There’s always some kind of sale on at Plugin Boutique, but it’s not often they give away an entire soft synth, as they are this month. Carbon Electra comes free with any purchase until 31 January 2021 and is usually priced at £39.
We’ve checked out what else is on sale and seen that TimewARP 2600, an ARP 2600 emulation, is down from £60 to £8.95. So, not only can you get a bargain on an ARP 2600 soft synth but you’ll also get another powerful soft synth for free.
Carbon Electra is a great synth for novice synthesists, offering an intuitive workflow that primes users for advanced sound design. The four-oscillator subtractive synth features analogue-style oscillators with unison, low- and high-pass filters, a vocal filter module and a filter drive function for warm saturation.
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An onboard step sequencer lets users create musical patterns and can be used to trigger parameters within the synth, such as filter cutoff, frequency modulation, amplitude and more. Carbon Electra’s effects panel boasts chorus, delay, distortion, phaser and more, with parameters for each effect. A bank of presets will also let you dial in sounds quickly to tweak to your liking.
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