Vector Synth, the experimental boutique synthesizer from the Czech Republic is available for purchase again and gets a new v2.6.6 firmware update with several major improvements. The update was in development and testing for several months, and is now ready for release. All new units come preloaded with the new firmware, and operators of all existing Vectors can upgrade their device with a firmware update. Here's the details direct from the manufacturer:
New Ladder Filter
A brand new 24dB/oct resonant ladder filter is now included, and can be placed anywhere in the synthesis pipeline. The new filter provides a classic and well-known tonal character, which in combination with Vector's synthesis engine gives it new opportunities for creative filtering.
New Blend Modes
Two new Blend modes are introduced for even more ways the harmonic Generators can interact. PDAM and rPDAM stand for Phase Distortion and Amplitude Modulation, and Reverse Phase Distortion and Amplitude Modulation, respectively. Just like the other modulation types, these are also audio-rate and the operators and modulators can be separately filtered before modulation.
Individual Generator Detuning
Each Generator can now be individually detuned before Blend modulation. This simple addition increases the possible sound palette considerably, especially when combined with the new filtering and modulation options.
New Built-in Presets
A fresh new page of built-in presets to be used both as finished sounds or as foundations for custom presets. The new presets incorporate the latest firmware features so they are good starting points to explore the new capabilities.
Pricing and Availability:
The autumn batch has been shipping worldwide since mid-October, and new Vectors are currently available for purchase with approximately one month lead time, for 777€ (excl. EU VAT)
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