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Manx updates Gigmate free synth to v2.0

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Manx has released version 2.0 of the Gigmate free synthesizer instrument for Windows.

Manx Gigmate

For version 2 we have totally redesigned the envelope and filter sections; control systems (such as the ‘auto env trigger’) have been improved upon and the patch library has been completely updated to accommodate the version 2’s new dynamics.

Gigmate features

  • Monosynth with Polyphonic ‘string’ section.
  • Quirky features which first showed up on the 1981 Concertmate MG-1 are properly implemented.
  • The GUI overlays complex audio processing ‘algorithms’ – unique to Manx & which have taken years to develop – in an effort to give the Gigmate a more authentic analog sound.
  • Midi Learn for all parameters; Patch memory system with full library.
  • Sample & Hold , Ring Modulation, Osc sync, audio frequency LFO, and more.

The plug-in is a free download for Windows (VST).

More information: Manx / Gigmate


Manx releases XS-3 synthesizer plugin for Windows

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Manx XS-3

Manx has released XS-3, an updated version of its XS-2 virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows.

With the XS-3, we’ve emulated DCO technology from the 1980′s. Whilst this does feature very stable pitch, DCO’s, none the less, exhibit many nuances in timbre according to frequency and several other influencing factors -all of this has been captured in the XS-3′s design.

In addition, this instrument can emulate all voices being run through a single filter (if you choose this option) – a cheap trick in the 1980′s, but it can provide interesting and unique sounds. Add to this, separate six- stage envelopes to each oscillator plus an analog chorus which has been very carefully reproduced and what you get is the perfect complement to our flagship Super-Jay & Bit100 polysynths.

XS-3 features

  • 8 note polyphonic.
  • Three 6-stage envelope generators.
  • Two oscillators, each can output up to 4 waveforms simultaneously.
  • The filter section is switchable between polyphonic & mono.
  • Midi automation.

The XS-3 plug-in for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for $19 USD.

More information: Manx / XS-3


Manx releases Bit100 synth plugin

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Manx has recently released the Bit100, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows.

Consider the great analog synthesizers of the 1980′s: Roland Jupiter 8, Rhodes Chroma, Elka Synthex, Crumar Bit One. Well, That last one may not appear on everyone’s list, but for the dwindling number of people who own a Crumar Bit synth, almost all agree that the sound that comes out of this beast is first class – somewhere between an Ob-X and a Synthex; bright & punchy but also rich & erie.

Unfortunately, there are a few down sides to this machine – reliability, poor midi spec, missing features and awkward programming interface are generally the most common grievances. Manx have cast those issues aside with the release of our Bit 100 software emulation of the original Bit One, which combines all of the punchy sound, plus the unique features of the Bit One (such as velocity control of pulse width), with all of the advantages of a software implementation.

However, most important of all, we believe that the launch of the Bit100 brings software analog emulation to a new level of accuracy – check out the audio example below.

Manx Bit100 Crumar Bit One software emulation.

Bit100 features

  • Two fully loaded LFO’s, which can oscillate at audio frequencies.
  • Duophonic Unison Mode.
  • Midi automation.
  • 3 waveforms per oscillator which can output concurrently.
  • Velocity sensitivity, assignable to PW & LFO rate as well as the more common destinations.

The Bit100 for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for $59 USD.

More information: Manx / Bit100


Manx Destiny duophonic synthesizer plugin

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Manx has released Destiny, an Arp Odessey emulation for Windows.

Complex modulation facilities and excellent raw oscillators combine to make the original synth a unique, timeless classic. These qualities are brought to you by the Manx Destiny using the same principles that give all our software synthesizers the edge.

Manx Destiny
Manx Destiny

Destiny features

  • Duophonic and monophonic modes.
  • PWM for both oscillators.
  • Oscillator Sync.
  • 2 LFOs, Sample & Hold, Ring Modulation.

Destiny for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for $59 USD.

More information: Manx / Destiny


Manx releases Gigmate free synth plugin

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Manx has released the Gigmate, a free virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows.

The Manx Gigmate was conceived from the start as a free product. We want to freely distribute this fantastic recreation of a classic, in order to wet people’s appetites and draw attention to the capabilities and authenticity of the Manx range. Thus, no corners have been cut in the creation of the Gigmate; It utilizes the principles common to all Manx synthesizers and has been crafted with the same level of precision as our other products.

Manx Gigmate
Manx Gigmate

Gigmate features

  • Polyphonic & Monophonic sections.
  • Oscillator Sync.
  • Midi Learn for all parameters.
  • Sample & Hold , Ring Modulation.

The Gigmate is available to download as a freeware VST instrument plugin for Windows.

More information: Manx / Gigmate