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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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



Playlist:

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.

https://store.cherryaudio.com/presets...
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 https://docs.cherryaudio.com/cherry-a...

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.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

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."

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Cherry Audio Introduces Virtual CR-78 Drum Machine


video upload by Cherry Audio

Introduction to Cherry Audio's CR-78 Drum Machine

video upload by Cherry Audio

"'I’ve had absolutely tons and tons of fun with this particular plug-in. I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it as much as I have. I’m not making it up. This is the most fun I’ve had with any plug-in I’ve ever played.'

Cherry Audio and Tim Shoebridge have again teamed up to create an extensive and entertaining video that introduces users to the classic CR-78 sounds and the new features of this tremendous virtual drum machine.

Get CR-78 today at https://cherryaudio.com/products/cr-78 for only $49!

Cherry Audio's CR-78 accurately recreates the punchy analog sounds and 34 onboard preset rhythms of the first true classic drum machine and takes it much further. We've done away with the complex beat programming, replaced it with a familiar X0X-style button-per-step interface, and added an easy-to-use song mode for pattern chaining. Unlike sample-based emulations, Cherry Audio's CR-78 uses modeled synthesis to recreate the classic tones of the original and makes a quantum leap forward by making these sounds fully editable. Four studio-quality effects are provided, with a uniquely fast and fun "send button" for each individual tone in the effects and mixer section, which also includes a complete mixer, compressor, and a six-band graphic EQ.

For more details on how to get the most out of CR-78, try the free demo and check out the User Guide at https://docs.cherryaudio.com/cherry-a...

00:00 - Introduction
01:14 - Overview - The Panels
02:50 - The Main Panel: Factory Preset Buttons and Variations
05:10 - Other Variation Options
09:55 - "Pop Quiz 1!"
12:34 - Programming Patterns
16:58 - Programming Songs
18:59 - "Pop Quiz 2!"
21:46 - Voice Edit Panel
26:26 - "Pop Quiz 3!"
27:15 - DAW Tools and Drag-Export
29:08 - Multi-Outs DAW Option
31:08 - Mixer/Effects Panel
33:18 - Melodic Tones
35:28 - "Pop Quiz Final!"
37:41 - Final Thoughts
40:20 - Outro Track"

Cherry Audio CR 78: A demo and tutorial of a class rhythm machine
video upload by CatSynth TV

"We take a detailed look at the new CR-78 from Cherry Audio, a recreation of the legendary Roland CR-78 "CompuRhythm". With its distinctive analog drum sounds and ability to program one's own rhythms in addition to the 34 presets, the CR-78 made the jump from the top shelf of home electric organs to mainstream pop music in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and set the stage for Roland's later drum machine line. Cherry Audio's version faithfully reproduces the sounds and rhythms of the original, along with some new features to expand it's possibilities an integrate into modern digital studios.


00:00 Introduction
00:23 History of the CR-78
00:57 Overview and preset rhythms
05:11 Additional rhythm controls (fade, cancel, variation, swing)
10:52 Mixer panel
12:35 Voice Edit panel (modify drum sounds)
15:19 Creating user patterns
19:54 Song mode
22:00 Effects
26:17 Factory Presets
30:20 Conclusion"

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via Cherry Audio

CR-78 -- Cherry Audio's first virtual drum machine -- accurately recreates the punchy analog sounds and 34 onboard preset rhythms of the first true classic drum machine and takes it much further. We've done away with the complex beat programming, replaced it with a familiar X0X-style button-per-step interface, and added an easy-to-use song mode for pattern chaining. Unlike sample-based emulations, Cherry Audio's CR-78 uses modeled synthesis to recreate the classic tones of the original and makes a quantum leap forward by making these sounds fully editable. Four studio-quality effects are provided, with a uniquely fast and fun "send button" for each individual tone in the effects and mixer section, which also includes a complete mixer, compressor, and a six-band graphic EQ.

In 1978, following the success of their AceTone electronic rhythm products, Roland introduced a not-so-little box that made a massive impact. Coming from a legacy of preset-based devices intended to sit atop an organ, the CompuRhythm CR-78 was entirely new: the first programmable, microprocessor-controlled, analog beatbox.

With its colorful buttons for pattern presets, distinctive analog tones, and basic pattern programming, the CR-78 was the first drum machine as we know it. Pro musicians such as Blondie, Ultravox, Phil Collins and Genesis, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Roxy Music, The Cars, Hall and Oates, and many others immediately embraced and immortalized this revolutionary gear.

Waiting for this Moment

For years, musicians have requested a virtual drum machine such as this, and in Cherry Audio fashion, we've delivered it with so much more.

Cherry Audio's CR-78 is a visionary virtual drum machine that re-envisions the original by meticulously recreating and extending its distinctive sounds and beats with new programmability features, and adds over 250 additional presets that take it from mild to wild.

