Initial Audio has announced an update to the Sektor wavetable synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

Version 1.6.1 includes support for ASIO drivers in standalone mode, improvements to MPE support, performance improvements, bug fixes and more.

Sektor is a polyphonic wavetable synth plugin with a highly intuitive user interface and a lot of customization features. Sektor was built to use a low amount of system resources while having a massive high quality sound.

Advanced modulation features such as feature rich modulation Envelopes, ADSR´s and LFO´s can be routed to the synths parameters via drag and drop, or via the right click menu of the knobs. The Expression page gives you even more access to features such as velocity, aftertouch and much more.

Changes in Sektor v1.6.1

  • Added a visible menu for polarity to the expression envelopes. Was only accessible via right click
  • Menu before.
  • Added an MPE visual keyboard for when Sektor is in MPE Mode.
  • Added support for ASIO drivers on Windows in the standalone app.
  • Added support for bluetooth midi devices on Windows in the standalone app.
  • Improved point deleting behaviour in the Modulation envelopes.
  • Reduced CPU of the oscillators by ~50% when not modulating the wavetable position or pitch. With a reduction of ~40% when modulating.
  • Reduced the CPU use of the LFOs by ~50%
  • When reloading a project if a destination wasn’t enabled, enabling it didn’t work.
  • Fixed bluetooth midi not working in standalone on Mac OS 11
  • Fixed MPE Mode not working correctly.
  • Fixed the delay mix reseting to full mix in certain situations.
  • Fixed right click delete points in the expression envelopes deleting the wrong point.
  • Stability fixes.

Sektor for Windows and Mac (VST/VST3, AU, AAX and standalone) is on sale for $39 USD at the Initial Audio store and from distributors Plugin Boutique and ADSR Sounds for a limited time (regular $139 USD).

Initial Audio has also recently released Chiptune for Sektor, a collection of 165 presets in categories including arps, bass, fx, leads, pads, keys and plucks, inspired by vintage video game console sounds and songs like Ayo Technology by 50cent and Justin Timberlake.

Regularly $40 USD, the expansion pack is on sale for $18 USD as part of a Spring Sale.