discoDSP has announced an update to the Discovery virtual analog synthesizer inspired by the Nord Lead 2.

Version 5.0 features a new Silver Haze GUI, an updated framework, and a fix for a Logic Pro Audio Unit plug-in error after opening a existing project. The PDF manual was revised as well.

Discovery’s architecture provides maximum flexibility when programming your own sounds. Start by selecting from the two oscillators, and then add one of the several types of filters, and then program the appropriate ADSR envelope for the sound.

Finally, the flexible modulation scheme and built-in effects allow you to color your sound to your liking and save it to one of the 128 patch memories in one of 40 banks offering more than 3,500 presets, including a dedicated electronic percussion section.

With support for 4 layers per patch, and morphing between layers, Discovery quickly becomes a remarkably expressive synth for any type of music.

Available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU, AAX coming as a free update), Discovery is priced $99 USD at the discoDSP store. Discovery 3 and 4 customers can upgrade to version 5 at the discoDSP Members Area for $19 USD.

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