Showing posts with label DSP56300. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DSP56300. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

VST synth sound tweaking #01. Waldorf Micro Q. Cover: Talking to the Moon

video upload by TimeStamp

"Waldorf Micro Q - Vavra VSTi. Emulated by DSP563.

Cover: "Talking To The Moon". From The Album 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans' (2010).
Midi: Sequenced by Estrada 31st July 2013."

Thursday, April 20, 2023

DSP56300 Emu Vavra - Waldorf microQ Demo Song

video upload by Numero Uno

"A demo track created with Vavra 1.2.35

This track uses one instance of Vavra in Multi Mode. Due to three stereo pairs of outputs and the integrated Multi editor, it allows flexible routing to external effects.

Used in this Demo:

1x Vavra version 1.2.35
2x EQ
1x Valhalla Supermassive
1x Delay
1x Reverb"

Saturday, April 15, 2023

DSP56300 Emu - Vavra - Waldorf microQ Wavetables - is this a Microwave?

video upload by Numero Uno

"The Q can sound pretty much like a Microwave"

Saturday, April 08, 2023

DSP56300 Emu - Vavra - Waldorf microQ Emulator with "Device" GUI

video upload by Numero Uno

"This is an alpha build of our Waldorf microQ emulator running in VSTHost for testing purposes. It is available to donators for testing.
The plugin features two skins, one 'Editor' skin and one 'Device' skin for authenticity, hereby showing the latter one.

Feel free to join us on Discord if you want to know more:"

DSP56300 Emu - Waldorf microQ in action

video upload by Numero Uno

"There is nothing that can replace Waldorf Q comb filters :)

Vavra, the Waldorf microQ emulator, is available as preview for donators. Interested about this project? Find out more here:"

Update: fixed the more info link directly above.

DSP56300 Emulator - Virus TI OsTIrus Demo - Classic 90s/2000s Trance recreations

video upload by Numero Uno

"The Virus TI, a legendary virtual analog synthesizer. It was powered by two specialized audio processors and changed how hardware synthesizers could integrate with an increasingly computer driven environment for electronic music.

A decade later from its release, advancements in processing power have made it possible to fully emulate the chips at the heart of this hardware synthesizer. With this effort, the vision of merging the richness of sound from purpose built music hardware directly into a modern DAW has been realized.

Demonstrated in this video is a true 100% emulation of the sound engine which can be run in real time on a modern computer.
With this, nearly all limitations of hardware and control software of the original unit have been overcome.

* Perfect recreation of the Virus TI sound engine by emulating the DSP code on a low level
* The best integrated experience including automation, state preservation and more
* 16 part Multi Mode / Sequencer Mode per instance, with multiple instances possible if you need more voices
* 6 individual stereo outputs in the DAW, 3x "Analog" and 3x "USB", all usable at the same time
* Improved MIDI timing

Interested about this project? Find out more here:

0:00 Riva - Time is the Healer - Armin van Buuren Remix
0:30 Gouryella - Ligaya
1:22 System F - Out of the Blue
1:52 Lange - Drifting Away
2:23 Push - Strange World"

Friday, February 24, 2023

Access Virus TI VS Access Virus B (DSP56300 Emulator)

video upload by Eyezer Productionz Sound Design

"For a long time, there has been a debate about the sound being different throughout the Access Virus series. Some say that the pre-TI versions sounds different or 'better' than the TI. Of course this makes sense to some extent because the TI has more features, while the older models have fewer features (although the Virus B/C have 16 voices of global unison, which the TI hasn't). So what I decided to do was to play mostly Virus B patches on both the B and TI, to hear if they sound different or not.

What I noticed during this test was some of the patches sounds identical on both models, while some patches sound notably different (I picked the ones that sound notably different for this video). I don't know exactly why that is. What I do know is that the reverb sounds brighter in the Virus B, but I don't know how much else is potentially different. Supposedly, the sound engine is the same throughout the Virus series, which probably is true but I suppose perhaps Access have done some slight changes whenever a new model was released. For example, the first patch in the video, AutoBend BC, sounds the same on the Virus C and the TI, but different on the Virus B.

Next time, I will start from scratch and do some of my own patch programming.

0:00 Introduction
0:18 AutoBend BC
0:32 Devlish SV
1:04 Dyson+ BC
1:30 Majority JS
1:58 SmoothBs BC
2:18 Omnef RP
2:36 Boingy HS (Edited Patch)
3:02 DIS-BD RP
3:16 VR.78 2 RP
3:28 Chord-U RP"

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Access Virus C vs DSP56300Emu

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"I wanted to test this for myself since I couldn't find any comparison. The volumes are not exact. I am not a scientist. youtubes compression probably made it worse.

the point is they are pretty much the same. the virus control panel is even mapped correctly by default except the softknobs dont change the vst.

the vst also seems unable to load banks correctly (only loads 16 presets from a bank) so I am showing some stock presets here. Maybe I will say which was which a bit later."

See the DSP56300 label below for more.

Monday, November 14, 2022

DSP56300 MicroQ Emulator Update

microq testconsole (mirror) video upload by Intelligence Services

This one was is in via Soviet Space Child.

You might remember the upcoming DSP56300 MicroQ Emulator posted here. It appears they are at an impasse. Read the image to the left, also posted on their site.

"Having said that, this video shows the current state of the Waldorf microQ emulator in action.

