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SEQui2R Synth is SEQui2R's little big brother.
It retains 99% of its predecessor's features and has some new surprises too.
SEQui2R Synth features 2 main oscillators,
a Sub Oscillator and a Noise Generator.
It includes around 80 waveforms divided in 8 different categories:
Saw, Square, Sine, Triangle,
Pulse, Mixed, Unison and Driven.
Individual Amp, Pitch, Filter and Pulsewidth
Envelopes and LFOs for each Oscillator.
Like its predecessor, SEQui2R Synth's step sequencer is uniquely powerful, fun and creative. It features:
Portamento mode per step, .
2 Stutter modes per step, .
Ornamento per step, .
Random/Improvisation per step.
plus Volume, Pan, 2 Filters and Distortion per step.
SEQui2R Synth Facts:
Two separate sound engines/oscillators.
8 different waveforms categories chosen from the amazing Galbanum, Architecture Waveforms collection, including: Sine, Square, Saw, Triangle, Pulse, Unison, Driven and Mixed.
10 Waveforms per category including Inverse, Serial, Fractal, Formant and more**.
Sub Oscillator with Square and Sine waveforms and Noise Generator (White and Pink).
Individual Tempo-Syncable LFOs and Envelopes for Pitch, Volume, Filter and Pulsewidth, for each oscillator.
Extremely small library size, for fastest loading time.
Multisampled Single Cycle Waveforms, not samples of Vintage Synths.
8 programmable phrases per patch, with step-able Filters, Distortion, Lo-Fi, Pitch Bend, Volume and and Pan.
Key/Scale Control keeps your phrases in the desired scale and key. Major, Minor, Diminished and Whole-tone scales are provided.
Portamento per step.
Stutter and Ornamento per step.
Random notes per step, improvisation function.
Selectable randomisation of Sounds, StepFX, phrases, Filters, Envelopes and LFOs.
10 User programmable scales available per patch.
Import and Export of User Key/Scales.
Midi Notes Midifile Drag & Drop export.
Includes Chorus, Phaser, Delay, Convolution Reverb per engine and a Master Digital Reverb.
Additional Master Fx, choose among Flanger, Rotor, Bus Compressor and Cabinet Simulation.
Over 20 selectable Filters per oscillator, including 4Pole, Ladder, Daft, Pro52, HP, BP, LP and Notch, one per engine, assignable to desired MIDI CC.
Automate-able Step effects, even at a phrase level.
Over 100 Snapshots/presets in 3 categories: Cinematic, Modern and Vintage.
Total sound creation from scratch, from simple single waveforms to very complex 4 oscillators architecture.
Scripted Unison mode, up to 8 voices.
Includes Sampled Unison Saws, Sine, Square, Triangle and, Supersaw and Ultrasaw waveforms to reduce CPU consumption at high voices count.
Requires FULL VERSION of NI Kontakt 5.5. It is not compatible with NI Kontakt Player.
"Hi, my names Bob and I'm a VST addict."
Well, the 'Bob' part's made up, but the rest is true. Amongst my VSTs are gems like Komplete Ultimate 11 CE, IK's Total MAxx, and the Arturia V collection; but if all were removed, the collection wouldn't be much smaller. For the last few months I've been cutting back, only acquiring (I use that word rather than 'buying', because there's some great free stuff out there) - only acquiring VSTs that add to what I already have.
So, a Kontakt synth at 75% off and costing $20? It looks ugly, but let's play the video.
For the first part of it, I was ready to stop - some nice sounds, some ordinary. But the chap doing the demo did a good job, and before long I knew I was going to get this one. That video is worth watching to the end: SEQui2R synth looks basic and old school, but it's a fairly powerful synth, capable of producing some very pleasant sounds, some great old school patches, and some hurting bass. Then add the sequencer, which is like nothing else I've seen, and the combination is no brainer at the discount price, and well worth the full price.
I bought it last night, around 11pm Pacific Time. You have to email the vendor to get a download link; they replied immediately, that's around 7am where they are, in the UK.
This morning I mostly went through the presets (which have to be installed as Kontakt snapshots - easy to do, but there's a video in the download to show you how if you don't know.) There are lots, and they're varied and I would think do justice to the product. I did a bit of patch editing too, but it really needs to be done in combination with the manual or the afore-mentioned youtube video - there's no popups when hovering over a control, and there are lots of controls.
One particular point of note: these guys make patches that use the mod wheel. I *hate* running through presets that don't use the mw, but SEQui2R synth does, to sometimes excellent effect. Thanks for that.Read Review