Showing posts with label Soft Synths. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Soft Synths. Show all posts

Friday, May 24, 2024

Creating Something from Nothing

video upload by midicake

"Building patches with sounds from the Synclavier, Moog Modular, Jupiter 8 and Stage 73 is so easy with Midicake ARP.

Starting with a blank pattern, we'll go through the steps of building a patch and try to make something wonderful.

All sounds are from the Arturia V collection."

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

GForce M-Tron Pro IV Mini Demos

video upload by GForce Software

"GForce’s M-Tron Pro IV delves into the iconic Mellotron M400, a tape-based keyboard famous for its use in recordings by renowned artists like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Oasis, Trent Reznor, Trentemøller, AIR, Nils Frahm, and many others. Its distinct sounds are widely utilised in genres such as progressive rock and indie rock but also lo-fi and hip hop.

Find out more:

Music and Video by Alexander Ewald"

BITWIG - Gesprächskonzert at SUPERBOOTH24

video upload by Superbooth Berlin

"Fredrik is a Bitwig veteran and longtime music producer and performer with many releases and world tours under the name 'Krumelur'. In this talk-concert at Superbooth24 he will present 10 techniques in 10 minutes with a software/hardware hybrid setup combining Bitwig with Eurorack to inspire other electronic musicians."

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Madrona Labs Sumu: Resynthesis (Done Right), Sample Mangling & Spatialization in One Cool New Synth

video upload by Keith Crosley

"Sumu is now in early access! Let's take a look at the new VST synth from Madrona Labs, Sumu. Sumu combines sample resynthesis, partial f**kery, FM, and spatialization to create sounds that are quite unique. We also explore Vutu, the companion app for Sumu, that allows us to process, analyze, and import samples with the amazing "Loris" resynthesis technology. The announcement about this synth got a little buried in all of the noise surrounding Superbooth 2024... so let's take a closer look and listen...

Also, I promise a look at some new wavetables in KRC Mathwaves, but never get around to it. Maybe next time, pard! (But go buy KRC Mathwaves, anyway.)

Grab your partial analyzer and get ready for resynthesis-a-go-go! Along the way, we even use a KRC Mathwaves wavetable to spin a freaking room around. That's new and different...


Madrona Labs Sumu (and Vutu companion app):

'Loris' Resynthesis Technique techy-nerd info:"

"KRC Mathwaves full collection (150,000+ wavetables, including the "Varieties of Noise" sample library, just $29):

KRC Mathwaves free wavetables sampler (200+ wavetables, FREE):"

Arturia Introduces MiniBrute V | Ferocious Analog Softsynth

video upload by Arturia

"Introducing MiniBrute V: a softsynth that not only recreates the distinctive analog grit of its hardware predecessor, but elevates it with modern flexibility, expanded polyphony and a built-in FX rack. Add the Brute spirit to your production."

video upload by Arturia

"Join Lena as she takes us through a detailed exploration of MiniBrute V: a software emulation of the original MiniBrute hardware. Learn how to create rich and dynamic sounds with a no-nonsense interface and discover MiniBrute V's expanded FX options and polyphonic voicing - that go far beyond its monosynth DNA.

Discover MiniBrute V →

00:00 Intro
01:06 Sound Generation
02:02 Saw
02:51 Square
04:08 Triangle
06:07 Sub Osc
06:49 Noise Generator
07:19 Filter
12:55 Unison
14:07 LFO
15:05 Arpeggiator
15:39 Velocity
16:53 Aftertouch
17:12 Vibrato
18:13 Mod Wheel
18:30 Pitch Glide
18:59 Dispersion
19:55 Effects
21:33 Outro"

Arturia MiniBrute V: A detailed demo & tutorial + hardware comparison

video upload by CatSynth TV

"We take a detailed look at the new MiniBrute V from Arturia. A recreation of their very own MiniBrute monophonic analog synthesizer. We go over all the features emulated from the original, as well as the addition features introduced for this software version. We also do a brief comparison with our MiniBrute 2 here at CatSynth HQ.

