New Synth Promises Sounds Never Heard Before

Linplug launches Spectral for Mac and Windows      26/11/13
New Synth Promises Sounds Never Heard Before


Linplug tells us that Spectral, their new top of the line synthesizer, is the result of 14 years of synthesizer building experience.

A spokesperson said, "If you are familiar with subtractive synthesis, you will feel right at home with the Spectral, because you can choose an oscillator  waveform, choose a filter shape and go on from there. But Spectral delivers far more options than you would expect from the well sorted user interface. Both Oscillator Waveform and Filter Shape can be edited in depth. The unique audio engine is capable of delivering many sounds never heard before."

 


Features:

  • Four Oscillator and Filter modules with powerful yet detailed harmonics and filter band editing and modification functions
  • Extensive Oscillator and Filter audio rate cross-modulations.
  • Versatile Arpeggiator with in depth editing of every step, including length, transpose, voice number and Glide
  • Each Oscillator and Filter with own dedicated envelope to control its volume or frequency respectively
  • Additional 3 freely assignable Modulation Envelopes.
  • Five LFOs with various waveforms, up to 320 Hz, tempo-sync, poly-, mono- and one-shot-mode, unipolar and bipolar options, integrated delay-attack-envelope, phase, symmetry and smoothing adjustable
  • 15 slot Modulation Matrix with 35 sources and more than 100 destinations including all important parameters
  • Fully recognizes Velocity, Aftertouch, Pitch Bend , Modulation-Wheel and various other MIDI controllers
  • A sophisticated effects section containing 15 Effects including various Delays, Chorus, Phaser, Filter, Reverb, Flanger, Gator, Stereo Enhancer, Parametric EQ and Crusher.
  • Glide / Portamento featuring mono/polyphonic operation, constant Time / Rate operation, Auto-Bend Modes and detailed options on where Glide takes place
  • 32-voice polyphony (CPU and sound program dependent) and adjustable voice limit.
  • Supports AU and VST hosts on Mac OS X and Windows PC.
  • Scaleable user interface on PC
  • Comes with 850 presets to get you started


Pricing and Availability:

$99  / 79 Euro (Special Price until 31st December 2013)

More information:

 

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3 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Synth_Fan    Said...

Looks interesting - if a little superficially like NI Razor.

However, the audio demos on your web site are meaningless -they're filled with ultra-compressed / limited drum loops and other crap.

any chance you could post some clear and simple audio demos on this instrument to see if the claim you make is true (that this delivers never before heard sounds). Otherwise, the spec listed do not indicate anything particularly original.

26-Nov-13 12:02 PM


David    Said...

Just had a go on it and was hooked for an hour, it's among the best soft synths I've heard and easy to edit.

30-Nov-13 03:56 PM


Anders    Said...

I bought Spectral this weekend. For me this synth will change the music I'm making permanetly.

16-Dec-13 01:24 AM


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