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de la Mancha releases styrofoam

de la Mancha styrofoam

de la Mancha has released styrofoam, a freeware stylophone emulation VST instrument for Windows PC.

styrofoam is a lovingly rendered emulation of the classic ROFL Harris endorsed analog synth of yesteryear. Take a nostaligic stroll in soft-focus, sepia-toned memories, when summers lasted for 16 months and you could still buy Penny Chews for a penny. Bring back the sounds of living room renditions of your favourite hits, in splendid monophonic square-wave glory with this faithful emulation, minus the crappy vibrato, that was, let’s face it, crap.

styrofoam features/non-features

  • one waveform, but a mighty fine one
  • no GUI controls at all
  • 4 presets, covering the full range of cleanliness
  • TruANAL® technology used to provide authentic pitch variation
  • no filters
  • no envelopes
  • no LFOs
  • no mod matrices
  • no crappy vibrato
  • er, that’s it, what more do you want?

Visit de la Mancha for more witty copy information and a link to download styrofoam.

Rob Papen Punch

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