I read a thread today by TritoneAddiction about The Legend and how much he likes that synth and after answering there I had to think about what I think it was my best purchase during the past christmas days and surely one of my best purchases of 2019 if not the best.
As there is not much content about this synth in this forum and it isn't either one of the most usual synths to find when searching through the internet I just wanted to make a dedicated thread here and give some love to this piece of software called ANA 2 by Sonic Academy.
To be honest I haven't used it as much as I'd like yet because I had some ear problems right the day after I got it and they lasted for around ten days, but it didn't stop me from watching some tutorials and listening to some demos on the internet.
I am really happy with it because of several things, first of all of course is its sound, which in my opinion is very rich and full and while modern it also covers some nice recreations of retro synths as well, which makes it a very interesting choice if you are looking for modern sounding synthwave sounds.
Here is a demo of both the rich sound this synth can achieve and how good it works for synthwave stuff
The synth can mix up to 6 different sounds, being three of them a selection of waveforms and wavetables (Oscillators 1 to 3) and the other three a selection of up to three samples (included or your own samples too . oscillators 4 to 6).
Apart from that I find it specially interesting because in my opinion it has an easy to understand UI, where everything is on a single window - well, there are some hidden frames you can open too, but they will appear in the main window as well, like the arpeggiator, the extended view of the graphic envelope or the chord memory device... and now that I name these features I want to say that they are also a good reason for me to like this synth specially.
The chord memory device allows you to save chords into single keys so you can trigger them with just one key and make it possible to save a chord selection to test different chord progressions on the fly and even make variations on them without any effort. Here is a demo video on how it works together with the included arpeggiator.
I'm very glad I got this synth and well, I hope to be able to tell more about it yet and see if it's as great as it I think now once I can get deeper knowledge of it by using it more or if it has some kind of limitations that might be interesting to know before purchasing it.