IK Multimedia has released Syntronik 2, which they say raises the bar for virtual synthesizers. They tell us that IK's advanced sampling techniques, combined with a hybrid sample and modeling synthesis engine, power this comprehensive collection of rare and sought-after synths with stunning sonic accuracy and the deepest editing.
A spokesperson said, "This is a massively enhanced successor to the previous release, adding 11 legendary 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."
Here's more details direct from the company...
A collection like no other
Syntronik 2 offers 33 synths in all, 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.
4 synths are better than 1
An easy-to-use layering interface lets users 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 for Syntronik 2 offers detailed filtering of sustain, PB, MW and AT per part for unparalleled sound design.
New advanced Edit panel
Syntronik 2 adds a new Edit panel with many new user-requested features. There are per-oscillator DRIFT controls, extended envelopes and LFOs along with a programmable modulation matrix. Plus a new Wave Set Browser that lets users choose the sound for each of up to 4 oscillators and 2 suboscillators per preset for a new level of sound design.
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 soul of any classic synthesizer sound.
An arsenal of effects
Syntronik 2 comes with 71 exciting effects derived from IK's popular T-RackS 5 mix and mastering suite, MixBox processors and AmpliTube 5 guitar workstation. Up to 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.
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 users 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 users find the right sounds in an instant. Content can be browsed by instrument or single sounds. Searches can be refined using keywords and sorted by category, character and type. Users can also rate 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.
*requires SampleTank 4.1.5 or later
Try it for free
Syntronik 2 CS is the fully functional and expandable FREE version of Syntronik 2 with 100 instrument presets, 2.4 GB of sound content, 71 effects, 4 Parts, Multis and arpeggiators. Used as a plug-in or standalone virtual instrument, it lets users explore an array of iconic synthesizers.
Pricing and Availability:
Syntronik 2 is available from the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide at special limited-time introductory prices:
Syntronik 2 SE $/€99.99** (reg. $/€149.99) - an accessibly priced version offering 11 synths, 1,000 presets and 13 GB of sounds.
Syntronik 2 $/€199.99 (reg. $/€299.99) - 22 synths, over 4,000 presets and 80 GB of sounds, powered by a state-of-the-art new audio engine.
Syntronik 2 MAX $/€299.99 (reg. $/€399.99) - all 33 synths, over 5,500 presets and 210 GB of sounds for a comprehensive synth collection.
Owners of qualifying IK products can log in to their IK user account and add Syntronik 2 MAX to cart to see the special crossgrade and upgrade pricing available to them.
For a limited time, purchasers of Total Studio 3.5 MAX or Total VI MAX will receive Syntronik 2 for FREE.
**All pricing excluding taxes.
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