Wavetable – a powerful synth coming in Live 10
Ableton Live 10 is coming soon, and one of the features I’m most excited about is their new synthesizer Wavetable. This incredible synth (similar to Serum but built into Ableton) has promising vast sonic potential and an intuitive and tweakable interface.
“Wavetable is capable of angelic pads, analog-style squelch, eerie sci-fi effects, and all sorts of evolving sounds, and at its heart is a new approach to wavetable synthesis.” – Ableton.com
Wavetable features two oscillators with a massive selection of source wavetables, and a sub oscillator that you can adjust the tone for. Some of the shapes found in the two oscillators are the basic (sine, saw, triangle, square) to wider variety of shape types (complex, distortion, filter, format, harmonics, noise, retro, vintage). Wavetable allows you to easily morph between them.
Overview of features:
Bend, warp and widen the sound even further with Oscillator effects and Unison. There’s a separate Amp with it’s own ADSR (Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release), as well as two Envelopes. And two LFOs. Shape sounds with two analog-modeled filters (with the auto filter technology built in). Access your entire synth structure with an expanded and enlarged visually stunning instrument interface that fills your entire screen. This view makes Wavetable feel like you’re working on a synth with such massive capabilities and potential. You can also modulate every aspect of this synth with the simple to use modulation matrix, and control everything seamlessly with Push.
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