Synapse Audio Software Intros Orion 8 For Windows

Synapse Audio Software has released Orion 8, an updated version of its music production software for Windows.

Here’s what’s new:

  • New Instruments
    • Pro-9 virtual-analog drum sound modelling generator(complete overhaul of the former XR-909 generator).
    • Acoustic Grand, a high-quality, sampled-based grand piano module.
  • New Effects
    • High-quality lookahead limiter and a new compressor, both meeting professional standards.
    • Vintage Chorus effect, a detailed recreation of the warm, analog stereo chorus effects manufactured in the 70s and 80s.
  • New Mixing Console
    • Revised mixing console doubles the number of parallel sub groups to eight and adds an extra insert slot, eliminating the need for clumsy workarounds.
    • Additional pan laws are available for the mixing desk, including Equal Power 0dB, Equal Power -3dB and Linear -6dB for broadcasting.
    • Ability to pattern-automate the mixer in the sequencer.
    • Both the mixing console and master section support automatic PDC (plugin delay compensation) and 64-bit double-precision mixing.
  • Templates and Song Merge
    • New, innovative Template system allows you to fully customize the plugins you work with.
    • Song Merge allows you to incorporate tracks into a new project easily, preserving its patterns, arrangement, Mixer/EQ settings, applied effects and so on.
  • Improved Workflow
    • New navigation bar in the arrangement window gives an overview of the entire project, and allows instant zooming or navigating to any bar with a single click.
    • Patterns can be resized and stretched with the mouse directly in the playlist.
    • Full mousewheel support has been added to all views, including the piano roll, mixer, instruments and effects.
  • DrumRack
    • Each sample or sample group can now be mapped to any MIDI key, and all new V8 drumkits are mapped according to the General MIDI (GM) drum map standard.
    • MIDI Grooves can be imported via Drag+Drop and will function instantly due to the GM compatibility.
    • The new 12-bit switch added allows for vintage, gritty MPC-type sounds.
  • New Sample Content
    • Provided by well-known sampling experts Yellow Tools.
    • Whether you’re looking for a high-quality acoustic drum set, percussion samples or an electric bass or acoustic guitar- the new content added to Orion consists exclusively of finest 24-bit quality multisamples, a huge improvement compared to the content that came with earlier versions of Orion.
    • Installing the Sample content is much easier than in previous editions, too, as it is performed by a dedicated Setup program.
  • Look+Feel
    • New skinning system introduced allows full custimization of not just all instruments and effects, but the window frames and buttons as well.
    • Two skins are provided, a new V8 skin as well as an adapted “Azura” skin from V7.

Orion 8 is available in the Synapse Online Shop for $249. The upgrade price for Version 7 users is $99. For the limited period of two weeks, users may take advantage of an introductory price: $69 for the upgrade and $199 for the full version. Note that for purchases made within the European Union (EU), 19% VAT is added.

2 thoughts on “Synapse Audio Software Intros Orion 8 For Windows

  1. Grrr, I knew I should have purchased v7 when they where selling it for $75 around the holidays. The demo works well on my netbook and I need a light weight and cheap DAW to run windows vst's (I use ableton on my main machine which is a Mac). Now it's out of my price range. Perhaps I will try to install ableton, I didn't even bother to try it yet, I figured it was a waste of time on the atom processor/low ram netbook.

    Renoise is working well, but I can only stomach so much tracker usage before I start to contemplate suicide (and/or homicide). Anyway, I've gone way off topic, so I will stop…..

  2. Can you imagine this?! I have just received a Windows 8 key with only $50 at Silicomshop.com world of software. After installation, I was very excited about all of the features it has such as:Amazing touch-centric User Interface,Enhanced Copy Experience,Native USB 3.0 Support

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