Steinberg Padshop Pro & Retrologue

Steinberg has announced the release of trial versions of its Padshop Pro and Retrologue software synthesizers for Windows and Mac.

Padshop Pro delivers two individual tiers in granular textures that are mixed and processed with a dozen high-quality filters, modulation and delay effects. Each layer consists of one oscillator for generating up to eight grain streams with innovative parameters, two LFOs that offer a choice of six wave shapes and two ADSR envelopes that can be applied to various sound parameters, therefore boasting a flexibility absolutely new to granular synthesis. Offering more effects and more presets than in the basic version, Padshop Pro shines with a 3-band parametric EQ on each layer, the algorithmic reverb with dedicated equalization and 50 additional presets. Also included are sample import for user-customizable sounds as well as VST backward compatibility and AU support.

Retrologue houses two oscillators, each with a maximum of eight widely detunable voices, one sub and one noise oscillator, alongside a dozen high-quality filter types as well as 300 presets. Also on board are two LFOs and two ADSR envelopes. With the ten-stage Modulation Matrix, users can assign modulation sources to vary the targets’ values, also supporting modulation assignments from Note Expression, Steinberg’s groundbreaking way of editing controller data.

The 30-day trial versions of Padshop Pro and Retrologue are available as downloads from their respective product pages. The full version of Padshop Pro is available to purchase for 79.99 EUR; Retrologue costs 49.99 EUR. Prices include German VAT.

More information: Steinberg