LINPLUG SPECTRAL PDF
And apparently, LinPlug has built a lot of extras into Spectral, including the ability to edit the waveforms and filter shapes that make up the core. LinPlug instruments and expansion packs will remain on sale for the Spectral subtractive synthesizer with mod matrix (additional libraries for. Spectral by LinPlug (@KVRAudio Product Listing): Spectral is the result of more than 14 years of synthesizer building experience. Someone being familiar with.
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Spectral is a semi-modular softsynth that combines elements of both additive and subtractive synthesis, but in linpluf really unique way. Each timbre can be made up of oscillators, each of which can have its own custom-drawn waveform, and each of which can have its own custom drawn filter. So far, so normal except maybe for the custom drawing bit. Each oscillator has two waveforms, which can be morphed between.
Each oscillator has its own envelope, and auxiliary envelopes and LFOs can control the spctral, as well as anything else. The waveform drawing is done by changing a graph of strengths of harmonics. There is a large editor window for this with lots of ways of drawing and changing waveforms. The filter drawing also is done on a large editor window with again, many options for changing filter shapes. There are also many preset filter and waveform shapes and the user can save their own as well.
Each oscillator, on its own, or processed through its associated filter linplkg then be sent to any other oscillator or filter to either amplitude modulate AMfrequency modulate FMor phase modulate PM any other oscillator or filter. Given that one can set up multiple feedback patterns with the oscillators and the filters, the possibilities implied here are kinplug immense.
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Many people investigate a new synthesizer to find out what premade sounds it has. Spectral has about presets many of which are lovely.
I want a machine to help me change my mind. Spectral is one of those machines. And then, like all LinPlug products, it takes TUN files from the free Scala programso that all that timbral power can be played microtonally. I really do strongly recommend that, as I did, you go through the manual slowly and carefully — there are too many neat features that could be overlooked otherwise, each of which provides more resources and compositional ideas.
The machine is a very powerful one and it needs CPU power to match it. I fared better on a Dell Optimax with an i5 processor. That said, the spread control is a pretty wonderful beast.
Specrral your voices can have a variety of stereo spreads, which can also be controlled from an envelope or LFO.
Being LinPlug, of course, there is also a very powerful Mod Matrix with 35 sources and more than destinations. Each modulation can be scaled positively or negatively, of course. It has up to 32 steps, and for each steps 5 parameters can be adjusted: Overall control of tempo, kind of arpeggiation, number of steps, number of octaves in linplig arpeggio, and swing are all able to be externally MIDI controlled.
Review – Linplug’s Spectral
LinPlug has always had powerful arpeggiators in their earlier synths, but this puts all the good features together in a way that makes something that is more like a powerful interactive composing environment than a simple arpeggiator. There are 14 effects in the machine which, like the oscillators and filters, are capable of a wide range of parallel and serial patching.
And again, all the parameters of those are controllable either internally or by external MIDI. The above are learning-curve things, of course. Spectral is a very powerful synthesizer reasonably priced, too! Learn it slowly — it will provide you with many years of composing and timbral exploration discoveries. Welcome to SoundBytes Magazinea free online magazine devoted to the subject of computer sound and music production.
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