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Cherry Audio Releases Free Synthesizer Expander Module

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In celebration of the 2023 holiday season and Cherry Audio's fifth year, the company has released the free Synthesizer Expander Module, a virtual instrument plugin based on a classic 1974 analog synthesizer. The plugin is available immediately from Cherry Audio at cherryaudio.com/santa

Synthesizer Expander Module is Cherry Audio's free emulation of the classic Oberheim self‑contained synthesizer module of the same name. Though it was a simple, bare-bones mono-synth, the Synthesizer Expander Module possessed a unique tone quality, courtesy of its 12 dB/oct state-variable filter. With lowpass, bandpass, highpass, and notch modes, this flexible filter was the star of the show. Cherry Audio has recreated it with a filter section and Phasor effect programmed by pioneering synth designer Mark Barton (MRB).

Synthesizer Expander Module joins other free virtual instruments from Cherry Audio, such as Surrealistic MG-1 Plus and Voltage Modular Nucleus virtual modular platform.

Synthesizer Expander Module features include:

  • Ultra-accurate dual oscillators.
  • Multi-mode filter emulation by synth designer Mark Barton (MRB).
  • Massive unison mode.
  • 100 presets for Basses, Leads, and Percussion.
  • Unique "Phasor" effect section emulating the vintage Oberheim stomp box, also replicated by Mark Barton.
  • Studio-quality Echo effect with tempo sync.
  • Complete MIDI control and DAW automation for all controls, with easy-to-use MIDI learn and mapping (Preset and Global).
  • Focus zoom-in feature, as well as standard UI zoom and resize via drag.
  • Complete documentation available directly online from the instrument or in downloadable PDF format.
  • Highly optimized DSP for optimal performance.
  • User-adjustable oversampling control.
  • Did we mention totally free?

Synthesizer Expander Module is available at no cost exclusively from cherryaudio.com, and provided in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and standalone formats for Windows (7 and above) and macOS (10.13 and above), including native support for Apple Silicon.




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