Pattern creation has been simplified with X0X-style 16- or 24-step sequencing, copy-and-paste, and real-time entry using trigger, keyboard, or MIDI device. CR-78 also includes an expansive song mode for chaining up to 99 patterns. All of the original variations for fills, accents, voice cancel, and fades are present, along with new swing and velocity options.

Cherry Audio's CR-78 can be played standalone and includes versatile plug-in options loaded with such DAW-friendly features as auto-sync, drag-and-drop MIDI export, individual outs, and complete automation.

Unlike sample-based instruments, Cherry Audio has emulated the original's tones through modeled synthesis, and a Voice Edit panel allows extensive instrument parameter editing, enabling a range of sonic and melodic possibilities far surpassing the original.

The innovative Effects/Mixer panel delivers discrete level, pan, mute/solo; studio-quality effects, including overdrive, flanger, delay, gated reverb with effects send buttons; and a master compressor and a six-band graphic EQ.

In short, Cherry Audio's CR-78 goes deep inside the box to provide the ultimate outside-of-the-box experience.

Cherry Audio and Tim Shoebridge have again teamed up to create an extensive and entertaining video that introduces users to the classic CR-78 sounds and the features of this tremendous virtual drum machine."

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Novachord + Solovox | Cherry Audio


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"Novachord + Solovox is Cherry Audio's collection of two virtual synthesizer instruments emulating the forerunners of mass- produced synthesizers. Novachord is based on the revolutionary polyphonic instrument from 1939 that used a staggering 163 vacuum tubes and 1,000 custom capacitors. Solovox replicates a related monophonic keyboard instrument intended to provide organ-type lead accompaniment. Together, these now exceedingly rare instruments set standards for tone generation and synthesis techniques that continue to influence today’s electronic instruments.

Novachord + Solovox is available at https://cherryaudio.com and authorized resellers worldwide for the low price of $39 (list $59).

Novachord + Solovox is a bundle of two individual instruments provided as one download and installed in both standard DAW/host plugin and standalone formats. It is available in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and standalone formats (individual for each instrument), and a free 30-day demo is available from https://cherryaudio.com."


And a video from CatSynth:

Novachord and Solovox from Cherry Audio: A detailed demo and tutorial

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We take a detailed look at the new Novachord and Solovox from Cherry Audio, recreations of some the earliest electronic music instruments that were forerunners of modern analog substractive synthesizers. The Novachord was released in 1939 and the Solovox in 1940, featuring a novel architecture that used vacuum tubes for tone generators (oscillators) and filters. Their sound is unique and found use in film, popular music of the 1950s and 1960s, and can still be heard today.

00:37 History of the Novachord
01:36 History of the Solovox
02:12 Novachord Presets
05:38 Solovox Presets
07:57 Novachord Feature Walkthrough
15:00 Solovox Feature Walkthrough"

Update:

Press release via Cherry Audio:

Cherry Audio is ecstatic to unveil the sensational Novachord + Solovox collection, featuring two meticulously crafted virtual instruments that pay homage to the trailblazers of the synthesizer world. Novachord replicates the revolutionary 1939 polyphonic marvel of the same name, and Solovox reproduces the equally influential monophonic keyboard instrument. Cherry Audio is on a mission to reignite the vintage charm and distinctive tones of these timeless masterpieces that laid the foundation for contemporary synthesis methods.

Debuting at the 1939 World's Fair, the Hammond Novachord contained a breathtaking 163 vacuum tubes and over 1,000 custom capacitors. Its architecture predicted the ADSR envelope and utilized a resonant bandpass filter, similar to designs adopted decades later in modern polyphonic synthesizers. Novachord is remembered for its use in We'll Meet Again by Vera Lynn, and featured in decades of soundtracks, including "Gone With the Wind" and "The Maltese Falcon," and its otherworldly sounds heard in "Cat People," "It Came from Outer Space," The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits. Today, fewer than 200 Novachords exist, and it is said that only five remain in operation worldwide.

Hammond's 1940 Solovox was a small monophonic mini keyboard instrument attached beneath a piano to augment it with organ-type lead voices. Deriving its design from the Novachord's oscillator and divider circuits, Solovox had 18 vacuum tubes and produced a range of string, woodwind, and organ sounds widely used in light music into the 1960s. Unfortunately, the introduction of compact transistor organs released in the 60s marked the end of the Solovox's popularity.

Award-winning developer and DSP designer Mark Barton shared our fascination with these unique historical electronic instruments, and approached Cherry Audio with the prospect of teaming up to revive them and their unique mystical sounds. Mark’s expertise in circuit modeling, along with the invaluable assistance of vintage Novachord owners Joseph and Justin Fill, enabled Cherry Audio to recreate these masterpieces using virtual synthesis rather than sampling.

Cherry Audio's Novachord features 32 polyphonic voices; a resonant bandpass filter network of three resonators; the "Brilliant," "Deep," and "Full" tone settings of the original; seven Attack/Decay/Sustain envelope options; adjustable depth vibrato; and an integrated reverb effect with Room and Hall algorithms plus speaker emulation to replicate the Novachord’s built-in amp and speakers in an acoustic space. Novachord's interface is a magnificent recreation of the original, replete with white Plakson and black Bakelite keys, teardrop levers, and gorgeous cherry wood.

