Nakst has introduced a free compact hybrid synthesizer with a massive sound.
- 2 main oscillators, with 6 different subtractive waveforms, modulatable phase offset and panorama, with unison modeled off the JP8000’s supersaw. There is also an additional third oscillator, with less parameters, intended for use as a sub-oscillator.
- Sample layer. There are currently 44 factory samples, ranging across 10 categories. The user is also able to import their own samples.
- 2 mod envs and 2 LFOs, each with 2 dedicated modulation slots. There is also a modulation matrix with 8 additional modulation slots, for a total of 16. There are over 70 modulation destinations, and 10 modulation sources.
- 5 effects: reverb (with 4 selectable algorithms), ping-pong delay, stereo phaser, parameter EQ, and a distortion unit. The distortion contains Light, Soft, Middle and Hard algorithms closely modeled after the Access Virus, to achieve a distinctive asymmetric distortion.
- Arpeggiator and sequencer.
- Multi-mode filter that can run in low-pass, band-pass or high-pass modes, at 12dB/oct or 24dB/oct. There is a resonance, key track and drive control. The drive can enhanced with a “warm” boost, which mixes in a subtly “inflated” signal.
- Streamlined single page user interface with scaling ranging from 100% to 200%.
- Over 60 builtin patches in the factory ROM bank, accessible from the patch browser.
- Full support for the new CLAP plugin API.
- No copy protection or DRM.
Apricot is completely free to download from the Nakst website.