Monoplugs Monique Synthesizer released (PC/MAC)

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MillerSam
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1492 posts since 21 Dec, 2012

Post Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:36 am

Another new Synthesizer Plugin released

"Monique is the digital synthesizer that feels like a real one. With a multi-touch user interface and modern morphing features, now everyone can be pro."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPsa-3a ... feature=iv

3 Oscillators + 1 FM oscillator.
3 Resonant filters (under the hood 3x3 tracks).
3 LFOs + 4 MFOs (M for Morph).
7 Resonant band filters in an EQ bank.
20 Envelopes.
1 Distortion effect.
1 Chorus effect.
1 Delay effect.
1 Looping effect.
1 Reverb.
1 Arpeggiator with 16 steps & shuffle.
User interface:
10 finger multi-touch support.
Flat, puristic, customizable style.

http://monique.monoplugs.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pkccy0k-IhM
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Ingonator
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12043 posts since 21 Mar, 2008 from Hannover, Germany

Re: Monoplugs Monique Synthesizer released (PC/MAC)

Post Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:21 pm

Monique is indeed a nice and quite unique synth (especially in terms of Osc/filter routing options). I was one of the testers (many thanks to Thomas from Monoplugs for asking me) but did not really have as much time for it as i wanted to as i was also working on other important projects. Hopefully i could spend more time with it soon.
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Numanoid
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Re: Monoplugs Monique Synthesizer released (PC/MAC)

Post Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:41 am

Thanks for the info Sam :tu:

Just waiting to get the download link delivered.

First impression is that GUI looks like Biotek

sinkmusic
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6193 posts since 28 Apr, 2004 from france

Re: Monoplugs Monique Synthesizer released (PC/MAC)

Post Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:18 am

The GUI looks great, and the features are plenty !
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Numanoid
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Re: Monoplugs Monique Synthesizer released (PC/MAC)

Post Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:37 am

1 hour after submitting my E-mail still no link received, have checked my spam folder too :?

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Numanoid
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Re: Monoplugs Monique Synthesizer released (PC/MAC)

Post Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:13 am

For a second I thought it was free, but it costs $99

Demo limitations are pretty good though, so anybody should be able to check it out thouroughly before deciding to buy it.

The limitations is no saving, no audio export

donquixote
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68 posts since 23 Mar, 2015

Re: Monoplugs Monique Synthesizer released (PC/MAC)

Post Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:33 am

am using oatmeal for a long time, if only had monique looks and its gui options (wish for away to hide the keyboard/osci/setup, more free space to resize the gui), perfect, congrats!
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fisherKing
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1754 posts since 6 Aug, 2009

Re: Monoplugs Monique Synthesizer released (PC/MAC)

Post Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:05 pm

just took a quick listen (will play with it more tomorrow), but nice! def want to dig in...
always one plugin short of perfection...

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stanlea
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4798 posts since 11 Feb, 2005 from Bordeaux France

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Post Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:10 pm

Another one having a native Linux version : thanks for that !
You can't always get what you waaaant...

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stanlea
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Re: Monoplugs Monique Synthesizer released (PC/MAC)

Post Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:40 pm

Later : I'm surprised that there are no more comments. In my view, Monique deserves more attention.
You can't always get what you waaaant...

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Numanoid
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Re: Monoplugs Monique Synthesizer released (PC/MAC)

Post Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:43 am

Yeah, it is kind of weird how ArcSyn goes viral in the forum while others don't

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fisherKing
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Post Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:59 pm

Numanoid wrote:Yeah, it is kind of weird how ArcSyn goes viral in the forum while others don't
the arcsyn thread was a warzone, no reason this synth (or ANY plugin, really) needs that.
always one plugin short of perfection...

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HydrogenHuman
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181 posts since 1 Nov, 2008

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Post Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:14 pm

Numanoid wrote:Yeah, it is kind of weird how ArcSyn goes viral in the forum while others don't
I feel like it has to do with seeing the word "Monophonic". I don't know for sure if that's the case, but it seems like any time a monophonic synth plugin is released it tends to have much less discussion even if it's a really top notch plugin.

Beepstreet's Dagger is a great example of this; It is any amazing monophonic plugin with a killer sound, but its discussion fell by the way side fairly quickly. It even had some of the same responses of "Why isn't this synth talked about more? It's amazing!"

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fisherKing
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Re: Monoplugs Monique Synthesizer released (PC/MAC)

Post Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:57 pm

HydrogenHuman wrote:
Numanoid wrote:Yeah, it is kind of weird how ArcSyn goes viral in the forum while others don't
I feel like it has to do with seeing the word "Monophonic". I don't know for sure if that's the case, but it seems like any time a monophonic synth plugin is released it tends to have much less discussion even if it's a really top notch plugin.

Beepstreet's Dagger is a great example of this; It is any amazing monophonic plugin with a killer sound, but its discussion fell by the way side fairly quickly. It even had some of the same responses of "Why isn't this synth talked about more? It's amazing!"
maybe...these synths are that good, and people are busy playing music, instead of arguing pointlessly on this forum (at least, i'd like to imagine that that's the case...) :D
always one plugin short of perfection...

Jonathan Shepherd
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351 posts since 28 Jan, 2003

Re: Monoplugs Monique Synthesizer released (PC/MAC)

Post Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:27 pm

After demoing this and buying it I decided that this is a topic worth resurrecting. Seems this went a good bit under the radar. I mucked around with it, didn't quite know what I was doing as the interface is a little different, but I was impressed with the different modulation possibilities. Now checking the manual, and it makes much more sense. It can sound purty but can get into some screwed up griminess, especially with the filters. Agressive and experimental. Check it out in case you missed it before, on sale at $25 atm, well worth it. OK, no more purchases for a month I swear(unless the new Madrona Labs comes out).

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