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Blade

Synth by Rob Papen

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Cutting edge synth plug-in for the creation of unique sounds quickly and easily.

The initial idea for the Blade virtual synth was born out of Rob Papen´s desire to have more ‘human input’ into the sound using the keyboard and controllers like the pitch bend or modulation wheel. An XY pad is perfect for the human input, but it only controls the filter and volume. This was too limiting for Rob Papen who wanted to also be able to control the ‘harmonics’ of the oscillator... changing the waveform using the XY pad.

Hence, Blade was born...

At the heart of BLADE, ready to twist and transform your musical mind, lies the Harmolator. An additive synthesis system, which rather than using the system of changing additive partials, uses global controls which capture the essence of additive synth in an intuitive way making the creation of sounds much easier than using other additive synths. The nine Harmolator controls allow you to create a vast range of sounds so you get all the amazing sounds that additive synthesis can generate with the added simplicity of traditional subtractive synthesis.

The Harmolator allows oscillator spreading, fattening the sound and also square / sine wave sub-oscillator. What´s more, the sound can be modified further by the 21 per-voice distortions types and 14 filter types.

Blade offers total control of the sound over time using an array of different modulation controls. The most significant of these is the central XY screen. Here you can either alter things directly by moving the cursor around, or you can record paths which can be replayed, thus creating an incredibly advanced LFO.

Furthermore, Blade has the full range of other modulation sources, including dedicated envelope, LFO, XY knobs, velocity and any other modulation source for Harmolator controls, two free envelopes, two free LFOs and 4 modulation slots which allow all of Blade parameters to be changed.

Two FX units featuring all the FX from other Rob Papen products, plus the Arp / Sequencer and an Easy page which allows you to easily control sounds, all add up to an amazingly flexible and useful instrument at the cutting edge of today´s synthesizers!

Features

  • 16 voices, operating in poly , mono 1/2 , legato 1/2 and arp modes
  • Harmolator Oscillator with 9 controls + sub-oscillator
  • 21 Distortion Units operating per voice
  • 14 Filter Types including 6/12/18/24 low/high pass, 12/24 band pass / notch, vocal & comb filter
  • XY Pad which can operating either directly or with recorded paths, in poly or mono modes
  • Dedicated Harmolator envelopes, LFOs, velocity controls and modulation controls
  • 2 Free Envelopes, 2 Free LFOs and 4 modulation sources. All of Blade´s controls can be used as modulation destinations, and there are a full range of modulation sources including midi controls and internal controls
  • 2 FX units with 27 effects, including distortion, reverb and tape delay plus many more
  • 16 Step Arpeggiator with each step having it´s own control which can also be used as a sequencer for modulation purposes.
  • Easy Page allows control of the main parameters in a flexible and easy way
  • Manager screen allows you to easily find and organize presets and banks
  • Full midi control over all parameters

System Requirements

  • PC: 32 & 64 bits VST and AAX for Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7/ Windows 8/ Windows 10
  • Mac: 32 & 64 bits AU, VST and AAX  for OSX 10.6 or higher
  • Serial/license system
  • 2nd serial for 2nd computer/laptop is available after you have registering the product’s original serial/license

Awards

Futuremusic platinum

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