Radikal Technologies has announced an update to the Spectralis Synthesizer, a very cool “no compromise Synth-Monster.” An audio demo (MP3) at the Radikal site gives a preview of what this synth is capable of.
The Spectralis now sports three independent monophonic synths, which the user can configure freely from the array of available sound modules of the sound engine. The Step-Sequencer can now be used to trigger and control external MIDI and Software instruments. The number of available Step Sequencer lines has also doubled from 16 to 32. These sequencer lines are now enabled not only to control the Hybrid Synth and the MIDI Instruments but also the Sample Engine of the Spectralis.
Due to the brand new open routing of the lines parameters such as the FM-or phasemodulation-depth, filter resonance or even exotic parameters like the Time Linearity Modulation can now also be controlled with sequencer lines of up to 192 steps. Also new is a switchable Glide-function, which in addition to the previous hard step value changes and the popular step envelopes now also allows for buttery soft transitions when used to control parameters.
The step sequencer is not the only section of the Spectralis able to control external instruments. Any Part of the Spectralis can be selectively assigned to the MIDI-Out port. This means that even the powerful Drumgrid Editor can be used with connected sound sources. When a new song is selected the Spectralis can also automatically set the outside instruments to the proper sound programs and adjust their volume and panorama positions.
A very special new feature is the Random Sound Generator, which can deliver an almost infinite number of new, surprising and instantly usable Sounds. We should mention that a Hold Parameter has been added to the Hybrid Synthesizer Envelopes. Of course there are also a bunch of smaller modifications and tweaks to further improve the Spectralis’ functionality and user friendliness.
More information is available at the Radikal site.