Sinevibes has announced the release of Node – a four-operator FM synthesis engine for the KORG prologue, minilogue xd and NTS-1. They say that it is based on a classic setup with four sine oscillators (operators), which are connected together via multiple different algorithms that let them apply frequency modulation onto one another. They tell us that it neatly packages a total of 24 such FM algorithms and allows to set operator frequency ratios within an extremely wide range, delivering nearly 90,000 possible combinations – and opening a whole universe of timbres, from timeless classic to edgy modern.
A spokesperson told us, "Node's engine runs 2x oversampled and employs a special filter to suppress unpleasant aliasing frequencies, enabling a much cleaner sound even in the higher octave range. Node also includes a very flexible built-in modulation generator that can be configured in a number of ways: exponential or linear envelopes, multi-waveform LFO, sample & hold, or random triangle. With this many features, Node is arguably the most user-configurable plugin available for KORG's platform – yet it's designed to be incredibly easy to use."
Pricing and Availability:
Node is immediately available for $39. Existing Sinevibes customers are eligible for special upgrade pricing.