Featured Media
New in RAZOR 1.5
05:17
Demo Tracks RAZOR 1.5
14:41
Errorsmith on RAZOR
05:19
 

CUTTING EDGE SYNTHESIS

 
The groundbreaking additive synthesis powerhouse, RAZOR delivers cutting edge sonic control and unparalleled MASCHINE integration.
  • Detailed, dynamic additive synthesis – sharp as a RAZOR
  • Extreme sonic flexibility and morphability for boundless sound design
  • Innovative subtractive controls and unique visual feedback
 

Featured Media

New in RAZOR 1.5
05:17
Demo Tracks RAZOR 1.5
14:41
Errorsmith on RAZOR
05:19
 

INNOVATIVE, ADDITIVE SYNTHESIZER

At the vanguard of additive synthesis, RAZOR delivers character like no other. Discover cutting edge sound design with unparalleled dynamics and a precise sound identity suited to tense basses, bristling leads and shifting, sci-fi soundscapes. Created by maverick Berlin producer Errorsmith in partnership with NATIVE INSTRUMENTS, RAZOR’s approach to additive synthesis is pragmatic and musical – providing detailed control without sacrificing usability.

So shake off the virtual analog dust – go additive and sharpen your studio cuts with RAZOR.

RAZOR runs in the freeREAKTOR 5 PLAYER andREAKTOR 5.

Please note:
The current version of RAZOR requires version 5.9 or higher of the REAKTOR 5 PLAYER or REAKTOR 5.
 
 

THE SOUND OF ADDITIVE SYNTHESIS

In additive synthesis, the sound is constructed from partials – single sine waves firing in parallel, changing amplitude and even frequency over time. The resulting sound remains clear and precise at all times, even when heavily modulated.

RAZOR's additive engine consists of up to 320 partials. Everything you hear - the filters, the stereo imaging, even the reverbs and delays are created by manipulating these individual sine waves. This gives RAZOR an up-front, high-resolution sound, unmistakably different to other software synthesizers.

The Library contains over 350 carefully designed and instantly usable presets.
 

RAZOR'S EDGE

Apart from outstanding sound quality, the level of control in additive synthesis provides a host of new possibilities for shaping sound. Here are some examples of what’s possible in RAZOR:
  • Creative filters – variable slopes and boosts
  • Dissonance – from modulating single partials to compressing the whole sound
  • Reverb per-partial – the reverb tail follows pitch
  • Partial panning – pan parts of the frequency spectrum separately
  • Complex formants - as filters and oscillators
  • Echo steps – create evolving echoes
  • Vocoder – an exceptional 34-band vocoder




More info:Errorsmith on RAZOR...
 

DESIGNED FOR MUSICIANS

RAZOR’s interface draws on familiar concepts from more ‘traditional’ synthesizers. You'll recognize the oscillators, filter section, and many other parameters, but the options are new – the formant or the waterbed settings, for example. This combination of new and familiar makes creating sounds surprisingly simple.

RAZOR has been designed for musicians, not scientists. The entire interface is compact and focused, with a straightforward internal modulation framework and a large graphical display. When you’re creating sounds, this display provides extremely helpful visual feedback. And some beautiful 3D graphics.

 

ARTISTS ON RAZOR

"Razor really stands out for me - the phat sound is very unique and 'outside-the-box'."
Boys Noize

"Razor is my favorite virtual synth ever. It's never been this much fun to modulate a sound on the computer."
Feadz

"Razor is something like a stealth bomber among software synths... Small and inconspicuous, but ridiculously mean when it spits out sounds..."
Modeselektor

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AT A GLANCE

Product type KOMPLETE Instrument
For use with Runs in the freeREAKTOR 5 PLAYER (included in freeKOMPLETE PLAYERS) or the latest version ofREAKTOR 5
Number of Sounds 352
Sound Categories leads, bass, soundscapes, SFX
Download size (Mac / PC) 10.4 MB
System requirements FreeREAKTOR 5 PLAYER orREAKTOR 5. Please see theREAKTOR 5 PLAYER system requirements and theREAKTOR 5 PLAYER FAQ

Please note:
The current version of RAZOR requires version 5.9 or higher of the REAKTOR 5 PLAYER or REAKTOR 5.
User Manual: Download Manual