Our new top of the line synthesizer, the result of 14 years of synthesizer building experience.

If you are familiar with subtractive synthesis, you will feel right at home with the Spectral, because you can choose an oscillator  waveform, choose a filter shape and go on from there. But Spectral delivers far more options than you would expect from the well sorted user interface. Both Oscillator Waveform and Filter Shape can be edited in depth. The unique audio engine is capable of delivering many sounds never heard before.

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  • Four Oscillator and Filter modules with powerful yet detailed harmonics and filter band editing and modification functions

  • Extensive Oscillator and Filter audio rate cross-modulations.

  • Versatile Arpeggiator with in depth editing of every step, including length, transpose, voice number and Glide

  • Each Oscillator and Filter with own dedicated envelope to control its volume or frequency respectively

  • Additional 3 freely assignable Modulation Envelopes.

  • Five LFOs with various waveforms, up to 320 Hz, tempo-sync, poly-, mono- and one-shot-mode, unipolar and bipolar options, integrated delay-attack-envelope, phase, symmetry and smoothing adjustable

  • 15 slot Modulation Matrix with 35 sources and more than 100 destinations including all important parameters

  • Fully recognizes Velocity, Aftertouch, Pitch Bend , Modulation-Wheel and various other MIDI controllers
  • A sophisticated effects section containing 15 Effects including various Delays, Chorus, Phaser, Filter, Reverb, Flanger, Gator, Stereo Enhancer, Parametric EQ and Crusher.
  • Glide / Portamento featuring mono/polyphonic operation, constant Time / Rate operation, Auto-Bend Modes and detailed options on where Glide takes place
  • 32-voice polyphony (CPU and sound program dependent) and adjustable voice limit.
  • Supports AU and VST hosts on Mac OS X and Windows PC.
  • Scaleable user interface on PC
  • Comes with 850 presets to get you started





30. Jan 14

  • Loading of presets now twice as fast as before
  • Fixed right clicking dialog Matrix entry of 0:nn semitone/cent now possible
  • Fixed Reverb module may misbehave after reducing project samplerate
  • Fixed Save Dialog for Arpeggiator does not open at right folder
  • Fixed Double Click occasionally aborted preset selection
  • Fixed "Select Bank" title now "Select Sound" for sounds
  • Fixed hanging notes when playing the same note simultaneously on two midi channels
  • Fixed Copy/Paste among instances
  • Fixed occasional crashes of 64 bit version when loading presets
  • Fixed a number of smaller or cosmetic bugs


25. Nov 13

initial release

Full / Demo Download

Until a valid serial is entered Spectral works in demo mode,  emmiting a "white noise" once in a while.

Note: The installers also work as an UPDATE-Installer!

Additional Sounds Download

Philippe Favre Sounds (free)


User Manual Download

You need a PDF viewer to read it, most likely your computer already has one.

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Spectral runs on almost every computer not older than a few years and in any major DAW. Precisely this means:

  • A Mac or PC with at least an Intel core i3, i5, i7 or equivalent CPU and about 180 Mb RAM per Spectral instance
  • An AU or VST capable DAW like Cubase, Logic, Live, Orion, Studio One, Sonar, FL Studio etc
  • a Screen resolution of 1280 x 800 or better
  • Mac OSX 10.5 and newer or Windows XP and newer
  • Spectral comes both as native 32 bit and 64 bit plugin, Audio Unit and VST
  • If unsure you may try the demo from the "Downloads" tab and see how well Spectral runs on your computer

The Spectral is exclusively available as download directly from LinPlug and in Japan from our partner Internet Corp.

It comes with a comprehensive 95+ page PDF manual in English (or Japanese when ordering from Internet Corp.) and more than 850 preset sounds to get you started.

The license fee is 149 US$ / 119 Euro

Spectral comes with many factory presets, but here are some additional sounds we highly recommend:

Frank aka XenoX.AFL from Particular Sound released this soundset consisting of 50 new sounds and 50 sequences for the Arpeggiator! Check out the demo at SoundCloud or get it right away for just 15.99 Euro at his store

"Just need to say thank you for a magic piece of software! The new Spectral is a blast. Will use it frequently on my new album"

Tomas Bodin

"A dream come true for sound designers, and a potent resource for any well equipped studio"

Jim Aikin for Keyboard 02.2014

"You really can create any filter shape you like with this, which is obviously a very powerful feature."

Computer Music 201

[ read the full review as PDF ]

"The possibilities for oscillator/filter inter-modulation, combined with the means of drawing both waveforms and filter curves, and the ability to do real-time timbre modification on the oscillators, makes this a very powerful machine."

Warren Burt for SoundBytesMag

[ read the full review online ]

“To describe the Filter as a Multi-Mode Filter would be a massive understatement.”

Ulf Kaiser for KEYS 03/2014

[ read the full review as PDF ]

"Wow! You have created a masterpiece! It takes true brilliance to create an instrument that is infinitely deep while staying accessible and simple to program. The sounds are fantastic. I am feeling inspired to create. Right now!"

Gil Talmi | Film Composer

music for socially conscious film

Any comments about the Spectral ? Let us know

All is Spectral by Marco Lehmann

Spectral Demo by Scott Yahney

SPECTRAcoLix Frank XenoX Neumann

[ Full Project Download (Logic X) ]

[ Spectracolix Video ]

Sepctral Demo by Joseph Hollo

[ Full Project Download (Cubase 7) ]

Meat Market by Vivolator

(Spectral + external Drums & Fx)

Spectral Demo by Vivolator

[ Full Project Download (Reaper) ]

Spectraland by G-Roove

(Spectral + external Fx)

Bigtone Preset Demo by Bigtone

Spectral Demo by Len Sasso

[ Full Project Download (Live 9 Mac) ]

spectracular by Frank XenoX Neumann

(Spectral + external Fx)

Robot Music (Short Version) by Aaron Jasinski (Spectral + external Fx)