Continua is a digital analog synth with a twist: a repeatedly morphable threesome of oscillators. With three interconnected controls defining the wave form, Continua has a nearly limitless provide of waveforms, particularly if you add cross modulation and noise in to the combo.
An instantly intuitive three-oscillator analogue-style synth with two filters, as much as 16 unison voices, copious polyphonic modulation sources and three onboard results, Continua places extremely controllable waveform morphing on the centre of its structure and workflow. Bringing the deft harmonic shifts of wavetable synthesis to thoughts, Continua’s oscillators sweep seamlessly from outputting sine via sq. to noticed waves; every of the 4 LFOs transitions from a double sine to sq., through triangle waveshapes; and the twin impartial filters morph repeatedly via low-pass, band-pass, high-pass and notch responses. Skew and Warp controls allow additional manipulation of oscillator and LFO waveforms, and all morphing controls will be modulated for pads and textures that consistently evolve proper on the oscillator/filter degree.
There isn’t a single knob in Continua that may’t be modulated, from these controlling the oscillators, filters and results to the parameters of the modulators themselves. 4 LFOs, two ADSR and two multi-stage envelope mills, a Pattern & Maintain generator, two XY pads and eight macros are freely and effortlessly assignable by right-clicking any goal management. And with each LFO and envelope being totally polyphonic, the expressiveness of your performances wants know no bounds, particularly when utilizing an MPE-compatible controller.
Just like the oscillators and filters, Continua’s three results are tilted in direction of the manufacturing of sustained, ambient-orientated sounds. The Reverb is especially notable, housing a customized algorithm equipped for very lengthy, dense, closely modulated tails; whereas the Refrain and Delay modules carry voice-stacked thickening and evocative spatialisation.
- Three Versatile Oscillators
Repeatedly variable morphing waveform, with warp, form, and skew controls.
- Twin Morphing Filters
Filters can be utilized in serial or parallel modes, and morph from lowpass via bandpass and highpass to notch in 2-pole and 4-pole configurations.
- Noise Supply
Noise supply contains a “colour” management that impacts tonal traits of the noise.
- ADSR x 2
Continua has two ADSR-style envelope mills, with curve on assault, decay, and launch.
- Versatile Envelope Generator (FEG) x 2
The 2 FEGs are arbitrary perform mills, with as much as 99 steps, curve and step degree management, arbitrary loop factors, and host tempo sync.
- Versatile Low-Frequency Oscillator (FLFO) x 4
The 4 FLFOs make the most of 4 controls (section, form, skew, and warp) to entry a nearly limitless palette of waveforms, and have host tempo sync and retrigger.
- Pattern And Maintain
The S&H mod supply can pattern noise (random) or any of the opposite mod sources, at both a user-defined charge or a musical division, and contains built-in smoothing and distance restrict (for a “stroll” impact).
Each knob in Continua is a mod vacation spot, with a really quick and easy project matrix entry with a right-click on the knob (double-tap on iOS).
- Tuning Tables And World Tuning Offset
Re-tune Continua to new intonations and temperaments utilizing the open-source and easy-to-use TUN file format. A world tuning offset (default to A=440) lets you simply retune the whole synth to match a distinct A frequency with out utilizing a tuning desk.
- MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression)
Continua understands each “legacy” MIDI and MPE. Use your Linnstrument, Roli Seaboard, Haken Continuum, Madrona Labs Soundplane, or Sensel Morph (amongst others) to instantly entry per-note strain, pitch bend, and modulation.
- Per-Occasion Settings
Continua makes use of a per-instance customization technique: set MPE mode, aftertouch smoothing, pitch bend vary override, tuning desk, and international tuning offset for every occasion in your DAW, with an choice to avoid wasting any state as your international place to begin.
- Manufacturing facility Presets
Continua comes with a considerable assortment of manufacturing facility content material, together with Designer Presets from Pink Means Recording, Glitch Machines, and Sonalsystem.
- Cross-Platform Preset Format
Continua makes use of an XML-based preset supervisor. Work between a number of methods with out troubles, make a preset in your desktop machine and paste it to the iOS model with Handoff, simply share your creations with your pals, or make a preset bundle to promote.
- Absolutely Resizable Hi-Dpi/Retina GUI
Continua’s vector-based GUI is resolution-agnostic, and shows the identical on each system and determination. Simply resize the UI (per occasion) to match your visible wants, from postage stamp to poster-sized.
CHANGES IN V1.0.21
>> New Preset Supervisor. As a result of pretty convincing proof that the preset supervisor in Continua “sucked,” and likewise apparently “wasn’t good,” we wrote a brand new one. It made its first look in Phosphor 3, and now could be in Continua.
>> Mounted: LFO exercise indicator didn’t precisely replicate section. Now it does.
>> Mounted: Just one LFO exercise indicator appeared regardless of what number of voices have been lively. Now there’s one for every voice.
>> Mounted: There was some occasional audible stepping within the filter frequency controls. Smoothers have been added.
>> Mounted, Hopefully: The macOS certificates issues from the earlier variations. See earlier changelog entries for this saga. In the event you expertise any issues with Continua “disappearing” or no matter, simply delete all variations (VST, VST3, AAX, and AU) and re-install and you ought to be again on this system. Hopefully.