HoriZEN is the forthcoming software synth from TheSynthFactory that features sampling and virtual analogue in a matrix infused approach to sound design.
According to the trailer, this new synth from HoriZEN is going to be fairly epic.
But then new software synths always appear that way particularly when it’s a company’s first product. In a crowded market, a new virtual instrument has to offer something different, something more than a flashy video and the sounds of electronic dance music.
TheSynthFactory are presenting HoriZEN as a platform for sound design, production and synthesis. They are inviting us to join them on a journey. They talk about a Matrix approach to combining different elements together, how everything is customisable. There’s a 4-voice sample engine that runs alongside a 3-voice dual oscillator synth engine, before going through dual-mode filters and hitting a huge effects engine. Sounds promising.
On the modulation side, you have an XY pad to automate and record movements. You can draw your own LFO or choose from a number of custom shapes. There’s something about a unique approach to sound layering using their KeyScale function. Of course, there will be presets aplenty.
The release is still 3 weeks away at the time of writing and TheSynthFactory are encouraging people to sign up to the mailing list for a 30% discount off an unknown price. Looking forward to seeing what it can do.
More information from TheSynthFactory
- TheSynthFactory webpage.