Sonicbits has announced the release of Silk, a virtual analog synthesizer instrument dedicated to a single waveform: The sawtooth, which is among the most used and common waveforms to create sounds with subtractive analog and virtual analog synthesis.

Silk features two sawtooth oscillators which each generate a unison sound of 7 combined voices. The parts in this “multisaw” can be detuned and blended in, leading to a rich airy and bright sound with lots of interesting harmonics. An additional noise oscillator can add some dirt.

These oscillators build the sonic heart of Silk. This sound is then shaped by the filter. In addition to the classic low, high and bandpass filters often used in subtractive synthesis, Silk has also got a formant filter which produces voice-like sounds.

Combined with a flexible modulation matrix, a creamy chorus, stereo delay and reverb effect, Silk has got sounds that can be used in all types of electronic music.

Silk features

  • 2 aliasing free multisaw oscillators.
  • 1 noise oscillator.
  • Resonant filter with 6, 12, 18 and 24db/oct lowpass, 12 dB/oct highpass and bandpass.
  • Formant filter with predefined settings for vowels.
  • 2 modulation ADSR envelopes.
  • 2 LFOs syncable to host.
  • Flexible mod matrix with 8 slots.
  • Effect section with 2-stage chorus, stereo delay and reverb.
  • 16 voice polyphony.
  • Over 70 ready to play presets organized in categories.
  • Resizable vector-based UI.

Available for Windows and Mac in VST/VST3 and AU plugin formats (64-bit), Silk is priced $19 USD.

More information: Sonicbits