The update sees a whole host of new features including a new interactive interface called ‘The Orb’ which offers stunning real-time synthesis manipulation capabilities. Spectrasonics describe ‘Orb’ as a ‘Circular Controller’ which allows the user the move the Orb cursor around to morph between automatically generated parameter scenes in ‘a highly intelligent and musical manner’.
The update also includes deeply expanded additions to the synthesis engine and user interface plus many important user-requested features such as the new 5-Column Browser view and support for polyphonic aftertouch. The new version also includes a significant update to the factory patch library – 780 brand new patches which take advantage of all the new sound design capabilities and brings the total number of included sounds to over 8,000.
v1.5 is available free to registered users from the Spectrasonics website.