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Syntronik – an awesome array of VST synths from IK Multimedia

Sep
04

Three years ago when I started my Rocket Opera project I wanted to reproduce something of the quality of early 1970s BBC “station break” productions. These were ‘fillers’, usually animated films that had been imported from Eastern Europe: Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary.

The soundtracks were often a mix of experimental and ‘easy listening’ type music:
heavy reverberation, vocal singing parts, traditional instruments and the occasional early synth sound. Weird, unusual films by people like Jiri Trnka, Jan Swankmayer that without ever directly criticising the Soviet regime, did so in spades by just being so irreverent. Surrealist anti-common-sense that supposedly expressed the frustrations fears and anxieties of those living in the shadow of the Russian system. Or something.

This is what I was going for in songs like “The Rocket” about the Soviet N1 Rocket, with its heavy pulsing Synth bass line as well as haunting clarinet melody. It was also what I was aiming for in songs like the DSKY about the computer that enabled
the Apollo crew to navigate the dark side of the moon for the first time in 1968. The keyboard sounds needed to match.

Stereolab at their best mimic this musical period in their most unusual and offbeat recordings. Music soundtracks on theses films would be synth and traditional combined and was experimental to say the least! When I first heard Stereolab I was impressed by was how offbeat it was and it reminded me in some ways of this early ’70s BBC station filler music.

For the synths I used VSTs and Garageband. I had to go a bit deeper and look into using bits of other programs – it was difficult to bring together all the VST syths I wanted back in 2013.

Now along has come IK Multimedia’s Syntronik system or ecosystem of synth plug-ins. This invaluable plugin can truly claim the name “synth powerhouse”. It has a huge library 17 instruments with great samples of many truly vintage synths

You are able to finally access a massive repository of the most wanted synths that have been sampled for triggering using your favorite MIDI based software such as Garageband or Pro-Tools

These include such classics as the Prophet 5 and the Galaxy as well as the miniMoog. Why have all the synths when you have the plugins? Who wants to have all the hardware lying around? The sound is the sound is the sound! Lifting heavy wood steel and plastic gear is not something I want to do for the rest of my life!

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Sampletank another software system for deploying this and other IK plugin instruments makes a great “sister software” and along with this comes some awesome FX rack effects: tape echo, overdrive etc. Another plus is something called sequencing Drift which is a boost to oscillator based synths making them sound fatter, cleaner, and more rounded.

I fully recommend Syntronik – the world’s first really well thought through and well planned VST package and ‘ecosystem’.

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Syntronik – The legendary synth powerhouse
The Legendary Synth Powerhouse

Syntronik

Syntronik is a cutting-edge virtual synthesizer that raises the bar in sound quality and flexibility thanks to the most advanced sampling techniques combined with a new hybrid sample and modeling synthesis engine. Syntronik includes 17 amazing instruments, available as a collection or separately, with over 2,000 preset sounds covering a wide selection from 38 of the most iconic to ultra-rare and painstakingly multi-sampled vintage synthesizers. Syntronik’s synthesis engine goes well beyond traditional sampling thanks to a brand new analog modeled filter section created with the utmost expertise from IK, the pioneer in virtual circuit modeling. This is coupled with exclusive DRIFT™ technology to accurately reproduce the behavior of oscillators from real hardware synths. All of this combined with an effects section that is unrivaled in the world of virtual instruments along with advanced features like 4-part layers, splits and arpeggiators make Syntronik the ultimate source of inspiration with the widest palette of synthesizer sounds ranging from exact reproductions of the originals to sounds never heard before that will stand out from the crowd in productions covering any genre and style.

Minimod
Based on Modular Moog, Minimoog Model D, Moog Voyager

OXa
Based on Oberheim OB-X, OB-Xa

J-8
Based on Roland Jupiter-8, Jupiter-6, Jupiter-4

Pro-V
Based on Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, Prophet-10

V-80
Based on Yamaha CS-80, GX-1, CS-01II

Harpy 260
Based on ARP 2600

T-03
Based on Roland TB-303 Bassline

Blau
Based on PPG Wave 2.3

Bully
Based on Moog Taurus I, II, 3

Galaxy
Based on Alesis Andromeda

SAM
Based on Oberheim SEM (Synthesizer Expander Module)

String Box
Based on ARP String Ensemble (Solina), Elka Rhapsody 490, Hohner String Performer, Roland RS-505 Paraphonic, Roland RS-09 Organ/Strings

Polymorph
Based on Moog Polymoog, Opus 3, Rogue, Realistic Concertmate MG-1

99
Based on Yamaha SY99

DCO-X
Based on Roland JX-10, JX-8P, JX-3P

Noir
Based on Multimoog, Micromoog, Moog Prodigy

J-60
Based on Roland Juno-60

Capturing Synthesizer DNA

When it comes to accurately reproducing the sound of timeless machines like Moog, Oberheim, Sequential Circuits, ARP, Roland and Yamaha vintage synthesizers, sampling their sound-generating oscillators is the only way to ensure truly authentic sounds. We selected some of the most sought after synthesizers, sourced only the best instruments from private collections, and painstakingly sampled them. Sound designers worked hand in hand with software developers to take full advantage of this “synthesizer DNA,” with the goal of offering a highly flexible instrument that would maintain the exact sonic character of the originals while extending their creative potential even further. We have captured multiple round robins of single oscillators, oscillator combinations (including sync and FM sweeps) and after more than 70,000 samples and 50GB later, Syntronik is ready to set a new standard in the world of virtual instruments.

Syntronik

An Array of Synthesizers

Syntronik includes the following 38 amazing synths and string machines offering more than 2,000 instrument presets:

Alesis Andromeda
ARP 2600
ARP String Ensemble (Solina)
Elka Rhapsody 490
Hohner String Performer
Micromoog
Minimoog Model D
Modular Moog
Moog Opus 3
Moog Prodigy
Moog Rogue
Moog Taurus I
Moog Taurus II

Moog Taurus 3
Moog Voyager
Multimoog
Oberheim OB-X
Oberheim OB-Xa
Oberheim SEM (Synthesizer Expander Module)
Polymoog
PPG Wave 2.3
Realistic Concertmate MG-1
Roland Juno-60
Roland Jupiter-4
Roland Jupiter-6
Roland Jupiter-8

Features

17 powerful instruments with familiar panel designs and easy to use controls
A collection of 38 iconic synthesizers and string machines
Multi-sampled oscillators for ultimate authenticity
4 classic types of circuit-modeled filters to shape sounds
DRIFT™ technology for realism of subtle oscillator variations
Mix and match oscillators with filters for new original sounds
True 4-part synth to create rich sounds with layers and splits
4 dynamic arpeggiators for complex rhythmic textures
38 high-quality effects derived from AmpliTube and T-RackS
More than 50GB of sounds and over 2,000 presets
Browser search by category or keyword to find sounds in seconds
Optimized resizable interface
Load Syntronik sounds into SampleTank 3 for more expandability
Works as a 64-bit plug-in or standalone instrument for Mac/PC
Fully functional free version also available

Like as if you had the ability to go out to order ANY synth you wanted – you order what you need. When I write more operas I’m going to rely heavily on Syntronik – its a lifesaver!

Well done IK Multimedia for another triumph!

Link to IK Multimedia Syntronik:
http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/syntronik/

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