FXpansion is pleased to announce the release of the free mono synth ORCA in conjunction with the launch of their newly designed web page and support forum. ORCA is an experimental monosynth built to showcase some exciting new technology that they have been developing. Based on detailed and accurate models of analogue synthesizer circuits and components, ORCA excels at deep, squelchy basses and thick unison leads.
Anyone can download the synth by creating a free user account at the FXpansion web page. This account also gives access to the company’s forum for discussion, tips and support.
ORCA is available as a VST 2.3 plug-in for Windows (XP) and OS X (10.4 PPC and Intel), and can be used in other hosts (Audio Units, RTAS) via our VST-RTAS or VST-AU Adapters. Note that Ableton Live does not support VST 2.3 on Mac Intel.
The latest version supports disabling of animation which helps some users who have been experiencing large cpu usage due to graphics. The filter algorithm has also been updated for improved resonance drive.
For more information and screenshots read the Orca info page.