Old-school sounds captured from an early Apple home computer with an Alpha Syntauri music system 29/05/12
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Puremagnetik has released alphaSynth, which they describe as a library of old-school sounds captured from an early Apple home computer with an Alpha Syntauri music system.
The Alpha Syntauri was a music system designed around the expansion capabilities of the Apple ][. The hardware consisted of an external piano-style keyboard, with a 3-card set that plugged into the Apple ][, including a keyboard interface card, and the two-board Mountain Computer Music System. Software was designed to support music composition and performance.
Puremagnetik tells us that they have captured the 8-bit charm of this early home computer music system and reprogrammed everything for the modern music workstation. They say that, whether you are looking for aliased chippy sounds, lo-fi leads or quirky percussion, alphaSynth brings one of the best things about 1982 right to your desktop.
Alpha Syntauri recordings and programming are courtesy of Christopher Randall. alphaSynth Features:
Over 20 multi-sampled instruments with expressive articulations
Hundreds of expertly recorded multi-samples
Advanced Ableton Live Racks with customized Macro Controls
Kontakt KSP easy edit GUI
Logic EXS version includes Channel Strip Settings with Logic effects
EXS Universal file format for easy importing into any audio host
Requires Ableton Live 8.2, Kontakt 4, Logic 8 or EXS24 compatible host
200 MB of physical RAM
250 Megabytes (MB) of free hard disk space
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