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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Rob Papen Prisma 1.0.6 Update Live Stream

Live stream added this earlier post for those interested.

Rob Papen Prisma 1.0.6 Update

Rob Papen Prisma April 2024 Pads video upload by Rob Papen

"Prisma 1.0.6 loads now Go2-X and Albino-3 Legend.
Video with some of the 12 new pads played."


Live Stream 25 April 2024 BIT-2 & Prisma

Friday, November 17, 2023

Rob Papen Introduces Go2-X Software Synth w/ Ability to Draw and Morph Waveforms

video upload by Rob Papen


"In the Rob Papen world of synthesis, there was one type of synthesizer missing…

A synthesizer that has all of its controls and features available visually all at once.

So, the original Go2 was developed, and it instantly became very popular and used by many musicians and composers in their productions. Now it has been upgraded to Go2-X and it has been enhanced with even more useful features and enhancements to what already was the ‘Go To’ synthesizer!

As you might know, the current Rob Papen collection contains synthesizers that contain many features and types of synthesis which sometimes can be daunting to the average user.

Still, we thought that it would be awesome to add even more features to Go2 without losing its powerful concept and yes, we added in the X factor!

With Go2-X you can now draw in your own waveforms and morph between them. We have expanded the ARP section with ratcheting and the Magic Mode (from BIT-2).

You now have the option to use the Stereo Delay and Reverb at the same time... and many more cool new features and presets!

Yes, Go2-X has many new features that make sure that it will boldly ‘Go2’ where no other synth in this category went before……"

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Rob Papen Introduces LowSane

video upload by Rob Papen

via Rob Papen

"Welcome to the world of breaking down the digital world! Yes, in our music production world, we are proud to record on 24bit and 192kHz to provide pristine audio for music lovers.
BUT... as we are, we are keen on crushing things as well, which means that LoFi audio quality is not a side effect of cheap Chinese child toys, but has become a creative tool in today's music creation and post-audio productions! Who could have thought of that in the 80ties when everybody screamed for 16bit instead of 8bit!
Yes, humans are creative and many years later the ‘LoFi’ sound sculpting became an art of its own.

Well, LowSane adapts to this creative process and adds some additional creative options like the ‘Disrupt Sphere’ to this world of crushing down the digital bits!

It offers in the audio route a Distortion module, Band Pass / Notch Filter, Lo-Fi section, Hi and low Pass Filters, and a Noise Gate.

These parameters can be controlled by the ‘Disrupt Sphere’, and additionally there is also an Audio Follower which again can control the 'Disrupt Sphere' or any of the other parameters.

Last but not least there is a 2-slot modulation matrix in which you can connect again parameters, or use MIDI to control parameters and also the ‘Disrupt Sphere’.
With LowSane you get your bits and pieces together going LoFi!"

LowSane is part of the eXplorer-8 bundle.

Friday, July 14, 2023

Rob Papen Live Stream 13 July 2023 BLUE-III 'Klangwelt' soundbank preview!

video upload by Rob Papen

Friday, May 26, 2023

Rob Papen Live Stream 25 May 2023 all kind of things...

video upload by Rob Papen

"BLUE-III presets from the live stream

Unzip below:

Unzip and Copy the preset in one of your own choice bank folder.
PC: documents\Rob Papen\Blue3\Banks Folder\
Mac: applicatons\Rob Papen\Blue3\Banks Folder\"

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

BIT-2 Synth Sounds

video upload by Rob Papen

Wednesday, May 10, 2023


video upload by Rob Papen

"Some ARP and SEQ sounds of BIT-2"

See the announcement post for Rob Papen's BIT-2 for additional details.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Rob Papen Introduces BIT-2 Analogue Synthesis-Modelled Virtual Instrument

video upload by Rob Papen


Rob Papen Live Stream 27 April 2023 BIT-2 & how the introduction video was created

Press release follows:

Rob Papen takes trip back in time to boost BIT-2 beyond namesake plug-in predecessor as analogue synthesis-modelled virtual instrument

ECHT, THE NETHERLANDS: virtual instrument and effect plug-in developer Rob Papen Inspiration Soundware is proud to announce availability of BIT-2 as an analogue synthesis-modelled virtual instrument — with which it takes another trip back in time to take its namesake plug-in predecessor (released in 2019 to widespread critical acclaim with outstanding audio quality) to the next level with numerous new and creative features — as of April 27…

As an apt acronym if ever there was one, BIT stands for ‘Back In Time’. This alludes to the fact that the BIT-2 virtual instrument plug- in — like its namesake predecessor — mainly focuses on modelling analogue synthesis from a pre-digital era that has a still-sought- after charm of its own, one which had not been covered before BIT by the Rob Papen brand, whose virtual instrument products previously combined the best of analogue modelling with hybrid synthesis so successfully. Since self-confessed synth freak and world- renowned sound designer Rob Papen himself had started working with synthesizers at the tender age of 15 when purchasing an analogue Korg MS-20 semi-modular monosynth and accompanying analogue SQ-10 sequencer way back when, taking this trip back in time — and now a second time — makes perfect sense, both business-wise and otherwise.

