Studiologic Sledge 2.0 Offers More Synth For Less Money

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At the 2015 NAMM Show, Studiologic introduced Sledge 2.0 – an updated version of its vintage-inspired digital keyboard that offers a lot more synth for less money.

With Sledge 2.0, Studiologic and Waldorf Labs (working as a team) have made it more flexible as a pure synthesizer, added Dual mode for Split/Layer functions, introduced support for user samples, expanded the instrument’s polyphony from 8 notes to 24 and improved its effects engine.

Meanwhile, they’ve dropped the street price by about $600. Here are the details:  Continue reading

Vast Dynamics Intros ‘Brutal’ Vaporizer Synth For Mac & Windows

vast-vaporizerVast Dynamics has introduced Vaporizer – a new software synthesizer for Mac & Windows.

Vaporizer is a subtractive software synthesizer that they say offers a ‘fat virtual analog sound with low system CPU resource usage.’

A main focus of the synth is supersaw-like sounds with various unison and detune models. According to the company, ‘Vaporizer does not want to be smooth and gentle. It has sharp edges and can also be brutal.’ Continue reading

dsp-Gplug Puts 15-Oscillator Paraphonic Synth On A MIDI Plug

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Developer Jan Ostman has announced that the dsp-Gplug – a version of the dsp-G1 analog modeling synthesizer built into a MIDI plug – is now available.

Ostman calls it “the smallest VA MIDI Synth in the world.”

The dsp-Gplug is designed to be both patched and controlled via MIDI. A MIDI editor is available.

The synth is has 15 oscillators, structured as a 5-note paraphonic synth, with a 24db lowpass filter with resonance. It also has AMP ENV, filter ENV and LFO, with sine or sample & hold waveform.

Here are some audio examples of the dsp-G1 synth in action: Continue reading