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Showing posts with label Cherry Audio. Show all posts

Friday, December 01, 2023

FREE! Synthesizer Expander Module | Cherry Audio


video upload by Cherry Audio

"In celebration of the 2023 holiday season and Cherry Audio's fifth year, we've released the FREE Synthesizer Expander Module, a virtual instrument plugin based on a classic 1974 analog synthesizer.

Get it today! https://cherryaudio.com/santa

Synthesizer Expander Module is Cherry Audio's free emulation of the classic self‑contained synthesizer module of the same name. Though it was a simple, barebones monosynth, the Synthesizer Expander Module possessed a unique tone quality, courtesy of its 12 dB/oct state-variable filter. With lowpass, bandpass, highpass, and notch modes, this flexible filter was the star of the show. We've precisely recreated it here with a filter section and Phasor effect programmed by award-winning synth designer Mark Barton (MRB).

'Sleigh Ride' by Mitchell Sigman, created with Synthesizer Expander Module"

Press release follows:



December 1, 2023: In celebration of the 2023 holiday season and Cherry Audio's fifth year, the company has released the FREE Synthesizer Expander Module, a virtual instrument plugin based on a classic 1974 analog synthesizer. The plugin is available immediately from Cherry Audio at cherryaudio.com/santa.

Synthesizer Expander Module is Cherry Audio's free emulation of the classic Oberheim® self‑contained synthesizer module of the same name. Though it was a simple, barebones monosynth, the Synthesizer Expander Module possessed a unique tone quality, courtesy of its 12 dB/oct state-variable filter. With lowpass, bandpass, highpass, and notch modes, this flexible filter was the star of the show. We've precisely recreated it with a filter section and Phasor effect programmed by award-winning synth designer Mark Barton (MRB).

And best of all, it's absolutely free! Synthesizer Expander Module joins other free virtual instruments from Cherry Audio, such as the popular Surrealistic MG-1 Plus and the highly acclaimed Voltage Modular Nucleus virtual modular platform. As it celebrates its fifth anniversary in the desktop music production space, Cherry Audio is concluding an astoundingly successful year with this holiday gift to all musicians.

Despite being a free plugin, Synthesizer Expander Module is fully featured. It will delight both vintage synth fans and today's music producers. Synthesizer Expander Module features include:
Ultra-accurate dual oscillators
Multi-mode filter emulation by award-winning synth designer Mark Barton (MRB)
Massive unison mode
100 presets for Basses, Leads, and Percussion
Unique "Phasor" effect section emulating the vintage Oberheim stomp box, also replicated by Mark Barton
Studio-quality Echo effect with tempo sync
Complete MIDI control and DAW automation for all controls, with easy-to-use MIDI learn and mapping (Preset and Global)
Highly optimized DSP for optimal performance
User-adjustable oversampling control
Did we mention totally free?
Synthesizer Expander Module is available at no cost exclusively from Cherry Audio and provided in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and standalone formats for Windows (7 and above) and macOS (10.13 and above), including native support for Apple Silicon. Visit cherryaudio.com for additional product details, system requirements, and sound demos.

Monday, November 27, 2023

California 87 in San Jose (Guadaloupe Freeway) - with synth soundtrack


video upload by CatSynth TV

"A ride along the entire length of California Highway 87, the Guadaloupe Freeway, through San Jose. It begins in the southern part of the city at an interchange with Highway 85, runs alongside the downtown area, and ends at US 101 near San Jose International Airport.

The ride features a very 1980s-inspired soundtrack with the following synthesizers and instruments:
Yamaha RX5 drum machine
Arturia Jun-6 V, Jup-8 V, Synclavier, CMI V, Pigments, SQ-80 V, SEM filter
Cherry Audio Elka-X, Pro Soloist, Sines, GX-80
Arturia MiniFreak
E350 Morphing Terrarium
Strymon StarLab
Metasonix R-53 Waveshaper
EastWest Ministry of Rock
RMI Piano instrument for Kontakt"

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Cherry Audio Introduces Synth Stack 4 Collection


video upload by Cherry Audio



Press release follows:

"Synth Stack 4 assembles 22 of Cherry Audio's virtual instruments at a stunning price, only $299 or less for a very limited time! This astounding collection features 19 emulations of classic vintage synthesizers, three original synthesizers, one massive modular synthesizer platform, and nearly 8,000 presets.

