Rob Papen has announced the release of the new Blade 2 virtual synth instrument, expanding its features to make it a dream synthesizer for synth lovers who like to think out of the box and love to experiment.

Rob Papen Blade 2

Next to the Harmolator mode, Rob Papen has now included an Additive mode which allows you to morph or mix between 4 additive waveforms using the XY pad. Of course, in addition to using these additive waves, you can also create and edit your own! Another new addition is a dedicated wave-analyze section that allows analyzing of sample data into a waveform, which then again can be used in the Harmolator or Additive section.

To expand the sound options, even more, BLADE-2 also includes an additional analogue-type oscillator plus a noise oscillator. However, it doesn’t stop there, because it now has 32 different Filter types to help shape your sound further!

The Arpeggiator section inside BLADE-2 has also received a huge update with some very cool new features.

There are now two additional rows for controlling the X and Y position of the XY pad. Also new is the ‘ratcheting’ feature including different ratcheting modes.

Last but not least, BLADE-2 has 3 Multi-FX processors with the high-quality top-notch – Rob Papen – FX.

Blade 2 is available from Rob Papen and distributor Plugin Boutique, priced 99 EUR / $99 USD. Owners of Blade can upgrade for 39 EUR / $39 USD.

Blade 2 has also been added to the eXplorer-6 bundle and SoundDesign-X bundle at no cost.