Rob Papen digs out some vintage analogue synthesis with B.I.T.

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Rob Papen’s synths are usually hybrids of analogue modelling and digital synthesis but with B.I.T. he goes back-in-time (see what he did there?) to focus on old fashioned analogue synthesis from the “good ole days”. B.I.T. You get two oscillators, two filters, a couple of LFOs and an envelope per voice. No flashy wavetables or […]

CYPHER2: An analogue-modelled sound design adventure into MPE from Fxpansion

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Fxpansion has released a new virtual synthesizer focused around sound design and MPE based expressive performance. CYPHER2, it says, takes us on “a sound design adventure” and is designed for deep sonic exploration and expressive performances. That sounds exciting! CYPHER2 It sounds huge and looks complicated. So complicated that they’re afraid to put a screenshot […]

SONiVOX blend Arp Solina Strings with analog synthesis and a dash of sequencing

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They are calling it the Solina Redux. A re-imagining of the classic Arp Solina Strings to make it groovier, fruitier and even more heavenly. SONiVOX takes all the original Solina sounds and combines them with a side-order of virtual analogue synthesizer. And then for fun they put in a pair of step-sequences to get the […]