Synapse Audio - Orion Platinum 7 (Pc)
Orion Platinum is a complete virtual studio software, including multitrack audio recording, a mixing desk with sub busses and effect returns, as well as powerful sequencers, generators and effects.

All common interfaces, VST, DirectX and ReWire are fully supported. Orion Platinum ships with a massive 1 GB sound library of more than 900 royalty-free presets and high quality multisamples. Demo songs and tutorials are included as well.

Using the four-bus Mixer and Master Section, you can build advanced mixes in no-time, and the MultiFX control lets you create complex effect routing.

High resolution post-production is made possible by the enhanced WAV exporter, which supports up to 32-bit / 192 kHz resolution and can render instruments or channels to multiple WAV files.

As the chart on the right shows, the Platinum edition supports very high audio resolutions.

Orion Platinum comes with a selection of 43 internal effects - including reverb, delay and chorus effects, a full parametric equalizer, and more. Additionally, there is full support for third-party VST and DirectX effects, as well as for third-party VSTi and DXi instruments.

Orion Platinum comes with the following generators:

Toxic III
Successor of the Toxic 2 synthesizer. 6-Operator FM Synthesizer with modulation matrix and multiple onboard effect sections, as well as a powerful step sequencer.

Toxic II
6-Operator FM Synthesizer with modulation matrix and multiple onboard effect sections. Orion Platinum includes both the Toxic 2 and its successor, the Toxic 3. Both come with a large selection of outstanding presets.

Versatile drum sound synthesizer.

Multisample player with two LFOs and three envelopes. Supports reading many industry standard formats such as SoundFont (SF2), Akai S5000/6000 and many more.

Wave-morphing sampler with four oscillators, two LFOs and three envelopes, custom velocity response and more.

Virtual Analog synthesizer with two oscillators + subosc, two LFOs and three envelopes, integrated effect unit and six different filter modes. From the beautiful to the plain weird, from lush pads and strings to harsh leads and basses - the WASP does it all, and with conviction.

Flexible sample-based drum machine, with up to 18 tracks, containing its own step and velocity sequencer. Both single WAV files, as well as multisampled LM4 kits with velocity layers can be imported.

Monophonic bass synth.

Analog drum synthesizer, with individual parameters for each of the eight individually modelled drum circuits. The XR909 contains its own step sequencer, but like all Orion generators, it can of course be controlled via MIDI, the piano roll or even PC keyboard as well.

Wavetable synthesizer with three oscillators, three LFOs, three envelopes and three filter modes.

2-Oscillator virtual analog monosynth with special overdrive and accent/slide circuitry.

Plucked String
Physical modelling synth.

Use this module to compose with external gear.

Plug-in Support
Full VSTi and DXi integration.

------- 7.0 -------

- Completely new graphics + workflow
- Toxic III included
- Plucked String 4 included
- Analog Distortion effect added
- Saturation effect added
- Channels of VST instruments with multiple outputs can be hidden (VST Config Dialog)
- Patterns can be named in the Playlist
- New preset menu browsing
- New insert menu in workspace area (right-click anywhere in workspace)
- Sampler Editor extended
- Save file backup feature
- MIDI File Drag&Drop directly into generators (useful e.g. for some VST instruments)
- New window management option for generators/fx: Closing a window just hides the window
- You can set default Timebase
- Signature option when creating new project
- System Input Latency can be set from audio input settings (requires PDC enabled)
- Now 2 skins available, Azura (Default) and Classic

* Enhancements:
- Insert slots automatically activated when inserting a new effect
- Window menu options extended to quickly minimize all but active window
- Master Volume displayed in statusbar
- Added resizing for open/save dialogs
- Pianoroll keys have horizontal velocity feature
- Time view display has skinnable colors
- Audiotrack mixer strip has "input source"
- Audiotrack insert menu with inputs
- Audiotrack gain raised by 6dB
- Audiotrack mixer strip click shows adjacent Midiout generator
- Audiotracks drawn antialiased
- Shortcut added: NumPad-* as alternative arm recording
- Shortcut added: Ctrl-Shift-C, Ctrl-Shift-X for cut/copy all patterns at once
- Playlist and Pianoroll tools can be cycled with 'T'
- Playlist has now Shift as Snap to Grid during selection copy/move
- Playlist has now Alt as Snap Selection to Bar during selection copy/move
- Playlist patterns can be changed with drop down by clicking pattern name area
- Quick Lassoo with Ctrl when using Pen tool
- Maximum song length increased from 512 bars to infinite
- Preset names for effects now stored
- New modern pianoroll note look
- Pianoroll notes can be set to display note names
- LFO tool in event editor now works in step mode (grid on) too
- Mousewheel+CTRL in playlist and piano roll scrolls horizontally
- Quick-Select notes or bars by pressing CTRL (no need to switch to lassoo)
- Play cursor follow has two modes, page follow and scroll follow (shortcuts F, Ctrl-F)
- Internal FX and Internal Generators have more precise mouse tweaking while holding Shift
- Mono VST Effect PlugIns can be inserted into stereo tracks now
- MIDI-Out presets now store device too
- Redo has shortcuts, Shift-Ctrl-Z, Shift-Alt-BackSpace (pairs for Undo shortcuts)
- Time Window has two new dual time display modes and only one instance of time window allowed
- Playlist shortcut 'J' centers view to play cursor

* Changes:
- Master Mixer shortcut is now Ctrl-B (Busses)
- Pattern play start position toggler (begining/continue) shortcut is now Ctrl-Shift-B
- Alt key now used for brush tool in piano roll instead of Ctrl
- Maximum tempo is now 500 bpm

* Bug fixes
- Many stability issues fixed
- Playlist paintbrush tool could paint over audiotracks. Fixed
- Playlist grid was occasionally off beat. Fixed
- Playlist wasn't updated properly when patterns were edited. Fixed
- Sidechain loopback configurations were possible. Fixed
- Sidechains in master section did not work properly. Fixed
- Some generators flickered on non-maximized pianoroll window. Fixed
- Pitchbend didn't work when Playback stopped+record was enabled. Fixed
- IRP waveform background bitmap was blitted upside down. Fixed
- Cut pattern cleared whole pattern even if only few notes were selected. Fixed
- Markers jittered somewhat in playlist. Fixed
- Highest/lowest numbers in event editors now readable
- Occasional crashes after saving OSPs from the Sampler editor dialog. Fixed.
- Playlist pattern double click behaved wrong when Pianoroll already visible. Fixed.
- Adding active patterns (F11) added patterns to audiotracks. Fixed.
- Keyboard focus not handled properly certain situations (several non-functional shortcuts). Fixed.
- When copying a mixer channels settings to another mixer strip, the Mute/Solo settings were not properly updated. Fixed.
- Tempo spinner max constraint was wrong. Fixed.
- double-click on desktop files crashed Orion. Fixed.
- Clicks on AudioTrack clip start/end. Fixed.
- Overlapping patterns could not be dragged. Fixed.

* Other
- Analog Multisample collection for Sampler added
- Electric Bass Collection for Sampler added
- New velocity-layered acoustic drumkits added
- TR606 Kit added
- New presets by Wolf-Ulrich Schnurr added (Wasp/Wavefusion etc.)


CPU P3/600MHz, SSE support
RAM 128 MB
VIDEO 1024x768
CD-ROM Drive,
Soundcard with MME/DX/ASIO drivers

Price: US$299