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Approximations of small 7-module cabinets of ARP 2500 and keyboard controls.
Based mainly on the following modules:
- 1004 Oscillator.
- 1023 Dual Oscillator (Sync and FM added).
- 1045 'Voice' module.
- 1036 Dual Sample & Hold.
- 1003 Dual Envelope Generator (Times can be extended to 10 sec).
- 1006 Filtamp (Filter changed to multimode, and Ring Mod added).
- 1016 Dual Noise/Random Voltage Generator ('Color' control added to Slow Random sections).
Forty drop-downs in place of the jack panels provide two additional inputs to each patch row.
These do NOT emulate or model the actual sound of any ARP or any other vintage hardware synth, just borrows from the control design, layout and panel design of the 2500.
The suite contains these twelve additional versions with various combinations of modules :
- tonus Nineteen70 b, that exchanges a three-output Step LFO for the Dual Sample & Hold module.
- tonus Nineteen70 c, that has a second Dual VCO in place of the Dual Sample & Hold, and a second Filtamp in place of the Noise/Slow Random module (the Dual VCOs have had Noise added to their waveform selectors).
- tonus Nineteen70 d, that has a second 'Voice' module in place of the Dual Sample & Hold, plus Mix-Sequencer.
- tonus Nineteen70 e, that has as second 'Filtamp' in place of the 'Voice' module.
- tonusNineteen70 f, with modules compliment selected to reflect the basic architecture of MFB's Dominion I - 3-VCO, mixer (here Mix-Sequencer), Multimode Filter, 3-EG (here, 4), 3-LFO.
- tonus Nineteen70 g, with modules selected to provide the greatest variety functions : One Single Osc/LFO, One Dual Osc/LFO, Dual Noise/Random, Modamp (ring mod+VCA), Dual Sample & Hold, Mix-Sequencer, Filtamp (VCF+VCA), Quad Envelope Generator.
- tonus Nineteen70 h, that emphasizes 'auto-modules': Triple stepLFO, Dual Sample & Hold and Mix-Sequencer. With three Dual Oscillators, Filtamp and Quad Envelope Generator.
- tonus Nineteen70 fm, that has a dual two-op FM tone generator in place of the 'analog' Dual VCO.
- tonus Nineteen70 o2, that has modules selected to reflect the basic structure of the Oberheim Two Voice.
- tonus Nineteen70 rp, that contains most of the modules or functions of Roger Powell's 2500 system from the mid-70s.
- tonus Nineteen70 u, that has an arrangement of modules inspired by u-he's Bazille - 4-VCO, 2-VCF, 2-VCA, 2-LFO (here they can be LFO or audio osc.) and 4-Envelopes.
- tonus Nineteen70 3m, with Triple Ring Mod and six VCOs to feed it.
32-bit, so will require jBridge, etc., (or a DAW that will bridge) for use on 64-bit systems.
The link on the website is to a Sync.com folder that also contains the .osm Synthmaker source 'schematics', so anyone with SM, or it's successor Flowstone, can alter them to suit. It's hoped that anyone who makes significant improvements will share the result with everyone.
As these were originally built for my own use only, there are no presets included; I wanted to come at the instruments anew each time, as one did with vintage analog hardware.