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Sonic Academy announces the launch of it's new plugin 'ANA 2'
Completely redesigned from the ground up, ANA returns to the scene stronger than ever.
Our highly anticipated launch is finally here! We have spent many thousands of hours rebuilding and redesigning every nook and cranny of ANA to create a beautifully elegant and powerful synth. One that is super simple to use but with an extensive toolset to allow you to create complex and exciting sounds.
Over 3 YEARS in the making, ANA 2 is finally ready and we can't wait for you all to try it out.
We have completely redesigned the interface, with a brand new HD Retina ready GUI with both classic white and a new black skin to choose from.
With all of the new features we have crammed into ANA 2 it was a challenge to present it all on screen without it getting cluttered, we have managed to accomplish this simple and familiar layout that made ANA 1 so famous, whilst also giving you the full flexibility of what ANA 2 has to offer.
Morph your sound with 3D Wavetables
With our 3D Oscillator, expansive complex sounds is just a knob turn away.
Combine up to 3 wavetable oscillators with our other sound sculpting features, and you will understand just how beautifully complex sounds can become in ANA 2. Click on the waveform to open the waveform browser panel and populate all three oscillators with only a few clicks, then assign your G-ENV to the morph knob to create evolving pads, dirty wubs or epic atmospheres.
Import your own Wavetables
ANA 2 will let import your own custom wavetables into ANA 2, it even reads wavetables created in Serum.
Big Screen Graphical Envelopes
Want to make the ultimate envelope for that perfect sound, well how about doing it in big screen awesomeness. ANA 2 has three graphical envelopes or "G-ENVs". Each with virtually unlimited nodes to create your own shapes, quickly and easily.
The new G-Env includes custom grid sizing, snapping, a step mode and new curved lines giving you total control over modulation shapes with ease.
Import your own samples
You can now import your own custom samples into one of the 3 sampler Oscillators in ANA 2, or choose from the included library of sounds to make your presets standout.
Just Drag and drop files from your DAW or file system then modify your samples into something entirely new and unique with looping, crossfade, pitch and reverse.
24 Built-In FX Units
ANA 2 comes with 24 built-in world-class effects that can be used in 5 insert slots, or in the two send and return slots.
Each effect has full control over input, output and dry/wet - as well as every effect parameter being available as a modulation destination or macro control to get some insane effects going with the turn of one knob. You are only limited by your imagination.
Drag & Drop FX Reordering
The 5 insert slots can be re-ordered by simply grabbing and moving the tabs, to quickly check out different effect combos.
Polyphonic Step Arpeggiator
The advanced 64 note polyphonic step arpeggiator in ANA 2 breaks new ground for a built-in synth arp. Helping you create beautiful and inspiring arpeggios in an elegant and beautiful work area.
We believe, with its array of controls, and massive 64 steps, you can create mind-blowing arps right from the get-go. Reorder notes, add swing and gates or just open one of the factory presets to get started straight away.
The 64 note step sequencer not only controls velocity but has two 'modulation' sources which can be assigned to any modulation destination.
Instant Chord Progressions with CMD
This is where ANA 2 goes epic! Assign any chord to any key to create world-class chord progressions.
Work CMD and ANA 2's arp together, for an incredibly powerful tool creating complex chord progressions, insane arps with beautiful chord changes or the darkest of techno stabs with huge six note extended chords from the preset list.
We think there is nothing out there in a synth to match the CMD / Arp combo and the world of possibilities it brings to the producer.
Working fast is essential in today studio environment, and with ANA 2's mod matrix you can see, edit and control multiple modulations at a glance.
Nearly every parameter on ANA 2 can be used as a target using one or all of the many sources. These can quickly be assigned, set up and controlled using right click assignments or via the mod matrix panel.
The modulation in ANA 2 is comprehensive and will become an extremely powerful tool when designing sounds.
It is further enhanced when used in combination with the macro controls. Here you can assign several modulation targets to one knob, available on the front panel or assigned to a controller. Add custom names to the controls for that personal touch.
Over 500 Presets Included
Bundled with ANA 2 are hundreds of presets to get you started.
ANA 2 comes bundled with over 500 unique presets to get you going right out of the box.
With a super easy to use preset browser, you can find the preset you want quicker. You can filter by categories and genre type or even create your own custom tags for presets.
46 High Quality Filters
The key to great sounding productions is a great sounding synth and the key to a great sounding synth is great sounding filters.
We have 46 filter types in ANA 2, from classic ANA 1 filters to exhaustive emulations of some of the synths worlds most iconic filters. We are really proud of ANA 2s filters.