MATRIXSYNTH: Cherry Audio Introduces PS-3300 Virtual Analog Recreation of the KORG PS-3300 Synthesizer

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Cherry Audio Introduces PS-3300 Virtual Analog Recreation of the KORG PS-3300 Synthesizer

video upload by Cherry Audio

"PS-3300 is an exactingly faithful virtual analog emulation of the colossal and ultra-rare semi-modular analog polyphonic synthesizer released by KORG in 1977. Cherry Audio has pulled out all the stops to accurately recreate and update this mythical monster synth, from its massive stacked sonic character and signature multiple‑resonator sweeps to the considerable patching capabilities that distinguished the PS-3300 from all other polysynths at the time."

Introduction to Cherry Audio's PS-3300 - Hosted by Tim Shoebridge

video upload by Cherry Audio

"To get users up and running with PS-3300, Cherry Audio and Tim Shoebridge of Sound Mangling have again teamed up to create an introductory tutorial video walking users through the history and extensive features of this massive virtual synthesizer instrument.

00:00 - Introduction
02:57 - The KORG PS-3300
04:38 - Cherry Audio's PS-3300

User Interface Basics
05:41 - Signal Generator Panels and Master Panel
06:33 - The Oscillators
08:15 - The Filters
09:22 - The EGs
10:54 - Keyboard Tracking
11:21 - The Resonators
13:00 - Modulation (LFOs)
16:45 - Temperament and Tuning Controls

Semi-Modular Patching with Virtual Cables
18:14 - Patching Basics
20:58 - Mod Wheel Patching
25:20 - Conclusion

Cherry Audio PS-3300 - a massive demo and tutorial for a massive synth

video upload by CatSynth TV

"Today we present the new PS-3300 from our friends at Cherry Audio, in partnership with the good people at the Electronic Music Education and Preservation Project (EMEAPP). The original Korg PS-3300 is a massive polyphonic semi-modular analog synthesizer with three independent polyphonic synth voices, each of which has a multi-waveform oscillator, low-pass resonant filter, a unique three-band resonator, independent tuning of each note of the scale and more. Cherry Audio's version recreates the look and sound of the original, and adds some additional modern features.

Such a beast of an instrument deserves a beast of a video, almost an hour in length, packed with details about the history of the instrument, how each part of the synth voice works, how to use all three together, the global and effects sections, and factory presets."

00:00 Introduction
00:26 History of the Korg PS-3300
01:33 Overview
02:39 Single voice - oscillator
05:40 Low pass filter
10:42 Resonators
13:56 Amplitude and frequency modulation (single voice)
17:56 More global modules
19:55 Temperament and intonation
23:48 Multiple voices
25:57 Multiple resonators and low-pass filters
34:27 Cross-voice modulation
39:23 Different temperaments on each voice
41:33 The effects section
48:48 Factory Presets
57:15 Conclusion

**NEW** Cherry Audio PS3300 // 3 polyphonic synths in a semi modular box

video upload by Starsky Carr

"This is one CRAZY synth!! 3 full polyphonic synths in one big box. Here's my review, demo and walkthrough of the Cherry Audio PS3300. It's a replica of the Korg of the same name from 1977. This is a great example of a unique and characterful synth from the days when they were figuring out how best to create and control the tones.

Each voice has a single oscillator, lowpass filter, ADSR envelope and 2 LFOs. The resonators are a great addition - 3 resonant BP filters per voice - gives a lush or crazy phasing effect.

Follow all this with Cherry Audios FX, and the scalable interface, MIDI control etc etc and you end up with something well worth picking up. Have a cheese sandwich for you dinner and pick this up instead of a pizza!"

0:00 what is it?
2:35 Oscillators
4:52 Filter
6:20 Envelope
7:22 Polyphony
7:41 Keyboard Volume Balance
8:18 Resonators
9:50 Amp Modulation
10:27 Keyboard CV Outputs
11:08 Mixer
13:08 CV Processors
15:23 Sample and Hold
16:21 CV Processors Signal Invert

1 comment:

  1. Hello, you've owned this hardware synth in the past so I would be interrested by your opinion about this VST . Sheers from France !


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