REMAGEN, GERMANY: high-quality synthesizer developer Waldorf is proud to announce availability of both itseagerly-awaited Nave advanced wavetable synthesizer plug-in for Mac — OS X 10.7 or higher (running 32-bit as well as 64-bit host software supporting AAX64-, AU-, VST2.4-, and/or VST3-compatible virtualinstruments) — and PC — Windows 7 or higher (running 32-bit as well as 64-bit host software supportingAAX64-, VST2.4-, and/or VST3-compatible virtual instruments) — and Attack advanced drum synthesizer foriPad — iPad 3 (retina), iPad mini (1, 2, 3), and iPad Air (1, 2) running iOS 7 or higher — as of June 12…
Originally announced amid a media feeding frenzy over a flurry of hardy hardware synthesizer launches — looking more to the past than thefuture for inspiration, it appeared — at The NAMM Show 2015, January 22-25 in Anaheim, California, Waldorf’s wilful software-centric showcasemade for a convincing case for wavetable synthesis — it’s back… but better! Having seriously succeeded in changing perceptions of what aserious iOS instrument can be, thanks to unique sounds simply unachievable with any other synthesizer, Waldorf willingly responded to requests tomake its award-winning Nave advanced wavetable synthesizer available on more powerful platforms by introducing the Nave advancedwavetable synthesizer plug-in for Mac and PC.
Professionals and amateurs alike can comfortably kick back and musically rejoice, safe in theknowledge that this ‘new’ Nave brings that notable Nave sound engine to their favourite DAW (Digital Audio Workstation).While Waldorf’s deft design team has helpfully succeeded in optimising Nave’s nifty GUI (Graphical User Interface) to readily work with thetried-and-tested computer combo of keyboard and mouse (or track pad) rather than touch screen surface technology, that nothing hasbeen lost in translation is nothing short of a musical miracle! More to the point, the feature-packed plug-in comes pre-packed with superbsounds, ranging from spatial pads to vivid wavetable scans and cutting leads to solid basses, but, above and beyond that, also anabundance of incredibly imaginative sound worlds — many of them professionally produced by some of the top sound designers around.
Asa synthesizer thoroughbred through and through, Nave really represents a phenomenal playground for sound creation creativity. Forinstance, its oscillators offer expanded wavetable functionality with elaborate editing facilities and an extremely effective speech synthesizer.Anyone at all familiar with Waldorf software instruments will immediately feel right at home with the typical Waldorf workflow where soundshapingmodules are always directly accessible and all arpeggiator, envelopes, effects (Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Reverb, Equalizer,Compressor), and Modulation Matrix management controls are only one push of a virtual button away. Edited highlights include twoindependent advanced wavetable oscillators per voice with saw, triangle, PWM (Pulse Width Modulation), white and pink noise (and up toeight-oscillator Überwave); two ring modulators; multimode filter (with LP/ BP/ HP, 12 dB, and 24 dB settings); three envelopes; two LFOs (LowFrequency Oscillators); and much more besides. And besides its standard yet classy chromatic keyboard, Nave also includes innovative‘blades’ and pads to control the sound in different ways. Why restrict yourself to iOS-imposed limitations?
The Nave advanced wavetablesynthesizer plug-in now lets you work wherever and however you want. Whether Mac- or PC-based, desktop-bound or laptop-mobile, withthe CPU (Central Processing Unit) firepower to truly deliver, Nave gives your professional productions a truly cutting-edge sound like no other.Of course, Waldorf’s masterful migration of its long-running Attack virtual drum and percussion soft synth that took the virtual instrumentworld by storm back in early 2001 to iPad 3 (Retina), iPad mini (1, 2, 3), and iPad Air (1, 2) brings us back to where we started with Nave —namely, the wonderful world of iOS.
It is now complete, and available as of today on Apple’s App Store. See how its impressive soundengine is cleverly complimented by an integrated 16-step sequencer that is as fun to use as it is useful. Unbelievably, the Attack advanceddrum synthesizer for iPad offers 24 instruments — each entirely programmable through a stunning, touch-optimised user interface. Itsoscillators are fat, the filter flexible, and envelopes lightning fast. Each drum sound can be enriched with one of four independent insertmulti-effects with Delay, Equalizer, Drive, Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, and Phrase Vocoder.
Input lyrics, output song! Alter gender, just as you’vealways wanted? Why not! Notable phrase vocoding technology apart, Attack ’s sound engine is also capable of producing powerfulpolyphonic synth, bass, and lead sounds suitable for creating full-blown backing sequences. Just like the original Nave, it’s a seriously indepthmusical instrument for iPad. It’s easy to use and fun for sure, but at its core it’s truly a sonic beast of an instrument, instrumental ininflicting out-and-out drum power — out of the tablet and into the wider world!Whether you’re looking to make a musical move from iPad to Mac or PC or, conversely, Mac or PC to iPad, Waldorf has got you coveredwith its now-available Nave advanced wavetable synthesizer plug-in and Attack advanced drum synthesizer for iPad. If you want bothproducts on all platforms, well… what can we say? Waldorf won’t leave you wanting!