Showing posts with label Vector. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vector. Show all posts

Monday, November 14, 2022


video upload by Les Sondiers

"Le Vector était présenté au SoundMiT 2022, je vous donne quelques explications ainsi qu'une petite démo au débotté."

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Vector Synth Firmware Update v2.7.5

Vector Synth gets an update.

"Since the beginning of the Vector journey, the firmware has seen big improvements, optimizations and new features. Great care was taken to make sure that all firmware upgrades are compatible with even the earliest versions of hardware, and we are committed to keep this backwards compatibility for all hardware revisions going forward.

Even those super early birds who trusted us with making it all work can enjoy the latest DSP magic.

And so another season brings another firmware update: the focus of v2.7.x is implementing several most requested features, as well as improvements to the Orbiter engine and a new filter.

The two of the three we are most proud of are the new Orbiter shapes: N-Gon and Pulse [pictured in order]. Already existing lissajous-based formulas provide smooth timbre changes, while the new shapes are designed for sharp and intricate thumping rhythms, almost to the point of timbre sequencing.

Another is the introduction of a new Formant filter [bottom pic], which brings us up to 5 filter types, up to 4 filters per voice, in a max concurrent total of 64!

Two brand new Orbiter shapes: N-gon and Pulse

New filter: Formant

Increased available Orbiter speeds

Adjustable knob speed

Adjustable pitch bend range

Added an option to set the default preset and BPM

Better MIDI Bank Select to load patches support

Damper and Sostenuto CC support

MIDI Through support

MIDI Continue support

"Dot" Delay Time added

Double-tap on a preset to load

Added an option to hide incoming MIDI CC popups

Screen brightness adjustment

Various fixes and small improvements"

And an update on production & shipping:

"As we’re going forward with our 6th batch to date, we continue to improve the process, the newest nerdy addition being scannable barcodes assigned to each Vector’s serial number sticker. We’re still in awe how much fun it is to scan a barcode during the QA procedure rather than type serial numbers by hand :)

Over the past half year we also managed to do some small upgrades to the lab, built tool organizers and revamped the place in general. Even though the component situation is still challenging, all required components for the whole batch are stockpiled and ready to be assembled into fresh Vectors."

Thursday, December 16, 2021

SOUNDMIT 2021 - ALIAS ZONE / Chris Meyer - Live - #soundmitlive #learningmodular #aliaszone

video upload by SOUNDMIT

"In 2020 Chris brought to the Soundmit a masterclass on modular synthesizers (which you can review here [posted here]), this year instead he sent us a live with his moniker ALIAS ZONE which has literally fascinated us!"

Monday, December 13, 2021

Vector Synth Jam - Bangin

video upload by

"Vector synthesizer. Even the Avalon makes a cameo appearance in this video."

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Vector synthesizer - 10 Minutes of space noise

video upload by Acid Techno Man

"Noodling on this space synth."

Sunday, December 05, 2021

How the VECTOR SYNTH works // review demo & walkthrough

video upload by Starsky Carr

"A demo, review and deep dive into the unique VECTOR from Vector Synth. It's got all the modules you might expect or be familiar with, like oscillators, filters, envelopes etc but its all put together in a really interesting way. Controlled via the touchscreen you move from corner to corner, each having essentially their own timbre. Very cool...

Hopefully after watching this you'll understands the structure and how to start to create your own tones or manipulate the presets in a meaningful way.. Otherwise there's nothing wrong with just wiggling stuff... you'll find loads of tones :)"

Friday, November 26, 2021

Vector Synthesizer Noodling

video upload by Acid Techno Man

"Just sequencing the Vector Synthesizer from my squid, testing out the iPhone dongle direct into the Audio Interface. Sounds good enough to me, being I'm not getting paid. Interesting things occur when you have the sync stopped, record 8 notes into the ARP/Sequencer of the vector, play a sequence from the squid, then engage the ARP on the Vector.
Enjoy. No acid this time.."

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Vector Synthesizer Performance

video upload by Acid Techno Man

"Just sequencing this from my squid, testing out the variations in gate and velocity. This thing is great. Awesome build quality, top notch customer service. Can't say enough good about Vector as a company and as a synth. This is a well thought out design."

