Year/Date of Issue: 09.2021
Developer: Plugin Alliance & Unfiltered Audio
Developer website: Plugin Alliance
Format: VST, VST3
Bit depth: 64bit
Tabletka: present (replacement files)
System requirements: Windows 7 through 10, x64-compatible CPU, Memory: 2 GB RAM
Description : After developing some of the most innovative and progressive audio processing tools in the plug-in world, Unfiltered Audio reaches new heights with its revolutionary first synthesizer. LION is an extraordinarily deep synth with an easy-to-use interface that has everything you need for fast patch creation, endless experimentation, and intuitive sound design.
Under the hood of LION is an architecture with two generators, each with 26 modes. These mods range from familiar classics to unique generators found nowhere else. Choose from FM synthesis, subtractive or additive signals, “super” oscillator stacks, microsound, noise, or variations of each!
Each algorithm has been specifically designed for deep modulation. In addition, each generator is equipped with an additional stereo mode that creates wide synthesis-level images. From there, you can take advantage of Unison’s LION’s deep manipulation of each parameter and additional Drift tuning for rich, full, and lush sounds with just the oscillators before you start reaching for any external effects.
In addition, LION is also quite unique in that it turns oscillator mixing into another opportunity for creative synthesis. The mixer offers various modes for combining two oscillators in ways not seen in any other synthesizer. The default algorithm acts like a standard crossfader, while more experimental modes such as bit operations, bidirectional sample and hold, ring modulation, min. /max, wavescapes, and direct comparison operators, create non-standard relationships between two oscillators, all of which result in truly amazing sounds.
The unparalleled no-filter modulation system is here and better than ever. It now includes a massive MIDI In Modulator that turns your game into multiple possibilities for deep expression. For example, you can control the filter’s cutoff knob by the last MIDI note value, or modulate the tone of the oscillators with the Velocity control. With full MPE support, you can use controllers like the ROLI Seaboard or Sensel Morph for incredible vocal articulation.
With all these features, you have the ability to create sounds that look like they were created by a large chain of plugins, tabs, and automations.
The strength lies within
Many software synthesizers include a small library of forgettable effects, but with LION you can eliminate the need for external effect plugins. LION contains Unfiltered Audio’s already legendary BYOME effects line, a flexible library of over 40 modulated effects. All LION synthesis engines and the BYOME string have access to the same modulation sources, so you can create complete presets with detailed effect chains that respond to your playing. The possibilities here are truly endless, and the factory library of almost 600 presets for different genres and styles will prove it to you.
Finally, LION takes Unfiltered Audio’s “out of the box sound design” concept and extends it with an improved version of the randomization mechanism that was introduced at BYOME. Browsing hundreds of presets for inspiration, you can take advantage of the new scalable depth of randomization. This allows you to add anything from a tiny amount of variations each time to completely new presets that bear little resemblance to the original source.
All these features are enclosed in a single interface with a clear, intuitive control. Instead of wasting time watching tutorials to learn the ins and outs of the synthesizer, you can now focus on the music.
What are you waiting for? Try LION today for a fresh look at what’s possible in the world of modern soft fusion.