Cherry Audio's Solovox is a faithful virtual analog emulation of the monophonic keyboard attachment instrument, featuring combinable Bass, Tenor, Contralto, and Soprano switches; First Voice and Second Voice two-pole bandpass filters with level controls and variable center frequencies; "Deep," and "Brilliant" tone settings; adjustable glide and fixed-rate vibrato; a mute control to filter harmonics from the oscillator voice; and an integrated reverb effect with Room algorithm and speaker emulation. The exquisite Solovox interface features responsive vacuum tubes that light up and respond to settings.

The result is the fully immersive Novachord + Solovox experience - a breathtaking feast for both the ears and the eyes. With additional touches including over 100 combined presets, flexible MIDI mapping, and Cherry Audio's popular Focus zoom-in feature, Novachord + Solovox brings these Golden Age classics out of the past and into the 21st century.

The unparalleled combination of Novachord and Solovox presents an unbeatable opportunity for musicians. Cherry Audio introduces this exceptional package of two extraordinary virtual instruments at one jaw-dropping price of just $39 (list price $59). With the original hardware being exceedingly rare and priceless, this incredible offer allows everyone to delve into the origins of electronic music and experience their captivating sounds.

The Novachord + Solovox collection is available from cherryaudio.com and authorized resellers worldwide for Windows and macOS (including macOS 13 Ventura, native Apple M1 processor support, M1 Ultra). The bundle is provided as a single download and installed in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and standalone formats. A free 30-day demo is available. Visit cherryaudio.com for additional product details, system requirements, and an extensive collection of awe-inspiring sound demos.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

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

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Cherry Audio Introduces the Elka-X - Virtual Elka Synthex


video upload by Cherry Audio

Update: user videos added futher below.

Introduction to Cherry Audio Elka-X Part 1 - Hosted by Tim Shoebridge

video upload by Cherry Audio


"Cherry Audio's Elka-X synthesizer is based upon the legendary ELKA Synthex, a rare Italian masterpiece with luxury features. Elka-X replicates the original's exceptional character without compromising sound or functionality and expands its features to deliver the authentic Synthex experience at a price anyone can afford. Cherry Audio's Elka-X synthesizer is now available at https://bit.ly/elka-x and authorized resellers worldwide at the extraordinary price of only $39.

About Elka-X Synthesizer

Cherry Audio precisely crafted each aspect of the Elka-X synthesizer to sound and behave exactly like a vintage hardware Synthex. Every effort was taken to emulate the prized tone of the original's DCOs, dynamic filter, and stunning chorus. The innovative sound-sculpting and performance features such as layering and keyboard split have been preserved, and the original's 128-step sequencer has been greatly improved.

As with its other synthesizer and effects products, Cherry Audio has kept the soul of a classic alive while updating its feature set for modern studio environments. Elka-X expands the polyphony and filter modes and introduces mono and unison modes that were absent from the original design. The extended functionality of the LFOs and addition of velocity response expands modulation potential, and a new arpeggiator delivers new performance possibilities.

Unique panel controls make it painless to exchange settings between layers, sequencer tracks, and even different presets. In addition to the original chorus effect, Elka-X adds studio-quality echo and reverb stereo effects, with independent settings for both layers. With additional touches such as chord memory, over 600 pro patches, and flexible MIDI mapping, Cherry Audio's Elka-X brings the authentic and expanded Synthex experience roaring into the 21st century.

Visit cherryaudio.com for a full list of features, system requirements, brilliant demo tracks, preset examples, testimonials, and a free 30-day demo of the software.

Elka-X synthesizer is now available at https://cherryaudio.com/ and authorized resellers worldwide. The software is provided as both a standalone application and in AU, VST, VST3, and AAX plugin formats for Windows and macOS, with native Apple silicon support for the highest performance on the latest Mac computers."

Cherry Audio Elka-X // Review and Walkthrough

video upload by Starsky Carr

🎹 ELKA X Synth 🍒 Cherry Audio All Playing NO TALKING Sounds Demo by AGD @Andrew G Dugros

video upload by Andrew G Dugros

Tuesday, March 07, 2023

New Cherry Audio Mercury-6 Reveal


video upload by Cherry Audio

Update: user videos added below.

