Tracktion Software’s Abyss a colourful new visual plugin synth




Abyss is a visual synthesizer. It promises to focus on the art rather than numbers.



There has always been a strong relationship between sound and color – music is often described as dark or bright, for example – and now Tracktion Software is offering a very literal exploration of this in the form of the Abyss synth plugin.



Offering a workflow that focuses on the art rather than numbers, this gives you many of the features you had associate with standard synths, like a filter, envelopes, LFOs and effects but, enables you to build patches using more than 2000 ‘sound colors’. And sounds are created by placing your chosen tints or shades on a central tone gradient, and you get an “arbitrary modulation” system with 13 sources and 23 destinations. More than 130 presets are included, and the UI is scalable and responsive.



With its emphasis on the visual, Abyss promises to make it easy for you to create evolving, nuanced textures, which can really come alive when you hook up an MPE-compatible controller.



Available for PC and Mac in VST/AU formats.



The Abyss is currently available for $77.40 with regular price of $129



Find out more and download a 90-day free trial on the Tracktion Software website.








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