Steinberg Padshop 2 is a major overhaul of the well-known granular synth plugin, now with spectral synthesis, new arpeggiator, and built-in effects.
Before the question comes: there will be no Pro version in Padshop 2 like in its predecessor. All beloved features from both synths are now integrated into P2. On top of them, it received a makeover that includes a brand new interface and many new additions, that make it more powerful. It now boasts two sound engine, a new spectral oscillator next to its granular oscillator. With both, you can radically manipulate samples in new ways not possible with the first version.
Padshop 2 now also includes an arpeggiator to create melodic sequences, an EQ with four bands, an ensemble effect perfect for string-like sounds, and a phaser. The global reverb has received also some new additions.
P2 includes more than 100 new presets and samples and counts more than 570 presets & samples that let users delve into the power of Padshop. But you have to know one thing: the new version also works only with the E-Licenser system from Steinberg. Who wants to avoid this, is Padshop 2 nothing, who has no problem, the way is clear for new granular soundscapes.
New Feature Additions
- Second synth engine: Spectral Oscillator
- More than 100 new presets and samples
- New arpeggiator, filters, and effects
- New enhanced modulation section
- Refreshed design
The plugin is available as VST, AU, and AAX compatible plug-in and standalone instruments, but it is also included in Cubase Pro 10.5, Cubase Artist 10.5 as well as the Absolute 4 VST collection.
Steinberg Padshop 2 is available as download through the online Shop for 129€. The update from Padshop Pro is 29.99€, the update from Padshop is 39.99€. All prices include German VAT. Padshop Pro will be discontinued to streamline the product range of Steinberg instruments.
More information here: Steinberg