In an enticing Black Friday offer, u-he Diva, the Dinosaur Impersonating Virtual Analogue Synthesizer, is available at a 52% discount until November 30th. Known for its authentic analogue sound, Diva is a unique software synthesizer that uses methods from industrial circuit simulators in real time.
Diva closely models the oscillators, filters, and envelopes found in some of the notable monophonic and polyphonic synthesizers of the past. The modules can be mixed and matched to build hybrids, providing a wide range of sound possibilities. This synthesizer stands out for the authenticity of its analogue sound, which does require a high CPU hit, but the quality of the sound output justifies it.
One of the key features of Diva is its zero-delay-feedback filters that closely model a classic analogue hardware filter. The filter types available include Ladder, Cascade, Multi-Mode, Bite, and more. The synthesizer also offers two envelopes, one for the output amp and the other general-purpose. Both these envelopes are modelled based on classic hardware synthesizers.
All modules in the upper rack of Diva can be replaced, allowing any oscillator model to be sent through any filter model to any amp/envelope model. The rack also offers highpass filter models and feedback from output to input. The effects section of Diva includes 3 x analogue chorus, 2 x analogue phaser, plate reverb, stereo analogue delay, and rotary speaker emulations.
Diva also comes with modulation processors that include rectify, quantize, multiply, invert, lag, and add modulation sources. The synthesizer also has a unique feature called “Trimmers” that allows detuning individual voices and applying a voice-specific offset to cutoff, envelope times, pulse width, and glide. Diva also includes a simple oscilloscope that requires only two knobs – frequency and scale.
With over 1,200 presets sorted into various categories, Diva provides a vast library of sounds to choose from. Other features of Diva include up to 40% less CPU-hit than version 1.0, multithreading support for modern CPUs, a resizable editor window, and the essence of 7 or 8 vintage synths for about 1% of the cost.
Those interested in taking advantage of the 52% discount on u-he Diva can do so until November 30th as part of the Black Friday Sales. This is a rare opportunity to acquire this synthesizer at a significantly reduced price.