Synclavier Digital have revealed the Regen, a new digital FM desktop synthesizer which features an enhanced Synclavier II DSP engine.
Regen’s additive synthesis offers control of 24 harmonics, and Synclavier Digital have also added subtractive synthesis capabilities to the device’s engine, allowing the creation of super saws, PCM square waves, and noise generation, with users also able to use samples as a carrier waveform. These different waveform generators can be mixed, with the instrument capable of layering up to 12 partials, each of which can have effects including a chorus, reverb, vibrato, tremolo, arpeggiator, bit crush, and multi-mode filter applied on a per-partial basis.
Synclavier Digital say that the Regen is a truly expressive instrument to program and play. Polyphonic aftertouch and MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) are both supported, and the instrument boasts a sophisticated modulators section where users are able to apply responsive curves to parameters which can be controlled via pressure, velocity, mod-wheel position, and more. Programming is assisted by two high resolution colour screens, and Regen comes loaded with 255 timbre presets and over 700 royalty-free factory samples.
A balanced stereo output is available via a pair of XLR connectors, whilst two quarter-inch TRS sockets provide an unbalanced output, and a quarter-inch TRS socket offers a stereo headphone output. Connectivity to a host computer is provided by a USB-B socket, and a further four USB-A sockets enable the Regen to act as a hub for connecting other instruments and devices.
To hear what the Regen is capable of, take a listen to the audio examples below.
Pricing & Availability
Regen is available to pre-order now, priced at $2499£2198 including VAT. Securing an order requires a 50% refundable deposit, and the first production run is expected to ship in January 2023.