Image-Line releases Sawer

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Image-Line Sawer

Image-Line has released Sawer, a vintage modeling synthesizer, that cuts through the mix to deliver precisely articulated and punchy sounds.

Meticulous attention has been applied to the filter and envelope design in order to deliver a unique character reminicient of analog hardware.

Sawer features

  • Main oscillator for subtractive synthesis: SAW shape with Sync frequency.
  • Sub oscillator (-2 to +2 octaves) with level, phase & detune controls.
  • 1 NOISE Oscillator.
  • Variable polyphony (1 to 24 voices).
  • 8 voice UNISON with user-adjustable stereo panning, detune and ‘Octaver’.
  • SYNC & RING frequency modulation.
  • 2 ADSR envelope generators (one user-assignable to modulation parameters).
  • 4 FILTER modes – low pass (24 & 12 dB/Oct), band pass and high pass.
  • Chorus, Phaser, Delay & Reverb effects.
  • Muti-mode Arpeggiator.

Sawer is available as a VST instrument for Windows (Mac version coming soon) for a pre-sale price of $79 USD until the end of March (regular price $99 USD).

Visit Image-Line for more information, audio demos, and a link to download a demo version of Sawer.

  • http://rekkerd.org ronnie

    New Image-Line customers could try my promo code to get 10% discount on Sawer: https://support.image-line.com/jshop/shop.php?offer=Default&promo=BACJBAA468

    Not entirely sure if this will work since the promo seems to only be valid for orders with a total value of $90 or more, but when I tried the link it still reduced the price on Sawer by $7 USD.

    If anyone uses the link to buy Sawer, please let me know if the promo worked for you.

  • http://rekkerd.org ronnie

    Some more info appeared on the Image-Line site:

    Sawer pays homage to the envelopes and filters of a rare 1980’s Soviet analog synthesizer, Polivoks. Maxx has devoted meticulous attention to the detail of Sawer’s filter and envelope designs, ensuring Sawer delivers a unique sonic character reminiscent of the Polivoks hardware. But Polivoks, like all analog synthesizers, wasn’t without its problems. Keeping the oscillators stable and in tune has been likened to ‘moving a pile of live frogs, by wheelbarrow’, impossible! As Sawer is algorithmic, this solves the problems of tuning and stability, however, in the same way electrical component instability makes analog gear unique (if not cranky), Sawer benefits from the 21st century equivalent, a coding error.

    While programming the SAW oscillator, Maxx accidentally set some incorrect variables and immediately the sound gained bass, acquired some light but pleasing noise on the attack and an overall richer sonic spectra. Maxx realized this was no mistake but a discovery and built on this, adding some frequency modulation to give it a touch of analog authenticity and so ‘Sawer’ was born.

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