Cherry Audio Voltage modular

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cherryDan
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148 posts since 1 Oct, 2018

Post Fri May 15, 2020 1:05 pm

Coming next week...

https://youtu.be/XJyJNjBKung

- Dan @ Cherry Audio

JerGoertz
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2794 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Re: Cherry Audio Voltage modular

Post Fri May 15, 2020 1:08 pm

cherryDan wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 1:05 pm
Coming next week...

https://youtu.be/XJyJNjBKung

- Dan @ Cherry Audio
Awesome, will there be any module sales to coincide with the release?
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cherryDan
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148 posts since 1 Oct, 2018

Re: Cherry Audio Voltage modular

Post Fri May 15, 2020 5:25 pm

JerGoertz wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 1:08 pm
Awesome, will there be any module sales to coincide with the release?
There are some very exciting new modules coming next week, and they will be on sale. We think you're going to love this.

- Dan @ Cherry Audio

Cinebient
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4769 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: Cherry Audio Voltage modular

Post Fri May 15, 2020 8:29 pm

Looks good!

Gosh
KVRian
856 posts since 2 May, 2005

Re: Cherry Audio Voltage modular

Post Sat May 16, 2020 2:03 am

I would love to see the possibility to only download the modules I want (i.e. I want to skip some of the modules I have bought). Will this be possible with version 2 or a future version?
Thanks and cheers

kingtubby
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940 posts since 1 Mar, 2003 from Duston, NN5

Re: Cherry Audio Voltage modular

Post Sat May 16, 2020 3:38 am

The ui overhaul looks great - so much better :D
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cherryDan
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148 posts since 1 Oct, 2018

Re: Cherry Audio Voltage modular

Post Tue May 19, 2020 1:15 pm

Voltage Modular 2.0 is here!

Cherry Audio is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated release of Voltage Modular 2.0! This truly massive new release is completely FREE for all Voltage Modular users, and brings innovative new features, workflow improvements, and new sonic possibilities to the realm of software modular synthesis. Voltage Modular 2.0 is the most feature-rich, sonically flexible software modular platform in the world.

https://youtu.be/g5yeH3Sc9zA

A Universe Without Limits

Voltage Modular 2.0 blows away all patching limitations, and introduces groundbreaking new ways to build complex patches with fewer cables.

Previously, every jack in Voltage Modular was really six jacks, multed together. In version 2.0, an unlimited number of cables can be plugged into every jack, for endless modulation possibilities.

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The new Buses feature offers an ingenious new way to build complex patches and eliminate messy cables. Both input and output jacks can be assigned to buses. All output signals on a bus are mixed, with the result available as an input source on all input jacks. This mimics the alternative patching options offered by instruments such as the ARP 2500 and EMS VCS3.

In addition, Voltage Modular 2.0 lets developers create modules that are normalized to signals on the IO Panel. Modules such as the new DCO-60 and SynthVoice (detailed below) can read CV, gate, and all other signals directly from the IO Panel, eliminating the need to patch these cables every time a new module is added.

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The new Variations feature takes modular synthesis in unprecedented new directions. A patch can contain an unlimited number of variations, with each variation storing the positions of all knobs, switches, and settings of all modules contained in the patch. Variations may be played individually, or triggers or CV can be used to move through variations in endless ways. Imagine sequences that iterate through wildly different tones for every note, or sounds that alternate between brighter and softer timbres with every key press.

The IO Panel now includes an integrated Recording section, generating pristine 32-bit floating point audio files, sourced from the IO Panel main left and right outputs. Effortlessly record entire live performances, or use gate signals to automatically start and stop recordings.

Software That Works With You

You'll find endless workflow improvements throughout Voltage Modular 2.0. Some of these changes speed up workflow, while others will inspire you to create new sounds and work in new ways.

Shift-drag to move all cables connected to a single jack at the same time. Ctrl-D hides and shows all cables at once. Looking for a particular module? Ctrl-F instantly takes you to the Module search box. You'll wonder how you lived without these simple-yet-wildly-effective features.

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We've added numerous new categories to help organize your module library, but that's just the beginning. Custom module categories can be created for any module in your collection, and an unlimited number of search terms can be added to modules, making it easier than ever to find the exact module you're looking for.

Use the new Randomize feature to set a module's sliders, buttons, switches, and other controls to random positions, creating incredibly inspiring results for sequencers and sound generators. The new Bypass feature, available in compatible modules, temporarily removes a module from a patch, offering a fast and easy way to hear an individual module's effect upon a complex sound.

Auto-align all modules to the left is a great way to tidy module layouts and close gaps, and is switchable on a per-cabinet basis. There's even a preference to automatically set new cabinets to use the auto-align feature.

You'll find even more workflow improvements throughout Voltage Modular 2.0!

An Endlessly Evolving Platform

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Voltage Modular 2.0 has a thrilling new look. Many of Cherry Audio's modules have been reworked, making them easier to use, more powerful, and more compact. For example, we've added linear FM modulation to the Oscillator module, resonance modulation to the Filter module, dual channels to the Oscilloscope, and tempo sync to the Stereo Delay module. Legacy Cherry Audio modules will continue to be updated over the next couple months.

