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 Waverazor by Media Overkill is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Waverazor
Waverazor Waverazor
Product Waverazor
Developer Media Overkill
Price (MSRP)
$159
Type / Tags Synth
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Instrument(s)    
Operating System Availability
Operating
System
Latest
Version
Download Released
 
2.1.6
 
Downloads Released
System Requirements
Windows 7,8,10
AAX : 32-bit and 64-bit
VST2 : 32-bit and 64-bit
VST3 : 32-bit and 64-bit
 
2.1.6
 
Downloads Released
System Requirements
OS X 10.8 and above
AAX : 32-bit and 64-bit
Audio Units : 32-bit and 64-bit
VST2 : 32-bit and 64-bit
VST3 : 32-bit and 64-bit
 
2.1.6
 
Downloads Released
System Requirements
Tested on Ubuntu 16.04
Miscellaneous Information
Copy ProtectionOnline Activation (Challenge / Response)

WAVERAZOR

Futuristic Virtual Synth

Unleash your dark side with Waverazor—a futuristic synth that gives you the power to splice waveforms into aggressive new sounds. The patent-pending oscillator design utilizes a new form of synthesis to produce biting leads, glitched-out basses, cinematic pads and everything in between. Twist and torture every parameter of sound using a central oscilloscope for precise waveform creation. Morph multiple parameters at once using an array of performance controllers. The collection of included presets provides a launchpad into endless sonic exploration.

A New Angle On Synthesis

Waverazor's patent-pending oscillator technology slices familiar waveforms and recombines them to create tormented futuristic sounds. Start with a radical multi-shape waveform, then mangle the sound beyond recognition by tweaking an array of parameters including tuning, level, phase and DC offset per segment.

Mutant AM: Ring Mod On Steroids

Each waveform segment can have different harmonic content, with individual harmonics subject to amplitude modulation at a rate and level determined by the contents of each fraction. Instead of simply modulating the entire waveform on and off like traditional ring mod, the Waverazor oscillator modulates harmonics to different levels in a sequenced pattern.

Multi-Sync: Even More Of A Good Thing

Since each wave cycle is divided into fractional splices, and phase reset is controlled per segment, multiple simultaneous hard sync points can be set up per cycle and even beyond a single cycle. With Multi-Sync engaged, modulating individual wave fractions to different frequencies creates a complex new harmonically rich version of a classic synthesis technique.

Features:

  • Patent-pending oscillator design dynamically slices and recombines waveforms.
  • Built-in oscilloscope enables precise waveform creation.
  • Up to three oscillators with 16 wave slices each.
  • Up to three filters blocks per voice with 8 filters each.
  • Two X/Y performance controllers and one X/Y wave segment control.
  • Support for 21 languages, including Sanskrit, Elvish and Klingon.

System Requirements

macOS 10.8 or Later:

  • 32-bit and 64-bit.
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz Processor.
  • 2GB RAM (4GB Recommended).

Windows 7,8,10:

  • 32-bit and 64-bit.
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz Processor.
  • 2GB RAM (4GB Recommended).

Linux (tested on Ubuntu 16.04):

  • 64-bit.
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz Processor.
  • 2GB RAM (4GB Recommended).
Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 4.50 from 2 reviews

Reviewed By ] Peter:H [
November 29, 2019

Like it. It's definitely unique in sound and style. People tend to say the gui is not "normal" like every other gui.

But with a synth that unique and that versatile it's just their bad luck. HrastoProgrammer Transitov is another gem of the same kind, where people complain about the GUI and it's complexity. Guys music is not about GUIs, it's about sound. And if you are looking for unique sound and not for an eye pleasing gui, check out Waverazor. It was very unique to do OneSynthChallenge #119 with Waverazor. So many times we get yet another subtractive synth without any new features. But Waverazor was different, challenging but at the same time very rewarding if the challenge was masterd. Just check out the results of the OneSynthChallenge: https://soundcloud.com/kvrosc/sets/one-synth-challenge-119

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Reviewed By ecton
January 7, 2018

The main principle of the synthesis of Waverazor seems to be the switching between multiple editable wavetables in sync with the key frequency of a note. Actually not a difficult thing to do, but it's the idea that makes the difference, right? Waverazor sounds much like any other synth if the sounds are static, but if you begin to mangle them, you get the chills, because you can manipulate a wave cycle in the microsound time scale - but unlike granular methods would allow for. Great and innovative synth with a sci-fi look to it! The reason I only give it 8 out of 10 is that the user interface does not yet let you manipulate every parameter manually.

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Discussion

Discussion

Discussion: Active
Skarin
Skarin
21 January 2018 at 5:34am

1.0.4 Version crash, when i load up another instrument, - Helm or Dexed is tested.

Im on Linux Mint. Tested in Bitwig and Waveform.

r_mok
r_mok
6 September 2019 at 12:04am

Hey Sakrin, sorry for the ridiculously slow response, I didn't notice that we had a discussion area here.

Version 2.0.9 is the latest version (https://www.tracktion.com/products/waverazor), the crash issue you are describing was most likely fixed quite a while ago. If you are still having trouble, please let us know.

Best regards, - Rob.

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oddy.o.lynx
oddy.o.lynx
29 January 2020 at 8:23pm

Waverazor will not load on Debian 10 Buster

Debian Buster has moved from libcurl3 to libcurl4 for libcurl4-openssl-dev.

ldd Waverazor.so
./Waverazor.so: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcurl.so.4: version 'CURL_OPENSSL_3' not found (required by ./Waverazor.so)

all other dependencies are satisfied.

In Debian 9 Stretch libcurl4-openssl-dev depends on libcurl3, which the current build of Waverazor uses, and it is not compatible with Debian 10 Buster as it depends on libcurl4, .

r_mok
r_mok
29 January 2020 at 10:17pm

Thanks for the heads up, it looks like Debian removed libcurl3 at some point. Generally, having Waverazor use libcurl4 seems fine, it seems fairly common these days. My only concern is that our baseline support OS is Ubuntu 16.04, and libcurl3 and libcurl4 don't seem to have a simple method for co-existence on Ubuntu (maybe on others as well?), so hopefully a change to libcurl4 won't put a bunch of other users in the same, but reverse, situation you are in. Thoughts?

SmoothMountain
SmoothMountain
9 February 2020 at 11:35pm

Greetings;

I'm using Reaper 6.03 native Linux on Ubuntu 18.04. I upgraded to 18.04 about 6 months ago. I'm now having similar issues running Waverazor...

My thoughts; looking at the Ubuntu release info, Ubuntu 16.04 was released in April 2016 (almost 4 years ago) and will reach the end of standard support in April 2021. 18.04 was released in April 1018.

I now see the dilemma for developers...

My vote is to be in the middle of the curve. It appears that Ubuntu LTS end of standard support happens every 2 years. If you are using Ubuntu as the release standard (one of the reasons I chose Ubuntu in the first place), then move to the latest LTS release 1 year after it is released. That is nowhere near the bleeding edge of new releases, but not too far behind the development curve, either.

Moving to the latest LTS version 1 year after it is released is not forcing people to use a bleeding edge OS.

Just my 2 cents... and thank you for supporting Linux.

SmoothMountain
SmoothMountain
10 February 2020 at 2:22pm

A quick clarification: I just downloaded the trial version yesterday, that's why I said "I'm now having similar issues running Waverazor..."

I want to be clear that I did not have Waverazor running previously.

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