On the face of it, BIT-2 has no (virtual) patch cables, but make no mistake: it is modular in nature. Indeed, its MOD (modulation) MATRIX is used for patching, though several connections — such as LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) and ENV (envelope) to the OSC 1 and OSC 2 parameters — can quickly be made when switching on the smart ADV (advanced) panel below the oscillators.

Oscillators are actually where boosting BIT-2 begins, with additional Super Saw (1/2/3) and Super Square (1/2/3) waveforms generating a three-oscillator sound within one oscillator to provide even more flexibility for sound creation. Conversely, though, it made sense to leave BIT’s ability to modulate OSC 2 with OSC 1 in several ways — expanding the sound palette profusely with PM (Phase Modulation), FM (Frequency Modulation), and RING (modulation) — as before. But boosting BIT-2 further still are its two top- notch analogue-modelled filters — FILTER 1 and FILTER 2 — expanded to include new types and modes for further enhancing its sound-shaping capabilities, while its AMP (amplifier) section has also been expanded to include multiple distortion types that are all at a ‘per voice’ level to make them much more usable — avoiding any ‘ugliness’ if playing chords, for instance.

Additions are also to be found in BIT-2’s ARP (arpeggiator)/sequencer section, including an ability to dynamically change the start STEP and end STEP number, resulting in interesting patterns that can be changed in real time, as well as the MAGIC MODE parameter that adds musical variation to the active ARP or sequencer. Saying that, the ARP/sequencer can now also work as a modulator, thanks to an additional FREE row that can be used to modulate other parts of BIT-2 in conjunction with the MOD MATRIX.

BIT-2 benefits from the addition of the RIBBON CONTROLLER section located at the bottom of its GUI (Graphical User Interface). It allows users to control several parameters at once using a mouse or external MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) controller, and — unlike a hardware ribbon controller — also has a tempo-based SPRING BACK feature with QUANTIZE and BIPOLAR mode. Performance-wise, PLAY MODE now features a LOCK PLAY function — helpful if using an MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) keyboard.

Expanded effects really represent the finishing touch to BIT-2 with some superb-sounding additions alongside other improvements, including Rob Papen’s proprietary REVERB that sounds superb, so no need — necessarily — to add reverb externally.

Ending where we began, BIT stands for ‘Back In Time’ but when working with the boosted BIT-2 it could just as well be taken to mean ‘Be Inspired Today’ — thanks to the analogue synthesis-modelled virtual instrument’s improvements and additions. As Rob Papen proudly points out by way of ending on a hands-on high note, “We now have animated dials in BIT-2, more modulation slots and modulation options, and last, but not least, many new presets by both myself and others have been included in this update... enjoy!”

BIT-2 is available as a 64-bit AAX-, AU-, VST- and VST3-compatible virtual instrument plug-in for Mac (OS X 10.13 or higher) and as a 32- and 64-bit VST- and VST3-compatible virtual instrument plug-in for PC (Windows 7 or higher) — with 64-bit AAX compatibility available for PT 12 or higher (PC) — at an introductory promo price of €74.00 EUR/$74.00 USD until June 1, 2023 — rising thereafter to its regular price of €99.00 EUR/$99.00 USD — from authorised Rob Papen resellers worldwide or as a download directly from Rob Papen itself for the same pricing from here: (Owners of BIT can upgrade to BIT-2 at an introductory promo price of €26.00 EUR/$26.00 USD until June 1, 2023, rising thereafter to its regular price of €35.00 EUR/$35.00 USD.)

BIT-2 is included in the latest version of Rob Papen’s all-encompassing eXplorer-8 bundle ( at no additional cost, so existing owners only have to download the latest installer and run it to add BIT-2 to their Rob Papen virtual instrument and effect plug-in collection.

For more in-depth info, including some superb-sounding audio demos, please visit the dedicated BIT-2 webpage here:

peek view Rob Papen Studio 2023

video upload by Rob Papen

"Just a short video about the studio...

The background music is from the PERU album.

And... music is entirely created using VST only. :o"

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Rob Papen - Signature Sounds for Waldorf M (Sounddemo)

video upload by WaldorfMusicChannel

"Rob Papen is a well-known sound designer from the Netherlands and many of his sounds and plug-ins have become legendary. Back in the 90s, he supplied several sound sets for the Microwave 1, which just saw the light of day. His 'Techno' and 'Signature' cards inspired many users and can therefore be heard on countless productions of the 90s. The two sound sets have been freshly reworked by Rob Papen and optimized on the M.

