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Rob Papen Predator - Virtual Synthesizer Plug-In

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You Pay: $149.95
Product Highlights
  • Audio Units
  • RTAS
  • VST
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista

Predator from Rob Papen is a virtual synthesizer plug-in that combines inspiring presets and first-class features to make it a "go-to" synthesizer for contemporary music production. The user interface has been designed so that almost all controls are visible on screen, making it easy-to-use.

Predator is packed with powerful features such as preset morphing, intelligent preset variation, MIDI and synthesizer controllable FX, unison detune, chord memory and an extremely versatile arpeggiator. The plug-in also includes PredatorFX that allows the user to use the filters, modulations, effects and the vocoder as an FX plug-in within the music host.

Preset banks include Hip Hop (NY, Club, Dirty South and G funk), Jump, hardcore, breakbeat, various trance styles, D n' B banks, and more.

Oscillators
  • 3 Oscillators with 128 waves included analog, additive and spectral type of waveforms, plus pink and white noise generators
  • Oscillator waveform symmetry control for each oscillator
  • Free running option for each oscillator and oscillator syncing of oscillator 2 or 3 to oscillator 1
  • Extended semitone range from -48 up to +48 semitones
  • Separate octave control and fine-tuning
  • Keyboard tracking on/off for each oscillator
  • Each Oscillator offers Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) using an independent LFO for each oscillator with individual speed and amount controls
  • FM and ring modulation modes for oscillator 2 and 3
  • Each oscillator has a PWM square wave Sub-oscillator
  • Spread function for detuned multiple oscillator sound within one oscillator
  • Volume control for each oscillator and output on/off for Oscillator 1 and 2
Filters
  • Main filter is an analog modeled stereo multi-mode filter, offering 6dB low-pass and high-pass, as well as 12dB and 24dB low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, notch, ring, comb and vox (formant)
  • Pre-filtering distortion with smooth or edgy mode option
  • Easy Filter control by pre-defined cutoff frequency modulation controllers - envelope, velocity, key-tracking, LFO and modulation wheel
  • Built-in filter envelope with Attack, Decay, Sustain, Fade and Release
  • Filter LFO with various waveforms, modulation amount control and tempo sync option and poly, free or mono mode options.
  • Additional filter with cutoff control offering 6dB, 12dB and 24dB low- or high-pass setting
Pitch Modulation
  • Tempo-syncable global pitch LFO
  • You can set the amount and also which wave is used for this LFO
  • Pitch bend with separate settings for up and down pitch-bends
Amplifier Section
  • Built-in amplifier/volume envelope with Attack, Decay, Sustain, Fade and Release
  • Volume control
  • Velocity to volume amount
  • Panning control
Modulation
  • 2 envelopes with Attack, Decay Sustain, Fade and Release
  • Option to control the envelopes times using "velocity" or "key played"
  • Modulation amount envelope 1 and 2 and amount control for envelope 1
  • 65 modulation destinations
  • 2 LFO's with various waveforms
  • Tempo sync option
  • Poly, free or mono mode options
  • Modulation amount LFO 1 and 2 and amount control for LFO 1
  • 65 modulation destinations
  • 8 free modulation routings
  • 40 modulation sources
  • 65 modulation destinations
  • Secondary modulation source and control
Play Modes
  • Poly, mono, mono 2, legato, arp, unison 2, unison 4, unison 6 play modes
  • Portamento featuring constant rate/constant time or held(legato) constant rate/constant time
  • Unison detune amount when Predator is in unison 2, unison 4 or unison 6 mode
  • 8 note chord memory, saved within the preset, including syncable strum timing
Arpgeggiator
  • 16 step arpeggiator, which can also be used as a step sequencer or as modulation source
  • Arpeggiator patterns can be 1 to 16 steps long
  • Adjustable speed ratio setting with reference to the host BPM setting
  • Up, down, up/down, down/up, random, ordered, reverse ordered, ordered up/down, ordered down/up, chord and modulation mode
  • 1 to 4 octaves settings
  • Swing amount
  • Slide amount for sliding steps
  • Velocity control knob which mixes between keyboard (MIDI) velocity input and the steps velocity settings
  • Each step has on/off, Tie, slide, tune, velocity and free row
  • Normal and special Tie modes which allows slide, tune, velocity and free settings inside a step, if that step is set to Tie
  • Arpeggiator latch can be controlled by the MIDI sustain pedal
  • You can load, save, copy, paste and reset arpeggiator patterns, allowing you to reuse them in different presets
  • Right mouse menu in the arpeggiator screen brings up a menu which allows you to copy, paste, clear, move, reverse, randomize and turn off / on controls, for either selected steps, or all steps
Effects
  • Available effects include mono and stereo delay, comb, reverb, chorus, chorus/delay, flanger, phaser, wah/delay, distortion, Lo-Fi, amplifier simulator with 5 models, waveshaper, stereo widener, autopan, gator, vocoder, FX multi-filter, 5-band EQ, compressor, ensemble, cabinet simulator, multi-distortion and autowah
  • MIDI tempo based settings in most effects 2 effects modulation sources for connecting MIDI or synthesizer controls to effect parameters
General
  • 16-voice polyphony
  • Adjustable Precision setting per oscillator to simulate the instability of vintage analog synthesizers
  • Global tuning
  • Variable envelope attack shape
  • Decay/release shape changes the curvature of the envelope's decay and release stages from exponential, to linear, to logarithmic
  • Velocity shape changes Predator's velocity curvature
  • Over-sampling mode and over-sampling filter on/off
  • Strum timing for use with chord mode, with timing in milliseconds or tempo synced
  • Audio input selector with input gain control (PredatorFX only)
  • All advance settings are saved within each individual preset.
  • External controller hardware settings can be saved and restored
  • Parameter read-out field at lower right corner with a help function for most controls
  • Uses sound banks composed of 128 presets
  • Preset handling with copy, paste, clear and compare function
  • "Quick Browser", "Recently Browsed" and "Favorite" functions
  • All settings included the Advance panel settings are stored inside each preset
  • 4 "Preset variation" buttons with amount control of the variation
  • Preset morphing with amount control allows for morphing between 2 presets within the selected bank
System Requirements Mac:
PowerPC or Intel processor
OS X 10.4 or above
Host software that supports Audio Units, RTAS or VST2.4 plug-in formats
Internet connection needed to activate the software

