Introducing Cherry Audio's Memorymode Synthesizer!

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KVRian
544 posts since 18 Nov, 2010

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:56 pm

can hear differences, it's too minimal to worry about

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KVRian
646 posts since 11 Mar, 2010

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:07 pm

Props to them, it does sound good. But... I also stopped bothering with direct emulations at this point. Much prefer having synths with more sonic possibilities like Massive X or even TAL-Mod.

KVRian
544 posts since 18 Nov, 2010

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:28 pm

Teksonik wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:07 pm
Plugin sounds very nice but....the trouble is I get bored with these simple synths so quickly.

I don't know about you guys but my plugin folder has reached analog saturation.

But still I may pick it up. If it entertains me for a few days it's worth the price. :shrug:
I hear ya. Honestly, I only need ONE synthesizer - software or hardware - to write and record complete songs on. BUT, I have a collection that seems to focus on ressurections from the past gone by, and REALLY enjoy being able to dig out an 8 Voice, MemoryMoog, or even MG-1 to mess about with.
Having them around for musical inspiration (where I'm not about to spend $15,000 on an old, a constant repair model) is a lot of fun.

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KVRAF
16432 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:49 pm

Perhaps it's because I lived through the era and have owned and played analog hardware synths that they bore me rather quickly these days. How many different ways do we need to run a saw wave through a low pass filter?

But I get the appeal to others and I understand why developers do these emulations.
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KVRian
820 posts since 8 Mar, 2004 from Network 23

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:53 pm

Dirtgrain wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:47 pm
Does Unify help with an overload of VSTs?
Yes, absolutely.
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KVRist
78 posts since 3 Jul, 2010 from the A

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:57 pm

EvilDragon wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:13 pm
Those who don't hear any differences in the comparison video need to rinse their ears a bit. :) The OG is ballsier, more intermodulation distortions (CA's sounds too clean and more sterile, particularly in the vocal and bell-like sounds showcased)...


I'll be waiting for Synapse's take on it.
Yea, it didn’t sound similar to me really in the comparison. Obviously similar patch on a synth with the same structure, but the tone isn’t the same to me at all. Normally a big fan of cherry audio.

KVRian
544 posts since 18 Nov, 2010

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:52 pm

PS you can DRAG this to size 166% if desired

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KVRAF
2369 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:18 pm

In the Skippy video, he says the original, each oscillator had its own filter. Does Memorymode do something to match this? I don't see it on the GUI.
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KVRian
1390 posts since 2 Jul, 2007

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:31 pm

Good job on this, even if it's not a 1 to 1,it's definitely the Memorymoog's flavor, I can ALSO appreciate the fact the dev's know how to code emulations that actually use the proper Midi protocol and program / bank changes actually work in a plugin. That's alot more then I can say for most dev's. :tu: I'll be buying
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KVRAF
4632 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:21 pm

Dirtgrain wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:18 pm
In the Skippy video, he says the original, each oscillator had its own filter. Does Memorymode do something to match this? I don't see it on the GUI.
Each voice in a Memorymoog has their own oscs and filters etc but the parameterts of each voice are common, meaning for example there is only one cutoff knob that control the cutoff of all the filters the same.

KVRAF
3208 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:51 pm

How does it compare to UVI’s version?

KVRian
1390 posts since 2 Jul, 2007

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:14 pm

It's not sample based like UVI's option, so you can do alot more in terms of synthesis and actual modulation.

DID I Mention it actually does MIDI program changes / bank changes correctly, unlike UVI.
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KVRAF
9186 posts since 3 Feb, 2003 from Finland, Espoo

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:37 pm

wwjd wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:47 am
That comparo video totally covers it.
Hmm.. I wonder if some of these companies would do a bit better with somebody onboard with critical listening experience. I mean, it is all fine and dandy to have coders, graphics designers and preset creators but the emulation might be a bit closer if there was people really carefully listening and examining the comparisons.

At least to my ears, the differences are quite big in most of the sounds. Not just timbral differences but also in the actual envelope shapes. Am I being too picky?

I don't know what it is with these Cherry audio synthesizers but literally all of them have left me quite unimpressed in terms of emulation.. and in terms of overall sound I never liked the basic sound output of the Voltage Modular either. That is of course entirely subjective as it would be silly to use the modular for emulation only.. however whatever it outputs, I seem to have some kind of inherent dislike for the sound. It all just sounds quite flat and unexciting to my ears.
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KVRian
809 posts since 4 Feb, 2021

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:04 pm

Yeah, I am somewhat with you here. I own the 8-voice SEM modulation, and I like it. It is not perfect but good bang for the bucks. I have demoed the others, and my verdict is that you get what you pay for. However, I must say that Cherry know how to price them fairly, as if they are well aware how far they really have taken them towards authenticity. And the free MG-1 Plus is a generous gift. At some settings, it can really make some original deep reso-sweepy bass tones that would fool me in any blind test.

I think the overall standard and chosen prices reveal that these devs are not overestimating themselves and demanding sky high prices for nothing like I think more than few other companies are (no names). Self-awareness and honesty rule the game, and for that they deserve all positive reinforcement, I can give.

Keep up the good style, Cherry and congrats with your new synth :tu:
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KVRAF
10153 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:11 pm

Teksonik wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:49 pm
Perhaps it's because I lived through the era and have owned and played analog hardware synths that they bore me rather quickly these days. How many different ways do we need to run a saw wave through a low pass filter?
nothing new in today's virtual synths.... same old stuff repackaged..... no matter what the synthesis type

'new sounds' = emperor's new clothes

there is nothing new

maybe you hate guitars and pianos and drums too, they are so old and boring

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