IK Multimedia announced today that Syntronik, their virtual synth “powerhouse” for iOS, Mac & PC, is now shipping.
The Syntronik collection of vintage synthesizer virtual instruments features a hybrid sample and modeling synthesis engine, and offers a large assortment of modeled effects.
Syntronik includes a collection of 17 instruments with over 2,000 sounds, covering a selection from 38 of iconic to ultra-rare vintage synthesizers:
- 99 – Based on the Yamaha SY99
- Blau – PPG Wave 2.3
- Bully – Bass sounds of the Moog Taurus I, II and 3
- DCO-X – Based on the Roland JX-3P, JX-8P and JX-10 synths
- Galaxy – Sounds of the Alesis Andromeda
- Harpy 260 – Sounds of the ARP 2600
- J-8 – Sounds of the Roland Jupiter 4, 6 and 8
- J-60 – Based on the Juno 60, including analog modeled chorus
- Minimod – Based on the Minimoog, Modular and Voyager synths
- Noir – Based on the Moog Prodigy, Micromoog and Multimoog
- OXa – Sounds of the Oberheim OB-X and OB-Xa
- Polymorph – Based on the Polymoog, Opus 3, Rogue, and Concertmate MG-1
- Pro-V – Sounds of the Prophet-5 and Prophet-10
- SAM – Sounds of the Oberheim SEM synthesizer
- String Box – Based on ARP, Elka, Hohner, and Roland string machines
- T-03 – Bass sounds of the Roland TB-303
- V-80 – Sounds of the Yamaha CS-80, GX-1 and CS-01
Each of the 38 synths in Syntronik was multi-sampled, creating a library of over 50GB and 70,000 samples. IK Multimedia also includes their ‘DRIFT’ technology to vary the phase, color and pitch of the sampled oscillators, “to keep them moving just like real analog oscillators.”
Circuit-modeled filters. Syntronik’s hybrid synthesis engine uses a new analog modeled filter section.
Syntronik offers seven filter types, including four analog filters: the Moog transistor ladder, Roland’s IR3109 chip, the Curtis CEM3320 chip and the Oberheim SEM state variable filter. Syntronik also provides a classic low-pass filter and digital filters like Formant and Phase.
All seven filters can be selected within each included instrument, enabling users to mix and match them at will – like using a Moog filter with Oberheim oscillators – for unique never-before-heard combinations.
Advanced features and effects. Also included in Syntronik is a suite of 38 effects with a lunch-box style configuration, along with advanced features like four-part layers, splits and arpeggiators.
SampleTank-ready. Syntronik’s sounds can be opened in IK Multimedia’s SampleTank 3 (with version 3.7 update available via IK Multimedia website), allowing sounds to be used individually or as four-part instruments together with the range of instruments available in the SampleTank library.
The SampleTank v3.7 update includes new features such as the Channel Strip and Ensemble Chorus effects as well as six new filter types.
Audio Demos by Taiho Yamada:
Syntronik Free. The Syntronik Free version allows users to experience all 17 instruments with 50 available sounds including the full functionality of all controls, 38 effects, four-part layers, splits and arpeggiators.
Users who want to build their customized synth studio one instrument at a time can expand Syntronik Free via the product’s “In-App Shop.” Each of the 17 instruments, available separately, has full functionality and includes all the presets relating to the corresponding instrument from the collection library.
Pricing and availability. Syntronik is available now via the IK Multimedia website and some music instrument retailers for $/€299.99 via direct download or $/€329.99 for a boxed copy. Cross-grade options are available for users of qualifying IK products; for details consult IK Multimedia.
Syntronik Free is available as a complimentary download from the IK Multimedia website (link above) and is expandable with Syntronik Instruments available individually via the built-in “In-App Shop” for $/€49.99 each.
SampleTank version 3.7 update is available as a download from the IK Multimedia website.
Syntronik for iOS is available as a free download, with individual instruments available as in-app purchases.