DCAM: Synth Squad is the missing link between analogue and digital synthesis - Introducing an evolutionary leap in software synthesis technology.
Introducing an evolutionary leap in software synthesis technology.
DCAM: Synth Squad finally delivers the satisfaction of playing real analogue instruments in software! Advanced modelling technology carefully reconstructs the soul of dusty vintage circuits within your computer, for the unmatched vibe of hardware at a fraction of the cost.
At the heart of DCAM: Synth Squad are 3 modelled synthesizers - Strobe, Amber and Cypher - bulging with the immense weight and power of old-school analogue. These are no mere emulations stunted by the limitations of the past. Instead, they combine the best features from legendary machines with new and exciting ideas to drag them kicking and screaming into the modern world.
Oscillators ooze immense sound pressure, amp stages can be overloaded for extra grit, and real-world chaos can be dialled into the circuit for delicious instability. These synths don't break with extreme settings, so you can abuse them just like the real thing. Meanwhile, the intuitive TransMod modulation system brings your sounds to life in new and expressive ways.
Fusor, a versatile sound-design environment that can layer and keysplit 3 instances of the DCAM synths, is also included. It provides a variety of ways to add new dimensions to your sounds with high-quality FX, extra modulation and an advanced step-sequencer/arpeggiator.
Purity of concept and execution. Meticulously engineered circuit models. Raw musical tone. The ultimate in sound quality and performance control.
- Strobe - performance synth with a cutting modern edge - Designed to be as easy to program and satisfying to play as an analogue monosynth, Strobe also adds polyphony, osc-stacking, a versatile multimode filter and deep modulation to create a modern classic. Strobe specializes in no-nonsense analogue-style leads, sick basses and complex pads.
- Amber - bathed in vintage psychedelia - One of the first attempts to realistically model the divide-down string ensemble synths from the 70s, Amber perfectly captures the lush, psychedelic sound of these much-loved but often-forgotten instruments. A formant filter, 3 separate chorus models, a variety of playing responses and flexible modulation build upon the legacy to deliver a new take on these vintage classics.
- Cypher - audio-rate modulation monster - Cypher takes analogue FM into the future, combining the most realistic audio-rate modulation to date with digital luxuries like polyphony and precise tuning. With dual shaper/filter stages to drive and sculpt the raw output of the oscs, alongside DCAM features like the TransMod modulation system, Cypher is a tweaker's utopia for producing timbres ranging from visceral mono and poly sounds to abstract textures and sound effects.
- Fusor - semi-modular sound design environment - Evoking the era of huge wrap-around analogue keyboard rigs, Fusor is a semi-modular layering environment for the DCAM synths with extra LFOs, envelope followers, step-sequencers and a suite of high quality FX. All this, combined with versatile inter-modulation between its internal devices, makes Fusor an inspirational environment for complex effected patches and deep, experimental sound design.
- Live 7.0.16 and later
- Logic 7.2.3 and later
- Pro Tools 7.4cs5 and later
- Cubase 4.52 and later
- Sonar 7 and later
- DP 5.13 and later
- Reaper 3
- EnergyXT v2.5.1
- Plogue Bidule v0.9690
- FL Studio
- Minimum specs for standalone operation @ 256 samples / 44.1kHz:
- Strobe/Amber/Cypher: 2.0GHz Intel Core (or AMD equivalent)
- Fusor: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (or AMD equivalent)
- 1GB RAM free
- Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1 (32-bit) / Mac OSX 10.5.7
- 350MB of hard drive space
- Low-latency audio interface
- DVD-ROM drive
- Internet connection