Albino 2.2 review

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The Albino 2 synthesizer is the result of a unique collaboration between sound designer Rob Papen and LinPlug.

License: Demo
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 0K
Developer: LinPlug Virtual Instruments
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Price: $199.00
Updated: 12 Jan 2006
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The Albino 2 synthesizer is the result of a unique collaboration between sound designer Rob Papen and LinPlug. This amazing synth comes with a cutting-edge selection of presets designed by Rob Papen.

The Albino comes with a whole bunch of modules. Three types of oscillators are available: digital, analog and noise. Two separate stereo filter modules with two filter types: silk and cream (thats how they sound!). Four versatile LFOs and eight envelopes, the unique LinPlug Modulation Matrix. Finally, a sophisticated effects section consisting of two independent stereo effects units, each containing eight effects processors. All this with numerous modulation capabilities.

We included an up to 32-step rhythm arpeggiator with several modes in Albino: up, down, up/down, down/up, as played, random mode and a chord and modulation mode. It can be retriggered, it can swing with your music and you can mix its step velocity values with the velocity you played the chord. Your own creations can be save or copy/pasted to other presets. Many of the new presets make use of the Arpeggiator and the possibilities are literary endless.

Here are some key features of "Albino":
VST2.0 and AU plug-in synthesizer for PC and Mac
Modular and extendable design currently with 3 Oscillator Modules, 2 Filter Modules, 2 Envelope Modules  and 8 Effect Modules
32 note polyphonic (CPU dependent)
Unlimited sound programs, Sound Browser
More than 1400 Rob Papen presets
up to 4 oscillator per voice, various High Quality Oscillator types with countless waveforms 
Amplitude and Frequency Modulation and "Pulse Width Modulation" for all (!) waveforms, Sync
2 filters per voice, each with 2 types of  multimode filters, altogether 12 filter modes, saturation control
8 envelopes per voice, 2 types: 5 levels / 5 rates with loop and enhanced ADSR Mode
Variable keyboard and velocity tracking, individual for each envelope
4 individual LFO’s with various waveforms, broad range of tempo sync, Symmetry and Phase adjustable, additional LFO-DAD-Envelopes
Controller hardware (faderbox or synth) can be used to control Albinos parameters using the LinPlug ECS.
Portamento / Glide with various options, constant Time or Rate and Auto-Bend
Adjustable Precision to bring in the warmth of good old analogue modules
Sophisticated Arpeggiator with 32 programmeable steps, several modes, swing, several clock settings, save/load/copy/paste and many more functions
Unique modulation matrix with hundreds of modulation routings
Spread for ultra-fat sounds (up to 20 Oscillators)
Microtuning support for different scales
2 effect blocks with two chorus’, flanger, phaser, filter/distortion, two delays and reverb effects
Fully recognized velocity, mono and poly aftertouch, pitch bend, mod-wheel and various other controllers
Full version comes with a comprehensive PDF manual (box version with printed manual)
Sample accurate timing, full automation and settings are saved with your song.

What's New:
RTAS version
145 new presets from Noisia, NavanaX, REYN and Rob Papen
new effect routing
fixed sync problems with several AudioUnit hosts
improved memory usage.

500MHz PowerPC G3 processor or higher
AudioUnits or VST 2.0 capable host software
ProTools 6.4 or higher for RTAS version
QuickTime 6.4 or higher.

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