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, 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 and modulated in multiple ways. This unique audio engine is capable of delivering many sounds never heard before.
The Spectral is exclusively available from us and our partners though the links below. It comes with a comprehensive 100+ page PDF manual in English (or Japanese when ordering from Japan) and more than 850 preset sounds to get you started. We have also many additional, more specific sounds available on our sounds page.
The license fee is 149 US$ / 119 Euro / 15.000 Yen
Spectral runs on almost every computer not older than a few years and in any major DAW. Precisely this means:
If unsure you may try it using the "Downloads" above and see how well Spectral runs on your computer, the demo is fully functional and only emits a noise about once a minute.
Fixed a few bugs and added support for latest sound libraries.
Several small fixes and improvements
Fixed problems with authorizing sound libraries (introduced with 1.2.4)
Improved performane when opening and related to automation
Fixing a bug which might prevent authorization of soundsets for the first set to work
Fixing a bug which prevents additional soundsets to be shown correctly on the options page
28 Nov 14
30. Jan 14
25. Nov 13
"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"
"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
"With Spectral LinPlug created a mighty synthesis powerplant which makes a complex form of synthesis easy to handle"
Beat 04/2014, rating 6 from 6
"Amazingly flexible filter. Powerful modulation."
Music Radar, rating 4 out of 5
"A dream come true for sound designers, and a potent resource for any well equipped studio"
Jim Aikin for Keyboard 02.2014
“To describe the Filter as a Multi-Mode Filter would be a massive understatement.”
Ulf Kaiser for KEYS 03/2014
"Massive sonic flexibility"
MusicTech.Net, 9 from 10 rating and "Editors Choice" award
"Ein gut konstruiertes Instrument für Extremschrauber und alle, die es werden wollen!"
Holger Gerdes für Amazona.de
"You really can create any filter shape you like with this, which is obviously a very powerful feature."
Computer Music 201
"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
"Learn it slowly – it will provide you with many years of composing and timbral exploration discoveries."
Sound Bytes [ read the full review ]
"Spectral is the best synth i ever used. I make forestpsy music, and this is perfect for all weird sounds, & fatness."
Spectral comes with many hundred factory presets, and we have even more on our Sounds page
plus there are some 3rd party sounds we highly recommend:
Simon Stockhausen created this very fine set of 100 sounds including leads, pads, sequences, soundscapes, and drone sounds.
Available for purchase at patchpool
Doctor Doupledrop is the creator of many dance music oriented sound sets, his sounds for Spectral include a number of Trance and Psy-trance soundsets and construction kits. In total are many hundre sounds for available: Check them at DanceMidiSamples
Simon Stockhausen created another 100 sounds for Spectral, "from complex experimental textures to evolving pads and dark drones to playful and edgy sequences, tinkling bells and chimes to rich harmonic textures, expressive leads and exceptional alien and futuristic sound effects". More info at patchpool