Sonata is a VST
soft-synth for strong single-shot leads and pads. The distinctive
character of Sonata makes it adept at strings and lots of simple
subtractive sounds, while also specializing in sparkly and glassy mallet
sounds, deep basses, and warm and rich mid-range chromatic inventions.
Sonata features two separate but
similarly controlled generators, one for the sound's immediate attack
and another for the fundamental tone. Both consist of rich harmonic
spectra which are filtered to provide desired overtones. Each possesses
its own exponential decay envelopes for amplitude and filter, and its
own ADSR envelope.
The output from these is then fed
into a little black box—a complex setup of delay devices set relatively
for each note that creates a complex comb-filtering effect. This stage
shapes the sound, emphasizing desired frequencies and providing richer
post-filter overtones, similar to the way an instrument's body will
influence its sound.
There are three global effects: a
cross delay, distortion, and a reverb.
re-create the sound of a 'Theremin' and offering control either using a
MIDI keyboard or using the mouse to drag the glowing spot across the
'chart' for more authentic 'Theremin' style play.