ACE belongs to a new generation of synthesizers developed with the latest, fastest computers in mind. ACE offers classic modular synthesis and more at a fraction of the cost of dedicated hardware. But like its hardware forebears, you can patch any output into any input: the number of different ways to connect modules together is practically infinite. Needless to say, you will never run out of cables!
The careful selection of modules and clear layout make ACE the ideal instrument for newcomers delving into the fascinating world of modular synthesis. But ACE also delivers the goods: like any medium-sized professional hardware system, ACE has enough synthesis power to keep you discovering new tricks for many years to come!
List of Modules
2 x LFO (0Hz - 20kHz)
2 x ADSSR envelopes
2 x VCO (0Hz - 20kHz, PWM, VCO1-linked sub)
2 x VCF (LP1/LP2/LP3/LP4 and HP/BP/BR each)
2 x VCA with pan
2 x multiples (with modulation input)
1 x mixer (for standard sources + aux)
1 x ramp generator (loopable)
1 x mapping generator (up to 128 values)
1 x noise (white, pink)
3 x global effects (chorus, delay, 2 x tone)
At first glance ACE may seem overly simplistic, but remember that virtually anything can be plugged into anything else. For instance, try plugging an LFO into a Filter, then use that filter as an FM source for an oscillator. Crazy routing is possible, endless fun is guaranteed!
Semi-modular architecture, with default routing like ARP 2600
25 signal sources, 30+ signal targets
Up to 8 times unison with +/-2 octave detune range each
Exceptional filters, can self-oscillate
LFOs can be used as VCOs and vice versa
Sync, FM, cross modulation
Use multiples for inversion, amp / ring modulation etc.
Custom LFO waveform "tap map"
Microtuning (Scala .tun standard)
100% free of Supersaws!
Current PC or intel Mac
Multicore CPU with SSE2 (Sandy Bridge architecture or newer recommended)
Mac OSX 10.5 or newer
1GB RAM, more recommended
30MB free disc space
Display 1000x600px and up
OSX: VST2 or AU compatible host software
Windows: VST2 compatible host software
Supports 32bit and 64bit in all formats
NEW: AAX support for Pro Tools 10 & 11