Puremagnetik Nighthawk, New Synthesizer Plugin For Retrowave Pad Sounds

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Puremagnetik Nighthawk is a unique Synthesizer VST/AU plugin that is capable of generating complex, evolving pad sounds that are inspired by the CS-80/Xpander.

For Nighthawk, the developers of Puremagnetik were inspired by the sound of synthesizers from the 80s. Mainly because of the very characterful, evolving pad sounds found in the Yamaha CS-80 and Oberheim Xpander.

Each Nighthawk voice is fed through a supersaw matrix of 7 oscillators that can be detuned and phase-shifted against each other. The resulting synthesized sonic wall of lasers can be pulse-width morphed and modulated into fantastic tapestries of dystopian ’80s cinema. As always, the interface is very clear and easy-to-use. The developer describes it as a cyberspace dream machine and perfect virtual instrument for deep pad sounds.

Puremagnetik Nighthawk

Nighthawk Controls

  • SHADE – Waveform character. Morphable saw or pulse waveform
  • MORPH – Modulate shade amount
  • BUILD – Waveform matrix detune amount
  • SUB – Suboctave pulse waveform
  • ANIMATE- Low pass filter modulation amount
  • SPEED – Animation rate
  • ONSET- Attack time
  • TRAIL – Release time
  • SPACE – Algorithmic reverb bus
  • BLEND – Oscillator mix

Nighthawk is available now as part of Puremagnetik’s Spark subscription for $9 USD per month. After one month it will become back-cataloged for a la carte purchase at $20 USD.

More information here: Puremagnetik 

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