Eventide has release HotSawz, a new pitch-tracking, monophonic synth engine for their H9 Harmonizer effects pedals. Hotsawz is the 50th Algorithm for the H9 platform.
With six stackable sawtooth oscillators, three modulation sources, and four assignable destinations, HotSawz is designed to allow a user to create a wide palette of sounds that run the gamut from classic synthwave to a pulsing panorama of bouncing blips, brassy swells, and sub-bass swagger.
The modulation sources include LFO, Envelope Follower, and ADS Gate, while the four assignable destinations are comprised of Filter Cutoff, Volume, Pitch and Oscillator Depth. Each modulation source can be assigned to any of these destinations at a given time. Thus, multiple sources can manipulate the same destination. In fact, there are 64 combinations of source to destination assignments, providing a vast landscape for serious experimentation. For example, a user could scope their favorite sci-fi thriller sounds from Blade Runner to Stranger Things, and create 8-bit video game blips, screaming 70s saw leads and undulating bass odysseys on individual tracks video games and movie scores.
Too spicy? Dial it back with the global Mix function and maintain some of the original tone. Not spicy enough? Transpose the oscillators up and/or down by one octave for that thick, analog synth sound.
- Classic subtractive synthesis using sawtooth waves.
- Six oscillators that follow a mono pitch tracker.
- Three modulation sources: LFO, Envelope Follower and ADS Gate.
- Four Assignable destinations: Filter Cutoff, Volume, Pitch and Oscillator Depth. Each modulation source can be assigned to any destination at a given time, thus multiple sources can manipulate the same destination.
- 64 combinations of source to destination assignments.
- Comes with 30+ presets including some by Eventide artists.
Price: $19.99 for H9 and H9 Core owners and is free for H9 Max owners. Customers can demo HotSawz by downloading the latest version of the H9 Control app for iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC and Android devices.