Look To The Horizen
Power and Flexibility,Your new creative tool – meet your new synth
Available for MacOS Windows
- 7 Voice hybrid Rompler
- XY pad for flexable sound design
- Custom LFO Shapes
- 4 Sampled & 3 Synth Engine OSCs
- Dual mode filters & LFOs
- Over 500 Sound sources
- 8 Unison engine per each voice
- Clear and clean layout
- Over 500 Presets
Our new 1.1 Update (More info here)
- Synth Voice Editing
- 200+ Extra Presets
- FM Engine
- Realism Engine
- HQ Mode
- Modulation Enhancements
- Workflow Optimisations
- Performance Improvements
HoriZEN is a multi instrument in that you can combine, mix & match anything & everything together. Thanks to its multi core (4 voice) sample engine that runs parallel with its (3 voice) dual OSC synth engine you can create anything that you can dream of – add customisations, such as 8 part unison (per voice), multi-mode filters, classic trem/vibrato and not forgetting the FX section where you can have 2 FX in each sampled voice, and 4 master FX of your choice.
You can switch things on/off as you wish with our Matrix approach that’s laid out simply & effectively. Moreover, you can use our unique approach to sound layering using our KeyScale function, this is great for sound design & movie productions as is the XY pad where you can automate & record XY movements, that allow the cross blending of one sound with another.
Overall if your into EDM, Trap, Retro or Movies & everything in-between, we think we have you covered. If we don’t we are sure we will. This is not just a synth, it is a platform, and we are committed to a long term relationship with it & you!
The 4 sampler based voices utilise a flexible X/Y Pad assigned to volume. The gain profiles used in the X/Y Pad have been extensively trialled to assure musical and useful results wherever the end user positions the X/Y Pad cross-hairs. The X/Y Pad Lets you record your own play-back system that includes, pattern retriggering, pattern speed settings and pattern playback direction, Alternatively you can use Key(note) and Velocity values to modulate the X/Y Position.
The Matrix is a quick fire way to sort different selectable sources quickly, from Envelope to Filters to modulation effects, all 4 sources can be engaged in real time depending on your needs.
It’s also a Voice selection switch, V1>V4 are the sample engine sounds, you can choose to engage, set levels, pan and set the sample offset start position & it’s pitch in semi-tones.
Each voice has a key range control to set the MIDI key range it will respond to, included is an optional fade-out control to allow gradual fade off for each voice at the edges of it’s key range.
9 Glorious Voice & Master Effects
HoriZEN has a comprehensive and extensive effects system. Each of the sampler voices has 2 dedicated independent effects slots, each slot can hold any of 9 different effects, as selected by the end-user.
HoriZEN has 4 dedicated independent Master effect slots, each of which can hold any of 8 different effects as selected by the end-user.
Horizen has three different player systems.
A classic arp system with user settable number of steps, tempo(DAW synced), swing, octave movement, and for each step the velocity, note length and pitch shift. The arp can be configured in 6 different direction settings (including chord playback), Latch, MIDI thru(plays the original note as well as the arp), and note-ties.
HoriZEN features three independent master gates, two gain -based gates and a filter gate. The Gain gates can set number of steps, depth of the effect, tempo (synced to DAW tempo) and inter-step smoothing as well as the initial filter frequency, and for each step the overall gain(Volume) to be used. The Filter Gate utilises a dedicated multi-mode filter, and the user can set the filter type (9 types), the number of steps, the tempo(DAW synced), and inter-step smoothing as well as the initial filer frequency and resonance. For each step the gate sets a user defined frequency.
HoriZEN includes a dedicated chord player. Sixteen midi keys are set up to playback one of a wide range of chords, users can select the root note, one of 12 different popular chords and the octave the chord will play in. The user can further select to play the chord as a strum(delays between each note of the chord) and the tempo (user selected divisions of the DAW speed) of the strum playback. Finally they can select to augment the chord with additional notes.
The HoriZen synthesis engine consists of 3 subtractive synth voices, each voice is made up of two oscillators cross-faded together. In the Synth Engine you can set the Volume, Octave and Pan for each voice include Filter 1, Filter 2, FM processing, Tremolo and Vibrato as well as setting the Key range each voice uses. Select the “E” button below the Voice Name to open the Synth Voice Editor.
Each of the two independent filters has 9 different custom designed filter shapes, and offers control over frequency, resonance, a filter frequency envelope and a filter frequency key-position modulator
Each filter also has a dedicated LFO assigned to frequency. Each LFO can utilise one of 6 different shapes including a multi-segment user-drawn custom shape and a Gate LFO. The LFOs offer further control over Speed, Depth, Smoothness, and Fade in. LFOs can be set to free-running or retriggering, synced to DAW tempo or use independent timing. LFOs can also be set to loop or one-shot modes.
We have FM on all Voices – Dual operator FM Synthesis is available on all 7 voices, each independently configurable with easy to use and understand controls. From subtle to insane, using the tools available you can dial in targeted results with ease, using octave control, detune and amount, before heading to its 2nd carrier where you can use Gate, custom shapes and predefined OSC shapes.
Synth Engine Editor
Here you can configure each of the two oscillators per voice. You can mix & match oscillators together to create unique combinations, change Octaves, Tuning and Pulse Width as well as sync the oscillators together. Dual oscillators are available on all 3 voices, giving you a total of 6 oscillators.
Windows: VST3 – 64 Bit
Mac: AU & VST3 – 64 Bit
Serial Number Protection
No iLok / Dongle Needed
“Windows” 7,8,10 or above
4 Gb ram / 7 Gb free space on the sample drive
“Mac” OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks or above
4 Gb ram / 7 Gb free space on the sample drive
macOS Catalina / Big Sur Ready
Not Mac M1 Native