Wave Alchemy has released Spectrum, a virtual synthesizer for Kontakt 5, which claims to bring together the iconic sounds of the most sought-after analog and digital synths in existence, with the ability to layer, blend and creatively transform patches, tones and timbres into fresh, organic, evolving sounds.
At the heart of Spectrum is a collection of synth patches; each designed from the ground up using an assortment of iconic analogue and digital synthesizers, including the Moog Minimoog Model D, Roland Juno-60, Roland Juno-106, Arp Odyssey, Korg MS-20, Roland JX8P, Moog Source, Roland Saturn 09, Roland SH-09, Moog MG-01, Korg Minikorg, Korg Poly-800, Future Retro XS and Yamaha DX5.
Over 18 months in development, Spectrum contains analog-modeled effects, filters, envelopes, LFO’s and waveform editing parameters, along with an impressive on-board step sequencer and much more. Wave Alchemy asserts a large arsenal of sounds are capable with this synth; from detailed analog bass and leads, to complex evolving pads, expressive chords, twisted analogue sequences and everything in between. Four oscillators are loaded with 175 multi-sampled waveforms, which can be layered simultaneously and transformed indefinitely with Spectrum’s editing and processing parameters.
Wave Alchemy Spectrum Features:
» 175 unique patches designed with a collection of vintage analog and early digital hardware synthesizers
» Over 250 uniquely designed custom presets in Kontakt Snapshot format with support for Maschine 2 and Komplete Kontrol Keyboards
» Blend and creatively layer up to four unique patches simultaneously for authentic vintage character or powerful modern sounds
» 9969 carefully recorded samples at 96KHz – Over 20GB in size (12GB Compressed)
» HD analog – All samples have been carefully looped and edited with advanced noise removal to greatly increase the dynamic range
» Single Instrument Design – Unlike most Kontakt-based instruments the entire instrument and all of its features can be loaded within a single .nki.
» True analogue samples recreate the sound and character of Analogue Synthesis beyond what is possible with purely digital synthesis
» Dice Mode – a unique feature allowing you to automatically create new and inspiring sounds instantly, in a single click, with hundreds of millions of unique combinations
» Deeply scripted parameters allow for intuitive and powerful control to sculpt the sound of the original patches into new, organic and complex unique sounds
» Internal Chord memorizer (along with presets), including easy and advanced modes for creating powerful chords and stacked sounds
» Internal 32-step, 9 lane sequencer allowing you to sequence note, pitch, length, LFOs velocity, and all filter parameters independently
» Internal Channel strip effect allows for quick and easy processing of sounds for a punchy and modern sound
» Internal Effects system allows for routing of Chorus / Flanger, Delay and Reverb to external busses for mix down
» Voice playback allows for mono, legato and variable polyphonic voices up to 64 voices
» Advanced options allow preset loading with the ability to globally disable internal effects for advanced mixing in a host DAW
» Full integration with NI Maschine and Komplete Kontrol. Every parameter of Spectrum is mapped to physical controls of the hardware
Please note: A full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.5.1 (or above) is required to run Spectrum. This instrument does not work with the Free Kontakt Player.
Wave Alchemy’s Spectrum is available now for £59.95 (special introductory price of £50.96 available until 14th July).