"I'm really excited to bring another Adam Petruszko (www.knobz.net) designed virtual instrument to market", stated Jennifer Hruska, CEO of 2getheraudio. "His audio expertise and studio creativity come together to create such unique and utterly musical virtual instruments. G8TOR is no exception. If you like fat VA synths, step sequencers, arpeggiators and playable pad effects, G8TOR is a must have in your plugin arsenal."
G8TOR starts its sound production with a synthesizer designed to be fat and edgy sounding. A supersaw oscillator, noise source and 2 virtual analog oscillators get the ball rolling followed by a resonant filter with envelope, modwheel and sequencer control. Further refinement includes mono mode with glide and built-in distortion, chorus, stereo delay and convolution reverb effects. The intended result is a synth capable of super fat basses, filtery pads, blistering leads and just about anything in between.
G8TOR also includes three programmable sequencers – an 8-step note sequencer, an 8-step filter sequencer and a powerful arpeggiator with per-step stutter, duration, velocity and filter control in addition to the standard arpeggiator controls. Suddenly, a single note from the G8TOR synth turns into an action sequence, driving bass line, or animated percussion track.
To add more variety and avoid a static effect, G8TOR includes eight tempo-sync'd pad effects. Simply start the sequence and trigger the pads for endless sonic variation. The pad effects include bit crusher, low/hi pass filter, flanger/phaser, fractal delay, panner, wah wah, stutter, and cut echo. The pads are MIDI controllable with per-pad trigger options that include one-shot, toggle, hold, mono aftertouch and poly aftertouch. A MIDI learn function helps a user assign each pad to an external MIDI controller.
G8TOR supports 64-bit VST, AU, AAX capable DAWs and includes a Standalone app for use without a DAW. It is Mac and Windows compatible.
Price: $49. G8TOR is released under 2getheraudio's Pay-What-You-Want business model so nearly all musicians, regardless of their ability to pay, have access to this software.
A free trial is available at www.2getheraudio.com/instruments/g8tor.