With Statement Lead, Softube presents a synthesizer plugin that delivers versatile, juicy, analog-style lead sounds with little effort.
Back in June 2019, Softube showed Monoment Bass, a new sample-based Bass synthesizer plugin. This is based on recordings from vintage and modern hardware synths paired with versatile engine. Now, they expand this series with Statement Lead, a new lead specially designed for big lead sounds.
Again, it is based on recordings of rare, and modern synths that are sourced by sound designer & synth collector Tobias Menguser. The result is 90 high-quality waveforms from several synth layers that were designed with various process methods.
In the synth engine, you can assign two source levels with each one waveform, morph them, detune them, make them dirty, glide it, age it, and more. Cool, you can choose different flavors of “analog dirt” like Robotic Noise or Taped Storm to add more character to the sound. Additionally, you can activate an aging feature for less stable pitch, more unpredictable sounds, and even more dirt and grit.
The signal then flows into an analog-modeled (6, 12, and 24dB) per octave filter with controllable cutoff, feedback, envelope type, and timing. Unfortunately, Softube does not say which filter was modeled here or doesn’t give you several filter types to choose from. The filter is also equipped with a 16-step sequencer with which you can create without effort movements and modulations. In the last stage, you can add some drive reverb, delay, compression, and spatialization to refine your sounds.
- A 5-octave polyphonic synth designed for lead sounds with an organic, analog feel
- Amazing sound quality from careful recordings of rare, expensive hardware synths
- High quality effects built right into the plug-in
- The perfect songwriting tool for EDM, drum and bass, house, and more, with an intuitive user interface and 150+ carefully designed presets
- The lead sounds counterpart to Monoment Bass, with the same type of interface and similar features.
- The 90 sound sources can be used two at a time with smart, modern tools that make it easy to dial in the foundation of the sound
- Advanced analog-sounding filter with its own modulation sequencer
- Advanced Auto Glide for creating organic-sounding analog sounds
- Analog Dirt feature: adds grit for a richer or dirtier sound
- Aging feature for less stable pitch, more unpredictable attacks, and even more dirt and grit
Softube Statement Lead looks to be a very helpful Synthesizer with which you can get results quickly without wasting a lot of time in sound design. For many musicians, it might be too easy, as they like to invest time in crafting their own sounds, but for those who want to invest more time in composing, this could be a perfect source for big analog-style lead sounds.
The plugin is available now for an introductory price of 89€ (99€ regular) for macOS and Windows on VST, AU, AAX formats. It requires iLok.
More information here: Softube
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