For more information, please visit

00:00 Introduction
00:30 Overview
00:51 Oscillator
05:06 Filter
10:24 Arpeggiator
12:50 Comparison with the MiniBrute 2 hardware
15:41 Unison Mode
16:53 Polyphonic Mode
17:27 Dispersion Parameters
17:59 Effects section
21:24 Factory Presets
23:22 Conclusion"

Arturia Minibrute V | No Talking | @ArturiaOfficial

video upload by DKS SYNTH LAB

0:00 Intro
0:10 Dark Atmos
1:15 Abyssal Horn
2:17 Brute Saw
3:43 Sonic Crunch
4:45 Kiki Keys
5:48 PH 0
6:09 Evolving Stutters
6:42 Dark Unison
7:33 Vaisseau Mere
8:41 Pluck Pad Pulse
10:03 Dirty Harry
10:58 Arp And Octave Seq
11:32 Bass Movements
12:09 Berlin Snowfall
12:58 Brute Solina

Arturia MiniBrute V Review

video upload by Molten Music Technology

Intro - 0:00
Selection of presets - 7:16
Basic Waveforms - 21:06
Filter - 25:44
Vintage knob - 29:39
Effects - 30:41
LFO - 38:54
Aftertouch - 40:22
Other bits and pieces - 41:32
More sounds - 42:45
Conclusions - 46:02

Toybox Audio Buzz Zone

video upload by DATABROTH

"This video was sponsored by Toybox Audio
You can pick up Buzz Zone here:
Read my review here:

00:00 Preview
00:23 Liquid Bass Lead
00:36 Glass Tines
00:47 Hypertallic
00:54 Flowmatics
01:06 Big Bubbler
01:36 Polymerize
02:01 FM Puncture
02:33 Undertow
02:46 Scenic"

Monday, May 20, 2024

Adding variation with docB Preset

video upload by Omri Cohen

Consider joining our community on Patreon and Discord - / omricohen
Want to learn Modular Synthesis? have a look here -
Interested in more patching techniques and ideas? Have a look here -

Here you can find the docB collection -

00:00 - Introduction
00:39 - Voices
03:06 - Percussive voices
05:21 - Sequences

Sunday, May 19, 2024

SUPERBOOTH 2024: Flowfal Motion Control For Ableton

video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2024, Sonic State had the opportunity to speak with Simon *from *Flowfal about their new application that enables music performance using movement data from your phone. The app sends data over Wi-Fi to Ableton Live, where it interacts with Max for Live plugins, allowing users to trigger sounds, manipulate VST parameters, and even control external equipment with effortless movement. Flowfal supports iPhones, Android phones, and soon, Apple Watches, making it accessible to a wide range of users without the need for extra hardware.

For more information and to try Flowfal for yourself, visit their website for a 30-day free trial."

SUPERBOOTH 2024: Bleass - Bleass Voices Vocal Harmonizer

video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2024, Bleass showcased their latest product, the Bleass Voices vocal harmonizer, in an interview with William*. The vocal harmonizer is available on both iOS and desktop platforms and is MPE compatible, allowing for expressive control with MPE controllers. The plug-in features four voices that can be programmed, offering the ability to adjust formants, add lower and higher pitch voices, play with stereo formants, and incorporate up to 12 voices in total. In addition to the vocal harmonizer, *Bliss also offers a range of vocal effects plugins, including Bleass Vox*, *Bleass Phase Mutant*, and *Bleass *Dragonfly tremolo*."

Saturday, May 18, 2024

SUPERBOOTH 2024: U-He - Zebralette Soft Synth

video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2024 we met up with Urs Heckmann of* U-He*, and he told us about the progress of varous products, some of which are ready, and some which are in the pipeline. He started by showing us Zebralette*, which now gets a dark mode, which is good for people who don't want to strain their eyes. *Zebralette *is still a work in progress, but Urs said he hoped the next beta of *Zebralette wouldn't be too far away now.

Urs also showed us an oscilloscope, which is also still in progress, and is similar to the oscilloscope in *Hive*, but as a stand alone app, with zoom, freeze and you can zoom down to a single cycle, and even down to sample level. You can save what you see as a wave file, which promises to be very useful.

For more information and updates on the progress of the new products go to the U-He website."

