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Image-Line releases PoiZone 2.0
Image-Line has released version 2.0 of PoiZone, a subtractive software synthesizer.
PoiZone 2 features a refreshed interface and is now available as a standalone application, native FL Studio plugin and AudioUnit plugin, in addition to the existing VSTi plugin version.
Registered users of PoiZone 1 can download the new version from the My FL Studio page.
- 2 oscillators that can produce the two most popular and useful shapes for subtractive synthesis: fat, bright SAW and PULSE shapes, with adjustable pulse width
- Noise generator
- Ring modulation
- Sync modulation
- 16 voice polyphony
- 4 voice UNISON with user-adjustable stereo panning and ‘Octaver’. The Octaver expands the harmonic range and flexibility of the unison sound to support the creation of realistic ‘vox-like’ effects
- 2 ADSR envelope generators. One for traditional envelope duties, the other can be user assigned
- 3 FILTER modes – low pass, band pass and high pass. PoiZone features a warm, super-trooper-extra-analog-moog-like-mega filter with self oscillation. Special attention has been given to precise filter tuning so that when KEYTRK is set to maximum, the PoiZone filter will track keyboard frequency precisely so it can be used as an oscillator. The PoiZone filter has bright and clean sound or it can be ‘grungy’ and ‘angry’ when resonance is introduced as it features some light distortion. And even with distortion the filter sounds clean on high frequencies as it has no aliasing
- Keyboard and Velocity tracking for the filter
- Multi-mode Arpeggiator
- Noise Gate with an adjustable 16 step pattern. The gate features smoothness control and the ability to import/export patterns to .fxp files
- DELAY effect, with tempo-synced click-free stereo delays and delay time modulation. Lo-cut and hi-cut for trancers!
- CHORUS with a warm sound with great unison emulation
- MIDI learn feature with the ability to save/load MIDI setups to/from a patch
- LFO and MOD WHEEL modulation. Can be assigned to a wide range of performance parameters in PoiZone
PoiZone 2 is available for Windows (standalone/VSTi/FL) and MacOS X 10.4 (standalone/VSTi/AU) and costs $79 USD.