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Padshop Pro and Retrologue trials out now

Steinberg releases 30-day trial versions of Padshop Pro and Retrologue VST instruments

HAMBURG, Germany — August 17, 2012 — Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH today released trial copies of their latest soft synthesizers, Padshop Pro and Retrologue.

Padshop Pro delivers two individual tiers in granular textures that are mixed and processed with a dozen high-quality filters, modulation and delay effects. Each layer consists of one oscillator for generating up to eight grain streams with innovative parameters, two LFOs that offer a choice of six wave shapes and two ADSR envelopes that can be applied to various sound parameters, therefore boasting a flexibility absolutely new to granular synthesis. Offering more effects and more presets than in the basic version, Padshop Pro shines with a 3-band parametric EQ on each layer, the algorithmic reverb with dedicated equalization and 50 additional presets. Also included are sample import for user-customizable sounds as well as VST backward compatibility and AU support.

Retrologue houses two oscillators, each with a maximum of eight widely detunable voices, one sub and one noise oscillator, alongside a dozen high-quality filter types as well as 300 presets. Also on board are two LFOs and two ADSR envelopes. With the ten-stage Modulation Matrix, users can assign modulation sources to vary the targets’ values, also supporting modulation assignments from Note Expression, Steinberg’s groundbreaking way of editing controller data.

Availability and pricing

The 30-day trial versions of Padshop Pro and Retrologue are available as downloads from their respective product pages.

The full version of Padshop is included in Cubase 6.5 and Cubase Artist 6.5 and is also available for users of other DAWs as downloadable VST/AU plug-in through the Steinberg Online Store. The suggested retail price for Padshop is 49.99 euros including German VAT.

The basic Padshop Pro upgrade from Padshop is available as download through the Steinberg Online Shop for EUR 9.99 euros including German VAT.

The Padshop Pro upgrade bundle from Padshop, including the Zero Gravity expansion pack, is available as download through the Steinberg Online Shop for 34.99 euros including German VAT.

The full version of Padshop Pro is available as downloadable VST/AU plug-in through the Steinberg Online Store. The suggested retail price for Padshop Pro is 79.99 euros including German VAT.

The full version of Retrologue is included in Cubase 6.5 and Cubase Artist 6.5 and is also available for users of other DAWs as downloadable VST/AU plug-in through the Steinberg Online Store. The suggested retail price for Retrologue is 49.99 euros including German VAT.