Phasers, Flangers, BPM Sync Delays, Choruses, Tube Modeled Pre Amps, EQs, Compressors, Distortions and many more fully automatable effects, Sonik Synth 2 has everything you'll need to shape your sounds like never before.
Sonik Synth 2 will be available as a RTAS, VST, Audio Unit, Dxi, and MAS plug-in for Mac 0S9, Mac 0SX and Windows XP as well as every other popular plug-in format all from the same box.
Price and availability
Sonik Synth 2 will be available by June 2004 and will have an MSRP of $/Euro 399.