Free soundset available on purchase of Linplug Octopus synth 05/11/07
Linplug tell us that anyone purchasing their Octopus Dual-Matrix VST and AU synthesizer before the end of November will receive the Summa Signature soundset (250 patches) for free. The sound set is worth 49 euros, $59 and about Â£34 (well, it's almost Â£36...).
The Octopus is a Dual-Matrix synthesizer containing one Matrix for Oscillator/Filter frequency modulation synthesis and another Matrix for general modulation. The key component for building a sound is the instrumentâ€™s 8 oscillators, Sampler, 2 filters and 32 envelopes. Linplug say that these components are all it needs to create anything from classic â€˜old schoolâ€™ FM timbres to complex sounds far beyond those possible with conventional FM synthesis. They tell us that editing the Octopus is a breeze, because all controls are located on a single panel which is always on view, so you can see at a glance any synth parameter.
Hereâ€™s a list of features in Linplugâ€™s own wordsâ€¦ Octopus Features
Hybrid Frequency Modulation and Sampling synthesis
opens vast new soundscapes with 10 modulation sources and 8 modulation destinations
350 excellent presets in a wide range of styles made by Nico Herz, Pro-Sounds, Summa, and Tim Conrardy.
Full cross-modulation, adjustable feedback for every oscillator
8 additive oscillators using sample-based or user defined waveforms
Two independent multimode filters, are available as FM sources
Up to 32 envelopes with multiple, syncable segments, freerun, loop and adjustable slopes
Graphical envelope editor with sophisticated editing functions
Envelopes can be used to modulate a wide range of parameters including amplitude, mix, panning, pitch, frequency, phase, cutoff and resonance of filters
Stereo effects section with 4 effects (Parametric EQ, Chorus, Delay and Reverb)
Two step sequencers each with up to 32 steps each
12 voice polyphonic
Pricing and Availability:
129 Euros/$149 More information: