Cherry Audio Voltage modular

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KVRAF
5945 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:17 pm

plexuss wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:18 pm
WatchTheGuitar wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:06 pm
Hmmm if the numbers didn’t read APRIL FOOLS(?) I’d be more intrigued
Did you hear the end bit? 2500 !!
Ooh if that’s the modules and not just a synth voice it’d be something.

KVRAF
1682 posts since 8 Jun, 2018

Post Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:33 am

WatchTheGuitar wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:17 pm
plexuss wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:18 pm
WatchTheGuitar wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:06 pm
Hmmm if the numbers didn’t read APRIL FOOLS(?) I’d be more intrigued
Did you hear the end bit? 2500 !!
Ooh if that’s the modules and not just a synth voice it’d be something.
the 2500 are modules... or is...
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KVRian
1072 posts since 11 Jan, 2006 from Pittsburgh

Post Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:09 pm

WatchTheGuitar wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:17 pm
plexuss wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:18 pm
WatchTheGuitar wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:06 pm
Hmmm if the numbers didn’t read APRIL FOOLS(?) I’d be more intrigued
Did you hear the end bit? 2500 !!
Ooh if that’s the modules and not just a synth voice it’d be something.
Sure would. I used to use a 2500 a lot in college, I still have fond memories of it. I'd love to have those modules in VM.
I wish I could sing as well as the voices inside my head...

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KVRAF
1682 posts since 8 Jun, 2018

Post Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:30 pm

nice new third party additions in Voltage Modular;

https://store.cherryaudio.com/bundles/sl-1-sl-2-sl-3

(the SL-3 does not show up in the bundle picture, yet)

or this one:

https://store.cherryaudio.com/modules/mm-1

in combi with SL bundle, a lot of possibities.

more to come from Hamster Module, and soon, more modules, from one of the developers...

also great:

https://store.cherryaudio.com/bundles/o ... rro-bundle

from nekomatic, that also has his granular processor Almanacs, discounted forever..., a module that seems a bit forgotten, granular, with Sampler I, or JK stuff! great.. or other inputs..

https://store.cherryaudio.com/modules/a ... -processor

and also quite new, a spectro scope, nice!, also from Nekomatic.

https://store.cherryaudio.com/modules/m ... ctro-scope
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KVRist
269 posts since 1 Oct, 2018

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:45 am

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Cherry Audio is excited to announce two great new modules for Voltage Modular: Mighty Piano Roll and Re-Animator!

Mighty Piano Roll

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Modular synthesis software and hardware sequencers are often limited to single-note patterns of eight or sixteen steps. Mighty Piano Roll blows typical modular pattern sequencer limitations into the weeds with DAW-style graphical "piano roll" functionality. Allowing extensive graphic drawing and editing of note sequences, it's fully polyphonic with independent MIDI channel assignment for each note, and allows unlimited pattern lengths. It also features a generous array of CV ins and outs for interactive, real-time control of play, stop, reset, forward, reverse, and random "jump," plus note record and playback via gate CV, external clocking, and more. Best of all, Mighty Piano Roll has been added to Voltage Modular Core, and is FREE for all Voltage Modular Core owners!

Re-Animator

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Re-Animator makes adding graphics and visual motion to Voltage Modular patches a snap, and can even help users better understand what's happening in modular patches. Still images and animated GIF "movies" can be loaded via the "load" menu, or by simply dragging and dropping. Transparency, width, height, and X/Y offsets are all modulatable via CV inputs. Re-Animator is a FREE download, available for all Voltage Modular users.

Voltage Modular 2.2.5

We've also released this free update to Voltage Modular, which fixes a drawing glitch that can occur when using the Assign To Bus feature. Visit the Voltage Modular Download Page to download this update immediately!

Mighty Piano Roll, Re-Animator, and Voltage Modular 2.2.5 are all available now!

- Dan @ Cherry Audio

KVRAF
6998 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:48 am

''Best of all, Mighty Piano Roll has been added to Voltage Modular Core, and is FREE for all Voltage Modular Core owners!''

Very nice addition, thanks Dan.
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KVRAF
5945 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:57 am

Lovely stuff... off to the store I go...

KVRist
269 posts since 1 Oct, 2018

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:06 am

Cherry Audio Releases VM2500 Collection for Voltage Modular!

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Cherry Audio and MRB are thrilled to announce the release of the VM2500 Collection, an incredible set of 21 modules for Voltage Modular virtual modular synthesizer platform that painstakingly recreates the coveted, and incredibly rare, vintage ARP 2500 modular synthesizer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR4KauOwtyM

An Early Innovator

Tonus Systems was founded in 1968 by engineer and businessman Alan R. Pearlman, with the “ARP” brand taken from his initials. At the time, Moog was the only other company producing voltage-controller analog synthesizers. Using cutting-edge space-race technology, Pearlman set out to improve upon existing Moog designs with the release of the massive 2500 series modular synths in 1970.

