Image Line Software Releases Sawer Virtual Vintage Synth
Image Line Software has released Sawer, a minimoog-looking, synthesizer plug-in for Mac and PC. Image Line claims Sawer is a vintage modeling synthesizer that cuts through the mix with precise articulation and a punchy sound.
Sawer’s filters have been modeled on the rare 1980s ‘Soviet era’ analog synthesizer, Polivoks. Meticulous attention has been paid to Sawer’s filter and envelope design, ensuring a unique sonic character, reminiscent of the Polivoks hardware.
As modulation is critical for achieving authentic analog sounds, Sawer has flexible modulation routing. An Envelope and LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) source can be used to control a large number of destination controls. Further, the MIDI Modulation Matrix provides the ability to route MIDI controllers to most targets in Sawer. Finally, Sawer includes CHORUS, PHASER, DELAY and REVERB effects.
» Main oscillator for subtractive synthesis: SAW shape with Sync frequency
» Sub oscillator (-2 to +2 octaves) with level, phase & detune controls
» 1 NOISE Oscillator
» Variable polyphony (1 to 24 voices)
» 8 voice UNISON with user-adjustable stereo panning, detune and ‘Octaver’
» SYNC & RING frequency modulation
» 2 ADSR envelope generators (one user-assignable to modulation parameters)
» 4 FILTER modes – low pass (24 & 12 dB/Oct), band pass and high pass
» Chorus, Phaser, Delay & Reverb effects
» Multi-mode Arpeggiator
Image Line’s Sawer is available in FL Studio and VSTi formats for Windows and Mac, as well as a Standalone and Audiounit version. Sawer is available for the introductory price of $79 until the end of March. After this period, the regular price of Sawer will be $99. More information on Image Line Sawer.