u-he has introduced Diva, a new software synthesizer for Windows and Mac that they call ‘a new monster synthesizer’.
It might not fit our definition of a monster synth – but maybe a virtual monster synth!
Here’s what they have to say about Diva:
The oscillators, filters and envelopes closely model components found in some of the great monophonic and polyphonic synthesizers of yesteryear. Modules can be mixed and matched so you can build hybrids, but what sets DIVA apart is the sheer authenticity of the analogue sound. This comes at the cost of quite a high CPU-hit, but we think it was worth it: Diva is the first native software synth that applies methods from industrial circuit simulators (e.g. PSpice) in realtime. The behaviour of our zero-delay-feedback filters when pushed to the limit clearly demonstrates the advantages of this groundbreaking approach.
The beta version works without restriction until December 31st. Become an early adopter, play an active role in development as we nurture this baby to perfection over the next few weeks…
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Diva will be available for Mac & PC Wednesday November 16th, 2011. A beta is available now.
- Estimated price: 179$ (+19% VAT in EU)
- Introductory price: 119$ (+19% VAT in EU) until December 31st, 2011