Cumberland, RI USA (May 15, 2018)—Sonivox, a developer of premium virtual instruments and synthesis technologies, today announced the introduction of Stratum, a powerful supersaw and FM synth, ideal for synthwave, vaporwave, and retro electro productions.
Stratum by Sonivox is a rock-solid layering of a classic Supersaw synthesizer and a 4-operator FM synthesizer. Originally made famous by the Roland JP-8000, the Supersaw waveform has made a strong comeback in the trance and hardcore genres due to its edgy sound, particularly in synth leads and synth basses. Stratum takes this a step further by combining this classic waveform with a 4-operator FM synth, a noise generator, and sub oscillator to produce a virtual instrument perfect for modern synthwave productions like those found in the recent hit series Stranger Things and the movie Synchronicity OST.
Using the new StruQture audio engine from Qubiq Audio, Stratum also features two low-pass filters, a vocal format filter, and a tube distortion circuit to further enhance its sounds, all controllable by a simple modulation matrix featuring four LFO’s with modwheel control and an 8-step sequencer called the Stepper. For users who need to punish their sounds even further, Stratum includes a unique XY Pad that can mix in a Bit Crusher, Dirty Phaser, Wah-Wah, and a Non-Linear Delay.
Arpeggiator enthusiasts will be happy to see not one, but two arpeggiators, one for the Supersaw synth and one for the FM synth. As the final polish to its sounds and tracks, Stratum includes built-in Chorus, Phaser, Delay, and Reverb effects.
- Supersaw plus FM Synthesizer with Noise and Sub Oscillators
- Individual arpeggiators for the Supersaw and FM synths
- Dynamic Filters including Low-Pass Filters with Resonance, Vocal Format, and Tube Distortion
- Unique XY Effects pad for additional bit crushing, dirty phasing, wah-wah, and non-linear delay effects
- Simple but powerful Modulation Matrix featuring 4 LFOs and an 8-step sequencer
- Built in Reverb, Delay, Phaser, and Chorus effects
Sonivox Stratum is available now at the Sonivox website and dealers worldwide. Introductory retail price (through June 30, 2018) is $99.99 USD, after which it is $199.99 USD.
Sonivox designs, develops and markets software technologies, products and applications for the creation and enjoyment of music. Founded in 1993, Sonivox instruments are found in recording studios all over the world and can be heard in hit music, blockbuster film scores, and cutting-edge video games.
Qubiq Audio designs, develops and licenses music software technologies to companies making and selling consumer products for musicians, producers, and artists. Its StruQture audio engine is a turn-key software solution for building software instruments and effects plug-ins as well as embedded hardware products.