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Antidote RE is a brand-new virtual-analog software synthesizer for Propellerhead Reason. This Reason-exclusive device manages to combine the highest audio quality, flexibility and a fast work flow in an extremely easy-to-use Rack Extension. Antidote has been specifically developed to complement Reason, and to perfectly integrate into its environment.
Antidote RE comes feature packed with two stereo oscillator banks, each emitting a stack of up to 50 virtual-analog oscillators per voice, in highest audio quality. Conventional synthesizers cannot even reach that in unison mode. With all voices active, Antidote delivers up to 800 stereo oscillators. This oscillator power is not a gimmick, but a requirement to synthesize typical sounds found in today's dance music. Until now this was only possible with very few synthesizers, mostly hardware.
The available oscillator shapes not only comprise classic analog waveforms such as sawtooth, pulse and triangle. Each oscillator type has an additional feature (called a “Modifier”), which allows to apply extra features such as hard sync, pulse width modulation or to blend between different waveform shapes.
Antidote employs a multimode filter with the latest zero-delay feedback designs. This recent technology models the highly sought after sound of analog filters much more faithfully than previous designs. When adding resonance, in particular, the behavior of the filters is much closer to vintage analog hardware.
Three envelopes, two LFOs and the arpeggiator further shape the sound. The powerful modulation matrix, which can modulate almost any sound parameter, adds the necessary depth to realize complex sounds. Furthermore, CV inputs on the back panel can be used to modulate any sound parameter from any Reason device - the sky is the limit!
The arpeggiator module in Antidote features the well-known classic modes (up/down/...), with 20 preset rhythms to choose from. But there's more to it, of course - the arpeggiator both emits a gate and an accent signal, freely usable as a modulation source.
One of the big strengths of Antidote is its massive effect chain, which contain some of the best effect algorithms from Synapse Audio. A total of 8 effect modules is available, all of which can be used simultaneously.
Built in content
Antidote comes with 500 patches sorted into the common categories (Arpeggiated, Bass, Lead, Pads, etc.) as well as 10 Combinator patches.
- Wavetable synthesis added, with 8 different wavetables to choose from.
- Phaser can now be switched between 2, 4 and 6 stages.
- Rate Crush effect added to Distortion section.
- Key Follow source added to the modulation matrix.
- Performance improvements and bug fixes.
- 200 new patches added.
- Sallen-Key low pass filter type added to the filter section.
- Two more wavetables added to the oscillator section.
- Reverse Delay effect added to the delay section.
- Back panel gains CV Outputs for both LFOs and all envelopes.
- New patches added.
- Note/Gate CV inputs did not always work properly when connected to other Rack Extensions, fixed.
- Three new wavetables added.
- Improved knobs.
About Synapse Audio
Synapse Audio has created software for professional music producers since 2000. Our focus is top-notch sound quality, as well as usability. Being musicians ourselves, we like to use tools that help us get our ideas realized quickly, without being slowed down by convoluted workflows.
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