Sonivox has announced the release of Twist 2.0, the next-generation follow up to the Twist Spectral Morphing Synthesis instrument. Combining a dynamic interface, an advanced pattern generator, and onboard effects, Twist 2.0 provides a complete toolkit for serious sound design using simple, timesaving controls.

Sonically, Twist 2.0 begins with two harmonic layers, each with individual control, which can shape, bend and twist any of the 300 factory presets into something completely unique. These spectral layers also share a robust multi-mode filter, envelope controls, and a modulation LFO that can be sync’d to the beat. New to Twist 2.0 are enhancements in the Pattern Page, where Twist 2.0 really comes to life. Similar in principle to an old-school analog step sequencer, the Pattern Generator goes beyond simple pitch and velocity, and provides the user with precise, measured-step control of up to eight crucial sound creation parameters. Automating even just one or two of these parameters can infuse any sound with aweinspiring depth and motion.

Onboard pro-grade chorus and reverb effects breathe even more life into each sound. In addition, the stereo delay can be synchronized to beat values of the current tempo, tying the sound, song, and effects together. Twist 2.0 uses the SONiVOX Intelligent Rhythm Control (IRC) to adjust incoming MIDI note data, so that any live playing is accurately in-time, in realtime. New programming aides include an intuitive MIDI learn feature, plus an integrated patch browser that can search sounds by genre, color, and character.

“With Twist 2.0, these sounds take on a life all their own. ‘Twisting’ the knobs creates unheard of textures that can bring that unique sound to your track,” says Jason Jordan, Head of Soundware at SONiVOX. “The pattern generator, LFO, and effects—even the IRC—can all lock together in time with your DAW producing spectacular results.”

Twist 2.0 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS, AAX coming soon) is available to purchase for $99.99 USD. Current Twist owners can upgrade online for a special discounted price.

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