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Synth Bundle Plugin by IK Multimedia
Syntronik 2
Syntronik by IK Multimedia is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin and a Mobile Audio App and a Software Application for macOS, Windows and iOS. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, an AAX Plugin and a Standalone Application.
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More legends, more control, more freedom

Syntronik 2 sets the new standard in modern virtual synthesizers. IK's advanced sampling techniques, combined with a hybrid sample and modeling synthesis engine, power a comprehensive collection of rare and sought-after synths with stunning sonic accuracy and the deepest editing.

This is a massive update to the previous release, adding 11 new synths, exciting new, advanced, and much-requested functionality, and a huge number of all-new presets for the 22 original synths taking advantage of all these new features.

A collection like no other

Syntronik 2 offers 22 legendary synths available in 4 different versions or as individual instruments. There are over 5,500 presets that cover a wide range of sounds from 54 of the most iconic to ultra-rare vintage synthesizers. For fans of the original version, all of the Syntronik and Syntronik Deluxe legacy presets are also included and sound identical in Syntronik 2.

Capturing each synthesizer's DNA

To accurately reproduce timeless machines from Moog, Oberheim, Sequential Circuits, ARP, Roland and Yamaha, sampling their sound-generating oscillators is the only way to ensure truly authentic results. We captured multiple round-robins of single oscillators, oscillator combinations (including sync and FM sweeps) to reach more than 300,000 samples and over 200 GB.

Hybrid synthesis architecture

For highly flexible sound manipulation, while maintaining the exact sound of the original hardware, our synth engine now includes circuit-level models of the 4 best sounding filters ever: the Moog transistor ladder, Roland's IR3109 chip, the famous Curtis CEM3320 chip and the Oberheim SEM state variable filter. Syntronik 2 also provides powerful digital filters like Formant and Phase filters that can take the analog source oscillators into new sonic dimensions.

New advanced Edit panel

Syntronik 2 adds a new Edit panel with many new features users have been requesting. There are per-oscillator DRIFT controls, extended envelopes and LFOs along with a programmable modulation matrix. Plus a new Wave Set Browser that lets you choose the sound for each of up to 4 oscillators and 2 suboscillators per preset for a new level of sound design.

DRIFT technology

IK's DRIFT technology varies the phase, color and pitch of the sampled oscillators to keep them moving just like the real analog oscillators do. Much more than simple detuning or even multiple-source modulation, DRIFT emulates the way real analog circuits behave over time. The result is the unmistakable sound of analog that is the origin of any classic synthesizer sound.

An arsenal of effects

Syntronik 2 comes with 71 exciting effects derived from our popular T-RackS 5 mix and mastering suite, MixBox processors and AmpliTube 5 guitar workstation. 5 effects can be simultaneously inserted on every instrument via a "lunchbox-style" interface, which offers immediate visualization and editing of every parameter from within a single, convenient location.

4 synths are better than 1

An easy-to-use layering interface lets you quickly map and play up to 4 different synthesizer parts simultaneously, as well as create advanced splits for maximum flexibility and live performance, while a brand-new controller filter tab for Syntronik 2 offers detailed filtering of sustain, PB, MW and AT per part for unparalleled sound design.

Dynamic arpeggiators

The 4 synthesizer parts in Syntronik 2 feature a powerful note and chord arpeggiator, each with its own assignable range and settings as well as the ability to store them for instant recall. Along with a new step sequencer, this allows you to build complex rhythmic textures and sequences with extreme ease and inspiring effectiveness.

Find sounds faster

An advanced browser offers fast and convenient navigation of Syntronik 2's vast library of presets to let you find the right sounds in an instant. You can browse the content by instrument or search for single sounds. Refine your search using keywords and sort instruments by category, character and type. You can also rate your favorite sounds to find them in a flash.

Fill the tank

Individual sounds from Syntronik 2 can be seamlessly read by SampleTank 4* and used together with IK's ever-growing number of acoustic and electronic instruments. Build complete soundtracks for any style of music within SampleTank alongside new collections such SampleTron 2, Cinekinetik, Electromagnetik and many more.

Syntronik 2 features:

  • 22 powerful synths with familiar panel designs and easy-to-use controls.
  • A collection of 54 iconic hardware synthesizers and string machines.
  • Multi-sampled oscillators for ultimate authenticity.
  • 4 classic types of circuit-modeled filters to shape sounds.
  • DRIFT technology for realism of subtle oscillator variations.
  • Mix and match oscillators with filters for new original sounds.
  • True 4-part synth to create rich sounds with Multis and splits.
  • 4 dynamic arpeggiators and new step sequencer for complex rhythmic textures.
  • 71 high-quality effects derived from T-RackS, MixBox and AmpliTube.
  • More than 200 GB of sounds with disk streaming and over 5,500 presets.
  • Browser search by category or keyword to find sounds in seconds.
  • Optimized resizable interface and "lunchbox-style" effects panel.
  • Load Syntronik sounds into SampleTank 4* for more expandability.
  • Works as a 64-bit plug-in or standalone instrument for Mac/PC.
  • Fully functional free Syntronik CS version also available.

*requires SampleTank 4.1.5 or later.

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Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 2.50 from 2 reviews

Reviewed By Ojaix
August 18th, 2023

It has most of the great synth sound you would need but each synth is a sample-based rompler and you can only tweak the sound not create new sounds from oscillators or wavetables. I would give it 5 stars if it weren't so pricey and the download process was not so cumbersome. If you can get one on sale then it's well worth it. I'd prefer you get the Total Studio Max for more value.

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Reviewed By vstdls
August 17th, 2023

It's a real pain to install and manage paths.

Downloads "expire" -> have to pay to re-download your purchase.

All samples, not really synths.

Presets take a comparatively long time to load, even from gen4 NVME.

Most presets are meh.

Not worth the hassle even at deep sale price.

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Comments & Discussion for IK Multimedia Syntronik

Discussion: Active
3 July 2022 at 6:11pm

While I was not impressed with Syntronik 1 because there is little control on wave form, and the filter cannot follow the keyboard, Syntronik 2 add these features and it's now more fun to create sounds. The samples are good, there is no loop fault (unlike Arturia CMI-V for example). Sometimes some notes are strange comparing to the others but it's rare. The ability to mix four waves in a patch allows to create rich textures but using a single wave can also creates nice sounds. Add to this a modulation matrix and a "workstation" mode where four patches can be combined on the keyboard.

I purchased it for 42€ in the last promo and get all synths. It was quite a good bargain. On the cons side, the amount of disk space used is huge and the fact that the waves browser is limited to the current synth althought several synth patches can be combined. The Syntronik 1 patches cannot be edited with the Syntronik 2. I'm wondering why these have not been converted. So the waves (all ?) are available in the Syntronik 2 editor by selecting a Syntronik 2 preset.

Of course the problem with all these synths is to choose one to make a sound since analog synths sound very similar. This is becoming a challenging task. The favorite flag on preset can help a lot.

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