Mario Jurisch of Synth-Project has introduced The Diva Controller, a custom controller for the DIVA virtual analog synthesizer by u-he.
The DIVA controller is ~90cm wide and has a height of ~30cm, weighing about 9kg.
The DIVA controller is special designed for Urs Heckmanns VST/AU Plugin. Inside the controller there are 2 Doepfer USB64 Midi interfaces. One special wheel electronic for pitch and mod wheel and the MKE Electronic for the 4 octave Fatar keyboard with velocity. The controller has about 90 knobs and 25 switches.
The difficulty was, how to realize the different modules of the oscillators, filters and envelopes. If the controller would have its own knob for each parameter then the controller would have the dimension of a Moog Modular. ;o)
VoltKitchen has released version 2.3 of MinimogueVA and MinimogueLUXUS, two free virtual Minimoog synthesizer instruments for Windows.
Changes in MinimogueVA/MinimogueLUXUS v2.3
New 24dB filter and a button to switch between the old 12dB filter and the new 24dB filter. The new filter is very advanced with built-in distortion, so it will use much more CPU. The old 12dB filter did not open up completely, but now you can enjoy the bright sound like the orignal when cutoff set to max when 24 db filter is selected. All sounds in the factory bank are set to the old filter, but I hope we can upgrade the synth with some new 24dB filter sounds later. Many of the old sounds have high resonance, and I advice you to reduce resonance level when switching to the new filter.
Osc drive(offset) has been changed. It still has a little bit of offset just like the original, but much less than the 2.2 version.
10 new sounds by Sinisa Lupis.
Added midi learn for bar-sync and the 16 gate off/on buttons.
LUXUS version has got a new layout of controls to look similar to the new controller by Mario Jurisch of Synth-project.de.
MinimogueVA and MinimogueLUXUS are available to download as freeware VST instruments for PC.