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Image Line Sawer Virtual Synthesizer Software  

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Overview

  • Main oscillator for subtractive synthesis: SAW shape with Sync frequency
  • Sub oscillator (-2 to +2 octaves) with level, phase and detune controls
  • 1 NOISE Oscillator
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $99.00
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    - $20.00
  • Your Price:
    $7900

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Powerful synth plug-in born from mistaken identity.

Sawer pays homage to the envelopes and filters of a rare 1980s Soviet analog synthesizer. As Sawer is algorithmic, it solves the problems of tuning and stability, however, in the same way electrical component instability makes analog gear unique (if not cranky), Sawer benefits from the 21st century equivalent, a coding error. While programming the SAW oscillator, some incorrect variables were accidentally set and immediately the sound gained bass, acquired some light but pleasing noise on the attack and an overall richer sonic spectra. Then it was realized this was no mistake but a discovery. Building on this by adding some frequency modulation to give it a touch of analog authenticity and 'Sawer' was born.

Features

  • Main oscillator for subtractive synthesis: SAW shape with Sync frequency
  • Sub oscillator (-2 to +2 octaves) with level, phase and detune controls
  • 1 NOISE Oscillator
  • Variable polyphony (1 to 24 voices)
  • 8-voice UNISON with user-adjustable stereo panning, detune and 'Octaver'
  • SYNC & RING frequency modulation
  • 2 ADSR envelope generators (one user-assignable to modulation parameters)
  • 4 FILTER modes - low pass (24 & 12 dB/Oct), band pass and high pass
  • Chorus, Phaser, Delay & Reverb effects
  • Muti-mode Arpeggiator
  • 264 high-quality factory sounds

Download the unique sound of Sawer today.

 

Sawer Virtual Synthesizer Software Specifications:

  • PC:
  • Windows 7, Vista, XP (SP2) - (32- and 64-bit)
  • 2GHz AMD or Intel Pentium 3 compatible CPU with full SSE1 support
  • 512MB RAM
  • 20MB free disc space
  • DirectSound or ASIO compatible soundcard
  • Mac:
  • OSX v10.4 (Universal Binary)
  • G4 1.5GHz or Intel Core Duo family
  • 512MB RAM
  • 20MB free disc space
  • CoreAudio drivers
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Image LineSawer Virtual Synthesizer Software
 
2.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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    (2)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          • Computer Platform:
          • PC (4)

        Reviewed by 4 customers

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        5.0

        Incredible Sounding Analog

        By Paul McCann

        from Ohio

        About Me Experienced Computer Musician

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        Pros

        • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
        • Easy to Navigate
        • Incredible Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • As A Standalone Or Plug-in

          Comments about Image Line Sawer Virtual Synthesizer Software:

          I understand the people that gave this instrument bad ratings are out of frustration about download issues, or their equipment (midi), and not the product itself.
          First, take your time during installation. I have installed at least 100 virtual instruments and effects. I know it can be frustrating. I have found this to be true with many companies whose products I love (i.e. Native Instruments, Waves, Arturia, Antares, etc.). Usually once you get the products installed you scratch your head and wonder why you didn't do that the first time. To me, Image-Line, isn't that difficult, but then I have at least ten of their products so it should be easy for me by now.
          Now, about this product, Sawer, is as good a virtual analog synthesizer as there is. I own all of Arturia's virtual analog synths, and while I love them, especially the Modular V, this one is at least as good as any of them. The User Interface on this one couldn't be set up any easier, the arpeggiator is one of best there is. The preset browser is awesome and easy. Most importantly, this thing has phenomenal sound. The price that this thing is selling for on here? Just buy it, its about the biggest steal you will find.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Installation Ok, MIDI Input? Not yet...

          By Piano anyone? I already have the other.

          from Seattle

          About Me Eric Von Newman 3yrs Old, Magic Man Once

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Educational Purposes

            Comments about Image Line Sawer Virtual Synthesizer Software:

            I do not have a MIDI input yet, so I am not really able to use it to any of it's potential. One problem I found on installation is the check boxes that come up, turn off the top one, I could not get anything until I did that. You can get the Installation Loader from another avenue, it's there, just look for it.

            I'm a Guitarist, so I am new to this, I'll see what happens.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            horrible

            By Tom

            from Allision Park, PA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • None Won't Install

            Cons

            • Won't Install On Win7

            Best Uses

              Comments about Image Line Sawer Virtual Synthesizer Software:

              I have a fairly recent Dell Win7 laptop.
              This thing won't even install and the support is
              not there. I wasted my money as MF won't take
              back software.

              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Would rather have had a hard CD

              By MarvinT. Martian

              from SainT Simmons Island GA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Multimedia

                  Comments about Image Line Sawer Virtual Synthesizer Software:

                  Received it as a card with download code inside of a CD case. Would rather have the cd, Have yet to get it to download. Yes even following the directions. Download site help sector is not very helpful.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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