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The Fury-800 is a software plug-in for Microsoft Windows (VST2/VST3) and Apple macOS (VST2/VST3/AU) simulating the classic KORG Poly-800 from 1983. It is written in native C++ code for high performance and low CPU consumption. The main features are:
amazing free synth with a 80's touch.
Great interface, great sound, nice presets, low CPU usage..
I use in a few of my tracks.Read Review
Hello everybody, .
then I want to write why the Furry800 gets 5 out of 5 stars from me:
Björn has lovingly implemented and expanded the GUI of the POLY800. Perfect for me.
When I speak of haptics, I mean the operability of the synth via mouse / keyboard / midi. And then I can only say: it fits something like this:
- also created some intermediate stages, especially for the 16 ', 8', 4 'and 2' harmonics,
- the setting "Show All Parameters" shows all parameters as sliders and
- the settings are not as fiddly small as with other VSTis
- I got along with all parameters IMMEDIATELY.
What should I say? The sound is full, almost identical to a Poly 800 in Poly 800 mode.
And the Fury800 mode is an ingenious extension for me: where do you get 2 for a synth :)?
4. CPU load
I'm pretty careful what my VSTs do with the CPU. In the past I have always been very pleasantly surprised by all the synthesizers Björn has created.
And it's no different here: the CPU load is totally negligible on modern computers, downright ridiculous with the sound.
I know Björn and love the intelligent, well thought-out extensions that he also donates as "extras". That is also the case here as would be there
- Voice Mod, God.Mod, SYSEX-Loader, Chorus Rate ....
Unfortunately I can only partially understand the arguments of BONES:
- yes, the POLY800 didn't sound as great as other synths, but: it was affordable. And the FURY800 mode is not the POLY800 mode for the real POLY800 sound.
- the parameters can be reached via the setting "Show All Parameters" since the first beta, a great feature ... and: the controls can be moved wonderfully with the mouse wheel :)
- I think it is very positive to have GUI scaling at all.
As a beta tester, I appreciate the painstaking, detailed work of Björn / Fullbucket. Personally, I think you shouldn't lose sight of the fact that it's a free synth made in your spare time.
If you would like to hear more of the mix between the FURY800 / POLY800 mode: my patches are available and my piece of music is available under.
show how the synth sounds :).
Greetings out of the Kraftraum.
Thank you for this.
I've never had a Poly800 so I can't comment on how close this gets, however I have heard and loved a lot of old skool Detroit techno and this synth has the exact same feel and sound to it.
Excellent - oh and also thanks for the version that works on older macs lol my studio cheese grater loves it .Read Review
Sounds close enough to the hardware to me.
It might not a be a 1:1, but the spirit is there.
Overall, I get poly-800 vibes playing this.
Comes with an awesome little set of patches.
This thing generally excels at evolving pad sounds, cute keys and sound.
It's limited, but that's why you want to use it.
A good clone of a niche cheapo synth from the past.
Thanks fullbucket.Read Review
I think this sounds too good to be a close emulation of a Poly800, which never sounded good at all. The problem with it is that they have slavishly copied the original's UI and it really doesn't work here. You can't see the value of anything until you hover your cursor over it and there is simply not enough contrast between the background and the markings to comfortably read any of the parameters. Overall, the GUI is way too large, too, even at it's minimum scaling.
Overall it's an interesting exercise in showing why slavish emulations of old hardware is a bad idea. Some of FBM's other synths are absolute crackers, like Mono/Fury, but this one is way wide of the mark, I'm afraid. Some years ago Synapse made another Poly800 clone and I think they did a better job than FBM have done here. If you can find a copy of that for sale somewhere, it's a better bet, I reckon.
- Sounds nice enough, better than I remember a Poly800 ever sounding.
- Can't argue with the price.
- GUI too big at minimum size.
- Slavish copying of original UI hampers usability.
- FBM have much better synths than this one.Read Review