Hamburg Audio has released Nuklear, described as the first plugin synthesizer based on “advanced pulsar synthesis”.
Here’s what they have to say about advanced pulsar synthesis:
Nuklear comes with unique pulsar oscillators and enriches classic sound synthesis with essential new parameters: by disassociating the note pitch from the waveform length it is possible to create new, previously unheard sounds.
As opposed to classic sound synthesis not the waveform length, but solely its repetition rate is responsible for the resulting pitch. The length of the individual “pulsaret grains” is controlled and modulated by a separate parameter, the “pulsaret frequency”.
Unfortunately, there don’t seem to be any audio demos of Nuklear & its advanced pulsar synthesis on the company’s site. Maybe they were too busy making gratuitously sexy 3D graphics of their software synth, like the one above, to be able to make some audio demos.
We hope that they will fix that, so that those ” new, previously unheard sounds” won’t remain unheard.
- Advanced pulsar synthesis with 4 pulsar train generators and up to 16 voices.
- 26 pulsar waveforms and 4 pulsar envelope waveforms.
- 8 low frequency oscillators.
- 8 ADSHR envelope.
- Built-in delay effect with sync option.
- Built-in distortion effect with 3 distortion types.
- 16-step sequencer with 8 programmable patterns for note and multiple parameter modulation control.
The plugin is available in Audio Unit, VST2 and VST3 format for Windows (32bit & 64bit) and Mac (Intel) for 169 Euro.