The Octopus is a Dual-Matrix synthesizer containing one Matrix for Oscillator/Filter frequency modulation synthesis and another Matrix for general modulation. The key component for building a sound is the instrument’s 8 oscillators, Sampler, 2 filters and 32 envelopes. These components are all it needs to create anything from classic “old school” FM timbres to complex sounds far beyond those possible with conventional FM synthesis. Editing the Octopus is a breeze, because all controls are located on a single panel which is always on view, so you can see at a glance any synth parameter.
The Octopus is build in collaboration with Maxx Claster.
The Dual Matrix Synthesizer
Hybrid Frequency Modulation and Sampling synthesis
opends vast new soundscapes with 10 modulation sources and 8 modulation destinations
350 excellent presets in a wide range of styles made by Nico Herz, Pro-Sounds, Summa, and Tim Conrardy.
full cross-modulation, adjustable feedback for every oscillator
8 additive oscillators using sample-based or user defined waveforms
Two independent multimode filters, are available as FM sources
Up to 32 envelopes with multiple, syncable segments, freerun, loop and adjustable slopes
Graphical envelope editor with sophisticated editing functions
Envelopes can be used to modulate a wide range of parameters including amplitude, mix, panning, pitch, frequency, phase, cutoff and resonance of filters
Stereo effects section with 4 effects (Parametric EQ, Chorus, Delay and Reverb)
Two step sequencers each with up to 32 steps each
12 voice polyphonic
Price: 129 euro
Fixed FM problem on Mac PowerPC
Fixed Filter Bypass not working
Fixed ineffective DC offset removal
Fixed ineffective LoFi button