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CronoX3 Virtual Instrument for Windows and OS X Released

May 31, 2005

The third major release of the sample-based synthesizer offers new features like a modulateable filter type, native 5.1 support, and more than 550 new presets.

The main features of the CronoX3 are:

  • Free Filter with new, continuously adjustable, modulatable filter-type.
  • Loop Sampler Generator with individually modulatable loop-points and start-point.
  • Versatile architecture with 4 generator modules that are mixed into two filters.
  • Easy-Edit panel allowing preset browsing and quick access to main parameters.
  • Powerful, editable arpeggiator with up to 32 steps.
  • Stereo and 5.1 support (2 generators, both filters and 3 of the effects units can be mixed in 5.1 format. Settings are stored as part of the preset).
  • Analog-modeled Oscillator Generator for real-time analog-style synthesis.
  • Time-Sampler with independent real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting.
  • Wavetable (Schrader) Generator that offers wavetable-like operation using any sample.
  • Capable of loading up to 64 samples per loop sampler.
  • Sampler Generators support audio formats including WAV and AIFF up to 24bit/96kHz.
  • 2 analog-style multimode stereo filters with modulatable cutoff frequency and resonance.
  • 7 ADSFR-type envelopes for controlling output amplitudes and cutoff frequencies, as well as two freely assignable Modulation Envelopes.
  • 4 independent LFOs with various waveforms and midi-sync capabilities.
  • LFO Waves have adjustable delay, attack and decay time and waveform-symmetry.
  • Modulation Matrix with 10 routings for connecting 30 sources and 56 destinations.
  • Fully recognizes Velocity, Aftertouch, Pitchbend, Modwheel and various other MIDI controllers, and includes a MIDI Learn function for easy controller assignment.
  • 6 simultaneously available effects units, including various Delays, Chorus, Phaser, Filter, Flanger, Gator, Stereo Enhancer, Parametric EQ and Crusher.
  • Mono/Polyphonic Portamento/Glide featuring "Fingered" mode and Auto-Bend Modes.
  • Full microtonal capabilities (TUN/Scala support)
  • 32-voice polyphony (CPU dependent)
System Requirements:
  • Macintosh: Mac OSX 10.2 or higher, 1 GHz or higher CPU, 512 MB RAM
  • PC: Windows 95 or higher, 1 GHz or higher CPU, 512 MB RAM
For more information, visit their web site at www.linplug.com.

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