u-he has introduced DIVA (Dinosaur Impersonating Virtual Analogue), a new virtual analog synthesizer for Mac & Windows.
Here’s what u-he has 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 zero-delay-feedback filters when pushed to the limit clearly demonstrates the advantages of this groundbreaking approach.
Diva works without restriction until December 31st 2011. From then on you will notice a mild crackle, the demo restriction that will remind you to visit our shop.
Check out more than 1200 presets. If your computer can handle it, try them in “Divine” mode.
Diva for Mac & Windows (VST/AU) is available now for US $119 through January 15th, 2012 ($60 off regular of $179).