FXpansion, a London-based developer of software plug-in effects and instruments, are proud to announce the release of DCAM: Synth Squad. The advanced DCAM analogue modelling technology carefully reconstructs the unmatched sound of vintage hardware on your computer at a fraction of the cost.

At the heart of DCAM: Synth Squad are 3 modelled synthesizers – Strobe, Amber and Cypher – bulging with the immense weight and power of old-school analogue. These are no mere emulations stunted by the limitations of the past. Instead, they combine the best features from legendary machines with new and exciting ideas to drag them kicking and screaming into the modern world.

Also included is Fusor, a semi-modular layering and performance environment for the DCAM synths with a high-quality FX suite, advanced step-sequencer & arpeggiator and flexible modulation.

Oscillators ooze immense sound pressure, amp stages can be overloaded for extra grit, and real-world chaos can be dialled into the circuit for delicious instability. These synths don’t break with extreme settings, so you can abuse them just like the real thing. Meanwhile, the intuitive TransMod modulation system brings your sounds to life in new and expressive ways.

Other highlights include:

  • Weighty, organic filters
  • MIDI Learn, BPM-synced LFOs and envelopes
  • Multiple oversampling for ultra-high quality mixdowns
  • Intuitive and powerful modulation system
  • Inspiring and creative preset library
  • Plug-in integration with all major Mac/Windows hosts

Purity of concept and execution. Meticulously engineered circuit models. Raw musical tone. The ultimate in sound quality and performance control.

On the Mac, DCAM: Synth Squad supports AU, VST and RTAS plug-in formats on an Intel CPU running OS X 10.5.7 or later. Support for earlier versions of Mac OS X, including Tiger, may be coming but they cannot guarantee it at the moment.

DCAM: Synth Squad is available now at music retailers as well as from the FXpansion Online Shop for $249 (€189, £157) excluding taxes where applicable.

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