Applied Acoustics Systems has announced the release of Ultra Analog Session 2, a synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

Ultra Analog Session 2 unfolds as a simple and fun synthesizer. At its core lies a “hard sync” oscillator and filter duo supplemented by a powerful unison imparting a rich and modern sound. Additionally, key synthesis controls, an arpeggiator, and a multi-effect module complete the package for a direct and ludic playing experience.

The factory library comprises 144 presets divided into the Arpeggio, Bass, Lead, Pad, and Polysynth categories. Artists, producers, and long-time AAS collaborators Richard Devine and Sean Divine have contributed 50 signature presets each to this collection.

“Ultra Analog Session may seem basic but it sounds surprisingly big,” said Marc-Pierre, CEO of AAS. “We’ve used the oscillator and filter from our renowned Ultra Analog VA-2 to form a new and original design. With these exceptional components and clever features, Ultra Analog Session delivers rich and expressive sounds that are just a treat to play.”

Ultra Analog Session 2 features

  • Signature Sounds — A superb sound library with signature presets from producers Richard Devine and Sean Divine.
  • Performance — Ultra Analog VA-2 will match your playing style or musical context with ease thanks to the tap tempo and sync to host clock options; poly- or monophonic with note priority keyboard modes; up-to-4-voice unison; glide and legato functions; and the flexible vibrato.
  • Arpeggiator — Ready, willing, and able, Ultra Analog VA-2’s arpeggiator offers various syncing resolutions, playing algorithms, and rhythmic patterns that will spruce up any chord progressions into percolating melodies or pulsing sequences.
  • Effects — You’ll love the pure raw sound of Ultra Analog Session, but the built-in effects will bring it to so many places that you’ll enjoy having them on hand.

Ultra Analog Session 2 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/Standalone) is available for purchase for the introductory price of $39 USD until January 15th, 2015 (regular $49 USD).

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