The result of 14 years of synthesizer building experience.

If you are familiar with subtractive synthesis, you will feel right at home with the Spectral, because you can choose an oscillator waveform, a filter shape and go on from there. But Spectral delivers far more options than you would expect from the well sorted user interface. Both Oscillator Waveform and Filter Shape can be edited in depth and modulated in multiple ways. This unique audio engine is capable of delivering many sounds never heard before.

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The Spectral is exclusively available from us and our partners though the links below. It comes with a comprehensive 100+ page PDF manual in English (or Japanese when ordering from Japan) and more than 850 preset sounds to get you started. We have also many additional, more specific sounds available on our sounds page.

The license fee is 149 US$ / 119 Euro / 15.000 Yen

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Spectral runs on almost every computer not older than a few years and in any major DAW. Precisely this means:

  • A Mac or PC with at least an Intel core i3, i5, i7 or equivalent CPU and about 180 Mb RAM per Spectral instance
  • An AU or VST capable DAW, 32 or 64 bit, like Logic, Cubase, Live, Orion, Studio One, Reaper, FL Studio etc
  • a Screen resolution of 1280 x 800 or better
  • Mac OSX 10.6 and newer or Windows 7 and newer

If unsure you may try it using the "Downloads" above and see how well Spectral runs on your computer, the demo is fully functional and only emits a noise about once a minute.

  • Four Oscillator and Filter modules with powerful and detailed harmonics and filter editing functions

  • Extensive Oscillator and Filter audio rate cross-modulations.

  • Versatile Arpeggiator with in depth editing of every step, including length, transpose, voice number and Glide

  • Each Oscillator and Filter with own dedicated envelope to control its volume or frequency respectively

  • Additional 3 freely assignable Modulation Envelopes.

  • Five LFOs with various waveforms, up to 320 Hz, tempo-sync, poly-, mono- and one-shot-mode, unipolar and bipolar options, integrated delay-attack-envelope, phase, symmetry and smoothing adjustable

  • 24 slot Modulation Matrix with 35 sources and more than 200 destinations including all important parameters

  • Fully recognizes Velocity, Aftertouch, Pitch Bend , Modulation-Wheel and various other MIDI controllers
  • A sophisticated effects section containing 15 Effects including various Delays, Chorus, Phaser, Filter, Reverb, Flanger, Gator, Stereo Enhancer, Parametric EQ and Crusher.
  • Glide / Portamento featuring mono/polyphonic operation, constant Time / Rate operation, Auto-Bend Modes and detailed options on where Glide takes place
  • 32-voice polyphony (CPU and sound program dependent) and adjustable voice limit.
  • Supports AU and VST DAW's on Mac OS X and VST DAW's on Windows PC.
  • Scaleable user interface on Mac and PC
  • Comes with 850 presets to get you started





1.Jun 15

Fixed a few bugs and added support for latest sound libraries.


29.Apr 15

Several small fixes and improvements


8.Apr 15

Fixed problems with authorizing sound libraries (introduced with 1.2.4)


30.Mar 15

Improved performane when opening and related to automation


25.Feb 15

  • - Fixed Delete not working on Midi-Controller Editing Page
  • - Fixed Changes on Midi-Controller Editing Page might not be saved
  • - Fixed In Mono Mode each note has its own velocity (was broken when playing legato)
  • - Fixed possible crash when changing audio buffer sizes
  • - Improved handling when the very same not is played multiple times simultaneously
  • - Improved note stealing mechanism when Spectral runs out of voices
  • - New Waveform Import: Loading of single cycle waveforms into Harmonics Editor


9.Dec 14

Fixing a bug which might prevent authorization of soundsets for the first set to work


5.Dec 14

Fixing a bug which prevents additional soundsets to be shown correctly on the options page


28 Nov 14

  • new Sound rating system
  • new MIDI Controller Assignement editing
  • new option to either save to “my sounds” or last used bank
  • new clicking library path opens Finder/Explorer window
  • new Envelopes can run in one-shot more
  • fixed several Arpeggiator bugs in Modulation-Only Mode or when modulating effects
  • fixed Glide not correct with anything but default linear curve
  • fixed sustain pedal not working correctly under specific circumstances


20.Sep 14

  • Fixed Serial Number input field might be disabled under certain circumstances
  • Fixed Matrix Destination might not be editable on Mac OSX


