Waldorf has announced that Nave, the iOS wavetable synth, will be released for Mac OS X and Windows in VST, AU and RTAS plug-in formats later this year. Waldorf's designers have optimised its graphical user interface to work with keyboard and mouse (or track pad) rather than touch screen surface technology, though nothing has been lost in translation.
Nave comes pre-packed with sounds ranging from spatial pads to vivid wavetable scans and cutting leads to solid basses, and also an abundance of imaginative sound worlds. Nave represents a playground for sound creation creativity. Its oscillators offer expanded wavetable functionality with elaborate editing facilities and an effective speech synthesizer.
Anyone at all familiar with Waldorf software instruments will immediately feel right at home with the typical Waldorf workflow where sound shaping modules are always directly accessible and all arpeggiator, envelopes, effects (Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Reverb, Equalizer, Compressor), and Modulation Matrix management controls are only one push of a virtual button away.
Edited highlights include two independent advanced wavetable oscillators per voice with saw, triangle, PWM, white and pink noise (and up to eight-oscillator Überwave); two ring modulators; multimode filter (with LP/ BP/ HP, 12 dB, and 24 dB settings); three envelopes; two LFOs; and much more besides. And besides its standard chromatic keyboard, Nave also includes innovative 'blades' and pads to control the sound in different ways.
Nave for VST/AU/RTAS is expected to ship during the second quarter of 2015 when it will be available to buy online directly from Waldorf via the Waldorf Shop or through the company's global network of dealers and retailers for €149.00 (including tax).
Watch Waldorf's product news 2015 video trailer here: youtu.be/GlpRtODl3R8