The year 2017 is marked by new wavetable Synthesizer plugins: Ableton Wavetable, SynthMaster One, Sonic Academy ANA 2,... To conclude the year, there is one other new wavetable Synthesizer available for PC & Mac. Initial Audio, a relatively new developer released over Christmas Sektor, a new full featured wavetable Synthesizer. It features two wavetable oscillators, a sub oscillator, a built-in sample player with multi-sample support as well as a huge modulation system.
The engine is built in a straightforward designed interface and comes with over 200 factory wavetables that gives musicians the possibility to create easily new patches. To refine the sounds, Sektor features also two different effect racks that is modular useable.
To be honest, we have now arrived in a moment where the market is saturated with wavetable Synthesizers. I can not say anything sound related about this synth yet but I can not image if it brings much new. In this year, products like SynthMaster One or ANA2 were launched on the market that has quite the same features for a more affordable price. It will be for sure interesting to see if the developer will add more features to it.
Advanced modulation features such as feature rich modulation Envelopes, ADSR´s and LFO´s can be routed to the synths parameters via drag and drop, or via the right click menu of the knobs. The modulation matrix gives you even more access to features such as velocity, aftertouch and much more. Shape each parameter of 8 voices per wavetable oscillator with OSC+. Create massive unison sounds and change the waveform, phase, pitch, stereo spread, level and detune of each individual unison voice.
Sektors built-in Heat Up 2 multisample engine let you combine the real sound of a modern rompler with Sektors advanced wavetable synthesis engine. It also comes with two effect racks including effects such as reverb, delay, distortion, chorus, phaser, trance gate, compressor, stereo shaper and a 4 band equalizer. The order of the effects can be rearranged via drag and drop.
Features of Sektor
- 500 presets.
- Over 200 wavetables.
- An advanced sequencer/Arpeggiator.
- GUI Skinning and colour changing within the plugin.
- 2 Effects racks containing 9 effects each.
- 2 Wavetable oscillators and a sub oscillator.
- Built in Sample player, which supports multi sample instruments. Will also load Heat Up 2 instruments.
- MPE (Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression) support for keyboards that use this new MIDI standard.
Initial Audio Sektor is now available for $139 USD for PC/Mac (VST/AU/Standalone).
A signature edition with additional presents, wavetables, samples, bonus skins, a custom Sektor USB drive (free worldwide shipping), T-Shirt and Stickers is now available for $189 USD. A free demo is available for download from the official website. Expansion packs for Sektor are available right now for $24.99 USD each.
More information here: Initial Audio Sektor