New Software Synth, Silk, Dedicated To The Sawtooth Waveform

Sonicbits shared this video demo for Silk, a virtual analog synthesizer plugin dedicated to a single waveform: the sawtooth.

Silk has two sawtooth oscillators, which each generate a unison sound of 7 combined voices. These parts in this “multisaw” can be detuned and blended in, leading to a very ‘rich airy and bright sound’, with lots of harmonics. An additional noise oscillator can add some dirt.

These oscillators build the sonic heart of Silk. This sound is then shaped by the filter. In addition to the classic low, high and bandpass filters often used in subtractive synthesis, Silk has a formant filter, which produces voice-like sounds.

Features:

  • 2 aliasing free multisaw oscillators
  • 1 noise oscillator
  • Resonant filter with 6, 12, 18 and 24db/oct lowpass, 12 dB/oct highpass and bandpass
  • Formant filter with predefined settings for vowels
  • 2 modulation ADSR envelopes
  • 2 LFOs syncable to host
  • Flexible mod matrix with 8 slots
  • Effect section with 2-stage chorus, stereo delay and reverb
  • 16 voice polyphony
  • Over 70 ready to play presets organized in categories
  • Resizable vector-based UI
  • Runs on Windows (VST2 and VST3) and Mac (AU, VST 2 and VST3), 64 bit only

Audio Demo:

Pricing and Availability

Silk is available now for $19 USD.

4 thoughts on “New Software Synth, Silk, Dedicated To The Sawtooth Waveform

  1. YASS “Dedicated to the Sawtooth Waveform” is a pretty cute slogan. “Lacks Square Waveform” got rejected.

    It must be fun to make subtractive synths. So we have plenty to choose from. It is nice when the developer can articulate what makes their particular version special. Flexible Mod Matrix is nice, pre-defined vowels for the filter presets is pretty nice.

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