The National Association Music Manufacturers conference was Jan 19-22. Consequently a lot of gear hit the market. This is the first of many posts offering highlights.
Cakewalk announced a new virtual synthesizer (official press release). Sonic state has a video of this synth in action.
The software has released and is available on Musicians' Friend for $199! (save $89)
- Wavetable synthesizer with cutting edge sound manipulation capabilities, well suited for electronica-related music styles
- Non-aliasing resampling engine for pristine sound quality
- Over 500 professionally-crafted sound programs
- Six fully-programmable, stereo sound-generating Elements
- Multi-waveform Oscillators with ring modulation
- Two 16-mode filters per oscillator with LoFi and Drive
- Over 40 Envelope Generators, LFOs, and Step Generators for superior parameter modulation
- Comprehensive MIDI Modulation Matrix
- Mix and modulate all Elements through global FX and dynamic Step Generator
- Superbly designed graphical envelope generators and LFOs for ease of use
- Expandable with native support for SFZ sample formats
- Mac formats: AU™, RTAS®, VSTi™
- Windows formats: DXi (32-bit & x64), RTAS, VSTi