u-he has updated the public beta of Diva, a virtual analog synthesizer plug-in 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 simulators (e.g. PSpice) in realtime. The behaviour of zero-delay-feedback filters when pushed to the limit clearly demonstrates the advantages of this groundbreaking approach.
Changes since Diva public beta 331
- Improved Sallen Key 2 tuning.
- Dual VCO crashes no more.
- Pwm crashes no more.
- Less note hangers.
- CPU should be a *little* bit lower (and also more accurate).
- Some typos.
- Warning-Sign doesn’t show when fm-mod source is none.
- ADS envelope shouldn’t produce hanging notes anymore.
- All-Note-Off events (like pause button) work.
- Feedback works without changing hpf first.
- Quantsize doesn’t crash.
- Random-values are drawn differently.
- Some slops are adjusted differently.
- Knobs don’t flicker.
- Misplaced triangles are gone.
- Missing drop-down fixed.
Diva for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is now available to pre-order for $119 USD excl. VAT in EU. The beta version works without restriction until December 31st, 2011.