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

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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.

Monday, May 13, 2024

3 ways of creating SWING in MODULAR

video upload by Omri Cohen

00:00 - Introduction
00:13 - Easy \ Dedicated modules
04:06 - Fun \ LFO Sync
08:30 - Complicated \ Flip Flop

"The patches from this video, and from many other videos, are available on my Patreon page."

PowerStrings for MSoundFactory - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the DAW

video upload by meldaproduction

Press release follows:

MeldaProduction pushes PowerStrings as MSoundFactory instrument tailored towards quickly crafting symphonic strings for modern pop or cinematic productions

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: following in the must-have footsteps of its DreamMachines (so-called VIRTUAL ANALOG DRUM DESIGNER) and Meldway Grand (software grand piano) as premium instruments for MSoundFactory, itself held in high regard as arguably the most powerful modular virtual instrument platform out there today by effectively allowing users to create their own instruments (alternatively available as MSoundFactory LE — providing access to all the sounds and instruments included with its bigger brother, but without access to the editing screen — and also for free as the self-explanatory MSoundFactory Player with only a few sounds included, although users can choose to purchase premium instruments), music production and audio processing advanced tools-maker MeldaProduction is proud to announce availability of PowerStrings — pushed as its next MSoundFactory premium instrument, this time tailored towards quickly crafting symphonic strings suited to the fast-paced production world of modern pop or cinematic music — as of May 13...

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the DAW
As an orchestral powerhouse, PowerStrings represents MeldaProduction’s latest MSoundFactory premium instrument, this time tailored towards quickly crafting symphonic strings suited to the fast-paced production world of modern pop or cinematic music. The timeless elegance of symphonic strings are creatively combined with a contemporary twist — to deliver rich and vibrant string sounds designed to instantly elevate tracks. Indeed, its streamlined interface and intuitive controls allow users to effortlessly add lush string arrangements to their compositions without slowing down their creative flow.

An assortment of ARTICULATIONS
PowerStrings proffers an assortment of ARTICULATIONS, ranging from smooth SOFT LEGATO to crisp SPICCATO settings, so users can achieve the perfect expression for any musical idea. It is possible to speedily switch between them during a live performance using a controller keyboard’s lower keys, or even enable multiple articulations at the same time. The premium instrument in question also allows for independent pitch and volume per articulation, which is ideal for extremely easy layering, while all ARTICULATIONS have access to detailed — Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain, and Release — envelope settings.

Strings should not necessarily always sound like strings — certainly in the context of modern pop or cinematic music production. PowerStrings’ CREATIVE ‘tab’ takes its users into a brave new world of sound, one where they can, for example, make the strings sound like a synth using the CONVOLUTION settings. Similarly, FM (Frequency Modulation) controls are also available, as is control over HARMONICS. Applying a pleasant-sounding DIFFUSION to the proceedings is, likewise, all part of getting creative.


video upload by Synthesizer Studio Berlin


Sale Price:€19.99 until 1. February Original Price:€29.99
get it here:

SUPERNOVA is a morphing FX processor for evolving soundscapes with a reverb at its heart.

We took the Reverb Diffusion Network from our well received SYSTEM FLOW Drone Synth and brought it to the next level with a modulated feedback drive + Notch filter. We also added a grain cloud, 6 LFOs and two Bit crushers. And a lot of presets

You can use it as a simple Grain Cloud/Reverb/Pitch Shifter/Bit-Crusher or make huge transitions by morphing between two presets.

The combination of all these FX modules and the possibility to randomize/morph all parameters gives you endless combinations for lush to freaky sounds.

Use the “BIG” MORPH knob to make HUGE transitions.
Feedback Drive is gain compensated so you don’t blow your speakers but you can still go berserk on your sound.

For lots of modulation and evolving sounds:

Draw your own waveforms for 6 different LFOs and use them to:.
1. Automate your Sample Rate / Mix of the Bit-crushers
2. Automate Feedback Distortion
3. Automate the Notch Filter in the Feedback path.

Full REAKTOR 6.5 required.

You get:
2 Ensembles:
SSB SUPERNOVA FX Soltau Edition.ens (less randomization/morphing)
145 Presets

563 MB (590.587.914 Bytes) unpacked
30 MB Download packed with RAR"

The LEGEND HZ // His Cinematic Massive Modular Sounds.. Made Easy

video upload by Starsky Carr

See the announcement post here. Also see the Hans Zimmer 'RadioPhonic' Synth @ Superbooth 24 w/ AJH Synth.

