SPC Plugins has announced an update to its ArcSyn virtual analog synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

SPC Plugins ArcSyn 3

Unlike many virtual analogues, it doesn’t try and emulate a particular ‘real’ synthesizer, nor does it use 90% of your computer’s CPU time to emulate a filter which can be cloned on a 2″ (5 cm) square PCB with $5 worth of components :-)

Instead, it takes the “road less well travelled” and explores some unusual avenues of analogue (and digital) synthesis—the sort of capabilities you might find on a well-stocked modular synthesizer, including: unusual waveforms, dividers, logic functions, frequency shifters and so on. ArcSyn also introduces the concept of LFO wave sequencing, allowing extremely complex modulation patterns.

Version 3.0.0 includes a new Unison mode with up to 16 oscillator copies and 25 new programs which use the unison mode.

The demo mode has been updated as well and now no longer produces random noise. Instead, it allows for 20 minutes of uninterrupted use and you can reload the plugin for another 20 minutes.

ArcSyn is available in VST and AU plugin formats, priced at £69 GBP / 79 EUR / $89 USD. The update is free to current ArcSyn users.

More information: SPC Plugins