Mind Music Labs is proud to announce a continuation of its official partnership with music and media production products provider Steinberg by bringing a brand-new, co-developed desktop synth prototype with full MIDI support to Superbooth19 in Berlin.
The partnership initially resulted in the German giant’s VST plugin format natively supporting the integration of the Swedish startup’s ELK MusicOS, allowing VST-based plugins to run seamlessly in ‘Powered by ELK’ musical instruments and audio processors.
“Plug-ins and software synths have brought amazing power and flexibility to computer-based recording, but now musicians want to harness all that power without the computer; there are times when you want to twist real knobs, rather than wiggle a mouse.” So says MIND Music Labs CEO Michele Benincaso, before adding: “It’s really exciting to be empowering those users with ELK MusicOS.”
This sentiment is clearly shared by Florian Haack, Senior Marketing Manager at Steinberg: “We immediately saw the potential of ELK MusicOS, and that’s why we added it to the official VST SDK [Software Development Kit]. The development of the ‘Powered by ELK’ Retrologue 2 hardware prototype has further strengthened our belief that, with the help of ELK MusicOS, VST can become a standard for not only software, as it is today, but also for hardware.”
The proof-of-concept ‘Powered by ELK’ Retrologue 2 desktop synth prototype — running Steinberg’s Retrologue 2 VST Virtual Analog Synthesizer, successfully emulating the warmth and fatness of classic analog synthesizers — will be being showcased for all to see and hear on Steinberg-owner Yamaha’s booth (H310) at Superbooth19 in Berlin, May 9th-11th.
More information: Mind Music Labs