0:00 intro
1:00 Main Modules Overview
3:21 Simulation options
4:03 Sound Banks
5:00 MIDI Mapping
5:44 MSEG Envelope/LFOs
8:23 Fixed Filter Banks
10:43 Cinematic Sounds
14:10 Some Pads
15:14 Percussion Tones
16:04 Making Chords
16:50 Unison, Spread, Detune and Poly Modes
18:41 Genetics

"A walkthrough of the LEGEND HZ from Synapse Audio. It sounds great and has some lovely presets that demo some lovely Hans Zimmer cinematic effects.. check them out at @10:43 which led me to realise the unique aspect of this is the amount of access the modulation matrix give you to all the parameters.

If this was sold as a virtual modular system there would be patch points and cables all over the place.. and an awful lot of confusion! But it somehow gets the flexibility without the complexity. Having even the effects and filter bank parameters as modulation destinations really opens things up.

You can go from super simple to suyper complex in minutes. The MSEG envelopes/LFOs are so easy to use but really drive you into sound design and experimentation."

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Synth1 Still A Great Synth Today . Talk And Sound Demo.

video upload by steve webb

Free Arminator 2 , Yamaha CS80 Type Sounds For Free

video upload by steve webb

"A great free synth . only 32bit"

See this previous post for and additional demo and details.

Free Nils K1v Synthesiser , Talk And Demo

video upload by steve webb

"Download here"

Kawai K1 soft synth. You can find additional demos in previous posts here.

Thursday, May 09, 2024

Battalion vs Effectrix

video upload by DATABROTH

check out my wavetables and presets at
join my Patreon / databroth

Tuesday, May 07, 2024

Expressive E Introduces Noisy 2 - The Next-gen MPE synth

video uploads by Expressive E

Noisy 2 - The next-gen MPE synth
Noisy 2 - Hear It in Action
Noisy 2 - Walkthrough Video

Press release follows:

After the successful launch of Osmose, MPE expert company Expressive E continues to expand its sound ecosystem with Noisy 2. Built for expression, Noisy 2 offers a new MPE mode that goes way beyond regular MPE integration. Its workflow was built for intuitive and expressive sound design, unleashing novel playing possibilities. To match its next-gen MPE abilities, Noisy 2 is powered by an outstanding sound engine based on new acoustic and analog resonators. This synth was made to be expressive with any MPE or classic MIDI controller and brings a brand new expressive experience for sound designers and musicians.

Unlocking new playing gestures for MPE users

At the heart of its MPE mode, Noisy 2’s expression blocks offer new playing possibilities for MPE users with trig modes.

Inspired by its Osmose experience, these Trig modes are a new, powerful, and playful way to trigger envelopes: add sound impulses by accelerating your gesture downwards (push), upwards (lift), or alternating up and down (shake) at any point within the key’s travel.

Listen to the new musical possibilities unlocked by Noisy 2’s MPE mode here.

Easy expressive sound design

Noisy 2 has been built to make the expressive sound design experience fun and intuitive.

Its workflow enables musicians and sound designers to intuitively choose their own way of interacting with the sonic dimensions of any preset. With a few clicks on the expression blocks, users can find the perfect balance between Pressure, Aftertouch, and the envelope generator to refine their personal expressive playing experience.

Producers and musicians can now integrate new motions into their projects by sculpting sounds directly with their hands and fingers.

On top of deep MPE integration, Noisy 2 offers various ways to simply and creatively add motion to sounds. With both classic MIDI and MPE controllers, the Expression Control section can now deeply alter each layer of Noisy 2 and its two FX slots with a simple turn of a knob.

Drum Rack Buddy - MaxforLive Sequencer for Ableton Live by Ned RUSH

video upload by Isotonik Studios

"Hey there, music makers! Today, we're diving into the world of drum sequencing with a powerful tool called the Drum Rack Buddy. Whether you're a beginner looking for quick and basic beats or an experienced producer delving into deeper, more obscure rhythms, this Max For Live MIDI plugin for Ableton Live has got you covered.

So, what exactly is the Drum Rack Buddy? It's a 16-track sequencer designed specifically for drum racks (or any instrument) to help you sequence drums and percussion with ease. Let's take a closer look at its features, starting from left to right.

