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IK Multimedia Syntronik

Software Synthesizer
Published January 2018
By John Walden

While each of the 17 instrument categories offer a different visual look — in this example, a Moog-inspired styling — the underlying control set remains the same. While each of the 17 instrument categories offer a different visual look — in this example, a Moog-inspired styling — the underlying control set remains the same.

If a rare and expensive collection of analogue synthesizers continues to allude you, IK Multimedia have just the thing.

With classic analogue synth hardware being highly sought after, highly priced, and sometimes temperamental, it’s not surprising that the cost and convenience of software that models the classics from Roland, Yamaha, PPG, Moog, Oberheim, Sequential Circuits and others have proved very popular, even if it doesn’t always have the cool factor or tactile vibe of the real thing. IK Multimedia’s latest offering to this already well-populated market place is Syntronik, and while at one level it is simply another ‘virtual analogue synth’ instrument, it does offer some distinctive elements. So, if you are looking to add the sound of some classic analogue synths to your sonic arsenal, and like the idea of a one-stop-shop for all your virtual analogue synth needs, is Syntronik a suitable candidate?

Hybrid Vigour

IKM describe Syntronik as a ‘hybrid’ instrument. In essence, sampling has been used to capture the sound of the oscillator section of each of the 30-plus hardware synths represented, while the second half of the sonic equation — the filters, LFOs and effects — are modelled in software. This modelling includes IKM’s own DRIFT technology, which attempts to...

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Published January 2018