RayBlaster VST AU plugin - A radically new form of synthesis!

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RayBlaster€189 €99 $99

RayBlaster unveils a completely new dimension of sounds, impossible with other synths. The revolutionary Impulse Modeling Synthesis is not just a marketing buzzword, but a radically different approach to synthetic sound generation. RayBlaster liefert absolut einzigartige Klänge, die mit keinem anderen Synthesizer möglich sind. Die 'Impuls-Modelling-Synthese' ist nicht nur 'Marketing-Sprech', sondern ein radikal neuer Ansatz zur Klangerzeugung.


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A radically different sound generation


  • Revolutionary, new synthesis method
  • Unique signature sound
  • Over 1100 inspiring sounds created by professional designers
  • Discover a completely new sonic territory
  • High-end sound quality
  • Huge sonic range and high flexibility
  • Easy to use & fun to play
  • Powerful sound engine with true stereo architecture
  • Create distinctive sounds that are impossible to produce with other synthesizers
  • Quickly catches your audiences' attention and makes your music to stand out from the crowd
  • Comfortable patch browser and flexible preset management
  • Modular effect section with 44 effect types
  • Drag & drop modulation
  • Expandability
"Sounds genuinely different ... Create patches you never would have come across ... A highly expressive synth that lends very well to modern music ... Very immediate and easy to use ... Remains interesting and fruitful for a long time after the purchase ..."

"Huge sonic range ... extremely flexible sound design possibilities with remarkably creative potential... Assertive sounds, rich in detail ... Score 91%"

"A go-to choice for creating signature sounds ... You can guarantee that the results will always be unique ... CPU-friendly ...  Score 9/10"

Überblick


  • Eine komplett neue Synthesemethode
  • Einzigartige Klänge, die mit keinem anderen Synthesizer möglich sind
  • Über 1100 Presets von professionellen Sounddesignern
  • Ermöglicht die Ergründung von völlig neuen Soundsphären
  • High-end Sound Qualität bei geringer CPU Belastung
  • Lassen Sie Ihre Musik aus der Masse an seichten Produktionen hervorstechen
  • Professionelle Soundqualität, die nicht versumpft und leicht mixen läßt
  • Resynthese erlaubt den Import und die Manipulation ihrer eigenen Sounds
  • Riesiges Klangspektrum und  sehr flexible Struktur
  • Komfortabler patch browser flexibles patch Management
  • Modulate Effektsektion mit 44 Effekten
  • Drag & drop Modulation
  • Made in Germany
  • Erweiterbar
"Klingt angenehm anders... Erschaffen sie Sounds, denen sie noch nie begegnet sind... Ein ausdruckstarker Synth, sehr gut für moderne Musik... Sehr intuitiv und einfach bedienbar... Bleibt auch lange nach dem Kauf interssant und produktiv..."

"Enorme Bandbreite... klanglich äußerst flexibel mit bemerkenswertem Kreativpotential... Durchsetzungsfähigkeit und Detailreichtum... Wertung 91%"

"Die richtige Wahl um Sounds mit Charakter zu erschaffen... Einzigartige Sounds sind immer garantiert... Geringe CPU Last... Wertung 9/10"
Load Wave

Loads a wave (WAV) file to oscillator 1 or 2. This can be a single cycle waveform, a short sample or a wave file containing the impulse response of a filter.

Wave Mix

RayBlaster can use two different waves per oscillator. The Mix control is used to crossblend between wave1 and wave2. This allows wavetable-style sounds, cross-blending between samples or morphing between filter characteristics.

ENV1 Send Level

This knob controls how much Envelope1 affects the formant frequency.

Formant Key Follow

When the Formant key follow is set to a higher positive value and you play a higher key it will result in a higher formant frequency, if you play a low key the sound will have a lower formant frequency.

Oscillator Pitch Key Follow

When this knob is set to a higher positive value and you play a higher key it will result in a higher pitch, if you play a low key the sound will have a lower pitch.

Oscillator Pan

Rayblaster features a real stereo architecture, this allows the synth to have an individual pan setting for each oscillator.

Effects

RayBlaster comes with a huge variety of effects that were developed and fine-tuned to complement RayBlaster's Impulse-Modeling-Synthesis.
44 different stereo effects are included, all carefully crafted to offer the highest quality possible: We have included a large variety of Reverbs, Delays, Chorus, Ensemble, Phaser, Flanger, Rotary, Compressor, Amp-Sim, Equalizer, Surround-Encode, TranceGate, Resonator, Hypersaw and so on.

Setup

Here you can change the GUI size. RayBlaster offers an interface with 4 different sizes and can hide the keyboard.
You can also pick from various play-modes, like Legato, Monophonic or Polyphonic.
There are 7 different psychoacoustic modes that enhance sounds.

