u-he has introduced Diva, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
The oscillators, filters and envelopes closely model components found in some of the great monophonic and polyphonic synthesizers of yesteryear.
Modules can be mixed and matched so you can build hybrids, but what sets DIVA apart is the sheer authenticity of the analogue sound. This comes at the cost of quite a high CPU-hit, but we think it was worth it: Diva is the first native software synth that applies methods from industrial circuit emulators (search for “PSpice”) in realtime! Especially the behaviour of our zero-delay-feedback filters, when pushed to the limit, demonstrates the advantages of this groundbreaking approach.
Diva will be available to purchase on Wednesday November 16th, 2011, at the introductory price of $119 USD (excl. VAT) until December 31st, 2011 (regular $179 USD excl. VAT).
A public beta of Diva is now available to download for Windows and Mac. The beta version works without restriction until December 31st, 2011.