"Cherry Audio's Mercury-6 is a virtual synthesizer instrument that emulates and expands on the renowned Jupiter-6, just in time for its 40th anniversary! Mercury-6 captures all that is exceptional in this treasured polyphonic classic, boosts its extraordinary feature set for today's DAW production and workflow, and celebrates the ground-breaking innovation from the era that changed music forever. If you've long yearned to explore the Jupiter-6, you'll love Mercury-6!"



via Cherry Audio

Mercury-6 is a meticulous recreation of the Jupiter-6 analog synthesizer, just in time for its 40th anniversary! Sandwiched between the earlier Jupiter-4 and Jupiter-8 models in name only, the sophisticated Jupiter-6 has sometimes been considered a sleeper release. These days, it has persevered to become one of Roland's most notable and coveted classic synthesizers due to its distinctive dark and complex character. Mercury-6 captures all that is exceptional in this treasured polyphonic classic, boosts its extraordinary feature set for today's DAW production and workflow, and celebrates the ground-breaking innovation from the era that changed music forever.

If you've long yearned to explore the Jupiter-6, you'll love Mercury-6!

The Year Everything Changed

Released in 1983 as a more affordable alternative to the flagship eight-voice Jupiter-8, the six-voice Jupiter-6 nevertheless staked out an essential position in the history of analog polysynths. Though similar in appearance and feature set, the Jupiter-6 stood apart from the Jupiter-8 in its sound and capabilities. Unlike earlier Roland polysynths with lowpass filters plus a rudimentary non-resonant highpass filter, the Jupiter-6 featured a true multimode filter with 24 dB/oct lowpass, 24 dB/oct highpass, or 12 dB/oct bandpass modes. This versatile filter design lent a more aggressive sound than previous Jupiters, making the Jupiter-6 a natural for cutting-edge techno and electro styles.

Though something of a "hidden feature," the Jupiter-6 VCOs supported multiple simultaneous waveforms, and its two LFOs and oscillator cross mod capabilities provided extensive modulation possibilities. Its earthshaking solo and poly unison modes enabled massive lead and bass sounds, and it was notably one of the first synthesizers to include the then-new MIDI protocol.

Although often praised for its harmonic complexity and ability to cut through a mix, the cost-cutting in the Jupiter-6 design resulted in some disadvantages. Output was mono only and it was limited to six-voice polyphony. The Jupiter-6 had an impressive (for the time) split keyboard and patch preset storage functionality, but this six-voice maximum hampered its potential. And though it was considerably less expensive than the Jupiter-8, its timing was ill-fated when the digital revolution was ignited by the release of Yamaha's revolutionary DX-7 FM digital synth the same year.

Despite its noteworthy character, the Jupiter-6 is not one of those synths immediately identified with recognizable sounds from hit songs. Nevertheless, it was the Jupiter-6 behind the bass line of Ray Parker Jr.'s classic "Ghostbusters," and it found purchase in the work of Human League, Tangerine Dream, Thomas Dolby, Trans-X, Vangelis, and Devo. In a testament to its staying power over the decades, its popularity grew in genres such as big beat, house, and techno through The Chemical Brothers, Moby, and The Crystal Method. Electronic music duo Orbital has been a vocal proponent of the Jupiter-6 and, more recently, it has been a significant part of the sound of Daft Punk and Junkie XL.

Mercury-6: 40 Years in the Making

Cherry Audio's Mercury-6 brings the Jupiter-6 experience into the future and celebrates the invaluable contribution that MIDI itself has made to the music community over the past 40 years. Mercury-6 captures all that is exceptional in this classic and boosts the extraordinary feature set and functionality for today's DAW production and workflow. We've added velocity sensitivity, improved the split mode, and added a layer mode capable of stacking two different sounds simultaneously with per-layer stereo panning, detuning, and sustain. A panel control lets users easily select and navigate between these layers and includes a utility function for exchanging settings between the lower and upper layers, or even between presets. And with polyphony extended to 16 notes, Mercury-6 won't easily run out of voices.

We've reproduced the arpeggiator, including the hidden Down/Up mode of the original, and augmented it by adding a Random mode and MIDI tempo sync. A chord memory mode enables multiple notes to be stored and played back with a single key. We've improved the functionality of the LFOs with a retrigger for LFO-1 and an always-on option for LFO-2, both syncable to MIDI tempo.

We've also introduced an integrated studio-quality effects panel with brilliant-sounding distortion, phaser, flanger/chorus, delay, and reverb. With additional touches such as per-layer drift control, over 500 expertly designed presets, and flexible MIDI mapping, Mercury-6 will satisfy both vintage synth aficionados and today's music producer.

Cherry Audio Mercury-6: A Detailed Demo and Tutorial

video upload by CatSynth TV

"A detailed look at the new Mercury-6 from Cherry Audio, a recreation of the Roland Jupiter-6 analog polyphonic synthesizer. We look a few of the factory presets then take a deep dive into the various features of the synthesizer including the VCOs, VCF, cross-modulation, effects, and more.