Modulation Matrix

Spice up your tracks with exciting movement! Do you want to use the LFO to wobble your sound? Simply drop it onto a knob and you've got it. Modulation can be as simple or complex as you want. Use drag & drop or the modulation matrix to connect dozens of sources to all important sound parameters.
Modulate almost any parameter with audio-rate speed, from internal modulation sources like LFOs, punchy envelopes, step sequencers, and a wide variety of MIDI signals.



Window Function

There are several window types available, each with its own preferred use or way to influence the sound.
The cosine window is the softest sounding one, it is a general purpose window and will be preferred especially on granular types of sounds.
Soft Saw, Exponential, Saw Down and Off are suitable for modeling the behavior of filters or beat slicing drum-loops.

Harmonic

Harmonic controls the harmonic content of the oscillator.
When it is set to a value above 1 the waveform within the window is repeated for several times so it will sound more bright and harsh.
When negative values are used it will result mostly in a darker sound, since only a smaller part of the waveform will be part of the window.

Start

The Start value is used when you want to play granular or beat sliced sounds, where only a part of the sample is played back.
If harmonic is set to a negative value the Start parameter can be used to scan forward or backward through a sample.

Oscillator Formant Frequency

This is the most important parameter of Rayblaster. Formant controls the formant frequency, the cutoff of the filter impulse responses, the pitch of granular sounds or in general the brightness of your sound.
When Formant key follow is set to a value of 100, Formant values lower than 0 will result in a low-pass-style characteristic, Formant values higher than 0 will result in a bandpass-style characteristic.

Oscillator Tune

Sets the harmonic or rhythmic relationship of the oscillator which can range from -3 octaves below, up to +2 Octaves higher. Other tunings provided, which are not in octave-steps like 8/3 are useful to create organ sounds or chords.
When Osc BPM Sync is On Tune controls the rhythmic speed of the oscillator.

Volume

Controls the oscillator volume.

Arpeggiator / Step Sequencer / Gate

The included arpeggiator instantly creates inspiring and wonderful melodies.
The arpeggiator supports advanced features such as swing, smart note-sorting, matrix-integration and gives you precise control over play-direction and velocity.
Comfortable playing aids like auto-chord speed up the production process and assist you whenever you need it.

Noise Type

Here you can choose between 3 different types of noise to add to the oscillator's sound.
Pitch and Formant noise are useful to create a breathy/silky sound, to simulate filter instabilities, or to add rhythmic chaos to granular sounds.
Amplitude noise adds a more dynamic type of oscillator instability.

Noise Level

Defines how much noise is applied to the sound.
Every oscillator waveform can smoothly morph to noise in real-time.

High Boost

Boosts high formant frequencies and can provide some additional punch to sounds.

Osciallator Phase

Phase is a subtle parameter only audible when both oscillator1 and oscillator2 are used at the same time, or when you play short-attack bass sounds.
A value of 0 switches the oscillators to always running, this is behavior is known from analog synthesizers and provides a more lively type of sound.
When you set Phase to a value above 0 it will re-trigger oscillator1 and oscialltor2 with the current phase amount each time a new note is played.

Osciallator Drift

Drift is a subtle parameter only audible when both oscillator1 and oscillator2 are used at the same time.
When Drift is set to a value below 0 the oscillators will apply Oscillator pitch drift similar to those found on old synthesizers.
A drift value larger than 0 will fine tune oscillator 1 up and oscillator 2 down.

Ring Modulation

Ring modulates oscillator1 and oscillator2. This creates additional mid/high-range harmonics which pulsate in a frequency depending on the de-tuning amount of the oscillators.

Oscillator Impulse Sequence

Here you can choose between 8 different impulse-sequences.
Every impulse-sequence can be morphed in real-time with the PW value to add movement to the sound.
The impulse-sequences drastically change a sound, this ranges from Sawtooth-style sounds, Squarewave-style sounds, Organ-style sounds to Sub-Oscillator-style sounds ...

Oscillator Pulse-Width

This parameter controls the pulse-width of the impulse-sequence.
Every sound can be morphed with PW in real-time by routing a modulation-source (LFO,ENV...) to one of the PW destinations in the Modulation-Matrix

Envelopes

The Amp-Envelope in the global section is used to control Volume characteristics like volume Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release.
Rayblaster also offers two auxilary envelopes called ENV1 & ENV2. They can be used to control various parameters by assigning them through the modulation matrix.
Do you want to use the Envelope to morph your sound? Simply drag&drop it onto a knob and you've got it. Modulation can be as simple or complex as you want. Use drag&drop or the modulation-matrix to connect dozens of sources to all important sound parameters. You can modulate almost any parameter with audio-rate speed.