PRESS RELEASE - November 21, 2023: Cherry Audio has announced Synth Stack 4, the 2023 update to their complete collection of 22 virtual instruments at an astoundingly affordable price. Synth Stack 4 includes 19 emulations of classic vintage synthesizers, three original synthesizers, one massive modular synthesizer platform, and nearly 8,000 presets.

In total, Synth Stack 4 is packed with nearly $1,000 worth of products and is available for a limited time at the stunningly low introductory price of only $299 - that's less than $14 per instrument! This introductory price is available until December 5th, after which Synth Stack 4 returns to its regular price of $399. Already own a previous version of Synth Stack or other individual Cherry Audio instruments? Sign in to see your personalized and discounted price at checkout!

Synth Stack 4 includes:

Voltage Modular Core + Electro Drums, a powerhouse collection of modular madness including 120 modules and over 600 presets.

DCO-106, a stunning recreation of the much-loved Juno-106 polysynth of the 80's.

CA2600, a powerful, self-contained duophonic synthesizer inspired by the groundbreaking ARP 2600 synthesizer.

Surrealistic MG-1 Plus Synthesizer, a super authentic recreation of the fun and funky Moog MG-1 synthesizer sold in Radio Shack stores in 80s.

Polymode, inspired by the groundbreaking Moog Polymoog synthesizer, one of the world’s first polyphonic synthesizers.

Cherry Audio Releases Pro Soloist Synthesizer


video upload by Cherry Audio

The British Stereo Collective - "Ghosts in the Machine," featuring Cherry Audio's Pro Soloist

video upload by Cherry Audio

""Ghosts in the Machine" by The British Stereo Collective. ALL sounds (including percussion) were played by hand exclusively on Cherry Audio's Pro Soloist virtual instrument. No other synths were used in this recording.

Composer, artist, and producer Phil Heeks of The British Stereo Collective draws his inspiration from classic 70s/80s TV theme compilations, film soundtracks, and sound effects LPs of the era. Read more about Phil's various projects and links to his work at https://cherryaudio.com/videos/excerp..."

Introduction to Cherry Audio's Pro Soloist - Hosted by Tim Shoebridge

video upload by Cherry Audio

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

Cherry Audio Pro Soloist: A detailed demo/tutorial of a prog rock and 1970s classic

video upload by CatSynth TV

"We take a detailed look at the new Pro Soloist from Cherry Audio, a recreation of the ARP Pro Soloist that became in mainstay in 1970s prog rock as well as a featured instrument in funk, electronic music, and more. We look at the features from the original, including the front-panel "paddle" presets and the unique touch sensor effects. We then take a deep dive below the hood into the enhanced features for directly editing the individual modules and parameters of the underlying synthesizer architecture (including the resonators) and explore the onboard effects section. Finally, we look at a few of the factory presets, including banks from INHALT and Vintage Vibes by James Dyson.

This instrument was developed in collaboration with Mark Barton, who was also behind the Novochord and Solovox instruments that we at CatSynth have enjoyed.

To find out more, please visit cherryaudio.com

"Pro Soloist is the latest in Cherry Audio's roster of ultimate 'what if?'
virtual instruments. Featuring the precision crafted and circuit-modeled DSP designs of award-winning developer Mark Barton, Cherry Audio's Pro Soloist goes beyond emulating the treasured, preset-based monophonic analog synth originally released by ARP in 1972. Pro Soloist not only exactingly reproduces the expressive controls, 30 infamous presets, and the unique underlying architecture of this prog rock classic, it breaks it out of its cage by making it fully programmable and expanding it with full polyphony, splits and layers, a mod matrix, integrated studio-quality effects, and more."

