Sonicware's Mega Synthesis revealed

US New groovebox recreates classic video game timbres.      05/01/24

Sonicware's Mega Synthesis revealed


For rapidly aging Millennials (yes, we're 40 now!) the twangy sound world of the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis is ingrained in our DNA. A heady mix of 4OP FM, warm naive PSG (Texas Instrument SN76489) tones and lofi PCM samples drove a number of creative soundtracks like Yuzo Koshiro's Revenge of Shinobi & the Streets of Rage series.

 

The innovative Sonicware JP must be fans also, as they've just released details of the forthcoming Mega Synthesis, a groovebox that combines FM, PSG and PCM sampling elements with effects & sequencing.

Creating game music is a breeze with our intuitive sequencer, featuring a straightforward 6-track layout comprising 3 FM synthesis tracks, 2 PSG synthesis tracks, and 1 PCM sample track.

Excitingly, Yuzo Koshiro himself has gotten involved with the development of the instrument, and has contributed both presets and patterns. The instrument also features a "legacy mode" which aims to emulate the unique 9-bit DAC of the classic system.

 

For more details, and to pre-order (please note, the first batch is sold out) then head to:

https://sonicware.jp/pages/liven-mega-synthesis

Posted by MagicalSynthAdventure an expert in synthesis technology from last Century and Amiga enthusiast.



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