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 DavoSynth by Elektrostudio is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin.
Product DavoSynth
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DavoSynth is inspired by Davolisint (a rare Italian keyboard created in 1972). It shares the same architecture as original, which lacks most of the features we'd expect from even a basic synth. There are two oscillators called VCO1 and VCO2 - but there are no waveform selection, syncing options or envelopes. So, what do we have? One Portamento and fine tune per oscillator and the heart of the synth - four sliders with vibrato effect and 7 different footings available at the same time (32', 16', 8', 4', 2', 1', and 1/2'). There's also a lever called "extend" which is an up-only pitch bend, not unlike the Yamaha CS-01 for example, as well as chorus and delay effect.

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16 April 2014 at 9:08pmBlackWinny

I really like this organ. It had always been classified as a kind of synth, but in fact it is essentially an organ since it had only one waveform (which is even not saw but simply square) in its two oscillators. It had even no filter, no modulation, and no envelope! It was nothing else than two sources of sound providing nothing else than a square form. Each sound source was mounted as traditional divide-down circuit as on all the organs and string synths or this epoch, and both had just an own vibrato as modulation, that's all. The only possibility to vary the sound was just to detune one source on an adjustable amount... and to use the pitch-bend level at the left of the panel during the monophonic play with the right hand. It was simple a two octave range keyboard, not a three octave range (the grey part of the keyboard wasn't really a third octave, it was a special 12 keys keyboard placed here atleft as a second keyboard of only one octave... or to repeat easier for the left hand some of the buttons of the panel to vary the richness of the sound in harmonics as with the 7 white buttons of the left part of the panel and the five sliders at the center!)

It was published to be used as a very cheap lead keyboard beside the string machines at an epoch where very few musicians could afford the very expensive real synths of Moog and ARP. In fact it was developed to be something able to compete a bit against the ARP Pro Soloist (reproduced with nice sounds in the ProSolo VST) which was itself also a sort of ultra-simple synth of the poor... but with the prestige of the mark ARP. AM Music Technology made a very nice emulation of the ProSolo VST) and Elektrostudio made a very nice emulation of the Davolisynth.

Dave Sinclair was a virtuoso of the Davolisynth in his rock band Caravan (that he founded in 1968) at the years of 1972-75 (far less after), and he played it a bit again for the fun of the public in the years 1978-79 in a few concerts when he was keyboardist of the band Camel.

16 August 2015 at 4:22pmjonni

I love this vsti but on presonus studio on and Windows 8.1does not work .....

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