Vector Synthesizer - 5 min in

"I'm pretty happy that this thing can get aggressive. Now keep in mind, I just unboxed this and shot this shit video on my iphone. Just wanted to see it was capable of the dark side, rather than all the sissy ambient shit I've been hearing out of this thing."

Monday, November 01, 2021

Vector Synth Autumn Update

"Over six months have passed since our last update. There is a lot of encouragement and positivity, some amazing feedback and a lot of ideas flying around on where to go next, what things to improve, what new features to add.

We really appreciate the trust Vector operators put into us, a small boutique synthesizer maker. In return, we try to make this little but powerful machine the best it can be.

There’s a lot to share, so let’s get right to it.
Firmware Update 2.6.6

The 2.6.X series firmware has been in beta for a few months and the community has been incredibly helpful with presenting ideas, testing and reporting bugs. After so many iterations — six of them — the 2.6.6 firmware is ready for production use and is shipped with all new Vectors. So what’s new?

New Ladder Filter

In addition to the second-order 12dB/oct filters which can be switched between low pass, band pass and high pass modes, the new firmware introduces a 24dB/oct low pass ladder filter. The new filter provides a classic and well-known tonal character, which in combination with Vector’s synthesis engine gives it new opportunities for creative filtering.

New Blend Modes

The 2.6.6 introduces new Blend modes for even more ways the harmonic Generators can interact. PDAM and rPDAM stand for Phase Distortion and Amplitude Modulation, and Reverse Phase Distortion and Amplitude Modulation. The two new Blend modes complement the existing PD, AM, and PDAM Blend modes. Just like the other modulation types, these are also audio-rate and the operators and modulators can be separately filtered before modulation.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Vector Synthesizer Unboxing & Jam

video upload by Doctor Mix

"Today I play with the amazing Vector synthesizer! Watch me unbox it and demo it!"

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Vector Synthesizer Hybrid Synthesis Engine

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via this auction

You can find some demos in previous posts here.

"This is a very unique synthesizer and not easy to get one. There are long wait times between production runs and it only comes from one place - Prague, Czech Republic. But, this one you can have without all the hassle. Be sure to watch the video so you can fully appreciate what this synth can do.

Includes original factory packaging, bound spiral users handbook, 2 MIDI 5 pin dongles or adapters, and power supply.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Vector Synth - Synth Jam - Friday Fun

video upload by sonicstate

"We have the Vector Synth [additional posts] and fired it up to see what was what. As is usual for these jams, its an unplanned thing and in this case we were just using the Vector Synth internal FX and processing.
Played from the Arturia Keystep 37 sequencer.

We have posted the WAVs and the .MID file on our Patreon:"

Monday, March 01, 2021

VECTOR Get's a Firmware Update


Dear Operators,

Some say we live in a golden age of hardware synthesizers. So many opportunities to play exciting new devices with different concepts, such incredible, ever growing communities enabling and creating the right environment for experimentation, discovery and innovation.

Five years ago, we embarked on a journey to build a different synthesizer. A synthesizer to break comfort zones. A synthesizer which doesn’t use a touch interface and fluid visuals as gimmicks, but has them right at the core — a true bridge between the theater of the mind and sound waves.

Along the way we tried to question many assumptions. Many of those turned out to be useful customary conveniences, but many others simply obstacles of the past. We believe it is time to cherish the old, and embrace the new.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The Wonderful, Amazing Vector Synthesizer

Red Means Recording

"The Vector is a polyphonic digital synthesizer that uses partials and filters in a corner matrix with orbiters to create wild sounds. In this video, we'll go through how it works and make some stuff with it!

00:00 Intro
00:31 Demos
08:41 Overview and features
18:41 Overtone generators
24:47 Mono and dual-mode
31:04 Making a pad, matrix editing
36:33 Delay looper
39:46 Arp and sequencer
46:00 Outro noodling"

--- You can find additional posts featuring Vector here.

Sunday, November 08, 2020

Vector Digital Hardware Synthesizer Version 2.2 Firmware Update

via Vector

"The Vector synthesizer has just received firmware upgrade version 2.2.