Friday, May 17, 2024

Pro Synth Network LIVE! - Episode 215 with Special Guests, Cherry Audio!

video upload by Pro Synth Network

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

This week we're delighted to welcome back Dan & Mitchell of Cherry Audio to talk about their latest offering, the Cherry Audio Chroma! We will also be ruminating about all the news coming out of Superbooth '24 in Berlin, from which we hope Rob will make an appearance!"

Access Virus FREE Emulator (OsTIrus) - "Cinematic & Vintage" & "Best Analog&Ambient" Soundsets

video upload by LFOstore

2nd video below. Note the intros appear to be the same. You can skip to the demo section if you want.


00:00 - 05:22 Into & Instructions
05:23 - 22:29 Sound Demo

The Future Is Now!

Finally famous Motorola DSP56300 emulated in computer!
The Virus B,C,TI,SNOW, Waldorf Micro Q and other famous synths were made with this baby in heart.

Introducing OsTIrus & Osirus - two VST plugins with 100% full emulation of all Access Virus Synthesizers on your MAC & PC for FREE!

This pack contains all installation files & instruction & original OS from Access website to install & Enjoy Virus Universe wherever you are!

And our soundset "Cinematic & Vintage Sounds" with 115 organic presets for both plugins!

Welcome to "Cinematic & Vintage" Soundset with authentic & organic sounds ready to go in your original soundtrack!

Powerful & rich sound modeling like never before.

By Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of “Organica” for Waldorf Blofeld & “WS Universe” for Korg Wavestation.

All sounds of soundset bpm syncable & modulation wheel approved.

Powerful unison strings, stunning unusual arps, deep pads & polys great for soundtrack atmosphere, synth-pop & retro wave music, dancefloor music."

Access Virus FREE Emulation (Osirus) - "Best Analog&Ambient" Soundset+ Full installation & Files

video upload by

00:00 - 05:00 Intro & Instructions
05:01 - 16:20 Soundset Demo


Rhodonea: Radical Futures Performance Piece

video upload by John C.S. Keston

"On Wednesday, May 8, I debuted a performance piece titled Rhodonea at the Radical Futures conference at University College Cork, Ireland. At the concert I had the privilege of sharing the bill with Brian Bridges, Cárthach Ó Nuanáin, Robin Parmar, and Liz Quirke.

Rhodonea is a series of audiovisual etudes performed as a model of how we might collaborate with near future synthetic entities. Software feeds automated, algorithmic, projected visual cues, tempi, and low frequency oscillations to improvising electronic musicians. The compelling visuals, based on Maurer Roses, suggest melodic, harmonic, and percussive gestures that are modulated by data streaming from the generative animations. Throughout the piece artists adapt to the familiar yet unpredictable graphic scores and corresponding signals. The end result is an impression of how humans might interact with AI in a collaborative and experimental way.

I chose to perform Rhodonea as a soloist although it can be performed by an ensemble of up to four musicians. The generative and improvisational aspects mean that every performance is different than the next, but the piece has a consistent signature that leads the music. This includes modulation corresponding to each rhodonea that is translated into MIDI data and fed to parameters that effect the timbre and other aspects of the instruments. I captured the video below the day after the performance, which illustrates the characteristics of the piece.

For this international performance I used four instruments inside Ableton Live 12 to minimize the gear I needed to travel with. The Ableton instruments I used were Drift, two instances of Meld (a macrosynth new in Live 12), and Collision. In the video below you can see how the generative graphics are manipulating the filter in Drift."

Thursday, May 16, 2024

GForce impOSCar3 Walkthrough

video upload by GForce Software

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Bill Wolfer Jams With The Legend HZ Synthesizer

video upload by Bill Wolfer

"Every sound in this video is coming from The Legend HZ.

I just got this thing a few days ago, and I've barely scratched the surface of what it can do. Here's a quick jam using 13 instances of The Legend HZ. I love this instrument. I was sold on a faithful Minimoog emulation with six oscillators and a Fixed Filter Bank. But wait! There's more! Ha! Sounds like a paid promotion, but I assure you that I bought mine just like anybody else.

This bass line popped out of my fingers the first time I fooled around with it, so I decided to expand it, trying to use only The Legend HZ for all the sounds and effects. It was a fun thing to do.

Music written and performed by Bill Wolfer.
©Wolftoons Music,ASCAP. All rights reserved."

