Powerful additive synthesis plugin to easily create rich and unique sounds for many styles of music
Rob Papen Blade 2 is an exciting additive synthesis virtual instrument that provides a rich palette of infinite audio possibilities for both sound design and performance with a ton of new features and stellar presets that will captivate synth fans.
Generate beautifully original sounds with superb depth and range. Tweak your tones with countless modulators, filters and onboard effects. Add energy and excitement with the advanced XY pad. Achieve more motion with the killer step sequencer and so much more...
Blade 2 excels at evocative, evolving soundscapes, ambient effects, deep, sweeping pads and wild wobbulating effects, as well as crazy leads, and mega basses. In fact, the sound bank is so huge there are patches for all types of music styles. If you're growing weary of the same old virtual analogues and sample-playback instruments, Blade 2 will certainly bring your creativity back to life!
We highly recommend watching the videos for a detailed overview of Blade 2.
The original Blade synthesizer released in 2012 had a unique concept in controlling the waveform harmonics (Harmolator) by using an XY pad. In addition, the XY pad movement could also be recorded, edited, and played back tempo-based.
This concept of Blade meant that you could generate some very different sounds, compared to regular subtractive and even additive synthesizers.
With Blade 2, Rob Papen has expanded the features of Blade even further making it a dream synthesizer for synth lovers who like to think out of the box and love to experiment!
Next to the Harmolator mode, Rob Papen has now included an Additive mode which allows you to morph or mix between 4 additive waveforms using the XY pad. Of course, in addition to using these additive waves, you can also create and edit your own!
Another new addition is a dedicated wave-analyse section which analyses the sample data into a waveform, which again can then be used in the Harmolator or Additive section.
To expand the sound options furthermore, Blade 2 also includes an additional analog-type oscillator plus a noise oscillator. However, it doesn’t stop there, because it now has 32 different Filter types to help shape your sound further!
The Arpeggiator section inside Blade 2 has also received a huge update with some very cool new features (see 'More Info' tab for full details).
There are now two additional rows for controlling the X and Y position of the XY pad. Also new is the ‘ratcheting’ feature including different ratcheting modes.
Last but not least, Blade 2 has 3 Multi-FX processors with the renowned high-quality Rob Papen FX.