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vember|audio releases SURGE v1.0.1

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vember|audio SURGE v1.0.1

SURGE, the new vember|audio synthesizer takes usability and sound quality to a new level.

The specifications only hints at what is possible with this instrument. To really appreciate it you have to hear and use it for yourself.

Specifications (v1.01):

General

  • Synthesis method: Subtractive hybrid
  • Each patch contain two ‘scenes’ which are separate instances of the enitre synthesis engine (except effects) that can be used for layering or split patches.
  • Category based patch-browser that is fast to use

Oscillators

  • 3 oscillators/voice
  • 5 versatile oscillator algorithms: Classic, Sinus, Wavetable, S/H Noise and Audio-input
  • The classic oscillator is a morphable pulse/saw/dualsaw oscillator with a sub-oscillator and self-sync.
  • Most algorithms (all except sinus and audio-input) offer up to 16-voice unison at the oscillator level.
  • Oscillator FM/ringmodulation
  • All oscillator algorithms are band-limited yet they still cover the entire audible spectrum.
  • Noise generator with variable spectrum

Filterblock

  • Two filter-units with arrangeable in 7 different configurations
  • Feedback loop
  • Available filter-algorithms: LP12, LP24, LP24L (ladder filter with 1-4 poles), HP12, HP24, BP, Notch, Comb+, Comb-
  • Waveshaper (5 shapes)

Modulation

  • 12 LFO-units available to each voice (6 are running on each voice and 6 are shared for the scene)
  • DAHDSR envelope generators on every LFO-unit
  • 7 deformable LFO-waveforms + 1 drawable/stepsequencer waveform
  • Extremely fast and flexible modulation routing. Almost every continuous parameter can be modulated

Effects

  • 8 effect units arranged as 2 inserts/scene, 2 sends and 2 master effects
  • 9 top-quality algorithms: Delay, Reverb, Chorus, Phaser, EQ, Distortion, Conditioner (EQ, stereo-image control & limiter), Rotary speaker, Frequency shifter

Check out the vember|audio website for more information, a demo is available.

Rob Papen Predator

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