S One is a simplified version of our full wave shaping synth Shaprio. But that doesn't mean S One isn't cool and filled with great sounds, utilising one voice instead of Shapiro's three voices, S One is still a powerful and useful synth.
S One reduces Shapiro's 5 oscillators to 2, but still offers a different approach to sound-generation, using it's oscillators in a matched pair and allowing you to cross-fade between them. Outputs from the oscillator-pair passes through a Wave Shaper, which you can control with an envelope – and on into a dedicated filter section, with a wide range of filter types. The voice output is then passed through the effects section, then through our "Drift" analog-tuning emulation engine and into a legato system derived from our work on orchestral ROMplers.
S One allows an unprecedented control over where and when modulation can be applied, many controls have independent Note Velocity and Sample & Hold modulation sources that you can select. You can use Note Velocity to set the voice volume, set the mix of the oscillators, set the amount of drive into the Wave Shaper and set the Filter Frequency, you can apply Sample & Hold to voice volume, mix, shape amount and filter frequency. Some of these are pretty standard but some are unique and give S One a huge amount of playability and control. Many controls also have a dedicated step-modulator too.
S One comes with an arpeggiator and our unique -macro-like CC message assignments page. Add to this the over 85 presets (and the presets system) and you have a comprehensive professional package. Really, we only took out the second and sub-voices from Shapiro – everything else is in there.
For windows users S One comes with 64-bit and 32-bit VST plug-ins and 64-bit or 32-bit stand-alone versions. Mac users get VST and AU plug-ins and a stand alone version. There's an install and set-up guide, a Mac package installer, a Windows Installer and a comprehensive manual.