As we do not only emulate the DSP, but the full machine this time, the test program is a bit different. It displays the full microQ in a terminal GUI and can be fully operated via keyboard. The test program runs in realtime and features Midi in/out and Audio out.

The emulator is run on an i7 4790k (~2014), the CPU usage is shown at the bottom of the video."

You can also find a demo of their Virus TI emulator on their site here.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Waldorf Sanctioned MicroQ Emulator Could be Coming - Access Virus TI Emulation on Hold

This one was sent in anonynmously.

See this post on the Motorola DSP56300 project for reference, as well as this post on the Access Virus.

The above reads:

"So yeah, we have some news regarding the state of the Waldorf microQ

We are in contact with Waldorf, I visited them some weeks ago and held a short presentation and presented a command line version of the microQ in action. And in principle, they are interested in our tech 👍

I asked today and they gave allowance to mention this to you so you are aware why it got a bit silent over here 🙂

It should be noted that we do not have any kind of written agreement yet, so all of this may not happen at all, but we're working on it. No further development has taken place since I visited them because this might become paid work Therefore, I have to ask for patience. If/when there will be a beta on this Discord is out of our hands and is part of the negotiation. Obviously, I mentioned this Discord server with 3000+ members and people willing to beta test. Also, the viral advantage that this Discord provides

Future updates on the status of the microQ emulation"

Update via the comments:

There is a playlist with the emulator playing the microQ demos online:

And an update on the Access Virus TI emulator (note holding off until the TI is out of production is commendable):

Virus TI technical info / statement
20. APRIL 2022 / DSP56300

We have updated our Technical Info page with some insights about how the multi-DSP setup on the Virus TI works. Also, it has a useful tip for hardware TI owners to maximize voice count in Multi Mode / Sequencer Mode, enjoy! 👍

As questions are imminent, a statement regarding Virus TI emulation:

Virus TI emulation development is done in a private fork of the public project. We do this with the goal to have the whole line of Virus synthesizers emulated, to improve the accuracy and feature set of the emulation in general, to learn about the internal architecture as a preparation for other future synthesizers and of course, because it is a lot of fun!

However, currently we do not have plans to release a version of the emulator that supports the Virus TI, TI2 or Snow as this generation of synthesizers is still being sold. We do not want to negatively impact current or future sales of Kemper GmbH or affiliates, it is exactly the opposite. We appreciate the achievements of Access Music / Kemper and created Virus B & C emulators as an appreciation and to preserve these great synthesizers in a digital form."

Update: The following is demo comparing the Virus C emulator with a Virus TI.

Access Virus TI VS DSP56300 Emulator (With Access Virus C ROM)
video upload by Eyezer Productionz Sound Design

"A VST beta is finally available for the DSP56300 emulator, which is an emulator that emulates the Motorola DSP chip(s) used in the Virus synths. You can load ROM files from the Virus B or C into this emulator (just Google Access Virus ROM and you should be able to find the ROM files), which then allows you to play the factory patches from the Virus B or C. The sound is pretty much 99.99% accurate.

I use the Virus TI to give you an idea of how accurate this emulator sounds. I would even say that the emulator sounds better on certain patches. Some patches are pretty much identical to the TI, while some sounds noticeably different. This is of course nothing new, many people claim that the Virus B and C sounds better (or different is perhaps a better term?) than the TI. I will have to do a more in-depth comparison sometime.

The Virus TI is connected via analog outs to my Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen (front inputs).

Thanks a lot for linking my video on your site! Highly appreciated!"

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

DSP56300 Emulator to Bring Emulations of Classic Access, Clavia, Waldorf, and Novation Synths

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child who had the following to say:

"This is a pretty big deal for synthesizer preservation. These folks have been working on an emulator of the Motorola chip which was used in a lot of synths from the mid 90’s to early 2000’s. According to their discord, the early focus is to get single DSP synths up and running first, so the Virus, MicroQ, and Microwave XT. Multi DSP synths like the Q, SuperNova and Nord Leads coming in the future."


"We are a group of people who are currently Reverse Engineering and Emulating the Motorola DSP563xx

This DSP has been used in plenty of virtual analogue synthesizers and other musical gear that was released after around the mid 90s, such as Access Virus A, B, C, TI / Clavia Nord Lead 3 / Waldorf Q, Microwave II / Novation Supernova, Nova and many others.

Here is the full list of synths we are looking to use inside of our emulator

Waldorf MW2/XT Motorola 56303 x1
Waldorf microQ Motorola 56303 x1
Waldorf Q Motorola 56303 (2x synth engine, 1x fx unit) x3
Clavia Micro Modular Motorola 56303 x1
Clavia Nord Modular Motorola 56303 x4
Clavia Nord Lead 3 Motorola 56362 x6
Novation SuperNova Motorola 56303 x1
Novation Nova 5x Motorola 56362 (synth engine), and 1x Motorola 56303 (fx unit) x6
Korg MS2000 Motorola 56362 x1
Korg Microkorg Motorola 56362 x1
Access Virus A Motorola 56303 x1
Access Virus B 1st rev “S” uses Motorola 56303, 2nd rev “T” a Motorola 56311 x1
Access Virus C Motorola 56362 x1
Access Virus TI Snow Freescale 56367 x1
Access Virus TI Freescale 56367 x2
Access Virus TI2 Freescale 56367. Later models used 56321 x2"

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