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30-Day: 8; 7-Day: 9; Yesterday: 7
SQ8L is a software model of Ensoniq's classic 1980s synth SQ80. The SQ80 features 3 digital wavetable oscillators for each of its 8 voices which are fed through analog 4-pole lowpass filters (-24dB gain) with resonance. Sound parameters can be modulated by 4 envelopes, 3 LFOs and several MIDI sources. The SQ80 also has a predecessor, the ESQ1, which can do most of the same stuff.
Although the technology may seem obsolete, these synths can produce a wide variety of interesting and extremely usable sounds. Thanks to the lo-fi oscillators and the analog components it can sound very digital and dirty, but also very analog and warm. Which is a good thing because modern synths often tend to sound rather clean.
The SQ8L ("L" stands for "Light") is the free demo version of the forthcoming SQ8X ("X" for "eXtended"). Besides any bugs that will be fixed in the full version and planned features that won't find their way into the light version, there are only a few limitations:
The full version SQ8X will have the following additional features:
SQ8L / SQ8X
Reviewed By TAUL
March 2nd, 2022
Hi, all! I use SQ8L on Mac by VFX software of SM Pro Audio, what have made with "Wine".
Although that limit OS version to Mojave or lower, and having some defect (only about the Mac version).
It can be downloaded from the following HP.
This software is superior to other methods, becouse it have nearly "zero" delay time.
I thinks that have not any problem of functions, except the condition of the background-area of controler window to transparentizes and cannot click or drug on it.
You'll be recording with DAW, choose input source "IAC" (of AUDIO MIDI).
I am happy if even slightly useful these informations.
Good luck.Read Review
SQ8L / SQ8X
Reviewed By gwenmollo
November 19th, 2021
Only 32-bits, a few (good) presets and a good sound.
I use it a lot (even create a song only with him) a must to have in my opinion.
Ton bad it's not 64-bits, and not update anymore, it's a excellent free synth !.Read Review
SQ8L / SQ8X
Reviewed By alienimplant
September 12th, 2019
I am a Logic Pro user. I run this plugin in a Vienna Ensemble Pro host in VMware Windows in 32-bit mode on my laptop and trigger it from Logic Pro on my Mac with the VEP AU plugin. It works well. I sure wish the author would release the code and allow it to be updated though. I'd spend a lot for a 64-bit AU. This emulation is impeccable and could not be better designed. I am able to import all presets ever released for ESQ-1 and ESQ-80 via SYSEX. This VST is stellar! I cannot say enough good things about it.Read Review
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