Of course there may appear some exciting updates or even new hot stuff out of my own lab this year but that’s not what I’m talking here about.
I’m really looking forward to some softsynth goodness which were already announcent recently by different developers.
First of all there will be the Gmedia impOSCar 2 update which adds a couple of nice new features and looks really compelling soundwise. I’m already using the existing version all over the place and hope that the new version is that low on cpu as well and sounds like hell of course.
Once ago some early sound demos from the upcoming FXpansion ‘Strobe’ VA synth catched my ears and now it seems that they will release it in Q2. The rest of the synth bundle does not attract me that much but if the Strobe synth delivers what the actual demos promise then I’m definately in. I hope they will do this thing right.
As being an owner of Spectrasonics products from the very beginning I’m upgrading of course to the forthcoming StylusRMX and Omnisphere releases. Trilogy get’s rather rarely used these days in my productions and so I will probably skip the announced Trillian thing.
And finally there is the Waldorf announcement on the ‘Largo’ VSTi – I wonder how that one will turn out or if it will be just rather similar to the Komplexer in the end (which doesn’t meant to be a bad thing).
Anyhow, I have the strong feeling that 2009 will be a great year for softsynths.