Scorpion 1.0 review

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The Scorpion is a virtual analog VSTi synthesizer.

License: Demo
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 696K
Developer: Synapse Audio Software
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Price: $39.00
Updated: 19 Jan 2006
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The Scorpion is a virtual analog VSTi synthesizer. Unlike most other virtual analog synthesizers, the Scorpion does not attempt to recreate any particular real-world analog synthesizer, but contains original circuitry.

The Scorpion finds its use in all genres of electronic music, and is capable of a wide variety of strings, winds, basses, leads, pads and atmospheric sounds.

You may think that two sawtooth oscillators can't produce that many different sounds - but the clever coupling with variable phase and ring-modulation, makes this an instrument that will suprise you with many exciting sounds.

The array of possible sounds is further enhanced by a multimode filter with 4 modes, two ADSR envelopes for the filter and amplitude, and an LFO with two switchable destinations.
Additionally, a modulation envelope is built in, with variable amount settings for ringmodulation and pitch.

The Scorpion has four effect sections built in: Reverb, Spectral FX, Chorus and Delay/Tremolo. The Reverb is a very smooth-sounding, physical-modelling plate reverb, with variable pre-delay and damping. The Spectral FX unit, is a special effect for spectral enhancement, which can be used both for boosting the bass, adding presence or brilliance to the sound.

Here are some key features of "Scorpion":
Two oscillators
ADSR envelopes for amplitude and filter cutoff
Single LFO with two destinations
Variable note glide speed
Four filter modes
Synth Age parameter, to give a more dynamic sound experience
AD modulation envelope with two destinations
Integrated spectral, chorus, reverb and tremolo effects.

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