00:00 Introduction
00:25 History of the Arp Pro Soloist
01:23 Overview of the Cherry Audio Pro Soloist
02:21 Original front-panel presets
08:35 Global controls
09:35 Touch Sensor Effects
16:00 Edit Mode
16:59 VCO
18:59 VCF
21:53 Resonator bank
23:53 Modulating the resonator bank with the mod matrix
26:45 Effects panel
34:46 Multi-layer mode
38:08 Factory Presets
42:18 Vintage Vibe expansion bank
43:44 Conclusion"



Press release follows.

"Cherry Audio releases the highly anticipated Pro Soloist, the latest in its growing line of authentic classic synth emulations. This Pro Soloist breaks out of its cage with fully programmability, expanded polyphony and dual layers, an arpeggiator, a mod matrix, studio-quality effects, and more.

PRESS RELEASE - November 21, 2023: Cherry Audio is thrilled to release the highly anticipated Pro Soloist, the latest in its growing line of authentic emulations of classic synthesizers. Featuring the precision-crafted and circuit-modeled DSP designs of esteemed developer Mark Barton, Pro Soloist goes far beyond reproducing the expressive controls, 30 presets, and the unique architecture of this 1972 classic. Most significantly, Cherry Audio breaks Pro Soloist out of its cage by making it fully programmable and expanding it with full polyphony, splits and layers, an arpeggiator, a mod matrix, integrated studio-quality effects, and more.

Early analog synthesizers were a mystery to most working musicians. In 1972, ARP Instruments released the Pro Soloist, one of the first commercially successful preset-based synthesizers. Pro Soloist featured a revolutionary electronic design and feature set, most notably its innovative "touch sensor" keyboard (now commonly known as aftertouch), where pressing a note harder introduces changes to the sound, allowing highly expressive playing. The Pro Soloist was a hit with acts as varied as Tangerine Dream, Gary Numan, Herbie Hancock, Styx, Prince, Parliament, and Vangelis. Perhaps best remembered was Tony Banks, who amplified the Pro Soloist's legendary presets in epic keyboard solos for the legendary band Genesis.

Cherry Audio has received countless requests to reproduce this oft-forgotten gem — one of those came from frequent collaborator Mark Barton (GX-80, Novachord + Solovox, Miniverse, and others). With unparalleled attention to detail, Mark has created an authentic reproduction of the analog signal path along with the 30 original presets, and together we have substantially expanded the Pro Soloist's capabilities. Cherry Audio has added a dual-layer voicing architecture, with 16 polyphonic voices per layer, that enables two different presets simultaneously, with independent panning for rich stereo timbres and complex sounds. Pro Soloist also includes a split keyboard mode and a brilliant “Last Note” option that effectively simulates polyphonic aftertouch using monophonic-aftertouch controllers.

Pro Soloist's distinctive three-panel interface makes clear that this is far more than a preset synth. Cherry Audio has precisely recreated the look and sounds of the original paddle presets in its main Performance mode panel. In Edit mode, we've exposed all of its unique analog synthesis architecture parameters, most notably, the fully-variable, five parallel bandpass filter "Resonator Bank," key to the Pro Soloist's realistic acoustic orchestra timbres. Additionally, we've revealed the LFO and ADSR/AR envelopes and elevated the sound design possibilities with a "Super Wave" oscillator and a robust six-slot modulation matrix. The Arp/FX panel rounds it out with a syncable arpeggiator and a dozen studio-quality effects for distortion, phaser, flanger/chorus, echo, and reverb.

In short, Cherry Audio has elevated the Pro Soloist from a bare-bones monophonic lead synth into a massive, polyphonic powerhouse beyond anything imagined 50 years ago.

Pro Soloist also features 450 presets created by an extraordinarily talented team of sound design veterans, including James Terris, INHALT, Drew Schlesinger, Huston Singletary, and Mark Barton. More captivating sounds are available in the Vintage Vibes Preset Pack (sold separately) by James Dyson. With additional touches such as Cherry Audio's acclaimed MIDI mapping functions, highly optimized DSP for optimal performance, and a visually immersive interface, Pro Soloist will satisfy both vintage synth aficionados and today's music producers.