First up, on the far left, we have the note trigger. Each track corresponds to a specific note, allowing you to trigger sounds in your drum rack. You can customize these notes to your liking. Plus, there's a handy Trig button for previewing sounds and a Mute button for silencing tracks during sequencing.

Next, we have the sequencer itself, which can switch between Steps, Velocity, Chance, or Retrigger modes. This is where you'll craft your beats, adjusting sequences to perfection.

Moving to the far right, we find the Track Controls, offering even more customization options. You can set the direction of the sequencer, edit steps or constraints, randomize sequences, and more. It's a playground for experimentation and creativity.

Don't forget about the Pages tab at the top, allowing you to access different sequencing pages for fine-tuning your beats. And in the top right corner, you'll find the Global Controls for managing all tracks simultaneously, from clearing steps to randomizing patterns.

We've packed a lot into the Drum Rack Buddy, including features like scaling, shifting, and adjusting note lengths, to give you complete control over your rhythms. Plus, the Grid feature provides a visual aid for precise sequencing.

We hope you enjoy using the Drum Rack Buddy in your music production adventures. And if you decide to share your creations on social media, don't forget to tag us @nedrush and @isotonikstudios. We'd love to hear what you come up with! Until next time, happy beat-making!


Sunday, May 05, 2024

Anton Anru - Silence Live at Winzavod

video upload by Anton Anru

"I gave a warm noise ambient live at the opening of the video art exhibition: Private//Public held at U Contemporary Gallery, Winzavod.
My video 'Silence' is also presented in the gallery. Soon the work will be available for everyone.
Camera: Anna Grusho"

DSP56300 Emu - Xenia - Waldorf Microwave XT Demo

video upload by Numero Uno

"Xenia, the next emulation coming from the DSP56300 emulation team The Usual Suspects emulates the Waldorf Microwave XT.

The MW2/XT is a Wavetable synthesizer with 10 voices and up to 8 parts.
Hardware: ~20 MHz Motorola MC 68331, ~82 MHz Motorola DSP 56303

The demo uses 12 instances of Xenia and some external FX"

See this post for additional details.

Saturday, May 04, 2024

Hans Zimmer presents THE LEGEND HZ Synthesizer

video upload by SynapseAudio

The Legend HZ Preset Demo

video upload by SynapseAudio

"Demonstration of select factory presets by Kevin Schroeder."

via Synapse Audio

"Developed in collaboration with iconic and multiple-award-winning film composer Hans Zimmer, The Legend HZ builds on the legacy of its predecessor, The Legend.

The result of this collaborative effort is an analog modeled software synth which is uniquely positioned for use in modern film scoring and music production applications. Most importantly, it retains this position while faithfully recreating the sonic characteristics of the original hardware.

The Legend HZ has been designed with great care and attention to detail, so that no opportunities were missed to create a software synth which is both highly usable and insanely versatile. It is at heart the product of the combined knowledge of a genre-defining composer and Synapse Audio’s experience emulating an industry-defining synthesizer.

Building on the success of The Legend, we’ve teamed up with Hans Zimmer to mark new ground in analog modeling synthesis. Multiple features have been added to The Legend HZ that were previously unavailable with The Legend. These include an additional three oscillators (and with them an added polyphony setting), a modulation matrix, a 32-step sequencer, an MSEG for added modulation controls, and an expanded effects section.

The Legend HZ even contains a fixed filter bank that was modeled after Hans Zimmer's personal Vintage 914 Fixed Filter Bank, an exceptional and rare piece of hardware.

Moreover, 200 factory presets developed jointly by expert sound designer Kevin Schroeder and Hans Zimmer have been added. The factory soundbank gives anyone access to a wide range of cinematic-style sounds, while The Legend HZ itself provides access to some of the very tools used by them.

The Legend HZ is available in VST®, AAX and Audio Unit formats, and supports MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE), as well as the Native Kontrol Standard (NKS).

The Legend HZ features summary
Accurate circuit simulation
6 high-quality VA oscillators
8x oversampled engine
Comprehensive effects section
Unison, Mono, 4-,8- and 12-voice Polyphony modes
Support for MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression)
Advanced Arpeggiator/Sequencer
Available as VST, Audio Unit and AAX

Creature from the ID teaser 2

video upload by Giorgio Sancristoforo

"For your Krell dreams
Coming soon at"

Friday, May 03, 2024

Saw Mill River Parkway (from the NYS Thruway to the Taconic Parkway)

video upload by CatSynth TV

"A ride along the Saw Mill River Parkway in Westchester County on a beautiful autumn day. We exit from the New York State Thruway (I-87 and I-287) onto the northbound Saw Mill. This segment is a narrow winding freeway through some wooded areas of Westchester. We exit in Hawthorne, NY onto the northbound Taconic State Parkway, a highway that we will follow in future videos.

