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Steinberg releases 30-day trial versions of Padshop Pro and Retrologue VST instruments

HAMBURG, Germany — Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH today released trial copies of their latest soft synthesizers, Padshop Pro and Retrologue.

Padshop Pro delivers two individual tiers in granular textures that are mixed and processed with a dozen high-quality filters, modulation and delay effects. Each layer consists of one oscillator for generating up to eight grain streams with innovative parameters, two LFOs that offer a choice of six wave shapes and two ADSR envelopes that can be applied to various sound parameters, therefore boasting a flexibility absolutely new to granular synthesis. Offering more effects and more presets than in the basic version, Padshop Pro shines with a 3-band parametric EQ on each layer, the algorithmic reverb with dedicated equalization and 50 additional presets. Also included are sample import for user-customizable sounds as well as VST backward compatibility and AU support.

Retrologue houses two oscillators, each with a maximum of eight widely detunable voices, one sub and one noise oscillator, alongside a dozen high-quality filter types as well as 300 presets. Also on board are two LFOs and two ADSR envelopes. With the ten-stage Modulation Matrix, users can assign modulation sources to vary the targets’ values, also supporting modulation assignments from Note Expression, Steinberg’s groundbreaking way of editing controller data.

Availability and pricing

The 30-day trial versions of Padshop Pro and Retrologue are available as downloads from their respective product pages.

The full version of Padshop is included in Cubase 6.5 and Cubase Artist 6.5 and is also available for users of other DAWs as downloadable VST/AU plug-in through the Steinberg Online Store.

The basic Padshop Pro upgrade from Padshop is available as download through the Steinberg Online Shop.

The Padshop Pro upgrade bundle from Padshop, including the Zero Gravity expansion pack, is available as a download through the Steinberg Online Shop.

The full version of Padshop Pro is available as downloadable VST/AU plug-in through the Steinberg Online Store.

The full version of Retrologue is included in Cubase 6.5 and Cubase Artist 6.5 and is also available for users of other DAWs as downloadable VST/AU plug-in through the Steinberg Online Store.

About Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Steinberg is known the world over for its audio software and hardware solutions. The company has been developing, manufacturing and selling innovative products for musicians and producers in the music, film, post production and multimedia industries since 1984. Steinberg products are used by Grammy and Oscar award-winning composers, engineers and producers. The company also offers business customers license management and copy protection systems.

Visit www.steinberg.net for further details.

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