SONiVox has announced Stratum, its supersaw and FM synth, which they are touting as “ideal for synthwave, vaporwave and retro electro” productions.
Stratum is a layering of a classic Supersaw synthesizer and a 4-operator FM synthesizer. Originally made famous by the Roland JP-8000, the Supersaw waveform has made a strong comeback in the trance and hardcore musical genres due to its edgy sound, particularly in synth leads and synth basses.
Stratum takes the Supersaw sound a step further by combining this classic waveform with a 4-operator FM synth, a noise generator and sub oscillator to produce a virtual instrument perfect for modern synthwave productions like those found in the recent hit series “Stranger Things” and the movie “Synchronicity OST”.
Using the new struQture audio engine from Qubiq Audio, Stratum also features two low-pass filters, a vocal format filter, and a tube distortion circuit to further enhance its sounds, all controllable by a simple modulation matrix featuring four LFO’s with modwheel control and an 8-step sequencer called the Stepper.
Stratum includes a unique XY Pad which can mix in a Bit Crusher, Dirty Phaser, Wah-Wah, and a Non-Linear Delay. Stratum also boasts two arpeggiators, one for the Supersaw synth and one for the FM synth. As the final polish to its sounds and tracks, Stratum includes built-in Chorus, Phaser, Delay and Reverb effects.
SONiVOX Stratum Features at a Glance:
- Supersaw plus FM Synthesizer with Noise and Sub Oscillators
- Individual arpeggiators for the Supersaw and FM synths
- Dynamic Filters including Low-Pass Filters with Resonance, Vocal Format and Tube Distortion
- Unique XY Effects pad for additional bit crushing, dirty phasing, wah-wah and non-linear delay
- Simple but powerful Modulation Matrix featuring 4 LFOs and an 8-step sequencer
- Built in Reverb, Delay, Phaser, and Chorus effects
Pricing and Availability.
SONiVOX’s Stratum transwave synthesizer is available now via the SONiVOX website and dealers worldwide. With an introductory discount through June 30, Stratum is currently available for $99 US, and will retail for $199 US from July 2018 onward.