Novation has revealed the latest offer for members of its Sound Collective community: the availability of Tracktion’s BioTek for free and a 30% discount off BioTek 2. BioTek will be available for download from January 31 to April 4, and the 30% discount off BioTek 2 runs from January 31 to May 4.

BioTek is a powerful, innovative virtual instrument that combines synthesis and sample playback across four morphable layers, within an intuitive single-screen interface. Get straight to the point with preset-specific macros, or go deep in the full-on Edit mode – BioTek’s empowering workflow lets the adventurous sound designer find their own path.


BioTek breakdown

• Innovative interface lets you tweak prescribed macro-assigned parameters or drill down to into the specifics of each preset

• Four virtual analogue/sample playback oscillators

• 4-operator FM, oscillator sync, PWM, ring modulation and waveshaping

• Two multimode filters with a wide range of modes and slopes, plus EQ and distortion

• 200 modulation routings and 32 modifier routings

• Four envelopes and eight Flow LFOs, each with eight parallel sub LFOs • Four serial effects

• Sample and MIDI file import

BioTek 2 builds on the foundations laid by its predecessor, adding a host of features that take it to new heights in terms of versatility and sound, including new oscillator and filter types, a dedicated browser page and 100 presets by electronic music legend Richard Devine.


BioTek 2 breakdown

• All of the above, plus…

• Spinal Saw oscillator mode allows up to 11 detuned sawtooth waves

• Granular oscillator mode slices samples into grains for playback manipulation

• 6/12/18/24dB Transistor Ladder and 12dB Sallen Key low-pass filter types

• Automation of all parameters

• Dedicated browser with filters and full-text search

• 500+ factory presets, including 100 by Richard Devine

Sound Collective is a community hub that brings you, Novation and the most innovative software brands together. If you want to find great virtual instruments and effects, keeping up to date with the constant stream of new releases is essential, and Sound Collective makes it easy, with regular free software downloads and generous discounts on high-end plug-ins.

To join Sound Collective, simply register any Novation product, then look out for a new offer every couple of months. No one else works with software manufacturers like we do to bring you inspirational tools for your next production.

To learn more about Sound Collective, click here