A mint condition and serviced Pro Soloist can easily fetch $2,500 or more these days, and its unique architecture makes MIDI retrofits impossible. Cherry Audio is thrilled to introduce this virtual and expanded Pro Soloist at the jaw-dropping price of only $49 (list $69), obtainable now from cherryaudio.com and authorized resellers worldwide. Pro Soloist is also available as part of Cherry Audio's new and comprehensive Synth Stack 4 collection. This ultimate sonic package includes all 22 of Cherry Audio's virtual instruments to date at an unbelievably affordable price, on sale for a limited time.

Pro Soloist is available in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and standalone formats for Windows (7 or above, including Windows 11) and macOS (10.13 and above), including native support for Apple Silicon. A free 30-day demo is available. Visit cherryaudio.com for additional product details, system requirements, videos, and an extensive collection of awe-inspiring sound demos."

Monday, November 13, 2023

Manhattan Bridge Subway Ride (N & Q trains) with original music


video upload by CatSynth TV

"The view looking south from an eastbound subway train over the Manhattan Bridge in New York, with original music. The southern side of the bridge carries tracks for the N and Q lines of the New York City subway.

Filmed in January 2023

The music is built around the original sound from the subway rides. Instrumentation includes:
Arturia EFX Fragments
Tracktion KULT
Cherry Audio Mercury 6 and Stardust 201 delay
Jaymar toy piano
Landscape Stereo Field
Strymon Starlab
QuBit Prism
John Cage Prepared Piano from Big Fish Audio (Kontakt)
EastWest Hollywood Orchestra Solo Cello"

The Story of the Elka Synthex


video upload by Johnny Morgan Synth Dreams

"A mini-doc about the inception of the Elka Synthex. A legendary 1980's synthesizer designed by Italian synth pioneer Mario Maggi."

You can find additional synth documentaries by Johnny Morgan Synth Dreams here. See the Documentaries label below for others.

Sunday, October 29, 2023

The Tappan Zee (Gov. Mario M. Cuomo) Bridge - I-87, I-287, and NYS Thruway


video upload by CatSynth TV

"A ride along I-287, I-87 and the New York State Thruway westbound in Westchester and Rockland Counties, just north of New York City. Along the way we cross over the Hudson River on the Tappan Zee Bridge, also known as the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. The original Tappan Zee Bridge open in 1955 - it was only designed for a life span of 50 years, and was showing signs of decay by the 2000s. It was replaced in 2017 by the new twin cable-stayed span that we see in this video.

Filmed in October 2023, with pockets of fall foliage colors visible.

Original music by Amanda Chaudhary, featuring drums by G Calvin Weston and Amanda Chaudhary on synthesizers and electronics:
QuBit Prism
Cherry Audio Elka-X and Sines
Arturia Pigments, Melltron V, and Stage 73
EastWest Ministry of Rock 2 (bass)
Strymon StarLab
E350 Morphing Terrarium
Rossum Eletro-music Morpheus
Metasonix R-54 Supermodule
Big Fish Audio Grindhouse

0:00 Introduction
0:25 I-287 (Cross Westchester Expressway)
1:33 Merging with I-87 and the New York State Thruway
2:32 The Tappan Zee (Gov Mario M Cuomo) Bridge
4:00 Rockland County

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Wednesday, October 18, 2023

EMEAPP/CHERRY AUDIO PS-3300


video upload by EMEAPP

"Are you thinking of purchasing the new Cherry Audio PS-3300 plugin? Check out this video! Make sure you purchase it directly from cherryaudio.com as 10% of the profits will be donated to our organization during the month of October. An option for an additional $5 donation is also available at checkout so please consider that as well, your support is greatly appreciated!

While we were involved in prior product releases (GX-80 and Novachord), this was our first collaboration from the ground level with Cherry Audio and we definitely wanted to make an impression. We felt that a recreation of our cherished and ultra-rare KORG PS-3300 polyphonic synthesizer would be the perfect candidate for Cherry to translate from the actual hardware to the computer screen in their inimitable style. They did the PS-3300 justice and we are extremely proud to have been the source of the secrets to this mythical beast. We are also extremely grateful to the fine folks at Cherry Audio who have gone above and beyond in their support of EMEAPP and our mission. We look forward to future projects together.

