Siegfried Kullmann updates SQ8L to v0.91b

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Siegfried Kullmann SQ8L v0.91b

Siegfried Kullmann has released version 0.91b of SQ8L, a software model (VST) of Ensoniq’s classic 1980s synth SQ80.

Changes in SQ8L v0.91b

  • Parameter changes now immediately affect playing voices (except envelope parameters).
  • Fixed bug in DCA4 modulation causing voices to be never terminated.
  • Fixed problem with high CPU load after playing one-shot waveforms.
  • Voice restart should work correctly now.
  • LOOP voice stealing mode removed. The former HQ mode is now called SOFT.
  • New LFO implementation with much more accurate frequency and delay.
  • New envelope features.
  • New emulation features.
  • Changes in sound banks.
  • Various GUI changes.

Check this readme (txt) file for more details.

Visit butchy.net for more information.

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Siegfried Kullmann updates SQ8L to v0.9b

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Siegfried Kullmann SQ8L v0.9b

Siegfried Kullmann has released version 0.9b of SQ8L, a software model (VST) of Ensoniq’s classic 1980s synth SQ80.

If you’re only going to check one new plug-in this week, I recommend you try this baby (you can use SQ80 presets).

Changes in v0.9b

  • New voice management and voice stealing mechanism.
  • New shapers for DCA1-4 resulting in smoother and more authentic modulation.
  • Enhanced MIDI capabilities.
  • Key pressure (polyphonic aftertouch) works now.
  • Pitch bend now available as modulation source.
  • GUI changes.
  • New file format for sound libraries.
  • Lots of bug fixed.

Check this readme (txt) file for more details.

Visit butchy.net for more information and a link to download SQ8L v0.9b.

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Siegfried Kullmann updates SQ8L to v0.84a

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Siegfried Kullmann SQ8L v0.84a

Siegfried Kullmann has released version 0.84a of SQ8L, a software model (VST) of Ensoniq’s classic 1980s synth SQ80.

Updated in v0.84a

  • New filter which is much closer to the original
  • Saturator changed to better emulate SQ80 at ORIG setting
  • DCA1-3 volume curves changed
  • Fixed bug with restarting of envelopes
  • Fixed some LCD updating problems
  • Changed keyboard capturing mechanism (for entering sound names)
  • Added the parameters saturation and envelope 4 amount to the MIX page
  • Sound program names should now be correctly converted from/to SysEx
  • New LCD and other changes in GUI design

Note: This version sounds different from earlier versions, so when using this in an older mix, you may have to do some adjustments.

Visit butchy.net for more information and a link to download SQ8L v0.84a.

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Siegfried Kullmann’s SQ8Light VST (v0.8 alpha)

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Siegfried Kullmann's SQ8Light VSTi

Siegfried Kullmann has released SQ8Light VST (v0.8 alpha), a software model of Ensoniq‘s classic 1980’s 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 SQ8L (“L” stands for “Light”) is the free demo version of the forthcoming SQ8X (“X” for “eXtended”) and has a few limitations:

  • Polyphony limited to 8 voices
  • Program change messages ignored
  • Common MIDI controllers (Master Volume, Pan,…) by default have no effect and must be programmed as Modulators
  • When used with a sequencer, the only sound the Host can save within the song file is the one in the edit buffer. The full version will store the entire library (which makes sense when program change messages are used)
  • LFO humanization not implemented
  • No Split/Layer to combine several sounds
  • No internal sequencer (will not be implemented)

Still, this Light version is very useful and there are tons of free presets to be found.

Make sure to read the readme.txt file that comes with SQ8L because it has essential information about its installation, the way SQ8L works, Known Problems and what will be in the commercial SQ8X version.

Visit butchy.net for more information and a link to download SQ8Light.

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