Rob Papen Intros Blade 2 ‘Dream Synthesizer’

Rob Papen has introduced Blade 2, a major update that they say makes it “a dream synthesizer for synth lovers who like to think out of the box”.

Here’s what they have to say about what’s new in Blade 2:

“We have now included an Additive mode which allows you to morph or mix between 4 additive waveforms using the XY pad. Of course, in addition to using these additive waves, you can also create and edit your own!

Another new addition is a dedicated wave-analyze section that allows to analyze of sample data into a waveform, which then again can be used in the Harmolator or Additive section.

To expand the sound options, even more, BLADE-2 also includes an additional analog-type oscillator plus a noise oscillator. However, it doesn’t stop there, because it now has 32 different Filter types to help shape your sound further!

The Arpeggiator section inside BLADE-2 has also received a huge update with some very cool new features.
There are now two additional rows for controlling the X and Y position of the XY pad. Also new is the ‘ratcheting’ feature including different ratcheting modes.

Last but not least, BLADE-2 has 3 Multi-FX processors with the high-quality top-notch – Rob Papen – FX.”

Pricing and Availability

Blade 2 is available now for $99 USD.

8 thoughts on “Rob Papen Intros Blade 2 ‘Dream Synthesizer’

    1. The vast majority of his customers appreciate this interface, it fits additive synths and has an 80’s flavor. I think this synth sounds amazing, it’s fun to play with and it looks great.

      1. Like most music software design there has been no effort to make the interface accessible to people with disabilities. I like the sound of it but will never be able to use it.

        1. Hello Mac, the only reason why I am asking this question is because I’m a novice music software designer, so ignore this if it is in any way rude.

          – Can you inform me/us about your disabilities, and what a software developer can do to help you use the UI? I think this is an interesting topic which I would like to adapt in my future software and it would be great to hear from you

  1. the GUI for this synth was ugly and old looking when it came out 20 years ago

    but it sounds pretty good, and ive used it a lot over the years

  2. That should be “think outside of the box.” And Papen came up with Blade AFTER Native Instruments brought out Razor, which I have.

    1. You spend money on a synth when you like how it looks, i buy a synth based on how it sounds and if it’s fun to work with. If it looks good too, it’s a bonus. In this case i also happen to think it has a very desirable retro look, a perfect fit of this type of synth. I’m glad they don’t all look ‘trendy’ like Arturia Pigment, Serum (which i own) or the NI stuffs…

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