Wusik 8008 by Wusik is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin and an Audio Plugin Host and a Standalone Application for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and a Standalone Application. It can host VST Plugins, Audio Units Plugins and VST 3 Plugins.
New Wave Sequencer Mode: Drums. 15 Tracks and 4 x 16 Steps Variations.
New Wave Sequencer Mode: Notes. For monophonic note sequencing, with 4 x 16 Steps Variations.
New Compressed sound format. The whole library was also compressed and takes less HD space now.
New Wave Sequencer Patterns option.
New Single-File Installer for Full Version and Updates.
New Sample Mapper Editor.
Added Copy and Paste to All Envelopes.
MIDI Output is now possible from both Drum and Keys Mode (Wave Sequencer).
Multi Preset system, allows you to chain multiple presets with full mult timbral capability.
SF2 (Soundfont II) sample support.
And many other new features. Click here for the complete list of changes.
HOW WUSIK 8008 WORKS?
Is that just a regular Modular system? No, it is not. It has a fixed path of audio, but with a modular wire system for modulations. Audio and Events are dynamic routed in this way:
MIDI Modules will process and output Note Events and other MIDI data.
Modulation Modules will process modulation information using the above data.
Envelopes will be processed using voice-allocation information set by checking which AMP Envelope has free-voices. This voice information is sent to all POLY modules that are processed next.
Now we process all Sound Generators.
Filters are the next stage, the Dry/Wet parameter let you adjust if the filter will process in series or in parallel mode.
Voices are mixed into a single stereo path.
Effects are processed.
SFX Send to Master is copied so when the Master Layer is processed, it will use this information for the Master Effects.
But if I want to use a Sound Generator, let's say, a Sawtooth OSC, to modulate something but not output its audio? Simple, just set its Volume to zero, as it is not applied into the Module Modulation Output. You can still set the Amount of output you want from the Wire Input and Output, including Min and Max values.
Can I attach multiple cables/wires from one source to another? Yes, as many as you want.
I recently got Wusik 4000 and wanted to let you know what I think about it.
Wusik 4000 is a very hands on synth with a certain rack feeling to it like in Reason,so anyone who ever worked on a real hardware will feel instantly at home here. If you are looking for a synth who can help you creating punchy bass sounds to soundscapes have a look at this monster. The system works with multiple layers which can send their sound into a master sfx layer each filled with modules which each have subsets of functions selectable in a drop down menu. You have a wide variety of Osc to select from which is a huge sonic arsenal analog single, dual and tripple and a unison combo Osc's Digital Sample Osc, Wavetable Osc plus a white noise Osc plenty of sonic weapons here. You can wire outputs into certain input module to create modulation chains to create extremely complex sounds. You got several audio manipulating weapons to choose from AR, ADSR, Multi Envelope(for all three amplitude, filter and pitch target choose able), LFO's and sequencer plus and XY pad with those you can create complex audio effects and triggering elements for different parts of the sounds. Thankfully it is pretty easy to handle as the interface is pretty straightforward and not overloaded with visual eye candy, you can get different visual styles for the interface to fit your mood and needs. Creating sounds is pretty straight forward and then you can delve into complex landscapes, you want to create morphing soundscapes go ahead and layer them creating pulsing sweeps and choirs drifting into the sounds no problems. The sample library delivered along offer plenty to start with but as it is Wusik it is not restricted to it, Wusik's creators offer to import more than those and this expands it endlessly. Regarding the power needed to fuel the beast, yes it can be hefty but you can set the real-time setting low and increase it for the render down so it should be inside most peoples budget. The bang for the buck you get is awesome as the sound-sources are analog and digital Osc's you can get the best of both world into one sound. I for my part am looking forward to the extension W8000 will bring to this great concept and can just say that you should consider trying out this beast, it is not expensive but it gives a hell of ride and is somewhere between Reason, Absynth and Reaktor in its capacities and a very valuable tool for me.
Aside from all that the developer is very responsive and fixes problems very quickly not a given with some of the other players sadly.
So all in all a fantastic tool with lots to explore and experiment while it's very usable thumbs up for the Wusik team.
I tried several (modular) synths before. And the more I play around with Wusik 4000 the more I am convinced that this is one of the most advanced and flexible instruments that is available today. For me it appears that it turns out to be a little bit like Photoshop - even though I use it almost daily for almost 20 years, I still discover new possibilities and ways to solve my challenges every day. A kind of ultimate tool that fullfills my need for permanent creativity. :-) Today I would recommend Wusik 4000 not only to musicians and sound designers who know what they do, but also to those who intend to start learning sound design. Its modularity allows you to exactly build the kind of synth that you need to follow your sound design course, if you attend one. And you can build up your own dream synth gradually along the course. Of course it needs some days to get into it, and you cannot assess all of its power and flexibility by just clicking through some presets. It is rather like learning to walk: In the beginning you have to invest some patience to learn how to make some steps, but once you get it, you cannot get enough of it - and suddenly you can go wherever you want to go.
Besides that, you can also use one of the many very usable presets. If you are interested: On Youtube and Soundcloud (links below) you can also find some demonstations for some of the presets.
I use it in Reaper and Renoise on a Windows 8.1 PC without any technical issues or complications. I can even use it with my 25000 Galbanum Architecture wavetables that I initially bought for the Rapture synthesizer.
The only negative statement that I can make at the moment is: It can become very addictive.
The user interface design supports the workflow very well. It's fun to use it. I appreciate the fact that it focuses more on the workflow than on decorative aspects, unlike you can find it in many other producs. The technical support was extraordinary fast and friendly. For questions it seems to be the best place to use the forum here on KVR. The development listens carefully to the suggestions of their users and promises to enhance the product experience in further developments based on user suggestions.
So, in my opinion there is no single reason to hesitate and not to try it. Go, grab the demo, and then buy it! If you really intend to invest 100 $ into a synthesizer, I think Wusik 4000 offers the best value for your money, and even more. I give it 15 out of 10 stars :o)
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To get an impression of its professional sound quality and some of its capabilities, don't forget to have a look at some demos on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/william-kalfelz/complete-dream-fast-ambient-electronic.
For a quick start I suggest to watch some of the helpful video tutorials that the developer published on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMHD0en8Ot1m_ozQpM2Kusg.