Developer Matt Tytel has introduced Vital, a spectral warping wavetable synthesizer that he says lets you “explore new timbres and create sounds you didn’t think possible with wavetables.”
Vital features a highly visual interface, with realtime, animated graphical displays to make it easier to see what’s going on with your patches.
One of the synth’s unique features is that you can quickly design sounds with a drag-and-drop modulation workflow. The modulation preview gives you an idea of what things will sound like before you drop the connection. With this, you can try modulating different destinations by dragging around the screen.
Stereo-modulation lets you split an LFO to have the left channel’s modulation delayed from the right or give slight stereo time differences to an envelope to create wider stereo effects.
Other advanced features include support for MPE and microtonal tuning, support for custom samples and more.
- Wavetable oscillators with frequency warping and wave warping
- Efficient unison
- Two routable voice filters with several analog and digital models, each with multiple continuous blending modes
- Audio-rate modulation so you can create clean drum transients and frequency modulate filter cutoff
- Stereo-splittable LFOs with custom and editable shapes
- Keytracked LFO settings
- Modulatable envelopes with custom curves
- Modulation remapping so you can customize the shape of every modulation
- Custom sample source
- Random modulation sources like Perlin, Lorenz Attractor, S&H and Sine Interplation, each with stereo options
- Eight routable effects including a multiband compressor, multi-mode phaser and 16 voice chorus
- MPE support
- Microtonal file support
- Oscilloscope and spectrum viewer
- Preset browser with sort, search, tag and folder organization
Pricing and Availability
Vital will be available Nov 24th for Mac & Windows, with a variety of pricing options:
- Basic – Free
- Plus – $25
- Pro – $80
- Subscription – $5 / month
The free version offers 25 wavetables & 80 presets, while the paid options add more wavetables, deeper preset libraries and support.