Virtual Modular Synth Plug-in for VST2.4, AU, and RTAS
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A swiss-army knife for making cutting-edge music tracks!
Predator is a "phat sounding" killer synthesizer that combines inspiring presets and first-class features to make this your 'go-to' synth for contemporary music production. Predator is packed with powerful features such as Preset Morphing, Intelligent Preset Variation, MIDI and Synth Controllable FX, Unison Detune, Chord Memory and an extremely versatile Arpeggiator. Predator also includes PredatorFX, allowing you to use the incredible filters, modulations, effects and vocoder as an FX plug-in within your music host. We've seen the future of virtual synths, and it's Predator!
Rob Papen Predator Features:
VST2.4, AU and RTAS plug-in synthesizer for PC and Mac (IntelMac compatible)
3 Oscillators with 128 waves included Analogue, Additive and Spectral type of waveforms plus pink & white noise generators.
Oscillator waveform Symmetry control for each oscillator
Free running option for each oscillator and Oscillator Syncing of oscillator 2 or 3 to oscillator 1
Extended semitone range going from -48 semitones up to +48 semitones.
Separate octave control and fine-tuning
Keyboard tracking on/off for each oscillator.
Each Oscillator offers Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) using an independent LFO for each oscillator with individual speed and amount controls.
FM and Ring modulation modes for Oscillator 2 and 3.
Each oscillator has a PWM square wave Sub-oscillator
Spread function for detuned multiple oscillator sound within one Oscillator.
Volume control for each oscillator and output on/off for Oscillator 1 and 2.
Tempo sync-able global Pitch LFO. You can set the amount and also which wave is used for this LFO.
Pitch bend with separate settings for up and down pitch-bends.
Analogue modelled stereo Multimode Filter, offering 6dB LowPass and HighPass, 12dB, 18dB and 24dB LowPass and HighPass, 12dB and 24dB BandPass, 12dB and 24dB Notch and Comb Filter.
Pre-filtering distortion with smooth or edgy mode option.
Easy Filter control by pre-defined Cutoff Frequency modulation controllers: Envelope, Velocity, Key-tracking, LFO and Modulation Wheel.
Build in Filter Envelope with Attack, Decay, Sustain, Fade and Release.
Build in Filter LFO with various waveforms, modulation amount control and tempo sync option with speed settings between 16/1 and 1/32t.
LFO Poly, free or mono mode options.
Additional Filter with cutoff control offering 6dB, 12dB and 24dB LowPass or HighPass setting.
Build in Amp/Volume Envelope with Attack, Decay, Sustain, Fade and Release.
2 Envelopes with Attack, Decay Sustain, Fade and Release.
Option to control the Envelopes times using "velocity" or "key played"
Modulation Amount Envelope 1&2 and amount control for Envelope 1.
44 modulation destinations
2 LFO's with various waveforms
Tempo sync option with speed settings between 16/1 and 1/32t
Poly, free or mono mode options.
Modulation Amount LFO 1&2 and amount control for LFO 1.
44 modulation destinations
4 free modulation routings
28 modulation sources
44 modulation destinations
Secondary modulation source & control
Poly/Mono/Mono2/Legato/Arp/Unison2/Unison4/Unsion6 synthesizer play modes.
Portamento featuring constant rate/constant time or held(legato) constant rate/constant time.
Unison detune amount, if Predator is in Unison2, Unison4 or Unsion6 mode.
8 note Chord memory, saved within the preset
Demo C3 button to preview sounds
16 step arpeggiator, which can be used as a step sequencer or as modulation source.
Arpeggiator patterns can be 1-16 steps long
Speed setting of 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 3/2, 2, 3 and 4x BPM.
Audio input selector >FX or >Filter (PredatorFX only)
Audio input gain control (PredatorFX only)
Synth Amp Hold on/off. Turn off the PredatorFX's Amp envelope and so the sound plays without changing volume. (PredatorFX only)
All advance settings are saved within each individual preset.
External controller hardware (fader-box or synth) settings can be saved and restored.
Parameter read-out field at lower right corner.
Help function for most controls.
HQ effects blocks in serial mode.
Available effects: Mono Delay, Stereo Delay, Comb, Reverb, Chorus, Chorus/Delay, Flanger, Phaser, Wah/Delay, Distortion, Low Fi, Amp Simulator with 5 models, Waveshaper, Stereo Widener, Autopan, Gator, Vocoder, FX multi-filter, 5 Band Equalizer, Compressor and Ensemble.
Midi tempo based settings in most effects.
2 FX modulation sources for connecting midi or synth controls to FX parameters.
Uses sound banks composed of 128 presets.
Preset handling with copy, paste, clear and compare function.
All settings included the Advance panel settings are stored inside each preset.
Presets are stored in clear categories.
Four 'Preset variation' buttons with amount control of the variation.
Preset morphing with amount control to morph between two presets within the selected bank.
Synth-meister Rob Papen does it again with Predator!
Supported Computer Format
Supported Plug-In Formats
RTAS, VST, AU
Hardware Requirements - Mac
Intel or PPC 1.5 GHz or faster, 1GB RAM
Hardware Requirements - PC
Pentium 4 or faster, 1GB RAM
OS Requirements - Mac
Mac OS X 10.4 or later
OS Requirements - PC
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
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by Michael A Almadova from Austin June 28, 2012 Music Background: Audio engineer
The synth is very powerful and allows you to obtain some really hard solid bass. Using this with a blend of real bass gives you a strong backbone to your songs.
by Jon Remy from Dallas, TX February 3, 2012 Music Background: Certified Audio Engineer, Music Producer, Composer/Artist
ALL the sounds I was looking for! The "Ambient" and "SFX" are stellar.
I love Predator
by Adam from Montreal, Canada January 14, 2011 Music Background: Amateur Producer
This is probably my favourite synth so far. 20 minutes after starting the demo for the first time, I bought it - simply browsing through the presets convinced me. I love synths that I find intuitive a... read more [+]nd easy to use, and Predator is still king in that department. If you know the basics of subtractive synthesis, you will probably understand it immediately. It does just about everything I would ever need a synth to do, and it sounds terrific - the sound engine is very clean and "unbiased", IMO. The built-in FX are to die for. MIDI control works beautifully. It's maybe not the synth with the most modulation options in the world, but it still gives you an enormous amount of flexibility. Rob Papen and Jon Ayres (the programmer) own my soul from now on. close [-]
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by from November 18, 2010 Music Background:
It's taken me awhile to embrace a softsynth like I have the Predator. Analog feel software advantages. Great for Modern dance music of any genre. This IS where it's at!
Trance, industrial, EBM, synth-pop, hardstyle, this plug-in is one of the best sounding synths for any of those genres. The immensely long list of features can not begin to describe the sound of this earth-shattering synth. Download the demo, drop it in the mix, and you will be hooked.
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