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Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Is the OXI Instruments Coral the Only Multitimbral Synthesizer Module for Eurorack?

The following is the latest press release from OXI Instruments for their new Coral eurorack module. It claims that Coral is the only "multitimbral synthesizer module marketed for Eurorack", but there are others as you can see in previous posts here, including the Mayer M800 (16 voice in 4 parts), Ryk Vector Wave (16/4 as well), Percussa SSP, and Rossum Assimil8or (8 part though sample based). If you know of others, feel free to leave a comment. Regardless, OXI Instruments Coral is an impressive module. You can find demos of it in previous posts here.

The press release follows:

OXI Instruments introduces Coral as only multitimbral synthesizer module marketed for Eurorack, empowering users to create basslines, drones, drums, pads, and riffs

NIGRÁN, PONTEVEDRA, SPAIN: having hitherto made musical waves with its inaugural OXI One product release as a battery-powered performative sequencer, controller, and composition tool with four fully-independent sequencers (originally raising 1,178% of its fixed funding goal with American crowdfunding website Indiegogo in 2021 and regularly updated with new features since shipping), inspirational and innovative music-making tools-crafter OXI Instruments is proud to announce (limited stock) availability of Coral as the only multitimbral synthesizer module marketed for Eurorack — embracing eight-voice polyphony (freely splittable into different parts and allowing every parameter to be independently set for each voice or part) and several sound engines (each assignable to different voices) all accessible via a colourful, organic interface arranged around an anodised and beautifully silk-printed aluminium panel, premium finished with custom aluminium knobs, empowering users to create basslines, drones, drums, pads, and riffs while effortlessly manipulating voices independently to craft complex patches out of the box — as of August 30…

Ultimately utilising lots of computing power to deliver rich-sounding engines in an eight-voice package that could conceivably be termed the ultimate multitimbral synthesizer — depending on the sound engine involved, one voice can have up to eight oscillators, meaning up to 64 oscillators playing at once making for a massive sound, for example, Coral can be played in a number of ways. While it is fair to say that it breaks free from conventional polyphonic synthesizer behaviour, Coral can conveniently be played polyphonically using only one CV (control Voltage) and gate connection, allocating a new voice every time it registers a new note — be that part of an arpeggio, strummed chord, or pad with long decayed notes — on the oct (V/Oct) input. Independent filter, amplifier, and modulation envelopes are available to each of those voices — in fact, every parameter can be independently set for each voice, including individual effect sends! It is also possible to play all eight voices in unison — all voices playing the same note for drones and thick textures, as well as triggering the internal envelopes with the trig input or directly controlling the amplifier level with the amp CV.

Coral also benefits from full MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) integration, meaning multitimbral operation is a given while also allowing for control over any part’s parameter via MIDI CC (Continuous Controller) commands. Indeed, its eight voices can be freely split into different parts; this time, every parameter can be independently set for each part to craft complex patches out of the box. But there’s more: once those voices have been grouped across different parts, users can distribute the modulation signals across them using the part CV; so, for instance, if there are two parts, the first part will be addressed if the part CV voltage is between 0 and 2.5V while the second will be addressed if the voltage is between 2.5 and 5V.

But better still, several sound engines can be assigned to each of Coral’s voices; included instances available from the outset are Virtual Analog, Waveshaping, FM (Frequency Modulation), custom Wavetable, MDO (Multiple Detuned Oscillator), String, HiHat Synth, Snare Synth, Digital Kick, and Wav Player, now boosted by new Additive with Wavefolder and Diode Distortion additions. As one such sound engine implies by name, Coral supports almost any kind of WAV file — 16-, 24-, and 32-bit mono or stereo — with no limit to playback time! Thinking outside the box comes easily when working with Coral — add overdrive to samples, sculpt them using the filters and envelopes, pitch them up and down in tune, and even modulate the sample file or folder in real time using the CV inputs or MIDI CC commands! It is possible to load any wavetable WAV file to the SD card for Coral’s Wavetable engine; wavetables can even be morphed into three dimensions using OXI Instruments’ OXI Wave app — based on the amazing Wave Edit app created by Andrew Belt — that makes creating and editing them both fun and interesting in equal measures.

Clearly, Coral can go far beyond the realms of a conventional polyphonic synthesizer, then, thanks to the comprehensive voice management and manipulation on offer. On the face of it, those powerful sound engines speak volumes in and of themselves — as does Coral’s full-featured polyphonic sample playback plus built-in space (deep atmosphere) and chorus (rich ensemble) effects potential. It is, indeed, the only eight-voice polyphonic, multi-engine, multi- part synthesizer module marketed for Eurorack, one whose freedom of voice management is even hard to match in desktop gear. Going from rich polyphonic patches to a fully-fledged groove box with basslines, drums, and leads comes quickly to Coral, which, of course, can be fully controlled using MIDI and CV — or both! All available to all in a compact (14HP) form factor for a reasonable price — particularly when pitched against a conventional polyphonic synthesizer.

“The introduction of Mutable Instruments’ Plaits module was a revolution in terms of compact, multi-engine synth voice modules,” maintains OXI Instruments CEO & CTO Manuel Vázquez Rodríguez, good-heartedly giving credit where credit is due before digging deeper to end on a high note: “Thanks to their open source contributions, we have taken some of their algorithms and put them into a tasty, compact package that contains eight ‘instances’ of that module with custom-developed engines alongside new ingredients like independent envelopes and filters per voice, effects, full MIDI implementation, and a colourful, organic interface. On top of that, custom wavetables and a sample playback engine are also available per voice. But we didn’t want to just create another polyphonic synth, so, to allow users to make the most of every voice, we’ve introduced the multi-part concept. Consequently, users can arrange and use the eight voices as they wish — with eight monophonic parts, one polyphonic part of eight voices, or any combination thereof, such as two polyphonic parts of three voices each, plus two monophonic voices in the same module, meaning Coral can be corralled into acting as a versatile and powerful polysynth, drum machine, groovebox, and sound exploration module... all at the same time! We won’t stop there, though, adding more features in future through regular firmware updates — just like we’ve been doing with OXI One!”

