LinPlug Releases Octopus

OctopusLinPlug has released the Octopus VST and AU synthesizer plugin, created with Maxx Claster and several renowned sound designers.

The instrument has a large array of features, the highlights of which are an all-in-one edit screen with one matrix for FM and another matrix for general modulation, and more than 420 presets.


  • 2 independent sound generation modules (Oscillators and Sampler)
  • 8 additive oscillators with each containing up to 32 harmonics
  • Each oscillator’s spectrum is fully-editable and has sample-analysis capability
  • Additive oscillators can be configured for 8-oscillator FM synthesis
  • Waveforms can be easily edited by the user and new waveforms can be created in seconds
  • Matrix-FM with 8 oscillators, full cross-modulation, and adjustable feedback for any oscillator
  • 8-slot sampler with adjustable keyboard range
  • Sampler loads WAV/AIFF samples up to 24bit/192kHz
  • 2 independent multimode filters with modulatable cutoff and resonance
  • Filters are available as FM sources
  • Up to 32 envelopes with up to 64 host-syncable segments, free-run, loop and adjustable slope (curve)
  • Envelope matrix offers modulation of amplitude, mix, panning, pitch, frequency, phase of any oscillator and filter cutoff and resonance
  • Graphical envelope editor with advanced editing capabilities
  • Envelopes can be scaled to keyboard and velocity independently
  • A stereo effects section containing 4 effects units including chorus, delay, reverb and a 4-band parametric equalizer
  • Warm, tube-like distortion
  • Full microtonal capabilities (TUN/Scala support)
  • 2 sophisticated 32-step sequencers
  • Unison and Glide
  • 12-voice polyphony (CPU-dependent) with adjustable voice limit
  • Fully recognizes Velocity, Aftertouch, Pitch bend, Modwheel and various other MIDI controllers
  • Envelopes, oscillator waves, sequences, and complete sound programs can be saved to disk and loaded from disk

System Requirements:

Macintosh: Mac OSX 10.2.6 or higher, 1 GHz or higher CPU, 512MB RAM

PC: Windows 95TM or higher, 1 GHz or higher CPU, 512MB RAM

The license fee is 129 Euro/$149 US including 420 presets and a printed English manual that is shipped to the buyer free of charge. The download version of the Octopus is available for online purchase from the LinPlug website. A version on CD will be available soon for the same price.

More information is available at the LinPlug site.

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