See the announcement post for The Legend HZ Synthesizer here. The HZ, of course, stands for Hans Zimmer.

World's Most Unavailable Synthesizers

video upload by Doctor Mix

See the UVI Quadra Modular announcement post here.

"Join me on an epic trip to UVI in Paris! 🌟 Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of UVI's headquarters, where they create Quadra Modular 👉 and other super high-tech VST virtual instruments. Finally, enjoy a jaw-dropping visit to their legendary synthesizer shop, where I get to jam on the rare Prophet 20 and the colossal Colossus! 🎹✨"

UVI Introduces Quadra Modular

video uploads by UVI

UVI Quadra Modular | Overview
video upload by UVI

30 modular systems in a multi-instrument and sequence designer

Quadra Modular is a powerful 4-part multi-instrument and sequence designer, ideal for the creation of dynamic, rhythmic, and evolving sequences utilizing an incredible selection of patches created on a wide range of modular synthesizers, from vintage to modern, stand-alone to fully customized and purpose-built systems. We approached recording these beasts as if they were acoustic instruments, creating discrete velocity layers and round-robins in order to capture their organic soul.

Quadra is a versatile instrument, capable of a wide range of sounds and uses from standard fare instrumentation to evolving, complex, and adaptive progressions and harmonizations that can be morphed and performed in numerous ways to suit the needs of your production. With a masterful selection of hundreds of professionally designed presets, Quadra offers incredible sound quality and near endless inspiration on-demand.

Quadra leverages a powerful instrument selection, deep factory library, focused and intuitive workflow, and expressive performance controls to deliver cinematic sound quality and near endless musical inspiration.

Curated Instrument Selection
Quadra provides 4 robust instrument layers that can be used together to create striking and evocative performances. Each layer can be assigned from a selection of 30 multi-sampled sources including massive stand-alone systems like the Colossus, to popular small format systems like eurorack.

At the heart of each of Quadra's instrument layers is a powerful, multimode 64-step sequencer with MIDI effects, allowing you to quickly add rhythmic grooves, create arpeggiator sequences, add harmonies, and even quantize the incoming notes to specific scales. Choose a global rate, gate length, and max velocity, then customize your sequence with per-step velocity, link, harmonization, pitch offset, octave offset, gate, step repeat and panning. Save your patterns to disk as presets to share, or use the handy "copy-to" button to quickly duplicate your finished sequence from one layer to another.

Quadra includes a number of MIDI effect modules that allow you to embellish and augment your sequences in creative ways, including Euclidean Emphasis which adds rhythmic accents, MIDI Delay, Random, and Pitch Drift which enrich your sequence, and a scale quantizer that allows you to snap all notes to a scale of your choosing. You can even drag-and-drop the modified sequences as MIDI into a track of your DAW.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Madrona Labs Announces Sumu Early Access Release

Press release follows. You can find demos of Sumu in previous posts here.

Presenting the Sumu Early Access release.
If you’ve been following our news at all, you know what a big deal this is. From my first ideas about Sumu in 2018, to my decision to write a whole new plugin framework, to working with a new crew of beta testers, this one has been a long time in coming. If you’d had a baby when I first previewed Sumu, that preschooler would be about old enough now to say “When is Sumu coming?” Or as Mozzer once asked, “How Soon is Now?” We have the answer now, and it's now.

In case you’re just joining us, Sumu is an additive + FM resynthesizer with vector field spatialization. Each voice has 128 oscillators arranged as 64 FM pairs and each pair can be positioned independently in space. It’s all controlled with a familiar Madrona patcher, but this time with 64 channels in each patch cord.

Sumu’s full price will be $179. For a limited time, we are offering it for $129, in thanks for your early support. Purchasing now gets you the Early Access version right away, and gives you a perpetual license for the 1.0 version coming soon and any future 1.x versions. We have been beta testing Sumu for over four months, and are happy to say it’s a stable piece of software. And just like our other instruments, you can try the demo before purchasing. So we think it’s a win-win.

The new Sumu product page has more info, and the downloads you’re looking for.

Bundle of wonders.
Along with Sumu’s rollout we also added a bundle deal to the website. If Sumu is your first plugin, and you’ve looked longingly into each other’s eyes, and slowly smiled, and somehow you just know it won’t be your last, definitely check out our Studio Bundle. It’s everything we make for one deeply discounted price.

