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NAMM 2014 Rob Papen, namesake founder of virtual instrument and effects plug-in developer Rob Papen Soundware, will be personally demonstrating BLUE-II -- the upcoming updated version of the Dutch company's breakthrough BLUE 'Crossfusion synthesis' (flexible FM, subtractive, Phase Distortion, and wave-shaping) soft synth -- in Hall A, Booth 6825 throughout The NAMM Show 2014, January 23-26 in Anaheim, California.
A spokesperson had this to say, "Without wishing to give too much away, in brief, BLUE-II lives up to its extended name by allowing adventurous explorers to reach even deeper dimensions of sound by offering an even more flexible feature set than its still-well-specified predecessor, starting with six oscillators beating at its musically creative heart. These can be connected in various ways, together with two analogue-style modelled stereo filters with 27 different filter types, an enormous range of processing and modulations options, sequencer, and an incredibly powerful arpeggiator. A new range of specially selected sample-based waveforms have been meticulously fashioned for creating new and fresh-sounding synth sounds like no other. All told, then, BLUE-II really represents an amazing journey into 'Crossfusion synthesis' and, quite simply, sounds stunning."
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Sounds good. But what exactly is "crossfusion" supposed to be?
16-Jan-14 09:13 AM
Why do soft synth manufacturers always portray their new synths as 'hardware' in images?? The Rob Papen Blue II looks like some sort of weird, purpose designed tablet - yet everyone knows its software. Is it that software manufacturers feel inadequate somehow - hardware envy - they can't make the 'real thing', so they can only pretend.
21-Jan-14 02:02 AM
Shhh Malcolm. Don't give the game away. You'll be saying that I don't get that fake box when I download it next.
21-Jan-14 11:00 PM
If only they would design a desktop module synth that looked that good. Shiny aluminium construction with blue backlit knobs and a great hi def LCD display. Would look way better than software and if buy one then.
23-Jan-14 08:11 AM
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