Tracktion Corporation has launched BioTek Organic Synthesizer – a new virtual instrument for Linux, Mac & Windows that combines an advanced synthesis engine with an array of sampled sounds from natural, urban and mechanical environments.
BioTek is designed, according to the company, to create ‘weird, wonderful and inspirational’ sounds.
Here’s the official video preview:
BioTek was created by two virtual instrument gurus, Wolfram Franke, top right, Taiho Yamada, lower right, with the interface expertise of designer, Kristina Childs, far right.
BioTek is built on the Acktion Engine, Tracktion’s new sampling and synthesis platform. It powers BioTek and will provide the backbone for future Tracktion instruments.
The single-screen user interface, dominated by an XY controller and a number of soft controls that change function based on the particular patch in use, is designed to provide the flexibility of a modular synthesizer.
“The quality and range of the sounds, as well as the way they interact with the synthesizer in organic and sometimes very twisted ways is uniquely addictive,” notes composer and BioTek sample contributor, Mike Wall.
BioTek is compatible with all DAW platforms supporting the AAX, AU, VST and Linux VST formats. The instrument retails for US $150 at the Tracktion site.