Year / Date of Issue: 07.2020
Developer: VAST Dynamics
Developer site: vast-dynamics
Format: STANDALONE, VSTi, VSTi3, AAX
Bit depth: 32bit, 64bit (macOS only 64bit)
Tabletka: present (MAC requires a Windows emulator or something like KeyGen Runner)
System requirements: VST, AU host.
Description: The Vaporizer2 synthesizer offers impressive possibilities.
Vast Dynamics has released the Vaporizer2, a hybrid wavetable synthesizer. The developers promise that the tool has powerful capabilities and is not demanding on the computer’s processor, even in cases where hundreds of oscillators are running simultaneously.
The Vaporizer2 combines a wavetable additive / subtractive synthesizer and sampler, and can operate in either polyphonic or mono mode. The synthesis engine offers four independent oscillator stacks of 6 pieces each. The signal of the oscillators can be freely routed, and they themselves can be linked to each other – if desired, the user can make the 24 oscillators sound in unison.
The engine allows you to freely edit frequencies, draw your own waves and tie their work to the grid. At the same time, users can load tables from other synthesizers, for example, Xfer Serum and Icarus. The synthesizer is equipped with a filter section consisting of over 30 types of treatments: FM, PWM, Harmonic Morphed / Reduced, Low Pass / High Pass / Band Pass / Comb / Formant, and so on.
Effects section consists of reverb, delay, equalizer, chorus, flanger, compressor, beatcrusher, limiter, phaser, combined filter. Additionally, the synthesizer provides three LFOs, an envelope section, a built-in arpeggiator, three step sequencers with synchronization of parameters of work with DAW. As for the sampler, it can work with audio files in .WAV, .AIF, .OGG, .MP3 formats.
State-of the art wavetable engine with four independent alias-free wavetable oscillator banks with up to 24 oscillator unison.
Low system CPU resource usage – even with more than 1,000 oscillators playing.
Groundbreaking wavetable editor with a vast number of editing possibilities including frequency shift, smooth, clean, bend and bloat for single-cycles, parts of single-cycles or even whole wavetables.
Easy-to use wavetable draw mode with smooth Bezier curves and snap to grid function.
Mix-in, amplitude modulate, interpolate or normalize wavetable cycles.
Generate FM, PWM, harmonic morphed / reduced, low pass / high pass / band pass / comb / formant filtering and even hard sync wavetables out of an arbitrary single cycle waveform.
Morphing and phase shifting of wavetable cycles.
Import and change standard (Serum, Icarus) format wavetables – also simply via drag and drop.
Additive synthesis section that allows to freely edit all harmonics and phases in real-time.
Sampler section (wav / aiff / ogg / mp3) with loop points, loop start modulation and key tracking.
Resample samples to wavetables with pitch detection.
Intelligent polyphonic portamento / glissando (you need to hear it!).
Mono legato mode or polyphonic 4/16 voice modes.
Three effects busses including 4 x oversampling and mono cutoff to preserve a clean low end.
10+ highly parameterizable effects including reverb, delay, chorus, flanger, bitcrush, eq, compressor, limiter, flanger, phaser, comb filter and more.
All effect times and durations can be synced to DAW.
State of the art filter section (30+ different types) with 4 x oversampled LPF (biquad, state variable and diode ladder implementations) plus high pass, all pass, band pass, notch, shelf, comb and scream filters – all with resonance.
Very steep filter curves for punchy basses.
Real-time filter response display.
Innovative audio routing system for all sound generators, filters and effect busses.
Five freely editable MSEG envelopes with loop function.
Five LFOs (per voice – means up to 80 LFOs in total) with smooth generation optimized for lowest frequencies with ramp and phase that can be set per voice or global – can be synced to the DAW.
Built-in arpeggiator that is freely editable and supports polyphonic modes and hold.
Three step sequencers that can be synced to the DAW.
All parameter knobs / sliders automatable.
Comes with a daily growing number of presets – free regular updates on the website.
Easy to use and intuitive user interface that is freely scalable and resizable even up to 4k and more with many drag and drop features.
Life-long free update policy.
Plus: the sound is stunning.
New in version
– Added AAX plugin support (for Avid ProTools) for Mac OS and Windows
– New preset browser with favorites and tags management with broad rating, search and filter functions
– Record wavetable editor changes into single cycles of a new wavetable
– Major improvements with oscillator pitch modulation and phase modulation now capable for very fast modulations (up to ~ 2kHz)
– New frequency bin edit modes: drag & shift and drag …
The installer includes 2 versions – for your processor with support for AVX instructions, or with support for SSE (see Internet).