Native Instruments Absynth 5 v5.1.0 (MACOSX) | 1.25 GB

In comparison to ABSYNTH 4

ABSYNTH 5 contains more than 200 new synth sounds, taking full advantage of the new filter and effects to create brand-new, unfamiliar sound material. In addition, there are 30 new effect settings for using ABSYNTH 5 as an extraordinary effect unit.

For Absynth 5.1, we also added the full libraries of former products 'Spectral Expansion' and 'Absynth Twilights'. These worthy additions provide another 400 astonishing presets, bringing the total number of sounds in ABSYNTH 5 to over 2,100.

With ABSYNTH 5 you do not need deep knowledge of synthesizers or sound design skills to create your own professional sounds. The new Mutator technology represents an entirely fresh approach to sound design, allowing the intuitive combination of sound characteristics from several sounds of the factory library, without dealing with the complex Editor Pages of the oscillators, envelopes and effects sections.

If, for example, you want to add a "dirty" character to a soft pad sound, you could take the characteristics of a distorted bass from the ABSYNTH Library and apply them to the pad. Use the Browser to find the musical properties/attributes you need.

It's also easy to define which elements of the sound should be mutated - e.g. Oscillator settings, filters, envelopes, effects - or everything together. The Randomize fader provides additional random variations. All of the newly-generated sounds and variations can be compared in the new Sound History window, and then be tagged with your desired attributes and saved for future use.

In addition, the Mutator's eight fine-tuning controls provide quick access to eight sound properties, such as brightness, bass, resonance, distortion and effects, for instant tweaking of your newly created sounds.

The new Aetherizer is enormously powerful and versatile. A sophisticated granular effect "decomposes" the sounds in to the smallest particles ("grains"), which are then manipulated and re-assembled in a variety of ways. The results are unusual chorus and vocoder sounds, grain clouds, delays, pitch shifts, reverbs and strange reflections - and everything in between. This effect (as with all ABSYNTH effects) is also for working with external audio signals (e.g. audio tracks in a sequencer) - a playground for creative sound manipulation!

The Cloud Filter has a similar structure as the Aetherizer's granular effect, but acts in each of the three oscillator channels. It provides granular-based results such as unusual Chorus, Pitch Shift and reverb effects, and can make synth sounds that are dense and aggressive.

This new Comb Filter creates expanding physical-modelling-like sounds with finely adjustable resonance, which means even more realistic, acoustic and voluminous sounds can be achieved.

Many filter types in the oscillator channels now offer an additional feedback path for more drastic sound manipulation, creating significantly more complex, dirty and distorted results. This feedback loop allows you to send a portion of the filter's output back to its input, and makes the use of modulators such as wave-shapers, frequency shifters or ring modulators which vastly increase the possibilities for adding distortion to your sound.

- Improved signal quality due to optional over-sampling in many modules, thus reducing "noise"
- Support for Windows XP / Vista 64-bit systems