Kjaerhus Audio has announced the release of a new software synthesizer called Spectra.
Spectra is a synthesizer plug-in which combines multistage additive synthesis with subtractive synthesis in an easy to operate and intuitive product. It provides a wealth of timbral possibilities, ranging from classic synthesizer sounds to re-synthesized instrument sounds and sound morphing. It features a 250 partial additive engine with up to 8 detune-able oscillators per Voice.
Up to 100 harmonies can be made on a timeline for re-synthesis and harmony morphing. An audio analyzer is available to convert wave files into harmonies. The subtractive part includes 12 analog modeled filters with resonance, two of those to self-oscillation. Two LFO’s are available for tremolo, vibrato and filter modulations. Five flexible multipoint envelopes with looping and timestretch capabilities are available to control amplitude, filter cut-off, pitch and modulation level for each of the two LFO’s.
The effect section features Chorus / Flanger, Delay, Phaser and Reverb. A two bank preset system is available for easy program handling; you can, for instance, browse through one bank and easily save your favorite sounds to the other bank. According to Kjaerhus “there is no latency”, which makes it ideal for real-time performance in the studio or on stage.
“Our goal was to make a musical instrument with new and interesting sound possibilities that was also easy and intuitive to work with. We have done our best to make this synth as logical and nontechnical for the user as possible, focusing on the quality and features that make a difference to the musician.” says Torben Larsen, founder of Kjaerhus Audio.
Spectra will be available for online purchase beginning January 3, 2006. The price will be $198.00, but until February 3, 2006 it can be purchased for only $158.00 as an introduction discount.
More information is available at the Kjaerhus site.