Steinberg Padshop 2, A Granular Makeover With Many Changes Including Spectral Synthesis

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Steinberg Padshop 2 is a major overhaul of the well-known granular synth plugin, now with spectral synthesis, new arpeggiator, and built-in effects. 

Before the question comes: there will be no Pro version in Padshop 2 like in its predecessor. All beloved features from both synths are now integrated into P2. On top of them, it received a makeover that includes a brand new interface and many new additions, that make it more powerful. It now boasts two sound engine, a new spectral oscillator next to its granular oscillator. With both, you can radically manipulate samples in new ways not possible with the first version.

Padshop 2 now also includes an arpeggiator to create melodic sequences, an EQ with four bands, an ensemble effect perfect for string-like sounds, and a phaser. The global reverb has received also some new additions.

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P2 includes more than 100 new presets and samples and counts more than 570 presets & samples that let users delve into the power of Padshop. But you have to know one thing: the new version also works only with the E-Licenser system from Steinberg. Who wants to avoid this, is Padshop 2 nothing, who has no problem, the way is clear for new granular soundscapes.

New Feature Additions

  • Second synth engine: Spectral Oscillator
  • More than 100 new presets and samples
  • New arpeggiator, filters, and effects
  • New enhanced modulation section
  • Refreshed design

The plugin is available as VST, AU, and AAX compatible plug-in and standalone instruments, but it is also included in Cubase Pro 10.5, Cubase Artist 10.5 as well as the Absolute 4 VST collection.

Steinberg Padshop 2 is available as download through the online Shop for 129€.  The update from Padshop Pro is 29.99€, the update from Padshop is 39.99€. All prices include German VAT. Padshop Pro will be discontinued to streamline the product range of Steinberg instruments.

More information here: Steinberg 

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