And if you’re a long-time customer who has yet to round our your collection, we figured out how to bring you along for the ride. Add the bundle to your cart and a discount will be applied at checkout for each license you already have.

Making Music with Polyverse FILTERVERSE (public beta)

video upload by DATABROTH

Read my review here:
pick up Filterverse here: (this is an affiliate link)

check out my wavetables and presets at
join my Patreon"

Cherry Audio Announces the Rebirth of the Long-Awaited Chroma Synthesizer


1. Cherry Audio | Chroma Synthesizer

2. Cherry Audio | Chroma Classics Preset Pack
Chroma Classics Preset Pack for Chroma features an additional 100 phenomenal presets by Cherry Audio's Director of Sound Design, James Terris, blending vintage tones with a contemporary feel.
3. Cherry Audio | The Story of Chroma
"Dive into the captivating history of the Rhodes Chroma synthesizer with "The Story of Chroma," a documentary that traces its revolutionary path from the final days of ARP Instruments to its celebrated release by Rhodes in 1982. This compelling video brings to life the innovative spirit of the Chroma through the firsthand accounts of those who stood at the forefront of its creation. Hear from Dr. Tom Rhea, a renowned electronic music historian, Michael Brigida, a dedicated ARP and Rhodes product specialist, and Mary Lock, the esteemed service manager for both companies, as they recount the synthesizer's development, challenges, and triumphs. Featuring exclusive interviews and insights, this documentary not only explores the technical breakthroughs and musical possibilities the Chroma introduced but also celebrates its enduring legacy and the recent resurgence through Cherry Audio’s efforts. Witness the story of a musical marvel that continues to inspire innovation and creativity in the world of music.

Produced by Daniel Keller
Editing and graphics by Mal Meehan
Music by James Terris"
4. Cherry Audio | Introduction to Chroma Synthesizer
Synth designer Mitchell Sigman of Cherry Audio introduces Chroma, Cherry Audio's virtual instrument that emulates the 1982 Rhodes Chroma polyphonic analog synthesizer and its Expander unit.

Online User Guide at

0:10 Introduction
1:18 User Interface Basics
4:44 Voice Architecture and Patch Configuration
9:43 The Chroma Arpeggiator
11:37 Sweep Generators (the LFOs)
17:02 Envelope Generators
19:46 Chroma CPU Usage
Cherry Audio Chroma User Videos

1. Cherry Audio Chroma: A demo + tutorial of an elusive analog synth - CatSynth TV - Patreon
We take a deep dive into Cherry Audio's new Chroma, a meticulous recreation of the legendary and elusive Rhodes Chroma. It was a polyphonic analog synthesizer that came with some unique features, notably the ability to reconfigure the signal path among its oscillators, filters, and VCAs, opening up a wider range of sound possibilities. Cherry Audio's version combines these features with a modern user interface that allows direct manipulation of the parameters (unlike the original with a single data slider), and adds a full-featured effects section. We go over the expansive feature set of this instrument, showing you how each feature works and how to use them to make your own sounds.

00:00 Introduction
00:27 History of the Chroma synthesizer
01:38 Presenting the Cherry Audio Chroma
02:39 Oscillator features
06:56 Filter features
11:17 VCA features
12:42 Dual Layers configuration
16:49 Dual Layers + Oscillator Sync
18:47 Dual Layers + Ring Modulation
21:13 Filter FM
23:54 Parallel Filters
26:09 Parallel Filters + Oscillator Sync
27:04 Series Filters
31:44 Effects section
32:38 Factory Presets
39:41 Conclusion
2. Cherry Audio Chroma Expander Sounds of Chaos Beauty Virtual Synthesizer - Rik Marston Official - AhnyxianSoundDesign

3. Cherry Audio Chroma Expander Sounds of Light & Darkness Virtual Synthesizer VST - Rik Marston Official - AhnyxianSoundDesign

Press release follows:

May 14, 2024: Cherry Audio is excited to unveil Chroma, a groundbreaking virtual instrument that brings the legendary sounds of the 1982 Rhodes Chroma into the digital age.


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