Tone 2 has released the Synth Legends soundset for their analog modeled virtual instrument Saurus. Here is an audio demo.
Exploring Saurus' True Analog capabilities the Synth Legends soundset takes you into the depths of aged circuitry, modular setups and authentic analog, delivering 200 classic synth patches. An inspiring collection of vintage instruments, Synth Legends perfectly mirrors the unique character of analog hardware, replacing popular analog synths like the Moog, Oberheim, Prophet 5, Korg MS20 and the Arp Odyssey.
Gritty basses, weaving arpeggios, expressive pads, screaming synths, dirty leads and vibrant brass, providing you with all the sonic flavors of the analog era.
* 200 presets by professional sounddesigners.
* Comfortable installation.
* Perfect integration into the user interface.
* Many patches can be ‘morphed’ using the modwheel.
Perfect for many genres, such as Old School Electronica, Soundtrack, Ambient, Techno, House, Funk, Synth Pop and a wide variety of other music genres.
For more info please visit the Synth Legends product page: tone2.com/html/synth%20legends.html
Saurus is a goto instrument for me as it’s easier on the CPU than a lot of circuit modeled plugins making it a good choice for live performance. It’s also a great value at $119. If you don’t have Saurus you can learn more about it here http://tone2.com/html/saurus%20synthesizer%20%20vst%20au.html. Below is a video I did a while back doing an improv with Saurus.
This is single patch improvisation recorded in one pass with no edits using Tone2's virtual Synthesizer Saurus. A single instance of Saurus is used with no other effects or editing other than what is built-into the synth. I'm starting with a factory patch in the "Lead" bank called "1970s Soloist H". I only touch the computer once during the performance in the middle to turn up the gain in the mod matrix so that LFO modulates pitch.
Prior to recording I mapped all sorts of parameters to my Novation Remote SL MK II Keyboard.
– XY map to Filter and Rez
– Bank 1 of the top 8 knobs are mapped to filter parameters and OSC Balance
– Bank 2 of top 8 knobs are mapped to effects parameters
– Bottom row 8 knobs are MIDI mapped to Oscillator noise type AM/FM, LFO Speed, Glide rate
– The first 4 sliders map to the volume ADSR
– The next 4 sliders map to filter ADSR
I used my projector to paint my wall with Saurus to the knob movement you see on the wall is in real-time and corresponds to my controller movement.
Artist site: http://www.markmoshermusic.com
Host of Sonic Encounters Podcast: http://markmoshermusic.com/podcast/.
Boulder Synthesizer Meetup founder and host: http://www.bouldersynth.com