Tracktion updates Biotek synthesizer with huge patch list and bigger modulation and modifier matrix

Tracktion Corporation has launched Biotek 2, the latest version of its award-winning synthesizer.

Combining organic, natural and environmental samples with a world-class synth engine and user interface, Biotek 2 has been designed from the ground up to be different.

It is a completely original engine with its own unique sound, offering a complete sampling and synthesis workstation with unlimited sound design.

The new Spinal Saw Oscillator ‘goes up to eleven’ detuned sawtooth waves within a single oscillator, delivering a total of forty-four sawteeth per sound layer. Making it perfect for thick leads, huge pads and rumbling synth basses.

Biotek 2’s Granular Oscillator extracts sound grains from samples and redistributes them in any density. Its Deep Parameter Control offers intuitive workflow management, so users can quickly and easily build custom instruments with unprecedented sound shaping control.

Biotek’s innovative and comprehensive filtering and effects section offers users surgical precision to further sculpt their sound.

Biotek’s sound architects include industry veteran Wolfram Franke, prominent sound designer Taiho Yamada and experimental synth guru Richard Devine (best known for his critically acclaimed remix of Aphex Twin’s ‘Come to Daddy’). Between them, they have crafted more than five hundred sonic experiments for the factory patch list. This list includes over one hundred patches created by Richard himself and forty new sounds from film composer Christian Halten. Plus, Mike Wall, composer and engineer, has added an entirely new collection of audio samples including natural, environmental and industrial sounds.

Biotek 2’s bigger modulation and modifier matrix offers virtually limitless sound possibilities, making it ideal for video and sound composition, film and game scorers and DJs alike.

It is available now for $199, with upgrades to version 1 costing $99.

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