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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The fun and accessibility of subtractive synthesis meets the power of additive in this beautiful if rather specialist instrument. Layout disguises underlying complexity. The filter drawing also is done on a large editor window with again, many options for changing filter shapes.

The result of spectrla 15 years of synth-building experience.


When you hear Spevtral sound sculpting ability, you wont quite be able to believe it. We also offer a number of more specific sound libraries for Spectral. If you know that the most ear-catching sounds come from morphing, not blending, then MorphoX is the instrument for you.

Spectral comes with a library of over presets divided up into a broad set of categories.

Linplug Spectral, Soundbytes review

I fared better on a Dell Optimax with an i5 processor. As well as the waveform Mix knob, each of Spectral’s oscillators also allows adjustment of Detune, Stereo spread, Symmetry, Phase and up to six-voice unison. Audiobus 3 Music for Tablets: Visit us at kiva or click the kiva logo to learn about kiva.

This is a collection full of motion so if you like your sounds to be alive with movement, this is the set for you!


Each oscillator hosts two waveforms, morphed into each other using the Mix control in order to create a final waveshape. Kick Drum in Sylenth1 Anatomy of a Patch: Two of the most extraordinary sound designers we have had the pleasure, and privilege, of working with. The waveform drawing is done by changing a graph of strengths of harmonics.

Overall, Spectral probably isn’t a synth to be called on for bread and butter sounds, and its high resource usage could vex owners of older computers. Punch by Rob Papen Review: Liquid Notes by Re-Compose through Bestservice. Cinematique Spectrwl 2 — Bestservice. Each modulation can be scaled positively or negatively, of course.

Each oscillator has its own envelope, and auxiliary envelopes and LFOs can control the morphing, as well as anything else. Studio One and only 2. You really can create any filter shape you like with this, which is obviously a very powerful feature.

This is morphing made simple with drastic changes in sound, in realtime, right at your mod wheel. And your voices can have a variety of stereo spreads, which can also be controlled from an envelope or LFO. That said, the spread control is a pretty wonderful beast. It has up to 32 steps, and for each steps 5 parameters can be adjusted: There is a large editor window for this with lots of ways of drawing and changing waveforms. 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.

Spectral is a semi-modular softsynth that combines elements of both additive and subtractive synthesis, but in a really unique way. Other points of note are that there’s no noise generator although the manual shows how to fake oneand that external audio resynthesis isn’t a feature. These are adventurous journeys into wild soundscapes but remain highly usable in a musical context – expect the unexpected!


You may also be interested in: It’s something you quickly get used to and indicative of the number-crunching going on. The Behind The Sun soundbank brings you another amazing sounds created by Jaan, utterly unique sounds that are quite unlike those by anyone else. Mitosynth from Wooji Juice Music for Tablets: So far, so normal except maybe for the custom drawing bit.

Easily create something completely fresh and new from your existing Samples with a number of unique sample manipulations and in-depth modulation options. Spectral comes with factory sounds and a number of additional libraries are available.

All products shown on our website are still available to license, but please keep in mind they will most likely not be updated anymore. Book Reviews — Pioneers of Electronic Music: Each oscillator has two waveforms, which can be morphed between. Our Verdict The fun and accessibility of subtractive synthesis meets the power of additive in this beautiful if rather specialist instrument. And again, all the parameters of those are controllable either internally or by external MIDI. But Spectral delivers far more options than you’d expect, given the clarity and simplicity of its user interface.

A powerful step Arpeggiator with modulation-only mode, and a chord memory finish off the main furnishings.