Full Bucket Music FB-7999, free Synthesizer plugin (Korg DW-6000/8000 Emulation)

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KVRAF
1572 posts since 21 Dec, 2012

Post Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:10 pm

Hey

Björn of Full Bucket Music is back with a new plugin. FB-7999 is a free Synthesizer plugin that emulates the best-known Korg DW-6000/8000 hybrid synthesizers from the 1980s. Pretty cool, it has a SysEx import/export functionality with which you can load in patches from the hardware units.

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Features
- Two digital oscillators with 16 + 16 different waveforms
- Poly and Unison modes
- Built-in pseudo-stereo delay
- SysEx data communication, import and export
- Extended polyphony (up to 64 voices)
- Supports MTS-ESP by ODDSound dynamic micro-tuning
- Resizable user interface (not "N" version!)
- MIDI Learn – all parameters can be controlled by MIDI CC
- Plug-in supports Windows and macOS (32 bit and 64 bit)

I did a sound demo of it, hope you enjoy it :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4HdV7dmihk
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KVRAF
2691 posts since 3 Aug, 2003 from Narnia

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:46 am

Thanks for the info MillerSam.

Looking forward to trying this.

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KVRAF
1924 posts since 6 Jul, 2013

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:04 am

It's cool he did this, and it's worth reading the manual as there are a few notes in their regarding emulation accuracy and design decisions.

The DW6000/8000 were never exactly great sounding or very flexible synths anyway, but I'm all for people with a passion doing emulations of things they are interested in. :tu:

KVRAF
4089 posts since 21 Mar, 2020 from Gothenburg, Sweden

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:49 am

Downloaded! I like FB synths.
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KVRist
154 posts since 31 Dec, 2005

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:11 am

Thank you MillerSam for the heads up and many thanks Björn for your great generosity over the years giving for free your high quality, well coded vst creations.
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KVRian
644 posts since 13 May, 2017 from Virginia

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:54 am

Another beautiful synth. Getting a few stuck notes here but I'm sure that will be worked out promptly. Thank you Bjorn!

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KVRAF
21906 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:16 am

beely wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:04 am
The DW6000/8000 were never exactly great sounding
Blasphemy!!!

That filter is golden. Sure they weren't super flexible, but...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVu0Jf1gJGk

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KVRAF
16046 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:22 am

Woa thanks to Björn for the new synth and MillerSam for the heads up! :tu:

I'll give this a go later today. :hyper: I will say that is one very nice GUI. :clap:
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KVRian
838 posts since 14 Jul, 2018

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:35 am

fyi:
the audiounit "Metal" version seems to work fine on a (old) mac mini 2012 i7 which is metal capable
under mojave (10.14.6)

needs a reboot (relogin) though

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KVRian
838 posts since 14 Jul, 2018

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:38 am

EvilDragon wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:16 am
That filter is golden. Sure they weren't super flexible, but...
what filter is this?
their (korg's) own? (like poly800)

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KVRAF
1924 posts since 6 Jul, 2013

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:52 am

EvilDragon wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:16 am
That filter is golden. Sure they weren't super flexible, but...
It doesn't mean they can't produce some decent sounds, but it does mean that they were limited and not very flexible and not that good sounding under a lot of circumstances (ie, small sweet spot). Honestly, there were far better ways of spending £1000-£1200 back in 1985 if you were into synthesisers...

Note: FBM didn't model the filter accurately in this (see the manual as I mentioned above).
muki wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:38 am
what filter is this?
their (korg's) own? (like poly800)
This is answered in the manual, which is really worth a read. TLDR:-
Yes, the filters of the hardware (realized with custom NJM2069 chips) sound different than the digital filters in FB-7999 (in my humble opinion: Not necessarily better but different nonetheless).

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KVRian
1201 posts since 26 Sep, 2002 from Montreal, CANADA

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:56 am

Congratulations. This sounds really great!

KVRian
514 posts since 18 Nov, 2010

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:59 am

sounds NOTHING like the real thing.
not even close!

kidding. i have no idea, just wanted to be the first to exclaim that. :D Sounds like fun. Can't wait to play with it.

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KVRAF
6644 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:30 am

great news!!!!!!! :)
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KVRian
838 posts since 14 Jul, 2018

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:16 am

beely wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:52 am
This is answered in the manual, which is really worth a read. TLDR:-
thanks for the info

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