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The Core package has been expanded to include the new Poly Vintage Oscillator, Poly Ladder Filter, Poly Super Oscillator, Poly Super Envelope Generator, Spectrum Analyzer, MIDI File Player, and Micro Mult modules. These new modules are absolutely FREE to all owners of the Voltage Modular Core package! There are loads of new presets, too, plus there are new presets for the Nucleus and Ignite packages as well.

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The MS Vintage Bundle has been expanded to include the new Poly VCO-20 Dual Oscillator and Poly VCF-20 Filter, for polyphonic playback of their gargantuan tones! Of course, these new modules are absolutely FREE to all owners of the MS Vintage Bundle! Get MS Vintage Bundle for only $19 (regularly $30) through May 31!

Misfit Audio's Digi Drums bundle has been expanded with the new Digi Sample module. Drag any drum sample onto this fun new module for instant triggering. And, yes, Digi Sample is absolutely FREE to all owners of the Digi Drums Bundle!

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Cherry Audio's new Vector Bundle ($39) includes the exciting new AirWave, Poly AirWave, AirVector, and AirStep modules. These incredible modules simply have to be heard to be believed. Combining the power of vector synthesis, sample playback, and wave sequencing with raw modular synthesis, these modules deliver a vast new palette of dynamically changing tone colors to Voltage Modular. Get Vector Bundle for only $29 (regularly $39) through May 31!

https://youtu.be/gI2lkDaknVs

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We've saved the very best for last. Cherry Audio's new Vintage Voice Bundle ($39) takes Voltage Modular in a thrilling new direction. Vintage Voice comes fully loaded with our new SynthVoice, SynthVoice Filter, DCO-60, VCF-60, and Chorus-60 modules.

SynthVoice is a complete semi-modular vintage synthesizer, featuring two oscillators, a multi-mode filter, an LFO, dual envelope generators, sample and hold, and spring reverb. It's like having a classic ARP 2600 synthesizer in your modular rack. SynthVoice Filter puts the brute power of SynthVoice's multi-mode filter into a separate module.

DCO-60 is our crowning achievement. We've modeled every aspect of the beloved classic Juno-106 synthesizer, from its self-oscillating filter to its dreamy chorus effect, and built them into a fully-polyphonic module, loaded with patch points, that has to be heard to be believed. We've even recreated the complete "A" and "B" banks of the original factory presets. We believe DCO-60 is among finest emulations of the Juno-106 ever created, and we know you're going to love it. DCO-60's highpass and lowpass filter is also available separately as the VCF-60 module, and the lovely chorus effect is available in the new Chorus-60 module.

Get Vintage Voice Bundle for only $29 (regularly $39) through May 31!

https://youtu.be/qP9RzNOOKyA

Oh, and one final thing. We've eliminated the limit on free modules, so commercial developers can now publish all the free modules they'd like. And we've lowered the minimum module price down to $5.

To view more videos about all of these new features, visit our Videos page here: https://cherryaudio.com/resources/videos!

Voltage Modular 2.0 is available now! To download Voltage Modular 2.0 immediately, visit your Library page here: https://store.cherryaudio.com/my/library
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Ceej
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262 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from Sacramento, CA

Re: Cherry Audio Voltage modular

Post Tue May 19, 2020 1:53 pm

Everything there looks fantastic! Major props to Cherry for a huge new release. So much new stuff for free for existing owners!

I'd like to especially call out this one:
Oh, and one final thing. We've eliminated the limit on free modules, so commercial developers can now publish all the free modules they'd like. And we've lowered the minimum module price down to $5.
because I bet it will inspire a lot of new fun modules!
Ceej
aka Chris Hillery

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fmr
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9544 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Re: Cherry Audio Voltage modular

Post Tue May 19, 2020 3:03 pm

Damn. I wasn't planning to spend more money :x
Fernando (FMR)

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pekbro
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2937 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Re: Cherry Audio Voltage modular

Post Tue May 19, 2020 3:41 pm

Great update, the integrated recording is especially nice for HW users :tu:

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plexuss
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3728 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Re: Cherry Audio Voltage modular

Post Tue May 19, 2020 6:32 pm

Really nice! I like the new look. Demoed the Vector and Vintage bundles and they are both excellent. Lots to dig into however but so far my first test spin was good!

David
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1764 posts since 5 Jan, 2003 from Brookings, OR

Re: Cherry Audio Voltage modular

Post Tue May 19, 2020 6:47 pm

Exciting—Thank you!
…except my download gets right to the end, 250.8 of 250.8, then tells me Network connection was lost, and never unpacks, tried 4 times in the last hour:(
Mac, btw. Anybody else?

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JoeCat
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1442 posts since 19 May, 2011 from North Carolina

Re: Cherry Audio Voltage modular

Post Tue May 19, 2020 6:51 pm

holy sh*t!

JerGoertz
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2794 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Re: Cherry Audio Voltage modular

Post Tue May 19, 2020 6:52 pm

Coupla questions:

- Does version 2 replace version 1, or can they coexist side-by-side?
- Is version 2 sound-identical for legacy modules to version 1?
A well-behaved signature.

cherryDan
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148 posts since 1 Oct, 2018

Re: Cherry Audio Voltage modular

Post Tue May 19, 2020 7:19 pm

For those with macOS Catalina that are receiving an error about the installer's digital signature, there is an issue with the installer security that we're working on for the next update. In the meantime, open up System Preferences > Security & Privacy, and allow the installation there.

Sorry about this. Catalina sucks.

Thanks,
- Dan @ Cherry Audio
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