Blue II is out. Rob Papen said on his Facebook page…
We released Monday without sending the newsletter or having any video ready…or any mp3 uploaded. All is running smooth now and for us here it is great to hear the positive feedback on BLUE-II. With passion we built our products and we make ‘long days’. This positive feedback of our customers gives energy! Thanks for that guys, also on behalf of Jon Ayres! This afternoon I start making the promo video about BLUE-II …ehmmmm… where should I start? So much to tell about this supersynth!
First released in 2005 BLUE already reflected Rob Papen’s musical approach towards developing virtual instruments by first delivering FM and subtractive synthesis, then adding Phase Distortion and wave shaping synthesis to create one creative combination. Rob Papen himself called it ‘Cross-fusion synthesis’ since it covered so much musical ground.
With BLUE-II Rob Rapen’s aim is to remain true to that ethos with even more sound dimensions and features to its extended name, starting with six oscillators beating at its heart. These can be connected in various ways, together with two analogue-style modelled stereo filters with 27 different filter types, an enormous range of processing and modulation options, sequencer, and an arpeggiator.
A new range of specially selected waveforms based on samples have been fashioned for creating new and fresh-sounding synth sounds, so don’t go expecting acoustic pianos galore here. However, since choirs and strings are an excellent basis for so many synth sounds BLUE-II has them with much more besides!
Moreover, BLUE-II takes the useful XY pad features from its popular virtual instrument sibling Blade and transplants them into its own workflow… perfect for time-based sound movements and vector pad-type sounds. Complemented by four FX processors, each offering 35 FX types, BLUE-II is a surely a powerful virtual instrument to behold.
BLUE II Compatibility
- PC: 32 & 64 bits VST, AAX for Windows Vista / Windows 7/ Windows 8
- Mac: 32 & 64 bits AU, VST and AAX, for OSX 10.6 or higher
- Serial/license system, 2nd serial for 2nd computer/laptop are available after you have registering the product’s original serial/license.
BLUE II price
- € 149— (including VAT) or $ 179
- Upgrade from BLUE ► BLUE II: € 44 or $49