Rob Papen announced that the VECTO virtual synthesizer offered so far as an extension for the Reason program is now also available as a VST / AAX / AU plug-in for PCs and MACs.
Vecto was relased as a Rack Extension for Reason DAW back in 2014. Since then, the company has received a lot of inquiries about making this software instrument available to other platforms as well. After several years Rob Papen decided to fulfill this request and as a result, this synthesizer is now also available as a 32- / 64-bit VST / AAX / AU plug-in.
As the name suggests, Vecto uses vector synthesis. It uses four oscillators that can use different waveforms (both classic ones known from analogs, and additive, spectral or samples), and additionally, the “screen” between them gives the ability to draw their own vectors influencing the final sound in various ways. The user can dynamically crossfade the oscillators in an XY pad.
In addition to countless high / low / bandpass variations, two serial or parallel filters also feature comb and vocal filters as well as a ring modulator.
Vecto users do not necessarily have to hit the keys when sounding, because thanks to the integrated arpeggiator sequences can be started with up to 16 steps with just one touch.
The Arpeggiator can even be hunted as a modulation source on synth parameters, which can be implemented with rhythmic automation. In addition, numerous effects, modulation options and more than 1000 presets are offered.
Vecto work as a 32-bit/64-bit AAX, AU, VST plug, requiring a PC (Windows 7/8/10) or Mac (OS X 10.8 – MacOS 10.14). This softsynth costs EUR 79 until the end of February. With the beginning of March, the price will increase to 99 EUR.
People with the eXplorer 5 bundle will be pleased to receive Vecto free of charge. For users of the Rack Extension version, a special crossgrade offer has been prepared, giving the option of changing to VST / AAX / AU at half price.