Roland Announces n/zyme Model Expansion for FANTOM Synthesizer Series

Roland nzye Model Expansion for FANTOM Synthesizer seriesRoland announced the n/zyme Model Expansion for the FANTOM synthesizer series, the latest addition to the ZEN-Core Model Expansion lineup. n/zyme is a modern instrument with a new synth engine from Roland and is an interactive music tool that offers layered wavetable oscillators, phase and shape modulation, resonant filters and two-step LFOs.

In contrast with basic synthesizer waveforms, wavetable oscillators employ multiple waveforms, and it’s possible to jump or morph between them. With the ability to mix two layers with 63 wavetables each and adjust their positions in real time, players can physically shape the sound of n/zyme by drawing custom waveforms on FANTOM’s touch screen and adjusting them using a range of modulation tools. It’s also possible to manipulate sounds with an X/Y pad on the touch screen, complete with automation support and tempo-synced control over speed, intensity and more.

Two onboard Step LFOs feature 16 tempo-synced steps and 37 different shapes per step. There’s also a Step Kick Switch to add percussive attack for deeply rhythmic sounds and phrases. Users can also process n/zyme’s oscillators with FANTOM’s eight onboard filter types, including detailed models of vintage analog designs.

With FANTOM’s massive DSP power, players can layer multiple n/zymes for ultra-deep tones with sophisticated movement. It’s also possible to mix n/zyme with classic Roland synthesizers, acoustic instruments and vocoders to craft sounds.

The Roland n/zyme Model Expansion for the FANTOM synthesizer series is available now as a Lifetime Key for $149 through Roland Cloud.