Radikal Updates Spectralis
Radikal Technologies has updated their famed, but expensive, Spectralis hybrid synth. The Spectralis now sports three independent monophonic synths, which can be configured via a matrix of soundmodules. This flexible soundengine feature could have been the entire upgrade, but Radikal decided to incorporate many addtional enhancements.
The Step-Sequencer has been upgraded with several new features including the ability to trigger and control external MIDI and software instruments. This enables the Spectralis to be the control-unit of any synth setup. The number of available Stepsequencer lines has doubled from 16 to 32 and are now enabled, not only to control the Hybrid Synth, and the MIDI Instruments. but also the Sample Engine of the Spectralis.
Due to the brandnew open routing of the lines parameters such as the FM-or phasemodulation-depth, filter resonance or even exotic parameters like the Time Linearity Modulation can now also be controlled with sequencerlines of up to 192 steps. Also, a switchable Glide-function, which in addition to the previous hard step value changes and the popular step envelopes, now also allows for smooth transitions when used to control parameters.
Any part of the Spectralis can be selectively assigned to the MIDI-Out port. This means that even the powerful Drumgrid Editor can be used with connected sound sources. When a new song is selected the Spectralis can also automatically set the outside instruments to the proper sound programs and adjust their volume and panorama positions.
A very special new feature is the Random Sound Generator, which can deliver an almost infinite number of new, surprising and instantly usable Sounds. We should mention that a Hold Parameter has been added to the Hybrid Synthesizer Envelopes. Of course there are also a bunch of smaller modifications and tweaks to further improve the Spectralis functionality and user friendliness.
Expect the Spectralis to still be incredibly expensive. More information on the Spectralis