U-HE, makers for my favorite synths ACE and Zebra 2, have released a public beta for their latest synthesizers Diva.
The oscillators, filters and envelopes closely model components found in some of the great monophonic and polyphonic synthesizers of yesteryear. Modules can be mixed and matched so you can build hybrids, but what sets DIVA apart is the sheer authenticity of the analogue sound. This comes at the cost of quite a high CPU-hit, but we think it was worth it: Diva is the first native software synth that applies methods from industrial circuit emulators (search for "PSpice") in realtime! Especially the behaviour of our zero-delay-feedback filters, when pushed to the limit, demonstrates the advantages of this groundbreaking approach.
The beta version works without restriction until December 31st. Become an early adopter, play an active role in development as we nurture this baby to perfection over the next few weeks…
The latest builds are always available in our support forum: click to go there
Estimated price: 179$ (+19% VAT in EU)
Introductory price: 119$ (+19% VAT in EU) until December 31st, 2011
Sale starts Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 on http://www.u-he.com.
See the announcement here.
Electronic/Experimental Music Artist, Boulder, CO
Synthesist | Composer | Keyboardist | Performer
Artist site: http://www.markmoshermusic.com
Host of Sonic Encounters Podcast: http://markmoshermusic.com/podcast/.
Boulder Synthesizer Meetup founder and host: http://www.bouldersynth.com