Propellerhead says that the Blamsoft Viking gives you the authentic classic analog synthesizer experience. A spokesperson told Sonic State, "Viking is a monophonic synth with three oscillators and a 4 pole ladder filter. Add to this plenty of modulation and control voltage capabilities and you get a timeless synth design. All parameters in Viking have been modeled from real analog hardware, from the oscillator wave shapers, to the filter, to the envelopes."
Here's what Blamsoft has to say...
Tired of virtual analog synthesizers with little pretend keyboards and no control voltage? Viking gives you the authentic classic analog synthesizer experience. Everything you would find in a rack mounted hardware synth is here, and realistic, in an actual rack. Every aspect of the synth was carefully modeled after real hardware. Viking is available as a Rack Extension that integrates seamlessly with Propellerhead Reason. Own Reason? Visit the Propellerhead Rack Extensions Shop for a free trial.
At the heart of Viking are three adjustable wave oscillators. The wave shaping circuit gives the oscillators a unique sound that can't be achieved by the fixed choices found in most synths. A noise oscillator provides three types of noise, one specifically modeled after classic hardware.
Two modulation busses and and LFO provide flexible modulation capabilities. Numerous CV inputs as well as CV inputs into the modulation busses means that everything in the synth can be controlled with CV from other devices in the rack.
The filter is a classic transistor ladder filter modeled meticulously. Two DSP varieties are available allowing for either reduced CPU load or soft clipping. The number of poles is adjustable for a wider range of filter sounds.
Compare Viking to the leading brand:
- Viking's oscillators are free running, not sampled, wavetable based, or generated from a zero point
- Viking's oscillators have instability, which is controllable through the tuning drift control
- Viking's oscillators use advanced techniques to avoid aliasing
- Viking's nonlinear filter uses circuit modeling and provides soft clipping
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