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Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Many will not believe, but many musicians are also mourning for certain Synthesizer plugins that no longer exist today. And yes, maybe a company dares to bring back one of their vintage plugins.
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A solid update sees this seasoned synth back in action. A welcome return. Pros Powerful synths. Waveshapers mappable in mod matrix. All-round great sound.
Much better interface. Excellent and extensive preset banks. Adaptive pitchbend is genius! Cons A few features removed. Modulation system a little obtuse. Filter section could be improved.
Image 1 of 3 Adjust the waveshaping sliders to radically reshape the waveform shown to the left. A few years later, Cakewalk took on rgc: Each oscillator is connected to the next, in a circular fashion, so the sixth feeds back to the first. The Group controls determine how they interact: Already this gives the oscillators potential for everything from smooth analogue tones to the weirdest, dirtiest noises imaginable. The part of your brain that deals with soft synthesis is no doubt throbbing already, but get a load of this: Some are self-explanatory, such as LP and HP Filter, but others have an abstract effect that cannot be described.
There are four new waveshaping styles: When pushed, these additions can lead to rasping, squealing sonic mayhem that’s great for contemporary dance genres, and the per-filter limiter option can keep them under control.
Serial offender The filters can be arranged in serial Dual or parallel fashion and panned individually. The mod matrix is much the same as before, with 16 slots and Range, Curve and Control columns for more control than most synths, but it’s not so intuitive compared to more visual modulation schemes, such as in NI’s Massive.
Main mod sources are six envelopes and six LFOs. The new graphical view makes envelopes easier to edit and the potentially complex LFOs readily grasped. Oversampling options are the same, going up to 2x but no higher. There is a new ‘Highest’ option for wavetable quality that can reduce artifacts in certain grungey patches. Normally, when you use the pitchbend wheel, the wheel’s maximum always gives, say, a two-semitone increase. Thus it’s pretty easy to bend notes out of key.
Not so with Adaptive Pitchbend. Enable this, set the desired key, and the maximum travel of the pitch wheel always gives a note that’s in key. It even works on chords, reconfiguring major triads to minor on the fly, for example. If you don’t want to play in a fixed key, there’s an adaptive mode that will attempt to follow you, and it works quite well. In use, this is all tremendous fun and very inspiring, whether you’re a grade-eight wiz on the keys or a one-fingered plonker.
Finally, the arpeggiator has been improved, now displaying the pattern note that it’s not an editor. There are also Humanize and Swing controls the latter lacks the option to swing eighth-notes or 16th-notes, however , and most excitingly, the option to import any MIDI file as a pattern.
This latter feature was actually present in previous versions, yet it never seemed to work properly. It does now, though! The Distortion module has new routing modes, and its Smart Shaper is replaced by the HyperTube mode, which sounds similar but seems capable of a tad more grit without compromising clarity, and so works well on chords and complex patches.
Oddly, Valve Amp mode now offers slightly more drive, but the Heavy Metal option has far less, and is now the meekest of the lot.
These features have disappeared for v2 – we’re sad to see such forward-thinking geekery struck off the list. While the underlying sound engine hasn’t changed much, the sound quality stands up to other modern soft synths, especially since it’s now more feasible to pile on lots of oscillators and leave the 2x oversampling on as standard. If you’re a newcomer to synthesis, expecting to make all your sounds from scratch, you could be out of your depth, although it’s great as a ‘preset machine’, and it’s easy enough to tweak presets to your taste.
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A solid update sees this seasoned synth back in action. A welcome return. Pros Powerful synths. Waveshapers mappable in mod matrix. All-round great sound. Much better interface. Excellent and extensive preset banks.
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