00:17 History of the Jupiter-6
00:57 Introducing the Mercury-6
01:37 A few factory presets
02:58 Oscillators (VCOs)
08:40 Cross Modulation
10:43 Filter (VCF)
16:44 Performance Controls
19:01 Effects
26:46 Using multiple layers
32:14 More factory presets"

Cherry Audio Mercury 6 Dark Jupiter Strings

video upload by Rik Marston Official

Introduction to Cherry Audio's Mercury-6 - Hosted by Tim Shoebridge

video upload by Cherry Audio



Mercury 6 vs Jupiter 6 // Does the Cherry Audio sound like the Roland ...?
video upload by Starsky Carr

"How does the Mercury 6 stack up against the original? Cherry Audio are killing it with these releases, and this one is great. I can't think of another Jupiter 6 emulation out there. It was quite a unique synth in its day with a super fast LFO (100Hz), sync 2-ways, cross mod with modulation, a second LFO and bitimbral. Quite a cool thing.

Here I've not lingered on the more prosaic functions and sound. We all know the Cherry Audio stuff sounds good - so here I've dug into if it's doing those Jupiter 6 specialities like Cross Mod and Sync...

and also because the hardware was dying!! Another good reason for getting thew software :) I had to finish this before it cut out..!

0:00 The Jupiter 6
4:71 Are they the same?
5:00 Filters
8:22 Cross Mod
9:57 Sync
12:15 LFO
13:28 Effects
14:54 Wrapping Up
15:37 A Few Sounds"

Cherry Audio Mercury 6 Sweet Synth FX

video upload by Rik Marston Official

Sunday, November 01, 2020

Cherry Audio Introduces the ARP 2600 Inspired CA2600 Soft Synth


Cherry Audio

Playlist:
Cherry Audio | CA2600
Recreating the "Who Are You" Guitar Tone With Cherry Audio CA2600
Cherry Audio | CA2600 Voltage Processors
Cherry Audio | CA2600 Semi-Normalled Patching
Duophonic Patching Tutorial | Cherry Audio CA2600
Using Cherry Audio's CA2600 As An Audio Effect


"The Cherry Audio CA2600 is a powerful, self-contained duophonic synthesizer inspired by the groundbreaking ARP 2600. Every aspect of the original, from the quirky oscillator waves, to the powerful ladder filter, to the external audio input and preamp section was modeled with tremendous precision. Though it features similar functionality, it’s been thoughtfully updated for increased flexibility - with semi-normalled patch cablinging, integrated effects, and no hidden windows or menus in the audio path, CA2600 delivers an unprecedented hands-on, “everything right in front of you, right now!,” vintage synthesis experience like no other.

Wildly flexible, capable of chunky basses, cutting leads, super-creative external audio processing, absolutely insane effects, and so much more, we believe you’ll find CA2600 to be the finest 2600 emulation ever created."

https://cherryaudio.com/instruments/ca2600 - Priced at $25

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Cherry Audio Introduces the GX-80 Virtual Yamaha CS80



Playlist (use the player controls to skip around):
GX-80 | Cherry Audio
Introduction to Cherry Audio's GX-80 - Hosted by Tim Shoebridge
Evil Genius (feat. Cherry Audio GX-80)
Cherry Audio - GX-80 -10 Miscellaneous Presets #notalking #synthesizer
Cherry Audio GX-80 // How to Program a 1970's Classic // a CS-80 plus extras from the GX-1



"GX-80 is Cherry Audio's visionary new flagship synthesizer - over a year in the making - that combines the unparalleled sound and features of the fabled GX-1 "Dream Machine" and its renowned descendant the CS-80 to create a powerhouse hybrid.

Get GX-80 Now!

GX-80 is not just another CS-80 emulation. GX-80 adapts the legendary GX-1's massive dual-layers, additional waveforms, and unique filters, making it the equivalent of two CS-80s and then some! When enhanced with GX-80's discrete layer volume and panning controls, the result is a colossal dual-layer voicing architecture with 16 polyphonic voices per layer, capable of sounding two different CS-80 style sounds simultaneously in a split or stacked layer mode.

To provide the ultimate expressive performance, GX-80 includes a split keyboard mode and support for both polyphonic and monophonic aftertouch controllers. Further, Cherry Audio has added an innovative 'last-note priority' mode for simulated poly aftertouch response with a monophonic channel aftertouch controller.

With its dual-layer interface, over 1,000 stunning presets from expert sound designers, and integrated studio-quality effects, GX-80 is a singular effort worthy of the 'flagship' label.

The rarity and exorbitant cost of the GX-1 and the CS-80 have made it impossible for most musicians to experience these legendary instruments. That's why Cherry Audio is making its flagship GX-80 synthesizer available at the astoundingly low price of only $59! GX-80 is also available as part of Cherry Audio's comprehensive new Synth Stack 3 collection, which features all of its virtual instruments at an even more affordable price.

GX-80 is available now at https://cherryaudio.com/products/gx-80 and authorized resellers worldwide for Windows and macOS, with macOS 13 Ventura and native Apple M1 processor support, including Apple M1 Ultra. GX-80 is provided in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and standalone formats, and a free 30-day demo is available.

Visit cherryaudio.com for a complete list of features, exciting launch videos, testimonials from industry professionals, earthshaking demo tracks, and system requirements."