The release builds on the recent versions 2.0 and 2.1 which introduced the Corner Matrix for a much more versatile configuration and placement of LP, HP and BP filters, increased polyphony to 16 voices, extended the orbiter with a new ADSR shape with separate envelope controls and more.

Version 2.2 doubles the number of available user preset slots including new built-in presets. The Overtone Generators’ oversampling factor has been quadrupled giving a cleaner and more transparent spectrum and the Overtone Blend depth has been doubled. Furthermore, the ADSR Orbiter Warp now had its amplitude and frequency range increased for audio-rate movement.

Vector is a digital hardware synthesizer produced by a small team in Prague, Czech Republic. Introducing a novel synthesis method based around the Orbiter, a compact form-factor and a 7” touchscreen interface, it entered the European market in June 2019 and recently started shipping worldwide. Vector is constantly evolving based on the users’ feedback and the firmware upgrades are available to all existing customers."

See the Vector label below for more.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Vector Synthesizer Launch Video

Published on Jun 22, 2019 Vector

"Meet Vector, a unique digital hardware synthesizer hybrid combining several synthesis methods into a very special expressive blend. With a touchscreen interface, smooth rotary encoders and firm toggles for navigating the partials — how they evolve, modulate, mix and cut."

Priced at 766 Euro. Currently pre-orders are only open for the EEA zone - Europe. You can find all posts featuring Vector here.

Hybrid synthesis engine
Complex modulators
10 voice polyphony with per-voice filters
Effects affect synthesis
Extensive arpeggiator with a step sequencer
7" capacitive touchscreen
25 smooth rotary encoders
7 toggle switches
Metal case 289×176×44mm
1.5kg weight
Stereo 6.35mm output (2× mono jack)
Stereo 6.35mm headphone output
Ethernet port
USB device, USB host
MIDI input
Runs on ARM® Cortex™-A53
Powered by realtime Linux
32bit internal processing
32bit DAC (-106dB SNR)
Firmware update via LAN

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Vector Hardware Synthesizer Update - Demos & Some Features

You might remember the upcoming Vector hardware synthesizer from this initial post. Click through for pics and a video. Above are new demos for the synth. Some new details on features follow:

"It’s been a long wait but now we have completed the beta testing of our fourth prototype iteration and we have finally started our first small commercial batch production. Hooray!

While we’re preparing a complete set of information material, there’s a few things we’re confident to share now that Vector features:

Polyphonic additive/subtractive hybrid synthesis engine
Complex warp modulator based on Lissajous curves that defines the composition of the partials and the parameters of the per-voice filters
An extensive arpeggiator with lots of controlled randomization
A tightly integrated set of effects with high synergy
A 7” touchscreen to control and perform the vector motion, among other things
A vast amount of endless rotary encoders

There’s of course a lot more details to share, but then we’d have nothing to write about in our following newsletters :)

Last but not least, we compiled a small set of demo tracks to showcase some of the sounds Vector can do. These are of course not exhaustive, but give a decent insight into what sort of sonic palette one can expect from Vector."

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

New Vector Hardware Desktop Synthesizer In the Works

Published on Sep 18, 2018 Vector


I took a closer look at the video and the image to the left. It looks like the Orbit and Suborbit controls are for the vector portions of the synth engine. If you are not familiar with vector synthesis, it was introduced with the Sequential Circuits Prophet-VS. That tech made it to the Yamaha SY22 and TG-33, and finally the KORG Wavestation. In short, you have four oscillators that you can morph between with either a joystick or a modulation source. The Orbit and Suborbit controls appear to be the modulators as you can see on the screen. It's similar to being able to record and playing joystick movement on the SY22 and TG33. It's also similar to the paths in Moog's Animoog app.

Below is a list of controls I spotted in the video and the image. If I missed any, feel free to leave a comment. Note Vector synths typically have four oscillators. The screen in the video only shows two, so we will have to wait and see. You can see the synth features overdrive, reverb, delay, and chorus effects. There is also an arpeggiator and audio iput.

Update2: grabbed a screen of the quick front panel flash in the video. Click on it to zoom in a little. You should be able to read most of the controls.


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