25th February 2008
Schwa has released Olga, a new virtual analog synthesizer, initially for Windows VST, designed from first principles to be distinctive.
"Imagine a handmade experiment from an unlikely place, a synthesizer so full of life and character that it earns the right to be called a musical instrument. Olga encourages risk, experimentation, and exploration, and rewards you with unexpected and exciting sounds, vibrant and human. This is the dusty gem you could spend your life searching for."
Bezier Anti-aliased Dynamic Analog Synthesis System: Olga uses a new approach to DSP waveform generation to emulate glorious analog imperfection. Olga's free running oscillators are in a constant state of structured variability, a deeply musical instability, free of aliasing artifacts and light on your CPU.
Gaussian Reactive Oscillator Overdrive Virtual Engine: Throughout Olga's signal path, levels can be pushed through saturation and into full overdrive, with a thickness that develops organically, breathing life and character into your music.
Olga is currently available for Windows (VST and REAPER formats) with a Mac OS X AU version coming soon. An evaluation copy of Olga may be downloaded for free. The evaluation copy becomes legitimate when you purchase either of the two license options:
- All hosts, commercial use license: $80.
- Reaper-only, non-commercial use license: $40.