Because of their inherent temperature sensitivity, the tuning stability of early Moog oscillators wasn’t especially good. ARP was able to greatly increase tuning stability by encasing the oscillator modules in blocks of epoxy (with the added bonus of concealing the design from competitors and making servicing next-to-impossible). ARP also sought to eliminate the maze of panel-concealing patch cables inherent to Moog modulars. They accomplished this via a “matrix-patching” system - all module control and audio connections were internally connected to numerous twenty-position (!) slide switches above and below the single row of modules. Though the matrix switch system succeeded in eliminating cable-clutter, it was subject to crosstalk issues as the number of interconnected module signals increased, as well as additional issues as the switch contact surfaces wore out.

In its day, the 2500 was conceived as an innovative, price-is-no-object technological tour-de-force. Its designers used the very best components available to them, including high-fidelity op-amps for superior sound quality, cutting-edge logic chips for the sequencer modules, and more. As a result, the 2500 remains one of the fattest, punchiest analog synths ever made, but as a result of its sky-high price, only about 100 were produced during its roughly ten-year production run.

A Rarity Lives On

Cherry Audio and MRB have collaborated to deliver the 2500’s unique module features, stunning sound quality, and overall user experience to the Voltage Modular platform. All 18 modules originally produced for the ARP 2500 system have been recreated in perfect detail, plus a couple that were planned but never produced (including a full-function oscilloscope and a spring reverb) and a mixer module that never existed, but should have! We’ve eliminated the matrix-switch I/O scheme and replaced all connections with standard CV jacks, and added bi-polar CV attenuators to all modulation inputs for full compatibility with all Voltage Modular modules. But most importantly, the tremendous analog sound and unique features of the original modules have been retained in their entirety, with a few small tweaks to improve the practicality of these 50-year-old designs.

The recreation of the 2500 modules was a team effort, combining Cherry Audio’s extensive design experience with award-winning synth designer Mark Barton’s (MRB) DSP coding sorcery. The result is a virtual time machine of fat, impactful early electronic music history for the ears!

An Incredibly Affordable Legend

It has been estimated that there are roughly 50 functional ARP 2500 instruments remaining in the world, and these currently trade in the six-figure area (if you can ever find one for sale). The Cherry Audio/MRB VM2500 Collection for Voltage Modular includes all 21 modules, plus hundreds of presets and variations, for the crazy-affordable price of just $49, and it’s available now at the Cherry Audio store! A 7-day free trial for the VM2500 Collection is also available.

If you’re not already a Voltage Modular user, the Voltage Modular Nucleus bundle is available free for Windows and macOS, in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and in standalone formats.


P.S. Join us for a Live Stream on Friday, April 16th, at 1PM PDT to learn more about the VM2500 Collection. We'll explore some creative, awe-inspiring ways to wire up our new VM2500 Collection modules!

https://youtu.be/-yjWlnc1BHM
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KVRAF
5945 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:10 am

Wow hope this sounds as good as it looks. Sold anyway!

Edit: This is nuts. Crazy good VFM.

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KVRAF
4248 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:21 am

plexuss wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:18 pm
WatchTheGuitar wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:06 pm
Hmmm if the numbers didn’t read APRIL FOOLS(?) I’d be more intrigued
Did you hear the end bit? 2500 !!
Nailed it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZj7gUI ... VincentV.C.
Last edited by plexuss on Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:41 am, edited 2 times in total.

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KVRAF
5945 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:34 am

I have absolutely no idea how close this is to a 'real' 2500, but I know I'm having a lot of fun with it.
It's efficiently made too, I'm currently running the patch Action Runner, but I've added a second instance of everything so there are two running at once in the same patch and CPU's bobbing along at about 11% on my PC.

KVRAF
6998 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:40 am

''includes all 21 modules, plus hundreds of presets and variations, for the crazy-affordable price of just $49''

Yup- cant argue with CA's pricing point....gets me every time especially just before the weekend!
CA has neem really knocking it out of the park lately. :tu:
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KVRAF
5945 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:50 am

Probably being thick, tracked down the Animator OK, but the Mighty Piano Roll says it's only "included in bundle" and the bundle seems to be VM Core, which I own, yet I don't seem to have that module or any way to 'buy it' for free (or at all). Anyone got a way?

KVRAF
1682 posts since 8 Jun, 2018

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:51 am

cherryDan wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:45 am

Mighty Piano Roll
made already fun with the Re-animator, downloaded also the new version of 2.25.

the Mighty Piano Roll does not show up yet.

and yeah, great a full modular! of the arp 2500!!
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KVRAF
1682 posts since 8 Jun, 2018

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:52 am

WatchTheGuitar wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:50 am
Probably being thick, tracked down the Animator OK, but the Mighty Piano Roll says it's only "included in bundle" and the bundle seems to be VM Core, which I own, yet I don't seem to have that module or any way to 'buy it' for free (or at all). Anyone got a way?
crossed messages, also didn't get it.
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shits the wise man. hero and blind. take me as
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