Steinberg introduced a new version of its granular synthesizer, Padshop. Padshop 2 is included in Cubase Pro 10.5, Cubase Artist 10.5 and Absolute 4, but it’s also available as standalone instrument through their online store.
As a plug-in, Padshop 2 is VST, AU and AAX compatible and runs virtually in all DAWs. This beautifully designed and unique-sounding granular/spectral synthesizer comes with more than 570 presets and 570 pre-produced samples, and allows you to import and redesign your own samples.
It may be important to note that the available update to Padshop 2 is incompatible with the Padshop included in Cubase. For all of you running Cubase Pro and Artist: Steinberg recommends updating to the Cubase 10.5 to use Padshop 2.
New features include:
- Second synth engine: Spectral Oscillator
- More than 100 new presets and samples
- New arpeggiator, filters and effects
- New enhanced modulation section
- Refreshed design