To learn more about EMEAPP, please visit emeapp.org and become a free member!"

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Cherry Audio PS-3000 Patching Techniques - Hosted by Tim Shoebridge


video upload by Cherry Audio

"In this follow-up to the overwhelmingly popular PS-3300 tutorial. [Introduction video here]

Tim Shoebridge digs deeper into the semi-modular nature of PS-3300, and demonstrates a number of patching techniques to get more out of this monster synthesizer."

Saturday, October 14, 2023

PS-3300 - Mike Martin - Spirit of the Maestro


video upload by Cherry Audio

"Friend and colleague ​⁠@mikemmartin ​⁠found instant inspiration in PS-3300 synthesizer and shared this exquisite new anthem, 'Spirit of the Maestro'. 14 PS-3300 instances, plus external drums and FX with Replika XT. Find out more about where PS-3300 could take you today at https://bit.ly/ps3300

Visit Mike’s SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/michael-martin..."

Friday, October 13, 2023

Pro Synth Network LIVE! - Episode 184 w/ Dan Goldstein & Mitchell Sigman of Cherry Audio


video upload by Pro Synth Network

"Music Technology Discussion with Rob Puricelli, Andrew Longhurst, Kent Spong and our very special guests, Dan Goldstein & Mitchell Sigman of Cherry Audio!

This week we're delighted to welcome back Dan & Mitchell of Cherry Audio, a company that in the last few years has grown its reputation for quality, affordable and quite excellent software synths that emulate some amazing synthesizer classics such as the ARP Quadra, Novachord, Jupiter 4 and 6 as well as classics like the Memorymoog, Synthex, GX1/CS80 and Polymoog, plus their own Dreamsynth & Sines!

Join us to hear all about the latest synths to be added to their collection, Harmonia and the brilliant recreation of the PS-3300!

We appreciate your help! All donations go directly toward making the show run smoothly. If you'd like to help support our streaming platform, you can make a donation via PayPal here:

https://cutt.ly/PSN-Donate"

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Cherry Audio PS-330 (No Talking)


video upload by Elektronick Musick

"Emulation of the colossal and ultra-rare semi-modular analog polyphonic synthesizer released by KORG in 1977"

See the announcement post here, and Resonation preset pack demo here.

"PS-3300 Features
Exactingly faithful virtual analog emulation of the semi-modular analog polyphonic synthesizer released by Korg in 1977

Three independent "signal generator" panels, each with an oscillator, lowpass filter, three-peak resonators, envelope with velocity, amp, two mod generator LFOs, and per-note tuning:

3X VCOs with six waveforms: triangle, saw, rectangle (square), two preset pulse waves (with different widths), and PWM (variable-width pulse)

3X resonant VCF 12 dB/oct lowpass filters with the option to select between the standard "clean" PS filter or the "crunchier" MS-style filter

3X modulatable "triple resonators": 12 dB/oct bandpass filters to produce vowel and phasing tones

3X discreet ADSR-type envelope modulators with velocity control, and amplitude modulation

3X two syncable "mod generators" (LFOs) with output jacks: one with triangle, saw, ramp, rectangle, pink noise, and white noise, and the other with triangle waveform

3X temperament section with individual tuning knobs for the 12 chromatic notes, and temperament presets for Equal Tempered, Mean Tone System, Hepatonal System, and Just Intonation

Copy/paste settings from one signal generator panel to another

Polyphonic mode with up to 24 voices of polyphony and three monophonic modes: last, low, and high note priority

Semi-modular synthesizer with virtual jack and cable system, featuring unlimited mults per jack and customizable (color, transparency, animation) cables

Master signal mixer panel with sample & hold, general envelope generator, and two control voltage (CV) processors

Individual channel panning

User-selectable bend range and master tune

Studio-quality integrated effects: chorus, echo with sync, and three types of reverb (spring, plate, and Galactic)

Over 360 professionally designed presets in a dozen categories. These include a bonus Legacy collection of basic presets based on the patch sheets in the original PS-3300 Owner's Manual, a 3100-based Glissando patch, and a 432 Hz Equal Temperament patch, all to get your started in your own sound design adventures.