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Cherry Audio Introduces Quadra - ARP Quadra Emulation, Synth Stack 2, Year 3 Collection


video upload by Cherry Audio

Right on target.

"The Cherry Audio Quadra is a super-accurate and immensely improved emulation of the ARP Quadra synthesizer, originally released in 1978 - a rare and coveted “unicorn” instrument in the synthesizer world, reproduced for the first time as a virtual instrument.

We've wildly expanded it for an experience that blows away the real thing in every conceivable way. Each of its four sections is independently assignable to any region of the keyboard for endless splitting and layering flexibility. The overall sound quality has been improved for a richer and fatter tone. And not only did we make a killer emulation of the onboard phaser effect, we added a stereo chorus/flanger, a syncable echo, and studio-quality reverb - all individually routable for unprecedented effects flexibility."

https://cherryaudio.com/products/quadra


Synth Stack 2 | Cherry Audio

video upload by Cherry Audio

"➥Get The ENTIRE Cherry Audio Instrument Collection
https://bit.ly/3qQdCBX

Synth Stack 2 assembles ten of Cherry Audio's virtual instruments at an astoundingly affordable price, including the Voltage Modular Core + Electro Drums package, DCO-106, CA2600, Surrealistic MG-1 Plus, Polymode, Eight Voice, PS-20, Memorymode, Mercury-4, and the stunning new Quadra.

Thousands of professional presets, deep control of each and every instrument, and authentic sounds await in this single massive collection!"

Voltage Modular Year 3 Collection | Cherry Audio
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"➥Power Up Your Cabinet With The Year 3 Collection
https://bit.ly/3cvTH2I

The new Cherry Audio Voltage Modular Year 3 Collection brings three iconic modular instrument collections into a single bundle. From the raw sound of the VM900 series to the mythical VM2500 modules to the lush Synthesizer Expander Modules, the Year 3 Collection packs a serious punch of electrifying power to any cabinet.

With 40+ modules, hundreds of presets, and full modular connectivity, unlimited sonic adventures await."

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.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Cherry Audio Introduces Harmonia - New and Original Wavesequencer & Vector Based Virtual Instrument


video upload by Cherry Audio

Introduction to Harmonia - Oscillator Basics | Cherry Audio


"Synth designer Mitchell Sigman of Cherry Audio introduces HARMONIA, a new and original virtual instrument designed to effortlessly create rich, evolving polyphonic sounds often associated with vector and wavesequencer synthesizers of the 80s and 90s.

In this tutorial video, Mitchell details the unique oscillators at heart of Harmonia. Using techniques similar to those found in additive synthesis, each Harmonia oscillator can simultaneously produce up to eight pitches, individually tuned to a harmonic series or semitones. Using modulation, producers can effortlessly create unique morphed and sequencer-like tones by varying the combinations of waveform selection and harmonic presets.

Harmonia is available at https://cherryaudio.com and authorized resellers worldwide for $49 (MSRP $69)"



Harmonia is the latest innovation in virtual synthesizers from Cherry Audio, following on from their acclaimed original instruments, Dreamsynth and Sines. We designed Harmonia to create rich, evolving polyphonic sounds like those associated with vector and wave sequencing synthesizers of the 80s and 90s, but through a more effortless and visual technique.

The magic behind Harmonia lies in its two sample-based oscillators. Using techniques similar to those found in additive synthesis, each Harmonia oscillator can simultaneously produce up to eight pitches, individually tuned to a harmonic series or semitones. The volume for each pitch harmonic can be fixed or dynamic, and Harmonia’s unique interpolated harmonic scanning enables dramatic sweeps and melodious sequences through a single modulatable slider.

Harmonia derives its distinctive organic sound from hundreds of sampled waveforms recorded from various synthesizers, traditional instruments and voices, colorful “lo-fi” sounds, and more. User samples can be imported, further expanding Harmonia’s tonal palette. Producers can effortlessly create unique morphed and sequencer-like tones by varying the combinations of waveform selection and harmonic presets.

Harmonia reaches new heights by providing four syncable polyphonic LFOs, an expansive stereo multimode filter, click-and-drag envelopes, and a massive mod matrix with eight slots for dozens of sources and destinations. Harmonia includes support for aftertouch, flexible MIDI mapping, and a collection of over 350 breathtaking, professionally designed presets. Harmonia also has 17 studio-quality effects such as distortion, chorus, phaser, echoes, reverbs, and more - all fully modulatable through the matrix.


Harmonia Preset Pack Preview - Euphonic Sonics by James Dyson


Also available: Euphonic Sonics for Harmonia Preset Pack (sold separately), featuring 100 fabulous presets further showcasing Harmonia's outstanding atmospheric tones, compelling sequences, dreamy pads, basses, poly synths, keys, leads, and more.