19.Sep 14

  • Many more fx parameter can be modulated (66 new ones in total)
  • Additional LP+ Filter now also with 6, 12 and 24 db/Oct
  • Matrix now with 24 slots
  • Improved Oscillator FM crossmodulation
  • Delay-MD now with separate High-Pass/Low-Pass
  • Delay-Stereo with Switch: Filter in Feedback
  • Controllers CC16..CC19 are now available in the Matrix
  • Fixed  LFO Mono/Single mode now also copied/pasted
  • Fixed Resonance was not part of audio stream for cross-modulation
  • Fixed various filters were not ok @ 96 kHz
  • Fixed Glide Constant Rate modulation (was always constant time)
  • Fixed Arp Glide not correct if the notes are of same note number
  • Fixed Arp Sounds may stop arbitrarily
  • Fixed LFO speed changes are applied much faster
  • this version does no longer support Mac OSX 10.5 (10.6 is minimum)


30. Jan 14

  • Loading of presets now twice as fast as before
  • Fixed right clicking dialog Matrix entry of 0:nn semitone/cent now possible
  • Fixed Reverb module may misbehave after reducing project samplerate
  • Fixed Save Dialog for Arpeggiator does not open at right folder
  • Fixed Double Click occasionally aborted preset selection
  • Fixed "Select Bank" title now "Select Sound" for sounds
  • Fixed hanging notes when playing the same note simultaneously on two midi channels
  • Fixed Copy/Paste among instances
  • Fixed occasional crashes of 64 bit version when loading presets
  • Fixed a number of smaller bugs and cosmetic isuues


25. Nov 13

initial release

Full / Demo Download

Until a valid serial is entered Spectral works in demo mode,  emiting a "white noise" once in a while.


The installers also work as an UPDATE-Installer!

User Manual Download

You need a PDF viewer to read it, most likely your computer already has one.

Kore 2 Template by aMUSEd

"Just need to say thank you for a magic piece of software! The new Spectral is a blast. Will use it frequently on my new album"

Tomas Bodin

"The possibilities for oscillator/filter inter-modulation, combined with the means of drawing both waveforms and filter curves, and the ability to do real-time timbre modification on the oscillators, makes this a very powerful machine."

Warren Burt for SoundBytesMag

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"With Spectral LinPlug created a mighty synthesis powerplant which makes a complex form of synthesis easy to handle"

Beat 04/2014, rating 6 from 6

"Amazingly flexible filter. Powerful modulation."

Music Radar, rating 4 out of 5

"A dream come true for sound designers, and a potent resource for any well equipped studio"

Jim Aikin for Keyboard 02.2014

“To describe the Filter as a Multi-Mode Filter would be a massive understatement.”

Ulf Kaiser for KEYS 03/2014

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"Massive sonic flexibility"

MusicTech.Net, 9 from 10 rating and "Editors Choice" award

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"Ein gut konstruiertes Instrument für Extremschrauber und alle, die es werden wollen!"

Holger Gerdes für

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"You really can create any filter shape you like with this, which is obviously a very powerful feature."

Computer Music 201

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"Wow! You have created a masterpiece! It takes true brilliance to create an instrument that is infinitely deep while staying accessible and simple to program. The sounds are fantastic. I am feeling inspired to create. Right now!"

Gil Talmi | Film Composer

music for socially conscious film

"Learn it slowly – it will provide you with many years of composing and timbral exploration discoveries."

Sound Bytes [ read the full review ]

"Spectral is the best synth i ever used. I make forestpsy music, and this is perfect for all weird sounds, & fatness."


Spectral comes with many hundred factory presets, and we have even more on our Sounds page

plus there are some 3rd party sounds we highly recommend:

Simon Stockhausen created this very fine set of 100 sounds including leads, pads, sequences, soundscapes, and drone sounds.

Available for purchase at patchpool

Doctor Doupledrop is the creator of many dance music oriented sound sets, his sounds for Spectral include a number of Trance and Psy-trance soundsets and construction kits. In total are many hundre sounds for available: Check them at DanceMidiSamples

XenoX.AFL from Particular Sound released this soundset consisting of 100 new sounds and 50 Arpeggiator sequences! Check out the demo at SoundCloud or get it right away at his store

Simon Stockhausen created another 100 sounds for Spectral, "from complex experimental textures to evolving pads and dark drones to playful and edgy sequences, tinkling bells and chimes to rich harmonic textures, expressive leads and exceptional alien and futuristic sound effects". More info at patchpool