Loomer has released version 1.5 of Aspect, a semi-modular synthesizer for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Aspect is a 32-note polyphonic synthesizer with an open ended semi-modular architecture, streamlined interface, and analogue sounding synthesis engine.

Changes in Aspect v1.5

  • New oscillators with improved sound due to significantly reduced aliasing.
  • Backwards compatibility options (for Registered Users only) to enable the use of legacy oscillators for perfect compatibility with older patches.
  • Reduced CPU usage: generally around 10% reduction, but up to 20% in some cases.
  • Massively reduced memory usage.
  • Aspect oscillators are now tuned down an octave to bring them more into line with other synthesizers.
  • Older patches will still play at the tuning they were created with.
  • Fixed bug where very long release envelopes stop rather abruptly.
  • Fixed bug in Sonar where notes are left hanging when the Sonar Transport is stopped.
  • Factory presets are now categorized and sorted.
  • Rotary controls can now be tweaked to a finer degree with the mouse wheel by holding Shift.
  • Fixed bug where notes sustained over a sample rate change from 96KHz to 88KHz would play at the incorrect pitch.
  • Fixed bug that could cause a lock under some Linux VST hosts the first time Aspect is scanned.

Aspect is available to purchase for £65 GBP (+ VAT).

More information: Loomer / Aspect