Propellerhead today announced its new Parsec spectral synth, calling it “the futuristic sound of additive synthesis for the Reason rack.”
Propellerhead describes its Parsec user interface and synthesis engine as having been designed to suit both the novice and the “PhD of sound synthesis” alike.
Parsec has two sound engines, and each generator boasts up to 512 oscillators, or partials, per voice. The generators produce their sound according to any of 12 built-in algorithms. Each sound engine also has two modifiers, each of which can be set to any of 22 algorithms.
In addition, Parsec has three envelopes, one of which can be set to loop mode. It’s got a comprehensive modulation bus for connecting modulation sources and targets. Parsec allows the user to employ up to 1024 oscillators in their sounds, and do all manner of additive synthesis, “without killing your computer.”
Parsec Key Features Include:
- Powerful and easy to use additive synthesis.
- Sound bank with sounds for electro house, bass music, minimal techno, electronic indie and pop, “far-out experimental”(?), and more.
- Two sound engines that make up a single sound.
- Up to 1024 oscillators per voice.
- Vocoder with modulation from Parsec’s audio input.
- Built-in high quality reverb and delay.
You can hear samples from Parsec’s sound library on Soundcloud.
Pricing and Availability. Propellerhead Parsec is available now, and retails for $119 US from the Propellerhead website.