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Use Audio announces Plugiator table top synthesizer

Use Audio Plugiator

Use Audio has announced the Plugiator, an innovative table top synthesizer which utilizes the latest and fastest DSP technology to provide high-end plug-in technology within a most convenient portable form factor.

So far, hardware synth modules were fixed-architecture, basically providing one fixed sound engine and presets which cover the range of the given architecture. In contrast, the Plugiator can store up to eight DSP plug-ins featuring very different synthesis architectures – thus hugely expanding the sonic possibilities and sound spectrum!

The Plugiator can store up to eight different DSP plug-ins, each with 100 presets – allowing you to store up to 800 different sounds.

It comes with four plug-in loaded:

  • Minimax, the highly acclaimed replica of the famous legend. Incredibly fat and responsive sound, intuitive control… tweaking its knobs is pure fun, a real performance synth!
  • Lightwave, while the oscillators are based on wavetables, the aftermath is virtual analog – giving you wide control of the sound. From complex pads to powerful leads, LightWave offers a vast range of sonic possibilities.
  • B4000, turns your keyboard into the Queen of Organs. The genuine sound of a real living electromechanical 400 pound monster. Lively, authentic, emotional.
  • Vocodizer, what the microphone input of the Plugiator is for. Plug in your microphone and modulate sounds with our voice… (free registration bonus).

The Plugiator box provides MIDI In and Thru connections, USB, a microphone input, stereo line outs and a headphone output. Eight encoder knobs allow you to tweak major sound parameters while playing, and the ten “quick pads” let you quickly store and recall your favorite plug-in/preset combinations.

The Plugiator will debut at NAMM in January (Hall E Booth 1204), and will be available with dealers from February 2008. It will cost 399 EUR incl VAT / 469 USD net.

Visit Use Audio for more information.

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