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Moog One Synthesizer

Moog One Synthesizer

Review

Hi everyone.

Well. These are extremely exciting times for all of us synthesists, It really is like a dream come true to live in such exciting times of electronic synthesizer instruments. For years, we have have lusted after those vintage analog classics from yesteryear. And then after finally raising the funds required to meet the rising demands commanded by those vintage collectors items only to be scared away by the fear of purchasing a broken, faulty or high maintenance item that will let you down when needed for every day usage.

Well…those days are over. Here is a brand new golden age for analog synthesizer fanatics.

Let’s have a look at a few highlights from the last few years:

DSI Prophet 6, DSI OB6, Moog Model D Reissue, Mood Sub37, Korg Minilogue, Korg Monologue, Korg Prologue, Novation Peak, Roland SE-02…and not to mention, even Behringer are getting in on the act with the DM12 and Boog Model D.

But folks. Here it is. Yes, it is expensive. Yes it is limited to only 8 or 16 poly depending on the option you choose. And yes, it really, really is – after all of these years. An actual Polyphonic Moog Analog Synth.

You know, some people will scoff at the price. But other people will realise where the joy can come from by having an actual, tactile, real-life, Moog Polyphonic Synthesizer right in front of them. And a modern instrument, requiring no fixing, no temperamental issues. It just works.

The Moog One is here. Check out the video preview below.

Have fun all, and let me know how you get on with yours. Because you know, you will be purchasing a Moog One any day now!

Moog One Video Preview

best free piano vst
best free piano vst

 

Camel Audio

Alchemy Player Demo – Fantastic Free VST Synth

The Alchemy Player from Camel Audio, could very well be one of the best kept secrets in the audio production world.

I frequent music forums and production websites frequently, but do not find much mention of this completely free, fantastic sounding VST Instrument.

Since it has a large download size, you may wish to first hear some audio demonstrations of what the Alchemy Player sounds like for yourself. So, I’ve taken the time out to create a demo of just a selection of the 200 top quality sounds that come with this free virtual instrument.

The sounds in my alchemy player demo appear in this order:

“Dawn To a Sunless Sea”, “Hoffa Goes Saw”, “House Pike”, “Low Red Moon”, “Sequenced Square”, “Rain Lakota”, “Battlestar”, “Breakdown Boom”

There is no additional processing applied to the audio demo. This is how the instrument sounds without any manipulation. I didn’t even take time to create any intricate programming or sequencing, most of the demo is produced by pressing a single key and letting the sounds run their course.

You’ll hear a varied selection of sounds in this demo. Ranging from ambient soundscapes to arpeggiated techno sequences, and a dance riser to top it all off.

There is a degree of control offered over sounds in the Alchemy player, using X/Y pad style controllers and the modulation wheel to vary the sounds. In this demo, I didn’t go to those measures, so even the small selection of sounds that you will hear can be further altered in real time to create additional variations.

To hear it for yourself, to help decide whether its worth the download (you will find that it certainly is), hit the play button below.

Here are sound samples of the alchemy player demo:

If you’re convinced and wish to download the instrument for yourself, completely for free, here is a link to Camel Audio’s website where you can find it:

Camel Audio Alchemy Player Free