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Mayer EMI M800 Live Chat & Q&A

video upload by MATTHS

"Following on from my previous overview of the very capable Mayer EMI #M800 R2 module (which you can watch here ➡️ ) I promised that I would setup a live chat and Q&A with the company to discuss your feedback and thoughts on the M800 module. So here it is! 😎

There has been some great feedback from you all and so I will be putting some of these ideas to them during this livestream. Join us to get involved and be art of the journey of bringing this module to market!"

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

M800 R2 extended Virtual Analog Synthesizer Eurorack Version by Mayer EMI

video upload by MATTHS

"In this video, I provide an overview of the Mayer EMI #eurorack module version of their amazing MD900 VA Synthesiser - the #M800 If you don't know about the MD900, it is a polyphonic desktop synthesizer, multitimbral with 4 parts. A polyphony of up to 16 voices are shared by the 4 multi-timbral parts. All of these 4 parts have their own effect stack. There is also a sequencer and sample playback ability.

What they are doing here is putting the MD900 in a 32HP eurorack module with exactly the same functionality! This is a mean feat. You don't see many modules with this type of capability!

Before this comes to market, Mayer are keen to hear your feedback. What works, what would you like to see, how would you use it etc and so this video is to open a conversation on that. Please leave any comments and thoughts below in the comments section and we will then raise these in a few weeks time as part of a live Q&A with the Mayer team. You can also join us then to chat through your ideas for the module in realtime so make sure you hit the subscribe and bell button to be notified when this happens."

🕸 WEBSITE w/ links -

01:36 - Intro
02:18 - Inputs and Outputs
05:20 - Screen and Navigation
07:05 - Sounds
10:20 - Filters
12:14 - Wavetables
14:30 - Envelopes
16:16 - Effects
18:55 - Modulation Matrix
23:30 - More Sounds
26:05 - Sample Playback
27:00 - Sequencing
32:00 - Arp
38:00 - Round Up
41:26 - End Commentary

Sunday, May 15, 2022

SUPERBOOTH 2022 Mayer Sound MD900

video upload by sonicstate

"The Mayer MD900 is a pretty highly specified machine - with multi-timbrality, sequencer and clip style arrangements, the Extended Analog Engine does sound pretty tasty and we caught up with Horst Mayer - the man behind it to get a demo. We hope it comes across like it did in the room.

Available now at a price of around €2800 Euros"

See the Mayer label below for more.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Mayer Electronic Music Instruments MD900 Extended Virtual Analog (XVA) Desktop Synthesizer

via Mayer

MD900 is a polyphonic desktop synthesizer, multitimbral with 4 parts. A polyphony of 16 voices are shared by the 4 multi-timbral parts. All of these 4 parts have their own effect stack [Mod-Delay (flanger, chorus, vibrato), Reverb, Tube-AMP, EQ, LP-Filter, DYNAMIC (Limiter) , Stereo Delay ...].

The overall audio path is stereo. Rationally, the oscillator, mixer filter, amps and effects are all in stereo.

Four independent arpeggiator und step sequenzer assigned to each of the four synth parts. The trigger sequencer may trigger the built in transient sample player (Drum Kit .wav) or send triggers to MIDI-Out (USB-DIN or USB-MIDI)

The housing is made of aluminum with real walnut wood on the front and back.
All components are industrial grade. On the operator panel we use precision potentiometer with aluminum covered knobs.
For some parameter entries we use endless encoder without rest.
This kind of encoders feels like a potentiometer.
All of this feels very valuable and it feels great to work with.

The MD900 XVA engine is patch compatible with the M800-R2 synthesizer.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Mayer Electronic Music Instruments M800 Polyphonic Multi-timbral Eurorack Module

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M800 Multi-Timbral Polyphonic Synthesizer VA- Mayer Electronic /Wavetable patch

Published on Feb 15, 2020 Dziam Bass

The Mayer M800 made its first appearance at SUPERBOOTH 2019, posted here.

"The amazing M800 Polyphonic Synthesizer Multi-Timbral Virtual Analog with touch screen and variable multimode filter like SEM: multimode state variable filter (Curtis chip emulation) and another Diode ladder filter (Steiner Parker) 12db and another on MOOG_LD23: Transistor ladder (moog style) 24db and more from Mayer Electronic has just arrived here.

A powerful tool that takes the eurorack module to a new level M800 - Virtual Analog [VA] multitimbral polyphonic synthesizer in the Eurorack format. Multitimbral with four Parts. The synth-engine has 12 Voices on the end of the signal path every part has your own stackable effect section (Delay, Reverb, Chorus, Equalizer ...).

Friday, May 17, 2019

Superbooth 2019 - Mayer M800 Poly Eurorack and Control System

Published on May 17, 2019 sonicstate

"This is a relatively new concept, almost bypassing the Eurorack concept of patching CV cables, and using the racking system to power it. The M800 is an advanced multi-timbral poly unit with sample player, arpeggiators and plenty more, but uses a secondary bus to receive control signals from dedicated controller modules. These make no sound themselves, but are used to control the main M800 unit.
It remains to be seen if the world is ready for such a conceptual sea change, but it has some interesting possibilities."

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