Silen Audio's Infinite Flow captures the 'sonic imperfection' of vintage analogue synths in software

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Silen Audio has announced the release of its first ever plugin. Infinite Flow is a virtual analogue synth designed for capturing the unique sonic character of classic polysynths and recreating the sonic imperfection of vintage analogue  instruments. 

The designers of Infinite Flow tell us they carefully captured the character of 12 different analogue polys in developing the plugin; by the looks of the preset names they've taken inspiration from the Yamaha CS-80, the Oberheim OB-4 and the Roland Jupiter-8, among others. 

You can choose between these 12 models, dial in the desired amount of 'Slop' (Silen Audio's term for analogue modelling), randomize the voice variance parameters or even create your own models to be used with Infinite Flow. 

The synth is equipped with eight voices and seven oscillators, each of which can be individually detuned and panned to create rich, full-sounding patches. There's two multimode filters onboard with built-in overdrive, and five effects including delay, reverb, saturation, flutter and chorus.

You've also got three envelopes for tone-sculpting and three LFOs for modulation, which can be applied on a per-voice basis using the modulation matrix by those looking to design complex, evolving sounds. 

We've spent a little time with the synth since its release and can confirm that it does indeed sound great: if you don't believe us, take a listen through Silen Audio's preset demo below, or give the free trial version a shot. 

Infinite Flow is available for Windows and Mac in VST3 and AU formats. The plugin will set you back $179, or it can be purchased on a $9.99/mo rent-to-own plan. 

Find out more on Silen Audio's website.

Matt Mullen
Tech Editor

I'm the Tech Editor for MusicRadar, working across everything from artist interviews to product news to tech tutorials. I love electronic music and I'm endlessly fascinated by the tools we use to make it. When I'm not behind my laptop keyboard, you'll find me behind a MIDI keyboard, carefully crafting the beginnings of another project that I'll ultimately abandon to the creative graveyard that is my overstuffed hard drive.

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