Because this section of the Saw Mill reminds me a bit of California Highway 13 (the Warren Freeway) in the Oakland Hills, we are bringing back the music from our CA 13 video along with some changes and updates. The music is in 13/8 meter.

Instruments featured include:
Tabla from EastWest Ra, with MOK Filtryg dual filter
Arturia Wurli V and Buchla Easel V
Sequential Prophet 12
Cherry Audio GX-80 and Sines
Crank Sturgeon Pocket Gamelan
Arturia MiniBrute
Qu-Bit Prism multi-dimensional effects module
Strymon StarLab
Bass from EastWest Fab Four"

Tonstrum Audio Introduces Spintracer - Engaging Real-Time Audio Motion

video upload by TonsturmChannel

SpinTracer Tutorials

"Dive into our comprehensive tutorial series on SpinTracer, designed for both sound designers and musicians. Each video goes in-depth, exploring all the features and demonstrating practical applications to enhance your audio projects."

via Tonstrum Audio

SpinTracer enables real-time control of sound, allowing you to move audio through three-dimensional space with your mouse movements. The integrated creative motion engine provides a dynamic layer for manipulating these sources into mesmerizing geometric patterns or random, swarm-like textures.

Users can set exact dimensions for the sound's motion, define its maximum speed, and adjust its trajectory with gravitational steering force. The sound object's movement is not just an approximation but a true-to-life representation of Doppler shifts, realized in real-time.

SpinTracer features an advanced motion engine. Utilize it to sculpt mesmerizing circular motion patterns for your tracks, or infuse them with organic, swarm-like textures in random mode.

SpinTracer enables the orchestration of up to eight sound objects, which can encircle or randomly swarm around the listeners head. The incoming stereo signal is mapped across the 8 sound orb objects.

$89.00 US introductory price until May 14 2024 ($129.00 US thereafter)

Relic Flow (NEW APP) by Alexander Zolotov of

video upload by Alexander Zolotov

"Relic Flow is a generator of Lo-Fi rhythms, noise patterns and drum loops based on unique synthesis algorithms from NightRadio. More than 4 billion samples from the depths of the Mathematical Universe!
The app is the successor to Fractal Bits and Relic Waves.
Available for iOS and Android

* search for new sounds with three buttons: next random set, edit code, previous set; each set of 12 sounds corresponds to a code of 8 characters (you can save/copy/paste it as plain text);
* three types of keyboards for live performing: on-screen buttons, PC keyboard, MIDI input;
* several processing parameters + control via MIDI;
* real-time audio recording to WAV (32-bit);
* export to: WAV (one file or a set), SunVox (samples + effects in one file), text clipboard;
* the LCK button freezes individual samples - they will not change during the search for new sets;
* iOS: Audio Unit Extension (AUv3), Wi-Fi export/import."

Wednesday, May 01, 2024

New app coming from Alexander Zolotov of

video upload by Alexander Zolotov

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

166 Famous 80s Sounds! | How to play | OP-X PRO-3

video upload by SonicProjects

"SonicProjects OP-X PRO-3 virtual Oberheim OB-X Jupiter-8 Prophet-5 clone demonstrating some of the totally 475 built-in famous 80s sounds.

The keyboard top-view lets you learn how to play the sounds.

E-MU Xboard 61 MIDI keyboard
MacBook Pro M1 2020 with macOS Ventura 13.4
Apple Logic Pro
OP-X PRO-3 version 1.0.3 with blue skin installed

The stereo output of OP-X PRO-3 is directly recorded to disk.
No external treatment of any kind involved.

The video features a selection of 166 of the totally 475 built-in famous 80s sounds. There's a "best of" famous bank on top featuring 128 selected patches. In the bottom area of the banks pane on the left there's a section called "F ---- famous A-Z ----" which offers a total of 475 alphabetically sorted famous 80s patches including alternative versions.

All featured sounds can be checked out with the free demo version."

Patch n Tweak
Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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