PC:
Windows XP, Vista 32- and 64-bit
Host software that supports RTAS or VST2.4 plug-in formats
Internet connection needed to activate the software

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Rob PapenPredator - Virtual Synthesizer Plug-In
 
5.0

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5.0

A Synth That Lives Up to Its Name

By Producer Craig

from Washington DC

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Navigate
  • Fast
  • Great sound
  • Great Value
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Multimedia
    • Music Production
    • Sound Creation

    Comments about Rob Papen Predator - Virtual Synthesizer Plug-In:

    If you're familiar with any of Rob Papen's plugins, then you already know his skill in crafting virtual instruments is second to none. Predator is no exception. I use at least one instance of the plugin within each of my projects. To sweeten the deal, the Predator Synth comes with a separate, dedicated FX plugin aptly named Predator FX. Essentially, you're getting two high quality plugins for the price of one. Sonically speaking, the Predator is amazing and complements NI Massive nicely. Every preset comes equipped with an existing mod wheel assignment which is a nice bonus. Then there's the omnipotent built in arpeggiator which really boosts creative possibilities.

    Why are you still reading this, go buy it stat.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    5.0

    Predators best friend is me the prey!

    By BOBBIE THE REECE

    from New York, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • A child could use it
    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Sorry no cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Production Beds
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Rob Papen Predator - Virtual Synthesizer Plug-In:

    The lion does not always catch its prey but with a little help from Rob Papen I surely caught mine and the pride shall dine today! As a sound designer myself it sometimes takes hours to create the perfect sound for each song but with predator the hard work is already done so i can concentrate on arrangements.
    As a producer I just don't have time to create sounds and I've come to depend on people like Rob Papen to take the tedious out of production by providing me with world class patches that are crystal clear and head banging!! Hats off to you Rob Papen and thanks a million for predator I use it on everything including ballads lol.

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    5.0

    Right on Target

    By Dave from Texas

    from Fort Worth, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fat and Expressive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Rob Papen Predator - Virtual Synthesizer Plug-In:

      I write electronic music and Predator is perfect for this. It is up to date with the latest styles of music. It has SO many patches and more can be found online for sale and free. The patches alone are great but the ease of manipulation of the patches to create totally new patches is fluid and simple. If i had a negative about this software it would be the way the patches are organized. As far as that goes not many soft synths are arganized well. So if you want a fat highly expressive synth predator is perfect.

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