U-He have been dropping hints about this synth for a good while, and now it has finally arrived, as public beta, at a special introductory price.
Here's a few details in U-He's own words...
The oscillators, filters and envelopes closely model components found in some of the great monophonic and polyphonic synthesizers of yesteryear. Modules can be mixed and matched so you can build hybrids, but what sets DIVA apart is the sheer authenticity of the analogue sound. This comes at the cost of quite a high CPU-hit, but we think it was worth it: Diva is the first native software synth that applies methods from industrial circuit emulators (search for "PSpice") in realtime! Especially the behaviour of our zero-delay-feedback filters, when pushed to the limit, demonstrates the advantages of this groundbreaking approach.
The beta version works without restriction until December 31st. Become an early adopter, play an active role in development as we nurture this baby to perfection over the next few weeks...
Pricing and Availability:
Estimated price: $179 (+19% VAT in EU)
Introductory price: $119 (+19% VAT in EU) until December 31st, 2011
Sales begin on November 16th, 2011.
A new type of synthesis that allows control via an audio input
It's a Beast, don't drop it, it'll do damage. To the floor.