Looks like many producers of MIDI keyboard controllers have suddenly realised that if they create soft synths to go with their products it might be a better idea than just making the hardware and letting everyone else take a slice of the software pie. That is good news for us of course because it gives us even more choices when it comes to creating sounds.
Nektar who are well known for their high quality hardware controllers have created their first soft synth and by the looks of it they may be on to a winner.
The synth is called ‘Bolt’ and this is what Nektar say about it:
Nektar BOLT is the first Harmonics Synthesizer for VST/AU compatible DAW platforms. Its unique Harmonics oscillators will take you from subtle sine waves to overtone-rich pulse chains at the turn of a knob. And BOLT’s user interface encourages instant experimentation when creating sounds. No filter required – it all happens right in the oscillator. Experience the speed of new sounds – literally.
It certainly looks interesting. There are both Windows and Mac compatible versions and demos are available for download here. So worth giving it a test run at least.
For more info visit https://nektartech.com
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