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ABSYNTH's unique strengths lies in its multiple synthesis techniques combined with the most flexible envelope control ever. With ABSYNTH it is possible to easily create everything from timbrally morphing percussive loops to physical modelling textures to time-evolving soundscapes.
ABSYNTH offers six oscillators, four filters, three ring modulators, a waveshaper and a delay processor per voice along with the unprecedented graphical modulation capabilities. Its waveform editor allows the modulation of waveforms which can be used by oscillators, LFO's and as waveshaping distortion functions. The results can be heard continuously while the editing process is in progress. The freely shapeable waveforms become an expressive parameter and add new depth to classic synthesis techniques like FM and ring modulation. The results are a variety of new sound textures.
As a source of modulation ABSYNTH offers three versatile LFO's and more than a dozen graphical envelopes with up to 68 breakpoints each. Envelopes can loop or retrigger to create cyclic rhythms and constantly evolving ambient textures. The Editor window displays multiple envelopes simultaneously and the evolution of different layers of sound can be precisely synchronized in time against a tempo grid. Modulated delay effects are an essential part of many ABSYNTH sounds: Up to six parallel delay lines can be modulated by the LFOs or the MIDI controllers. Delay times can be as short as one sample and as long as ten seconds.
ABSYNTH is designed for maximum expressive control. Parameters can be modulated by MIDI continuous controllers, aftertouch, velocity and note number. Continuous controller input can be smoothed with a lag control, making wide ranges possible (for example ±6 octaves for pitch bend). Notes can control parameters through note scale maps, where each parameter can have a different value for every note. Due to the impressive programming efficiency ABSYNTH facilitates an enormous polyphony. In any VST 2.0 compatible host program eight ABSYNTH instances can be used simultaneously. Massive rhythm ensembles or ambient textures with hundreds of oscillators can be realized.
For the perfect integration into the studio environment ABSYNTH supports VST 2.0, DXi and ASIO.
ABSYNTH for PC will be released in March 2002 at a retail price of $ 289.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 98/2000/XP, Pentium 400 MHZ, 128 MB RAM
INTERFACES: VST 2.0, DXi, ASIO