The Anima synth is a wavetable instrument using HALion’s wavteable synthesis which crossfades the waves smoothly in real time based on an integrated wavetable envelope. This envelope makes it very easy to control the playback of the wavetable, because no further modulation settings are required. All you have to do is set up the Speed parameter. The modulation matrix allows you to control the playback position of the oscillator using one of the integrated LFOs, the velocity, or the modulation wheel, for example.

Anima provides two wavetable oscillators that can be used in parallel. Each oscillator features a multi-oscillator that allows you to create up to eight additional voices for each oscillator and then separately detune them and distribute them in the stereo panorama.

The sub oscillator comes with classic oscillator waves like sine, triangle, saw, square and two different pulses, and also features a noise generator. The noise generator delivers a large number of different noise types. These range from classic noises like white and pink noise over drum attacks and rhythmical noises to specifically filtered colored noises and unique circuit noises, recorded from various electronic devices. This powerful collection of noises can be used to add inharmonic frequencies to create atmospheric sound or add transients for rich and percussive attacks, for example. The integrated arpeggiator and step sequencer allows you to play rhythmic patterns and/or add modulations to the synthesis parameters using the three available controller lanes.

The oscillator is followed by a multi-mode filter that offers a large number of different filter shapes. The filter can be modulated by modulation sources like the keyboard, velocity, and LFO, but also by the controller lanes of the step sequencer, for example.

Anima includes two monophonic LFOs that can be synchronized to the host tempo and allow you to modulate a large number of modulation destinations using the modulation matrix. In addition, a user-defined envelope can be assigned to destinations like Pitch, Pan, or Wavetable parameters in the modulation matrix.

Anima contains six pages: Osc1, Osc2, Sub, Mod, Voice, and Arp. To show the settings for a page, click the corresponding page button.

If a page button itself contains an On/Off button, which is the case for the Arp page button, for example, you can use this to activate/deactivate the corresponding element without having to open the page first.