'A Moment in the Rain' by James Dyson, performed with presets from the Cherry Audio Preset Pack "Euphonic Sonics for Harmonia." This preset pack for Harmonia is a collection of 100 additional presets by sound designer James Dyson. Available exclusively through Cherry Audio for $9.99, sold separately and requires Harmonia.

https://store.cherryaudio.com/presets...

• Harmonia is available in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and standalone formats.
• A free 30-day demo is available. This demo will play white noise periodically, but is otherwise unlimited.
• macOS Requirements: macOS 10.13 or above. 64-bit required. Native Apple M1 processor support, including Apple M1 Ultra. 3.4 GHz Quad-Core or M1 CPU with 8GB of RAM recommended.
• Windows Requirements: Windows 7 or above (including Windows 11), 64-bit required. Quad-core computer with 8GB of RAM recommended.
• Hard disk space: 116 MB

And two videos from supporting member, CatSynth TV:

Cherry Audio Harmonia Part 1: Harmonic Interpolated Scanning Oscillator

video upload by CatSynth TV



Cherry Audio Harmonia Part 2: Multiple Oscillators, Filter, Effects

Thursday, October 06, 2022

Cherry Audio Introduces Sines Diverse Waveshaping Synthesizer


video upload by Cherry Audio

Introduction to Cherry Audio Sines Synthesizer with Tim Shoebridge


Cherry Audio Sines // Review and Walkthrough // East vs West, Analog vs Digital all in one synth!

video upload by Starsky Carr

"Sines is our latest original and innovative polyphonic synthesizer utilizing diverse waveshaping to bend pure sine waveforms into infinitely variable and complex shapes and sounds. With four sine-wave oscillators, wide-ranging modulation capabilities, and integrated effects, Sines users can create a distinctive array of unique timbres ranging from the sublime to the sizzling.

Cherry Audio's Sines synthesizer is now available at https://bit.ly/getsines and authorized resellers worldwide at the extraordinary price of only $39.

To get users up and running, Cherry Audio and Tim Shoebridge have again teamed up to create an introductory video to walk users through the outstanding features and sound design strategies of Sines: https://youtu.be/a_n_awi5ad0

About Sines

The state-of-the-art Sines interface provides immediate access to all sound parameters and comes alive with illuminated indicators, color, and mini oscilloscopes, providing instant visual feedback. The primary sound design controls highlight the "four of everything" nature of Sines: four LFOs with 14 wave shapes, four oscillators, and four envelope generators. At the core of each section are unique sine-wave oscillator waveshaping controls: feedback, phase, width, shape, wavefold, and drive, along with a sub and super sine-wave oscillators. Phase modulation and ratio controls allow oscillators to be configured in modulator/carrier arrangements for four-op DX/FM-style synthesis.

Sines also features Cherry Audio's most extensive multimode filter to date, an arpeggio, a "best of" selection of Cherry Audio's finest acclaimed effects, a drift function, and an eight-band graphic EQ. Many controls include an adjacent mod source button, and an outrageously comprehensive four-slot mod matrix provides considerable modulation options for nearly every Sines parameter.

Sines includes all of Cherry Audio's exceptional touches, including polyphonic aftertouch, MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE), flexible MIDI mapping, and its industry-leading preset browser with a massive library of over 700 presets created by our elite team of sound artists. Altogether, Sines is the complete package for new frontiers in sound design and performance.

Get Sines

Sines is now available at https://cherryaudio.com/ and authorized resellers worldwide. The software is provided as both a standalone application and in AU, VST, VST3, and AAX plugin formats for Windows and macOS, and is already compatible with macOS 13 Ventura. A free 30-day demo is available. Visit cherryaudio.com for additional product details, system requirements, and an extensive collection of awe-inspiring sound demos."

Try the Sines demo for free at https://cherryaudio.com/products/sines

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Octave Cat | Cherry Audio


video upload by Cherry Audio

Introduction to Cherry Audio's Octave Cat - Hosted by Tim Shoebridge

video upload by Cherry Audio

Retropolis Pack For Cherry Audio Octave Cat

video upload by James Dyson

""Ready to unleash more ferocious power with the Octave Cat? With the Retropolis for Octave Cat preset pack, you can tap into the true potential of this beastly synthesizer and discover a whole mew world of sound. Created by masterful sound designer James Dyson, Retropolis offers 100 new presets showcasing the Octave Cat's impressive duophonic mode, dual-step sequencer, additional clawsome analog leads, brass tones, modern polyphonic sounds, and more. Not only does Retropolis offer a glimpse into the past, but it also instantly provides unique modern sounds for the music producers of today. Don't wait to pounce on this treat - add Retropolis to your Octave Cat synthesizer and start making truly fierce music today!"

Link to the Pack here https://store.cherryaudio.com/presets..."

Octave CAT by Cherry Audio - A detailed demo and tutorial

video upload by CatSynth TV

https://catsynth.com

Understanding the Octave CAT // Walkthrough of Cherry Audio's latest release

video upload by Starsky Carr



"Cherry Audio's Octave Cat is a virtual synthesizer instrument designed in collaboration with Carmine Bonanno, the original designer of the CAT synthesizer. The 1976 Octave Electronics CAT was an affordable alternative to expensive portable analog synthesizers of the day.

