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Spectral is the result of more than 14 years of synthesizer building experience. Someone being familiar with subtractive synthesis will feel right at home with the Spectral, because one can choose an oscillator waveform, choose a filter shape and go on from there. But Spectral delivers far more options than one would expect from the well sorted user interface. Both Oscillator Waveform and Filter Shape can be edited in depth and created from scratch. This unique audio engine is capable of delivering many sounds never heard before. Main Features: Four Oscillator and Filter modules with powerful yet detailed harmonics and filter band editing and modification functions. Extensive Oscillator and Filter audio rate cross-modulations. Each Oscillator and Filter with own dedicated envelope to control its volume or frequency respectively. Additional 3 freely assignable Modulation Envelopes. Versatile Arpeggiator with in depth editing of every step, including length, transpose, voice number and Glide. Five LFOs with various waveforms, up to 320 Hz, tempo-sync, poly-, mono- and one-shot-mode, unipolar and bipolar options, integrated delay-attack-envelope, phase, symmetry and smoothing adjustable. 15 slot Modulation Matrix with 35 sources and more than 100 destinations including all important parameters. Fully recognizes Velocity, Aftertouch, Pitch Bend, Modulation-Wheel and various other MIDI controllers. A sophisticated effects section containing 15 Effects including various Delays, Chorus, Phaser, Filter, Reverb, Flanger, Gator, Stereo Enhancer, Parametric EQ and Crusher. Glide / Portamento featuring mono/polyphonic operation, constant Time / Rate operation, Auto-Bend Modes and detailed options on where Glide takes place. 32-voice polyphony (CPU and sound program dependent) and adjustable voice limit.


"Post Your Pads" Synth Challenge

I've been focusing on the ins and outs of Linplug Spectral recently, so I thought I'd post something. It uses a touch of FM from Osc 1 -> Osc 2, but just enough to brighten the timbre. Osc 1, 2, and 3 are used for the core of the sound. LFOs are all over the...

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June 2017 new gear thread..!!! Blocks are. Total win. Here's a quick little sequence I made up while experimenting -- the FM bass is Linplug Spectral controlled by a sequencer/midi out, the drums are all a single ensemble, and then a melodic sequence driven by the new Kodiak sequencer (the overall style is a bit primitive, since I don't...

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Need softsynth recommendations

Besides some great ones mentioned Linplug Spectral is a powerful and fairly easy to use additive Synth. Unfortunately Linplug is ceasing development of their VST's but the synth is just $49 dollars now which is an amazing price and it works great barring any stupid future OS incompatibilities. Other favorites are Diva, Bazille and...

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