Wave Alchemy has just released Spectrum – a Kontakt virtual instrument. It was a huge job to sample and put together patches of renowned hardware synthesizers like Juno-60, Juno-1-6, Minimoog D, Arp Odyssey, Korg MS-20, Roland JX8P, Roland SH-09, Moog Source, Roland Saturn 09, Moog MG-02, Korg Minikorg, Korg Poly-800, Future Retro XS and Yamaha DX5.
Spectrum has four oscillators, each of one being able to load one of the 175 available waveforms. Each waveform has independent controls for pan, tune, fine tune, attack, release, sample start, velocity, and volume.
The instrument also has an amp section, with ADSR controls, as well as overall volume, unison, detune, width and stereo parameters. We can find knobs for LPF and LFO, and an HPF slider.
Spectrum comes with a 32-step sequencer, with nine lanes, where the user can program parameters such as pitch, velocity, length, pitch LFO depth, filter cutoff, filter resonance, filter envelope depth, filter attack and filter decay.
Spectrum has an FX page, with three independent sends. It’s possible to add delay, reverb, and a modulation FX (chorus or flanger). This section comes with a Channel Strip option, where the user can adjust compressor and EQ parameters.
– 175 patches of vintage analog and early digital hardware synths;
– 9969 samples (96kHz ) – over 20 GB in size;
– Dice Mode: in a single click, the synth engine will load the waveforms and parameters randomly;
– 32-step, 9-lane sequencer;
– Internal Channel Strip;
– Internal Effects system (chorus, flanger, delay, and reverb);
– Fully integration with NI Maschine and Komplete Kontrol;
– Requires full Kontakt 5.5 (it’s not compatible with Free Kontakt Player).