SKnote has announced that the first three small synths in the "Attitude" series are now available. Each small and simple synthesizer has few controls and can be fully programmed by a standard MIDI controller. A complicated control is replaced by a specific "attitude". They can be used as MIDI controlled effects, too, by means of live audio inputs.
- Unpolite is for leads. It is dual-voice and includes an overdrive. It doesn't contain any filter, it is based on discrete summation additive synthesis.
- Harmful is for synthetic drums. It is mono-timbral (one track and one instance for each drum is needed) while a multi-timbral version is almost ready for release. Harmful is based on several algorithms: additive, subtractive, frequency modulation. It includes a limiter for "punch".
- Shy is for pads. It is polyphonic (20 voices). Shy is based on two-dimensional seamless wavetables and two-dimensional seamless filter maps. It includes a multiple stereo chorus for stereo spread.
Unpolite, Harmless and Shy are available now as VST instrument plug-ins for Windows priced at €29 each (or less for existing SKnote customers).
The next release in the attitude series will be Bully, a dual-voice bass synthesizer. It's currently in Beta testing.