Adopt your Octave Cat today! https://cherryaudio.com/

Octave Cat retains all the growl of the original hardware's fat and savage duophonic sound and replicates the CAT's uniquely aggressive resonant four-pole 24 dB/oct filter. The Octave Cat feature set expands on the original with enhancements including 16-voice polyphony, sample and hold glide, and interchangeable skins.

A secondary panel view reveals dual eight-step classic-style sequencers and studio-quality effects featuring distortion, phaser, flanger/chorus, delay, and reverb. With support for MPE, over 300 expertly designed presets, and extensive MIDI mapping functions, Octave Cat will satisfy both vintage synth aficionados and professional modern music producers.

Octave Cat is provided in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and standalone formats, and a free 30-day demo is available at https://cherryaudio.com/

macOS Requirements: macOS 10.13 or above. macOS 13 Ventura supported. 64-bit required. Native Apple M1 processor support, including Apple M1 Ultra. 3.4 GHz Quad-Core or M1 CPU with 8GB of RAM recommended.

Windows Requirements: Windows 7 or above (including Windows 11), 64-bit required. Quad-core computer with 8GB of RAM recommended.

Also available! Retropolis for Octave Cat Preset Pack (sold separately), featuring 100 new presets showcasing the Octave Cat's impressive duophonic mode, dual-step sequencer, additional clawsome analog leads, brass tones, modern polyphonic sounds, and more.

Octave Cat Features

- All aspects of the original CAT precisely modeled in exacting detail
- Over 300 presets
- Dual Panel Views with an authentic Main view for synthesis controls, and an additional FX/Seq panel with extended features
- Monophonic, duophonic, and polyphonic (up to 16 voices) voice modes
- Unison for mono and duo modes
- Two distinct VCOs with discrete wave, modulation, S+H, and sub octave settings; VCO1 with saw, triangle, and pulse with PWM, and VCO2 with square and saw waveforms
- Vintage-correct four-pole 24 db/oct filter, based on the original “cascaded OTA” SSM2040 filter with precise replication of The CAT’s unique resonance

Tuesday, July 09, 2024

Michael Whalen Introduces Cherry Audio's Wurlybird 140B


video upload by Cherry Audio

Update: CatSynth TV video added below.

"Michael Whalen is a composer, producer, recording artist, and Cherry Audio supporter who has created vibrant music spanning various genres. He has produced 44 solo albums and won numerous awards for his film, television, and advertising work, including two Emmy® Awards, ten Clio Awards, a BMI Award, and four Global Music Awards. Cherry Audio is thrilled to have Michael introduce the new Wurlybird 140B, our first sample-based electro-acoustic virtual instrument.

Read our new interview where we catch-up with Michael on his latest release, Watercolor Sky, and get his thoughts on Wurlybird and more: https://cherryaudio.com/news/an-inter...

Michael's latest release, 'Watercolor Sky,' celebrates his love for Windham Hill Records, the independent record label in the 1980s and 1990s that practically created its own genre. Watercolor Sky is nine tracks of contemporary instrumental music from the prolific composer, and features a dream team of musical talent including Mark Isham, Michael Manring, Nancy Rumbel, Will Ackerman, and Charlie Bisharat. The album is available now from Bandcamp and your favorite streaming services at https://linktr.ee/MichaelWhalenMusic

Cherry Audio's Wurlybird 140B is modeled after the rare and revered 1964 Wurlitzer 140B electronic piano. Wurlybird 140B promises unparalleled sound quality and authenticity for musicians and producers alike. Now available at the astonishingly affordable price of only $39, this plugin makes its dynamic vibe accessible to all.

Get Wurlybird today at https://cherryaudio.com/wurlybird

Wurlybird 140B is available in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and standalone formats for macOS and Windows. A free 30-day demo is available for those eager to experience its magic firsthand. Visit https://cherryaudio.com/wurlybird for additional product details, system requirements, and an extensive collection of awe-inspiring sound demos from talented keyboardists."

Cherry Audio Wurlybird 140B - a detailed demo and tutorial

video upload by CatSynth TV

"We take a detailed look at the features and presets in the new Wurlybird 140B from Cherry Audio, a recreation of what some consider the best of the Wurlitzer electric pianos, the model 140B. These are far more elusive than the better known 200 series, but our friends at Cherry Audio were able locate one for extensive sampling and modeling for this version, which sounds great and (as an electric piano enthusiast) is a lot of fun to play."

00:00 Introduction
00:25 History
01:40 Overview
02:27 Features from the original 140B
05:39 Effects section
14:58 Factory presets
19:59 Conclusion

All examples in this video performed by host Amanda Chaudhary, who regularly plays electric pianos in her own music. https://amandachaudhary.bandcamp.com

Merch: https://shop.catsynth.com
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