6th October 2014
Waves has released Codex, a polyphonic synthesizer based on an advanced granular wavetable engine and powered by Waves' Virtual Voltage technology. It costs $200 but is currently available for the introductory price of $99. Waves has also updated its V9 plug-ins to V9r21.
Codex is designed to create sounds that range from warm acoustic and analog emulations to completely new, never-before-heard intricate and evolving textures.
The Codex synth comes with hundreds of original sound presets, but also lets you import your own audio files, turn them into wavetables and manipulate them as you like. Thanks to its advanced formant control technology, Codex maintains consistent resonance character that is true to the original signal and gives you direct control over the acoustic resonance of the sound. Codex also uses a high-resolution FFT-based automatic interpolation technology that results in smooth morphing as you sweep through wavetables.
The original design of Codex's oscillators, combined with the dynamic visual display of the synth's waveforms, allows you to create very complex sounds with very simple settings – all this before you even start adding the bells and whistles of the built-in modulators, effects and arpeggiator/sequencer.
Combining analog subtractive synthesis components with an intuitive layout, Codex lets you easily customize existing presets or build custom patches from the ground up. And thanks to the user-friendly single-page GUI, everything is laid out conveniently in front of you so that the entire patch can be seen at all times, freeing you to focus on what matters most – your creativity.
Changes in Waves Plug-ins V9r21:
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