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 Retrologue by Steinberg is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and a VST 3 Plugin.
Product Retrologue
Developer Steinberg
Price (MSRP) $ 49.99
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Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Operating System Availability
Download Released
 1.1  - Released
 1.1.30  - Released
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Retrologue houses two oscillators, each with a maximum of eight widely detunable voices, one sub and one noise oscillator, alongside a dozen high-quality filter types as well as 300 presets. Also on board are two LFOs and two ADSR envelopes. With the ten-stage Modulation Matrix, users can assign modulation sources to vary the targets' values, also supporting modulation assignments from Note Expression, Steinberg's way of editing controller data.

Features at a glance:

  • Classic virtual analog synthesizer with more than 300 high-quality presets dedicated to classic leads and analog synth sounds.
  • Intuitive user interface for effective usability and direct accessibility.
  • Two oscillators with up to eight detunable voices each plus a sub and noise oscillator.
  • 12 different high-quality filter types.
  • 2 LFOs and ADSR for filters and amp envelopes.
  • 10-stage Modulation Matrix with Note Expression support for unlimited flexibility.
  • Mono and Poly Modes with Legato and Glide.
  • FX Section with high-class modulation and delay effects.
  • NEW: VST 3, VST 2 and AU compatible host application support.
Discussion: Active


19 April 2013 at 5:57pmmanandmusic

Congratulation - good review. I also think, that Retrologue is an alternative to that synth, that you mentioned in the first sentence ...

23 January 2015 at 2:44pmexmatproton

For the money, Retrologue is a great synth. But it is only a small part of Diva. Diva houses more then one synth. But it is also heavier on the CPU.

For some quick and 'analogy' sounds, i use Retrologue. For the deeper works, with more control over the sound, i use Diva (and Zebra2).

I bought Retro... for €50,-. Now that is just cheap. And the quality of the warm, deep osc's and filter is amazing.

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