MATRIXSYNTH: GSi Model D6 introdction

Monday, May 08, 2023

GSi Model D6 introdction

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"Model D6 is a physical modeling Clavine emulator for Windows, macOS and iOS.
It's available as VST, VST3, AU, AUv3 and Standalone.
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"It was back in the fifties when German inventor Ernst Zacharias invented one of the funkiest keyboards of all times. At first the intention was to make a portable version of a harpsichord, but it soon developed into one of the most used keyboards in rock and pop music. You will surely recognize it in the famous pop song "Superstition", and in many other funky songs of the seventies. Many crime movies and TV shows of the 70's and the early 80's had music themes based on funky accompaniments made with the D6, a slap bass and drums. This instrument can reproduce the sound of an electric guitar and can be treated with the same effects used by guitarists (wah-wah, distortion, phaser, chorus, etc.) for both rhythmic and melodic textures, since it is actually based on a set of 60 strings and two humbucker pickups very similar to those used in electric guitars.

The sound engine of GSi Model D6 comes from the exact same code that powers the GSi Gemini and the Crumar Seven as well as the Crumar Mojo 61. Some more parameters have been added to the model in order to make the instrument sound even more versatile and adjustable to personal taste.

Main features

Physical Modeling engine (no samples)
Full Polyphony (60 strings)
Authentic string sympathetic resonances
Authentic recreation of the 4 D6 filters
Two Pickups with adjustable positions
Authentic damper lever
String quality setting
Hammer Tip quality setting
Wool damper quality setting (Release length)
Responds to pitch bender (Whammy bar mod)
Responds to aftertouch (string tapping overpressure)
Built-in Wah-Wah effect modeled after the famous JH-1 pedal
Wah-Wah can be modulated by LFO, Dynamics or via Midi CC message
Built-in Phaser effect modeled after the famous Phase 90 pedal
Built-in Amplifier simulator with 5 models (Twin, JCM, AC, RJC and Bass)
Amp Distortion and pickup feedback
Built-in Stereo Delay effect
Built-in Stereo Reverb effect
Built-in programmer with unlimited Programs
Embedded user's' manual
Available as Stand-alone application and audio plugin
Very low CPU and RAM usage"

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