Adam Szabo has released version 1.7 of the JP6K synthesizer instrument designed to emulate the Super Saw sound.
The update includes 64-bit support, a resizable GUI, a considerable reduction in CPU usage, and mouse wheel support on parameters.
It aims to capture the essence of the sound and the behavior of the original oscillator. Even after a decade, the Super Saw is still sought after by people all around the world, and is a crucial part of such music genres like Trance.
There are several factors that make the Super Saw in the JP6K different than other synths that provide a similar sound. The original Super Saw from Roland was aliasing, thus creating a bright and “airy” sound. To prevent the sound from sounding harsh below the fundamental harmonic, a high pass filter was possibly used to remove the unwanted frequencies. The JP6K uses the same design to achieve that special oscillator waveform giving it a unique tone.
- 32 voice polyphony.
- Two Super Saw oscillators, an upper and lower with panning.
- 1 noise oscillator.
- Three filter modes: low pass, band pass and high pass with -12 & -24 dB/Oct.
- Three independent LFOs controlling the filter, amp and pitch.
- Pitch envelope.
- Glide (Portamento) / MIDI pitch-wheel support.
- Built in delay and EQ.
- 114 presets, which includes presets from CFA-Sound, MASCHINENBAUERMUSIC, Mikey O’Hare and Grzegorz.
The plugin is available for Windows in 32/64-bit VST formats. It costs 25 EUR.
More information: Adam Szabo