Max for Cats has just released a new Max4Live device: SynthieCat, which has been inspired by EMS Synthi A. The device is demoed below and comes with 1 self-installing Live Pack containing the Max for Live MIDI instrument and 23 presets. Early cat pricing until February 22nd, the regular price will be 29.99 EUR.
Here are the details:
SynthieCat is a Max for Live matrix synthesizer. The EMS Synthi A model was its inspiration, which debuted in May 1971 and was made famous by the likes of Pink Floyd, Aphex Twin, and many more.
Even though classic bass and lead sounds are possible, don't expect a traditional synth. This machine is designed for sound design and experimentation. It's no surprise the EMS Synthi A found its way early into the toolkit of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, or was used by the psychedelic spacerock band Hawkwind in the early 1970s.
Each of the three oscillators' frequency can follow incoming MIDI notes, simply by clicking the Toggle (keyboard icon) on the left. A MIDI note will also trigger the envelope shaper – which again is different from a classic ADSR curve.
Additionally, SynthieCat can be sidechained to other tracks in the Live Set. This way it can function as an effect for audio sources of any kind.
Here's a tutorial from the man himself:
Get the SynthieCat from SonicBloom here: https://sonicbloom.net/products/synthiecat-by-max-for-cats/
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