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Cakewalk® Synthesizers: From Presets to Power User, Second Edition by Simon Cann

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Chapter 5. PSYN II Virtual Analog Synthesizer

PSYN II (see Figure 5.1) is a virtual analog synthesizer that comes with SONAR and Kinetic 2.

PSYN II.

Figure 5.1. PSYN II.

PSYN and then PSYN II were originally available with Project5 before the demise of that software. For the rest of this chapter, I will use the term PSYN to refer to PSYN II.

What Is PSYN and Why Do You Want to Use It?

PSYN is a four-oscillator, two-filter virtual analog synthesizer with a powerful FX block that includes:

  • A drive section

  • A delay unit

  • Modulation FX (chorus and so on)

The term “virtual analog” is one of those weaselly little phrases that gets used and abused by marketing types when ...

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