Rob Papen Releases Punch-2 & Quad Significant Updates

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Friday, 29 May 2020
  • Time to read: 3 min.

Rob Papen Releases Punch-2 & Quad Significant Updates

QUAD Update

Rob Papen released a new update for Quad adding NI NKS support, over 80 new presets, and as you can see in the image below it now also includes a ‘waveform’ display in the XY fields. Rob Papen has also increased the number of slots to 16 in the Modulation matrix! This provides you with double the parameter routing options for your sounds.

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QUAD was the first-ever Rack Extension synthesizer built from the ground up for Reason by the Rob Papen team and is now also available as VST/AU/AAX plugin. 

The sonic palette is huge, through the vast modulation possibilities that QUAD has to offer. 
The sound sculpting tools start in each Oscillator and are the Phase Distortion and WaveShaper.
These tools are brought to life by 2 XY-Pads in each Oscillator, which can be moved through an extensive modulation matrix. 
QUAD’s Oscillators are complemented by two top-notch analog-modeled Filters, which have different routing options, an arpeggiator, and two high-quality effects processors. 

Punch-2 Update

As you can see in the image below, Punch-2 now offers color pads! In the new update released today 28th of May, Rob Papen has added this cool new feature and even include new fresh presets created by JoMal.

Using a combination of drum synthesis/samples and the built-in pattern sequencer to trigger beats already made Punch a unique drum machine and loved by many upon its first release!.  

Now, by adding even more drum synthesis models, and introducing a totally new main screen which allows you to quickly create new drum kits, Punch-2 continues its legacy to be a cutting edge drum machine… but with lots of extra added punch! 

Things do not stop there though, the interface and the synthesis sound options have been expanded greatly! Punch-2 now allows you to import your own REX files and samples to turn into your own loops. You can map out REX files or sample slices to individual pads and combine these creatively with the sounds & pattern sequencer found inside Punch-2! Further editing of  REX files or Sliced pads is also possible, using filters, envelopes…routing into one of the 4 FX modules. And yes, you can even use granular synthesis on the REX and Slice pads! 

Feature-wise there is almost too much to mention here! For instance, there is a full new ‘Master’ section with EQ, Compressor, Limiter, Stereo/mono split filter, and layout mixer.

Last but not least, Punch-2 also comes with a vast amount of included sounds, ready to groove into your music and productions!

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Punch-2 New Features

  • olor scheme options for the pads. Please watch the video here
  • Tuned menu box added to several User Models.
  • New presets created by JoMal
    Bank [ 05 JoMal 03 ] 3 new presets (AboutFace / Breathe / Cajmere)
    Bank [ 06 Trap 01 ] 15 new JoMal presets

How To Obtain The unch-2 or QUAD Update

  • Please log in to robpapen.com and visit ‘My Products’. 
  • Below the product registration, you will find the latest installer for Quad. 
  • Download the latest version for your system and run the installer to update. 
    Note: As with all installations please close your music host software before running the installer.
  • NI NKS users: please download the NKS installer. 
    Rescan the library/plug-ins (preferences menu) to access Quad inside your NKS device.
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