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D16 launches Shioitor: "the only synth you will need"

Shioitor certainly looks the part.
Shioitor certainly looks the part.

D16 has taken the wraps off Shioitor, a new synth that the company claims will cause a "revolution in sound within the plug-in market".

The synth's impressive-looking GUI (check out the reflections on those keys) appears to be loosely styled on Roland's SH-101, and Shioitor's sound promises to be authentically analogue. However, this seems like far more than a straight emulation.

You can utilise up to eight independent sound layers - each of these can be assigned to its own key zone and MIDI channel and have its own settings. So, you can create either a big single sound or have lots of different ones playing simultaneously.

Shioitor can run in polyphonic and monophonic modes - each layer has 16 notes of polyphony and comes with its own arpeggiator. Other features include a Unison mode and a built-in chorus effect.

Pricing and a release date will be announced later, but you can already find detailed specs on the D16 website.

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Ben Rogerson

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology.