At the heart of Viking are three adjustable wave oscillators. The wave shaper gives the oscillators a unique sound that can't be achieved with the fixed choices found in most synths. A noise oscillator provides three types of noise, one specifically modeled after classic hardware.
Two modulation busses and an LFO provide flexible modulation capabilities.
Most virtual analog synthesizers miss out on one of the most important aspects on analog synthesis, control voltage. Numerous individual CV inputs as well as CV inputs into the modulation busses means that everything in the synth can be controlled by CV from other devices in the rack.
The filter is a classic transistor ladder filter modeled meticulously. Two DSP varieties are available allowing for either reduced CPU load or soft clipping. The number of poles is adjustable for a wider range of filter sounds.
All of Viking's controls can be automated making it one of the most flexible synths in Reason.
Viking features state of the art analog modeling technology:
- Viking's oscillators are free running, not sampled, wavetable based, or generated from a zero point
- Viking's oscillators have instability, which is controllable through the tuning drift control
- Viking's oscillators use advanced techniques to avoid aliasing
- Viking's nonlinear filter uses circuit modeling and provides soft clipping
New in version 1.1.1:
- Filter Circuit Drive: Use the new drive levels in the Filter Circuit menu to drive the nonlinear filter algorithm for authentic analog soft clipping
- Fixed patch display bug
- Fixed LFO Rate modulation bug
- Fixed low note pitch bend crackle