Puremagnetik has announced a simple yet powerful supersaw synth inspired by the famous Roland JP8000.
Bluejay includes not only a supersaw function but also a super-square algorithm. The shape of the saw and square wave is also morphable via a dedicated macro.
A supersaw is a waveform consisting of a number of slightly detuned sawtooth waves superimposed. This waveform is used particularly for lead and bass sounds in EDM genres. It produces a characteristic buzzing sound which is sharp in the treble, but not thin in the bass like a conventional sawtooth can be.
The supersaw was originally popularized by the Roland JP-8000 virtual analog synth in the 1990s. It saw a revival in the mid-2000s as many soft synths and more recent virtual analog synths included the ability to produce the waveform. It is characteristic of dubstep, trance, techno and many other popular EDM sub-genres.
- Classic super-saw and offset of 7 simultaneous oscillators.
- “Super-square” array of simultaneous square wave oscillators.
- Morphable oscillators.
- Moog style low pass filter with preset “Animation” controls.
- Contour adjustment.
- Fine tuning of Supersaw/square mix.
Bluejay for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is currently offered as part of Puremagnetik’s Spark subscription for $8 USD/month. After one month it will become back-cataloged for a la carte purchase at $20 USD.
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