IK Multimedia have announced a new virtual synthesizer instrument called Syntronik that sports an intriguing new hybrid sample and modelling synthesis engine to create what IK are calling “the ultimate and best-sounding collection of vintage synthesizers to date.”
The instrument uses oscillator-level sampling combined with so-called ‘DRIFT’ technology that varies the phase, colour and pitch of the sampled oscillators to keep them moving, just like the real analogue oscillators do. These oscillators can then be shaped by a modelled filter section. This models four of the best-sounding analogue filters of all time: the Moog transistor ladder (found in the Minimoog and Modular Moog), Roland's IR3109 chip (found in the Jupiter-8 and Juno-60), the famous Curtis CEM3320 chip (found in the Prophet-5, Oberheim OB-Xa and Memorymoog) and the Oberheim SEM state variable filter. This hybrid architecture allows, say IK, for pristine reproduction of the most critical section of every synthesizer.
What’s more, every filter is selectable within each included synthesizer, enabling users to create their own combinations by mixing or matching at will. On top of that, Syntronik also provides powerful digital filters like Formant and Phase filters for modern timbral explorations.
Add to that an interface designed for quick layering allowing a combination of up to four different synthesizer parts and the ability to create advanced splits and this looks even more attractive as a performance instrument. Each synthesizer part also features a note and chord arpeggiator with its own assignable range and settings as well as the ability to store all information for instant recall.
Syntronik’s 38 effects are derived from IK’s T-RackS and AmpliTube products and new effects such as the new Ensemble Chorus and vintage analog Channel Strip are also included. Five effects can be simultaneously inserted on every instrument via an attractive 'lunchbox-style' interface that allows for immediate visualization and editing of every parameter from a single screen.
The full list of instruments included in Synotronik are: Modular Moog, Minimoog Model D, Moog Voyager, Moog Taurus I, Moog Taurus II, Moog Taurus 3, Polymoog, Moog Opus 3, Moog Rogue, Realistic Concertmate MG-1, Multimoog, Micromoog, Moog Prodigy, Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, Sequential Circuits Prophet-10, ARP 2600, Oberheim SEM, Oberheim OB-X, Oberheim OB-Xa, Yamaha CS-80, Yamaha GX-1, Yamaha CS-01II, Yamaha SY99, Roland Juno-60, Roland Jupiter-8, Roland Jupiter-6, Roland Jupiter-4, Roland JX-10, Roland JX-8P, Roland JX-3P, Roland TB-303 Bassline, Alesis Andromeda, PPG Wave 2.3, ARP String Ensemble, Elka Rhapsody 490, Hohner String Performer, Roland RS-505 Paraphonic, Roland RS-09 Organ/Strings.
Syntronik is expected to ship in July 2017, and will be priced at $/€299.99* with a crossgrade version available for $/€199.99 (eligible to any registered IK users with a purchase of $/€99.99 or greater). The 17 instruments comprising Syntronik will also be available separately for $/€49.99 each upon release. If you pre-order now, you can take advantage of the special 50% discount introductory price of only €/$149.99 with crossgrade for as low as only €/$99.99.