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ABSYNTH 4 - New Features

Published: Tue September 19, 2006  News Feed

The KoreSound Browser and KORE

All 1,200 presets, including 200 brand-new ones, have been pre-configured for use with KORE and categorised as KoreSounds. The KoreSound Browser brings a high degree of simplicity and speed to the task of finding and managing presets. Browse and filter according to a number of different sonic criteria and attributes or just enter a keyword or phrase in the free search mode – the results are displayed instantly.

Master The Sound

The addition of a freely-definable master ADSR feature greatly simplifies the use of ABSYNTH 4. Presets can be manipulated without the need to dive into the depths of the more advanced features, allowing sounds to be easily personalized. Simply adjust the attack, decay, sustain and release of the active preset and listen to its sonic character gradually change.

Flexible Flow

The 3 channels in the patch window are the source of the stunning ABSYNTH sound. The signal flow within these 3 channels is now freely-definable, generating an even wider range of sounds. An additional oscillator module, the "Sync Granular mode", produces particularly organic sounds. The sensational wave morphing feature enables the individual oscillators in the channels to blend different waveforms into one another, exponentially increasing ABSYNTH's sonic potential.

Ease Of Use

The tempo-synced 68-breakpoint envelopes can control practically all the synthesis, sampling, and effect parameters - guaranteeing some striking sonic results. Envelope templates make working with this powerful feature easy and straightforward. The addition of an envelope step mode delivers huge scope for variation. The creative potential is overwhelming. Sixteen macro controls allow you to adjust multiple parameters simultaneously. All the macro controls map automatically onto KORE's control elements.

Modulation Concept

The modulation concept has been completely revised. Targets are now freely definable, adding still yet more versatility to an already flexible synthesizer. Assign any number of parameters to one of the 16 available controls – simply select the macro control from a drop-down menu. The level of an audio signal or an oscillator can also be used to modulate other parameters. Moving and evolving sounds at the click of a button!

ABSYNTH Sample Library

ABSYNTH 4 also includes a small yet powerful sample library consisting of over 400 samples, all especially created to be used with ABSYNTH'S sample or granular mode. The emhasis of the library is on variety and efficiency: just set up a preset with the oscillator set to granular or sample mode and select a sample from the library.

The samples are conveniently sorted into 22 categories, ranging from acoustic instruments to percussion, from morphing textures to vocal sounds and so forth. Also included are over 60 "Multisamples". These are single samples which have ten different samples spaced at even intervals, perfectly suited for use with ABSYNTH's sample jump envelopes.

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