Standalone virtual instrument and plug-in versions

Complete MIDI control and DAW automation for all controls, with easy-to-use MIDI Learn and mapping

Cherry Audio’s popular Focus zoom-in feature, as well as standard UI zoom and resize via drag

Complete documentation available directly online from the instrument or in downloadable PDF format

User-adjustable oversampling control

Also available: With its three-synths-in-one architecture, unique resonators, and semi-modular nature, the PS-3300 is truly a behemoth of synthesizers. Sound designer James Dyson's Resonation Preset Pack (sold separately) includes additional presets that go further into the relative dimensions between light and shadow and all the way to the outer limits."

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

'Interstellar' Cherry Audio PS-3300 Resonation Preset Pack


video upload by James Dyson

See the PS-3300 announcement post here for additional demos and details.

"'Interstellar' Mix composed with the Resonation Preset Pack for Cherry Audio PS-3300!

Original music by Hans Zimmer for the 2014 film Interstellar by Christopher Nolan

With its three-synths-in-one architecture, unique resonators, and semi-modular nature, Cherry Audio's PS-3300 is truly a behemoth of synthesizers. Sound designer James Dyson's Resonation Preset Pack (sold separately) includes additional presets that go further into the relative dimensions between light and shadow and all the way to the outer limits. The Resonation Preset Pack features an additional 100 presets in 10 categories showcasing PS-3300's awe-inspiring poly tones, otherworldly modulations, ethereal pads, bone-rattling sound effects, earthshaking basses, strings, leads, and more.

Visit Cherry Audio to purchase here https://store.cherryaudio.com/presets...

Resonation Preset Pack for PS-3300 includes 100 additional presets in the following categories:

* 11 Basses
* 7 Brasses
* 6 Keys
* 10 Leads
* 7 Modulations
* 24 Pads
* 5 Plucks
* 10 Poly
* 14 SoundFX
* 6 Strings

Presets from the Pack used for the Demo Track are as follows.
Colours Of Summer
Simplistic
AI Rachel's Love Machine
Spaceport
Fractured Space
Resonation Overloads
The Traveller"

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.

https://cherryaudio.com/products/ps-3300

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

Tuesday, October 03, 2023

Octave CAT vs Behringer CAT vs Cherry Audio CAT - Triple CAT Shootout!


video upload by CatSynth TV

"We present a three-way comparison between the original Octave CAT, the Behringer CAT, and Cherry Audio's Octave CAT. It is, if you will, a 'Triple CAT Shootout' 😹🎹. We'll run a series of simple tests on all three instruments and observe the similarities and differences.

0:00 Introduction
0:46 About the tests
1:32 VCO 1 Sawtooth
2:15 VCO 2 Square (fixed duty cycle)
2:57 VCO 1 Pulse with manual Pulse-width Modulation
3:50 VCF cutoff sweep with low Q
4:27 VCF cutoff sweep with high Q
4:54 VCF with envelope-modulated cutoff frequency
5:20 More complex tone (all waveforms, VCF cutoff modulation)
5:57 Patch from Episode 500
6:29 That little riff that we always play in demos
6:54 Conclusion

Please also check out our detailed demos of each instrument individually!

Octave CAT: [posted here]

Behringer CAT: [posted here]

Cherry Audio Octave CAT: [4th video here]

All background and stinger music created with the Cherry Audio Octave CAT

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Friday, September 29, 2023

Cherry Audio Teaser: X Synthzilla: An All-Out Synthesizer Attack - October 10th


video upload by Cherry Audio

New soft synth to be revealed on Oct 10th. Feel free to guess what it might be.

"A weapon of science!"
"Incredible, unstoppable titan of terror!"
"You may wish to deny it, but your eyes tell you it's true!"

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

US 50 in Nevada Part 4: Ely to the Utah Border (original soundtrack)


video upload by CatSynth TV

You can find all parts in this series here, or see the playlist below for entire trip in order.