Both sets have been combined into one soundbank. The current signature set contains 128 patches and offers different lead sounds, basses, percussive sequencer sounds, pads, plugs and much more.

For external effects, the two FX plugins Delsane and RPVERB2 by Rob Papen were used. If you purchase the soundset you can get a discount on the two plugins. Please send a proof of purchase to :"

Monday, July 04, 2022

Rob Papen TECHNO card for Waldorf Microwave

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via this auction

"The most beautiful card from the twenty cards made at the time.

In near mint condition, fully working.

The inlays in the screenshots are not included in this sale nor is the synth."

Sunday, September 19, 2021

E-MU Systems 39 Sound Library CDs

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via this auction

"39 various Sound Library CD ROMs for use with Samplers or DAWs. These were made by E-MU Systems and their affiliates back in the 1980s. The "v" denotes volume number if they were part of a series.

To save space on my shelves, they were put into slim CD cases. The CDs are in very good condition

E-MU EIIIX Sound Library (12 CDs):

v1 - Emulator Standards
v2 - More Emulator Standards
v3 - Orchestral
v4 - Sound Effects
v5 - World Instruments
v6 - World Percussion / Ensembles
v7 - E-MU Classics
v8 - Vintage
v9 - Psychic Horms
v13 - Dance 2000
v15 - Bass Collection
v16 - 26 Drum Kits

Formula 4000 (5 CDs):

Hip-Hop Nation
Analog Odyssey
Techno Trance
Earth Tones

Emulator Sound Library (8 CDs):

v2 - Producer Series
v3 - Hollywood Sound Fx
v6 - Analogia Projects (2 CD)
v7 - Old World Instruments (2 CD)
v8 - Platinum Photo (2 CD)

Assorted CDs (14):

EOS Techno Synth Construction (Rob Papen)
Super Strings (Kurt Ader)
Dan Dean Bass Collection v2
Phatt Beats (2 CD)
Orbit Beats (2 CD)
Ensoniq X-Audion Series Sampling (3 CD)
The Holy Grail Grand Piano
Millennium Synths
Sounds of the 70s (2 CD)

Bonus - Diskettes of Midi Files (Twiddy Bits):

Bottoms - The Bass Volume (Keyfax)
General Instruments
Drums and Percussion
Jazz - Brass, Guitar and Solo instruments"

Monday, August 09, 2021

Rare Waldorf Microwave 1 Mean Green Machine - Limited 99 to Units

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via this auction

"RevB with CEM 3387 chips.

Comes with Kiwitechnics patch editor and two Rob Papen cards!!"

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Rob Papen Introduces Blade 2

Rob Papen

And the press release:

Rob Papen sharpens soft synth breakthrough by bringing boosted BLADE-2 to existing bundle owners and wider world beyond

ECHT, THE NETHERLANDS: virtual synthesizer, instrument, and effect plug-in developer Rob Papen Inspiration Soundware is proud to announce availability of BLADE-2 — boosting its original BLADE soft synth with fantastic features making it a dream synth for synth lovers who like to think out of the box while working in the box, and available at no extra cost to existing owners of the company’s expansive eXplorer-6 and sure-fire SoundDesign-X bundles — as of October 28…

When the original BLADE was released back in 2012, it had a unique concept — controlling the waveform harmonics (HARMOLATOR) using its recordable XY PAD, which was a very different approach to additive synthesis, and remains so to this day. Indeed, it was the first Rob Papen soft synth to include this feature, facilitating flexible sound editing, recording, and tempo-based playback. Put it this way: when putting this extraordinary combination into action, BLADE users can creatively generate very different tones — far from the sound of the subtractive synthesis crowd, and even those of other additive synthesizers.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Create a Jarre style track using RP Plugins

Published on Apr 8, 2020 Waveform

"A Jarre style track created using Rob Papen plugins with a breakdown of all the sounds used in the final piece. Created as a competition entry for Rob Papen Soundware."

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Rob Papen BIT Presets 01

Published on Dec 19, 2019 Rob Papen

"Demoing some of the new December 2019 presets for B.I.T.
You may download the new preset list below.

If you own B.I.T. please log in to and visit 'My Products' and download the latest installer to add these new presets, included the new Filter Types and new Monophonic Play Modes."

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Rob Papen RP XY Transfer Introduction

Published on Nov 20, 2019 Rob Papen

"Release planned for 21 or 22 November 2019.
Note: part of eXplorer-6"

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Rob Papen Predator 2 Live Streams

Published on Oct 24, 2019 Rob Papen

"Download the 3 pad sounds of this Live Stream:"

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Behringer K-2 review and comparison vs. Korg MS-20 by Rob Papen

Published on Sep 29, 2019 Redaktion Megasynth

"Behringer K-2 review and comparison vs. Korg MS-20 by Rob Papen"

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

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