VirSyn Poseidon VSTi RTAS 1.4.0
The Ocean of Sound
For all creatures in the ocean of sound - Sonic textures from other worlds,
Analog signature sounds, Cut-through-the-mix leads and silkily smooth
pads: POSEIDON sets a new standard for sounds and ease of use. All of this
was made possible through a combination of the familiar, conceptual
simplicity of the analog synthesis and our new, F-Domain synthesis
At first sight POSEIDON looks like a simple structured analog ?Oscillator
-Filter? synthesizer with all controls visible at once. This gives
POSEIDON the ease of use with nearly no learning curve. The real power is
working under the hood: The oscillator is nothing less than the award
winning spectral modelling sound generator of CUBE. The variable slope
Filter is a completely new design based on our unique F-domain synthesis.
But letäs go step by step...
Spectral model oscillator
Select a basic sound model from over hundred delivered with POSEIDON. The
basic sound model determines the sound characteristic you want to start:
taking a artificial model like ?Sawtooth? gives you analog style sounds.
Use complex models from analyzed samples for earth shaking ambients and
evolving pads. Analyze your own favourite samples to create new models. For
really fat sounds use the unisono mode giving you up to eight oscillators
with variable detune. The bitmap import function let you even take images
and convert them to soundscapes!
POSEIDON gives you complete control over the temporal evolution of a
complex sound model: time stretching, manual time control and freezing made
simple with an unprecedented quality!
High level controls allow for changing the spectral shape, the harmonicity
and balances the level of residual noise and spectral amount of the
oscillator model. The inherent sound movement can be blurred in time.
The newly developed F-Domain filter allow for drastic changes in the
resulting sound spectrum. Five filter types including lowpass/highpass
characteristic can be used to shape the sound. They have the usual controls
like cutoff but also very unusual ones like a variable slope ranging from 0
dB to 72 dB / Octave and independent controls for resonance and bandwidth!
This kind of controls are only possible in the context of our F-Domain
synthesis technology. This results in an extremely clear filter sound with
breathtaking fast modulation possibilities.
The filter type ?Inverse? interprets the sound model as a "Source" and a
resonant body "Filter". The cutoff parameter shifts the filterbase - this
is the equivalent to making the instrument body smaller or bigger.
This simple control gives your sound a distinctive moving distribution in
the stereo panorama. Every atomic sound particle has itäs own path through
the space !
The sound browser in POSEIDON gives you a fast selection of sounds based on
five search criteria: sound category, timbre expression and style. But
POSEIDONäs browser doesnät stop here. The current selection can also be
used to generate random new sounds fitting the selection youäve made !
New in version 1.4
PoleZero filter technology
The new PoleZero Filter gives you up to 8 bandpass and 8 notch filters with
user editable frequencies and resonances. As a result the PoleZero filter
can model very complex resonant characteristics, for example acoustic
instrument bodies, the human vocal tract or something that does not exist
in nature. Even more you can use two parameter sets named ?Filter A? and
?Filter B? to interpolate between two resonant structures in realtime with
the ?Morph? parameter. There is also a ?Cutoff? parameter which let you
move the complete filter structure up and down in the frequency range in
Analog 24 dB lowpass emulation
This new filter type emulates the behaviour of an analog style ladder
filter with a filter slope of 24 dB / Octave.
50 new presets
Spectral modelling oscillator
* 512 oscillators
* harmonic/inharmonic spectra
* arbitrary noise spectra
* 8 times unisono mode
* suboctave / fifth
* free control over temporal evolution of sound
* modulatable time stretching/compression
* time freeze
* natural Brightness control
* Balance partial spectrum and residual noise
* Frequency stretching
* Amplitude/Frequency blur filter.
* Morphing PoleZero filter with up to 8 band/notch filter.
* Analog 24 dB Lowpass emulation.
* Inverse filter for formant preservation
* Lowpass / Highpass / comb / Antiresonance
* Unique design with resonance and bandwidth.
* Independent moving stereo position of each partial
* AIFF/WAV sample import
* Sine spectrum
* Residual spectrum
* Bitmap import for sonification of images.
FileSize: 42.91 MB