"The fourth and final segment of our journey along US 50, the 'Loneliest Road in America'. We pick up where we left off in Ely, Nevada and head east until we cross the border into Utah. Along the way, we pick up concurrencies with US 93 and US 6, making this final segment a little less "lonely" than the previous three.

Original soundtrack by Amanda Chaudhary, featuring the following instruments:
Cherry Audio Octave CAT, Elka X, Novachord, GX-80, Stardust 201 Delay
Universal Audio Electra 88 piano
Arturia Pigments, CMI V, Phaser Bi-Tron, LX-24 reverb
Korg modwave
Strymon Starlab
EastWest Ra

Drums by G Calvin Weston (soundscaperecordinglab.com)

00:00 Introduction
01:22 Leaving Ely with US 6 and US 93
05:05 Music changes as we cross a mountain range
07:41 US 93 departs
11:00 Going around Great Basin National Park
13:38 The final stretch
15:55 Crossing into Utah

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Friday, September 22, 2023

US 50 in Nevada, Part 3: Eureka to Ely - original synthesizer soundtrack


video upload by CatSynth TV

You can find all parts in this series here.

"Part 3 of our epic journey along US Highway 50 in Nevada, dubbed "The Loneliest Road in America". This segment starts at a cool themed US 50 sign just east of Eureka and ends in the historic downtown of Ely, by far the largest town we have encountered since leaving Fallon ahead of segment 1. The music for this long drive goes back and forth between a heavy post-bop jazz style and an rhythmic ambient electronic track.

00:00 Intro + Chapter 1 (Jazz)
02:06 Chapter 2 (Electronic)
04:25 Chapter 3 (Jazz)
05:04 Chatper 4 (Electronic)
06:29 Chapter 5 (Jazz)
10:03 Chapter 6 (Electronic)
15:21 Chapter 7 (Jazz)

Jazz segments feature drums by G Calvin Weston and keyboards/electronics by Amanda Chaudhary, including:
Arturia Vox V, Emulator II V
Cherry Audio Solovox, Stardust 201
UAD Electra 88
EastWest Fab Four (bass), Stormdrum (prepared piano)
AudioThing Wires
Mutable Instruments Plaits
Strymon Starlab
Buchla Red Panel 158 and 156m

Electronic segments performed by Amanda Chaudhary using:
Tracktion BioTek
Cherry Audio GX-80, Elka X
Tracktion/Dawesome Abyss
EastWest Stormdrum
Arturia Filter SEM

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Voltage Modular Patch With MRB and DMT Audio Modules


video upload by Bata

"Using the west coast bundle from DMT Audio along with the Agile Filter Bank from MRB. Simple patch but it sounds good in head phones or on nice monitors."

Monday, September 18, 2023

US 50 in Nevada, Part 2: Austin to Eureka (with synthesizer soundtrack)


video upload by CatSynth TV

You can find all parts in this series here.

"Part 2 of of several videos covering our epic trip along US Highway 50 in Nevada, dubbed "The Loneliest Road in America". In this segment, we head west the town of Austin (in Lander County) towards the two of Eureka, the eponymous county seat of Eureka County. In the wide valley west of Eureka, we encountered a major rainstorm and had to pause the video, which resumed when we got to the town.

If you haven't yet seen Part 1, we recommend checking that out first: [posted here]

Original music by Amanda Chaudhary in 5/4 (10/8) using the following instruments:
Cherry Audio: Sines, Octave CAT, and Harmonia
Arturia: Pigments (2 instances, Mellotron V, Delay BRIGADE
Modular: Metasonix R54 Supermodule, Synthesis Technology E350 Morphing Terrarium, 4MS Spectral Multiband Resonator
EastWest: Fantasy Brass, Hollywood Orchestra Gold (double bass), Reverb (Davies Hall SF)

Original patches on Pigments, Mellotron V, and Harmonia.

00:00 Introduction
00:11 Beginning at Austin, Nevada
04:45 Descending from the mountains into the wide valley
10:00 The storm approaches
10:21 Resuming in Eureka, Nevada

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