LFOs

RayBlaster has 2 LFOs with 6 different waveforms and BPM-sync, a Step Sequencer and 16 additional LFOs with sine waveform.
Do you want to use the LFO to wobble your sound? Simply drag&drop it onto a knob and you've got it. Modulation can be as simple or complex as you want. Use drag&drop or the modulation-matrix to connect dozens of sources to all important sound parameters.
You can modulate almost any parameter with audio-rate speed.

Drive

Controls the amount of distortion.

Glide

This knob adjusts how quickly the current note's pitch glides to the next note's pitch.
You can use it in combination with various playmodes like Legato, Monophonic and Polyphonic.

Unison

The Unison section offers both a 2x and 4x Unison mode which layers multiple copies of the voices.
The Spread knob works in combination with the two Unison modes and allows you to select the amount of detuning and spread to applied to the different copies of the sound.
With Unison mode activated the panning (Pan) control switches to controlling the amount of stereo separation in the unison instead of the standard left/right pan control.
When Unison is off Pan will function as a standard panning control.

Oscillator Damp

Damp is an important parameter, which is used to dampen/darken the sound. You can use it if an oscillator sounds too sharp or aggressive in tone.

Oscillator Sync

Switches the oscillator to another type of playback mode, which sounds more aggressive and can be used to create the classic synced sound.

Oscillator BPM Sync

When Osc BPM Sync is On the oscillator switches to another type of playback mode which will behave similar to an arpeggiator. It plays back the oscillator with an very low frequency which is synced to your host's bpm rate. This mode is useful especially for beat sliced sounds or to add rhythmic patterns to a sound. In this playback mode the Tune knob controls the rhythmic speed of the oscillator.

Low-Cut Filter

It removes low frequencies from the oscillator's output.

Patch Browser

It gives you instant access to an inspiring library with production-ready sounds. RayBlaster comes with an astounding collection of 1100(!) hand-picked patches. Each sound has been carefully built by a professional sound-designer and has been crafted with a lot of love and great attention to detail. The patches are very easy-to-mix, because they've been carefully EQed, pre-mastered and are in perfect sync to your track tempo. All patches have been sorted into categories and you can find quickly what you need. You can tag your favorites with a ranking-system.


Modulation


Spice up your tracks with exciting movement! Do you want to use the LFO to wobble your sound? Simply drop it to a knob and you've got it. Modulation can be as simple or complex as you want. You can use drag&drop or the modulation matrix to connect dozens of sources to all important sound parameters. Modulate almost any parameter with audio-rate speed, from internal modulation sources like LFOs, punchy envelopes, step sequencers, and a wide variety of MIDI signals. We've also included midi-learn, so assigning CC's is as simple as a right-click.

Effects


RayBlaster comes with a huge variety of effects that were developed and fine-tuned to complement RayBlaster's Impulse-Modeling-Synthesis. 44 different stereo effects are included, all carefully crafted to offer the highest quality possible: We have included a large variety of Reverbs, Delays, Chorus, Ensemble, Phaser, Flanger, Rotary, Compressor, Amp-Sim, Equalizer, Surround-Encode, TranceGate, Resonator, Hypersaw and so on.

Waveforms, Samples & Resynthesis


In addition to importing filter characteristics into RayBlaster's oscillators, you can also import the waveform of any other synthesizer.  This gives you an unlimited number of possible waveshapes, all of which are capable of being morphed in real-time. You can re-synthesize short samples like a drumloop or a vocal phrase. RayBlaster also offers many possibilities to synchronize complex sounds to your track's BPM as well as providing the ability to manipulate the pitch, timing and the timbre of all your sounds in real-time.

What is Impulse-Modeling-Synthesis (IMS)?


This innovative approach to sound generation goes far beyond traditional forms of synthesis. It offers a whole new world of sounds and enormous potential for producing creative modern music.
Many conventional synthesizers use a technique that is known as 'subtractive synthesis': An oscillator plays a looped waveform that is passed through a filter to shape the sound. In contrast, RayBlaster uses an entirely new approach to synthesis. It creates its distinctive sound with a convolution-based synthesis technique: Many short samples containing impulse responses are overlapped to create a complex sound. We named this innovative technique 'Impulse Modeling Synthesis' (IMS).
IMS can be considered a superset of granular synthesis. However, it does not suffer from its weaknesses like detuning, poor sound quality or many musically unusable sounds.

