Predator is a phat sounding killer synthesizer that combines inspiring presets and first class features to make this your ´go-to´ synth for contemporary music production.
The user interface has been designed so that almost all controls are visible on screen, making it fun and incredibly easy to use. And if you´re unsure about a particular synth function, simply right click your mouse to access the help screen.
Predator is packed with powerful features like Preset Morphing, Intelligent Preset Variation, MIDI and Synth Controllable FX, Unison Detune, Chord Memory and an extremely versatile Arpeggiator.
Included preset banks: Hip Hop, Jump, Hardstyle, Breakbeat, Club, House, various Trance styles, DnB banks and much more...
Last but not least… Predator also includes PredatorFX, allowing you to use the incredible filters, modulations, effects and vocoder as an FX plug-in within your music host.
3 Oscillators with 128 waves included Analogue, Additive and Spectral type of waveforms plus pink & white noise generators.
Oscillator waveform Symmetry control for each oscillator.
Free running option for each oscillator and Oscillator Syncing of oscillator 2 or 3 to oscillator 1.
Extended semitone range going from -48 semitones up to +48 semitones.
Separate octave control and fine-tuning.
Keyboard tracking on/off for each oscillator.
Each Oscillator offers Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) using an independent LFO for each oscillator with individual speed
and amount controls.
FM, PM and Ring modulation modes for Oscillator 2 and 3.
Each oscillator has a PWM square wave Sub-oscillator.
Spread function for detuned multiple oscillator sound within one Oscillator.
Volume control for each oscillator and output on/off for Oscillator 1 and 2.
Overall Pitch modulation section:
Tempo sync-able global Pitch LFO. You can set the amount and also which wave is used for this LFO.
Pitch bend with separate settings for up and down pitch-bends.
Main filter is an analogue modelled stereo Multimode Filter, offering 27 types in total. 6dB LowPass and HighPass, 12dB, 18dB and 24dB LowPass and HighPass, 12dB and 24dB BandPass,
12dB and 24dB Notch, Comb positive, Comb negative. Formant 2band, Formant 4band and Vocal Filter
Pre-filtering distortion with smooth or edgy mode option.
Easy Filter control by pre-defined Cutoff Frequency modulation controllers: Envelope, Velocity, Key-tracking, LFO and Modulation Wheel.
Built-in Filter Envelope with Attack, Decay, Sustain, Fade and Release.
Build in Filter LFO with various waveforms, modulation amount control and tempo sync option with speed settings between 16/1 and 1/32t.
LFO Poly, free or mono mode options.
Additional Filter with cutoff and resonance control offering all 27 filter types setting of Filter 1 included Split 1 and Split 2 modes with panning control.
Built-in Amp/Volume Envelope with Attack, Decay, Sustain, Fade and Release.
Volume control. Velocity> Volume amount.
Free modulation section
2 Envelopes with Attack, Decay Sustain, Fade and Release. Tempo based sync option.
Option to control the Envelopes times using "velocity" or "key played".
Modulation Amount Envelope 1&2 and amount control for Envelope 1.
70 modulation destinations.
2 LFO´s with various waveforms.
Tempo sync option with speed settings between 16/1 and 1/32t.
Poly, free or mono mode options.
Modulation Amount LFO 1&2 and amount control for LFO 1.
70 modulation destinations.
8 free modulation routings.
40 modulation sources.
70 modulation destinations.
Secondary modulation source & control.
Play modes section:
Poly/Mono/Mono2/Mono3/Legato/Legato2/Arp/Unison2/Unison4/Unsion6 synthesizer play modes.
Portamento featuring constant rate/constant time or held(legato) constant rate/constant time.
Unison detune amount, if Predator is in Unison2, Unison4 or Unsion6 mode.
8 note Chord memory, saved within the preset, including syncable strum timing (advance panel)
Demo C3 button to preview sounds.
16 step arpeggiator, which can be used as a step sequencer or as modulation source.
Arpeggiator patterns can be 1-16 steps long.
Speed setting of 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 3/2, 2, 3 and 4x BPM.
Strum timing for use with chord mode, with timing in ms or tempo synced.
Audio input selector >FX or >Filter (PredatorFX only).
Audio input gain control (PredatorFX only).
Synth Amp Hold on/off. Turn off the PredatorFX´s Amp envelope and so the sound plays without changing volume. (PredatorFX only).
All advance settings are saved within each individual preset.
External controller hardware (fader-box or synth) settings can be saved and restored.
Parameter read-out field at lower right corner. Help function for most controls.
Back panel with ´user settings´ options. Color type GUI, color text, text type, midi program change on/off, bank select on/off, computer keyboard preset selecting up/down, bank warning on/off and tuning scale options.
"Predator is indeed the multi-purpose synth Papen intended it to be, as his superb presets ably demonstrate. The flexibility and ‘width’ of the oscillators, that huge repository of waveforms, the accuracy and bite of the filters and all that modulation make Predator a true master of all trades – basses, pads, leads, FX, drums… you name it." - Future Music
"Predator has a lovely wooden sound so it´s great for percussive elements. It´s great to use for noises that fill a track, although I may not use it for main riffs I´ll almost always use it in my productions." - Sander van Doorn Read our interview here
"Predator is a fun, easy-to-use instrument that sounds phenomenal. It is well designed, and after several weeks of testing I could not find any bugs or behavior problems. It comes pre-loaded with a wide-variety of patches and sound banks and has plenty of room to store custom-created patches. With intelligent preset morphing and a robust arpeggiator, it´s loaded with features that don´t bog down your creativity" - SongStuff.com
"Excellent sound quality. Monster modulation possibilities. All those waveforms. Cool arpeggiator. Papen´s patches are great." - Computer Music
"It would be accurate to say that at All Things Gear we love Predator.Predator looks great, sounds great, and is worth every penny."- AllThingsGear
I highly recommend anyone looking for an awesome VST synth that stands out, and makes your beats stand out, to grab Predator- maschinemasters.com
"two thumbs up for Predator, an easy to use & versatile synth with a great sound." - Rekkerd
Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, RTAS (26,5Mb); VST 32/64 Bits (54,6Mb)
Mac OSX 10.5 or higher, AAX (43Mb); AU & VST 64Bits (87,5Mb); AU, VST & RTAS, 32Bits (147,7Mb)