LinPlug 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
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.