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Stillwell Audio releases Schwa Olga
From the product page:
Imagine a handmade experiment from an unlikely place, a synthesizer so full of life and character that it earns the right to be called a musical instrument. Olga encourages risk, experimentation, and exploration, and rewards you with unexpected and exciting sounds, vibrant and human. This is the dusty gem you could spend your life searching for.
Schwa Olga features
- Bezier Antialiased Dynamic Analog Synthesis System
Olga uses a truly new approach to DSP waveform generation to emulate glorious analog imperfection. Olga’s free running oscillators are in a constant state of structured variability, a deeply musical instability, free of aliasing artifacts and light on your CPU.
- Gaussian Reactive Oscillator Overdrive Virtual Engine
Throughout Olga’s signal path, levels can be pushed through saturation and into full overdrive, with a thickness that develops organically, breathing life and character into your music.
Schwa Olga is available for Windows PC (Mac AU version coming soon) and costs $80 USD (Reaper-only, non-commercial use license is available for $40 USD).