FXpansion has announced DCAM: Synth Squad, a collection of three virtual instruments and a semi-modular environment allowing you to layer them.

Introducing an evolutionary leap in software synthesis technology. D-CAM: Synth Squad finally delivers the satisfaction of playing real analogue instruments. Advanced modelling technology carefully reconstructs the soul of dusty vintage circuits within your computer, for the unmatched vibe of hardware at a fraction of the cost.

DCAM: Synth Squad features

  • Strobe: a stripped-down performance synth, as easy to program as classic monosynths, with the added benefit of polyphony, osc stacking and detuning, and a versatile multimode filter. Strobe specializes in ripping analog leads, sick basses and complex pads.
  • Cypher: geared towards audio-rate modulation of various types, features variable-depth sync, polyphonic waveshaping and syncable beat-detune. Cypher takes pure analog FM to the next level, introducing possibilities that are only possible with digital technology, without sacrificing the edgy rawness that analog audio-rate modulation provides.
  • Amber: a lush string-synth centering on divide-down oscillator architecture with the bonus of formant filtering and 3 chorus models. Amber’s sound is creamy, thick and psychedelic sound.
  • Fusor: a semi-modular synth layering environment with extra LFOs, envelope followers, step-sequencers and a suite of circuit-modelled FX that can be used on each of 3 synth instances as inserts and aux sends, as well as on the master output. The FuseMod inter-modulation system allows the user to use the LFOs and envelopes from one synth to control and affect other synth and effect parameters.

DCAM: Synth Squad will be available in Q2 2009.

More information: FXpansion