Sounds


RayBlaster's radically different approach to synthesis makes it possible to create unique signature sounds that are absolutely impossible with other synthesizers.
The pychoacoustic model of IMS resembles the way our human brain perceives sounds. As a result, these sounds seem enormously immersive or even completely pychedelic.
RayBlaster ships with an inspiring library of over 1100 presets created by the world's top sound designers. Many complex sounds such as arpeggios, vocals or drumloops automatically synchronize with the BPM-rate of your track.  
For quick and easy access to a specific sound, we've carefully organized them into logical categories. A comfortable patch browser gives you instant access to a huge sound library with ready-to-use patches.

Was ist Impulse Modeling Synthese?


Dieser innovative Ansatz zur Klangerzeugung geht weit über die traditionellen Formen der Synthese hinaus. Er bietet eine völlig neue Klangwelt und ein enormes Potenzial für die Produktion kreativer moderner Musik.
Viele herkömmliche Synthesizer verwenden eine Technik, die als "subtraktive Synthese" bekannt ist: Ein Oszillator spielt eine geloopte Wellenform, die durch einen Filter geleitet wird, um den Klang zu formen. Im Gegensatz dazu verwendet der RayBlaster einen völlig neuen Ansatz für die Synthese. Er erzeugt seinen unverwechselbaren Sound mit einer auf Faltung basierenden Synthesetechnik: Viele kurze Samples mit Impulsantworten werden überlagert, um einen komplexen Klang zu erzeugen. Wir haben diese innovative Technik 'Impulse Modeling Synthesis' (IMS) genannt.
IMS kann als eine Übermenge der Granularsynthese angesehen werden. Sie leidet jedoch nicht unter deren Schwächen wie Verstimmung, schlechter Klangqualität oder vielen musikalisch unbrauchbaren Klängen.

Sounds


Der radikal andersartige Syntheseansatz von RayBlasters ermöglicht die Erzeugung einzigartiger Signatursounds, die mit anderen Synthesizern absolut unmöglich sind.
Das pychoakustische Modell von IMS ähnelt der Art und Weise, wie unser menschliches Gehirn Klänge wahrnimmt. Dadurch wirken diese Klänge enorm immersiv oder auch völlig pychedelisch.
RayBlaster wird mit einer inspirierenden Bibliothek von über 1100 Presets ausgeliefert, die von den besten Sounddesignern der Welt erstellt wurden. Viele komplexe Sounds wie Arpeggios, Vocals oder Drumloops synchronisieren sich automatisch mit den BPM Ihres Tracks.  
Um schnell und einfach auf einen bestimmten Sound zugreifen zu können, haben wir sie in logische Kategorien eingeteilt, so dass sie sowohl bei Live-Performances als auch in einer Studioumgebung leicht zu finden sind.
Ein übersichtlicher Patch-Browser bietet Ihnen sofortigen Zugriff auf eine riesige Sound-Bibliothek mit sofort einsatzbereiten Patches.

Modulation


In der Modulation zeigt sich die wahre Stärke eines Synthesizers. Mit drag&drop oder der Matrix können Sie Dutzende von Modulationsquellen mit allen wichtigen Soundparametern verbinden. Dazu stehen Ihnen viele blitzschnelle LFOs, knackige Envelopes, ein Step Sequencer und eine große Zahl an Midi-Nachrichten zur Verfügung. Mit Midi-Learn wird die Zuordnung von CCs ein Kinderspiel - Rechtsklick und Regler drehen, fertig!

Effekte


RayBlaster kommt mit einer grossen Palette von 44 hochqualitativen Effekten, die speziell an die IMS Engine angepasst wurden: Reverbs, Delays, Chorus, Ensemble, Phaser, Flanger, Leslie speaker simulator, Kompressor, Ampsimulator, Equalizer, Surroundprozessoren, Vocoder, ein Trance Gate, ...

Waveforms, Samples & Resynthesis


Nicht nur Filtercharakteristika können in die Oszillatorensektion geladen werden, sondern  auch Samples oder Wellenformen von anderen Synthesizern. Dies ermöglicht eine unbegrenzte Anzahl an Wellenformen, die allesamt zudem noch in Echtzeit verändert werden können. So lassen sich kurze Samples wie z.B. ein Drumloop oder eine Vocalphrase als Synthesequelle benutzen. Darüber hinaus besteht die Möglichkeit, die Tonhöhe, das Timing und den Charakter von allen Klängen in Echtzeit zu verändern und  zum gewünschten Tempo zu synchronisieren.
System requirements:

PC: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 / 11 (32 bit or 64 bit); Plugin formats: 32-bit VSTi, 64-bit VSTi, VST3, Standalone
Mac: macOS 10.7 or higher / macOS 11 / macOS 12 / macOS 13; Plugin formats: VSTi, Audio Unit (AUi), VST3, Standalone, Universal Binary; Native support for M1 and M2 and Intel
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