Robin Schmidt Releases Straightliner – Virtual Synth For Windows
Robin Schmidt has released Straightliner, a VSTi synth for Windows. Straightliner is a subtractive synthesizer featuring 4 oscillators, a filter, and 2 envelope generators.
Straightliner utilizes a building blocks sound creation metaphor that Schmidt claims allows more flexibility than commonly seen in virtual analog products currently on the market. Instead of relying on a set of fixed waveforms, Straightliner’s oscillators support loading of arbitrary (single cycle) audio files which may be even stereo.
In turn, the whole signal path is laid out in stereo. The standard ADSR model for envelopes is replaced by a flexible modulation generator which allows to define an arbitrary number of breakpoints. The heart of subtractive synthesizers is the filter, of course. In this department, Straightliner offers a multimode filter with various modes, among them the usual suspects like lowpass, highpass, bandpass, but also several other interesting types. The user interface of the synth focuses on visual editors instead of the commonly seen hardware oriented interfaces. These visual editors don’t just sketch the resulting curves but exactly represent what is being generated in a what you see is what you get manner.
Robin Schmidt’s Straightliner costs €89 and is available now. More information on Robin Schmidt Straightliner.