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Model 72 Synthesizer System

Synth (Analogue / Subtractive) Plugin by Softube
Model 72
Model 72 Synthesizer System by Softube is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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Model 72 is based on a fully modeled vintage monophonic synthesizer that has been a true legend in music instrument history since its introduction in 1970. Affordable, easy to use, and small enough to carry around to studios and gigs, it was the first synthesizer designed for and accessible to musicians and became the archetype for all synthesizers that followed. The sounds it produces can be warm, lush, and luxurious or fat, distorted, and gnarly but not at all ear-piercing.

The software components of Model 72 were measured and matched down to the smallest details from the original hardware, keeping all of its quirks and non-linearities intact. For example, one trick that's commonly used on the hardware version is connecting a cable from the high-gain output to the external input of the unit to create a roaring, raw, and exciting feedback tone heard on countless records. Obviously, we had to add this feature to the Model 72 Instrument plug-in.

The synth is updated with some new features, too. An expansion panel lets you tweak some of the finer details of the oscillator behavior as well as some performance aspects of the synth. The doubling feature adds the effect of having the notes that are played doubled by another Model 72, and the spread feature sets how much this doubling will spread out in the stereo field. These improvements allow you to do even more than you could with the original hardware.


  • An entire system based on a classic analog monophonic synth from the early 1970s with the emphasis on sound quality.
  • Era correct: component-modeled to perfection, with all the quirks and non-linearities intact – it sounds and behaves just like its original hardware counterpart.
  • Actual use cases and tricks of the hardware correctly replicated in the software.
  • Four versions included: Model 72 Instrument, Model 72 FX, Model 72 module for Softube Amp Room, and seven Model 72 modules for Softube Modular. Learn more about Softube Amp Room and Softube Modular.
  • Create combinations in Modular never possible before in real life or in the world of software.
  • Software-exclusive features added: doubler, stereo spread effect, and expanded controls.

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Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review
Model 72 Synthesizer System

Reviewed By rolandcs [all]
May 13th, 2022
Version reviewed: 1.3 on Mac

One of the best emulation out there so far. It has the warmth, the fatness and the gritty little details that make it sound authentic. The modular integration is a bonus too for those who already own Softube Modular. I wish there was an option to make it polyphonic without using Modular tho.

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