Synapse Audio has released version 1.2 of The Legend, a virtual analog synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac that aims to bring the sounds of the Minimoog Model D.

Synapse Audio The Legend

The update adds support for Native Instruments’ NKS as well as Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) when in Poly mode. It also introduces a new Performance matrix on the back panel to increase the expressiveness of the instrument.

Every component, ranging from the voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), voltage-controlled filter (VCF) and voltage-controlled amplifier (VCA), have been modeled to an accuracy never seen before in software. The snappy filter and amplifier envelopes have been meticulously modeled, as well as the massive bottom end – even the most marginal effects like temperature drift or effects originating from the power supply have been taken into account.

The most significant additions are the Unison and Polyphonic modes, allowing for thick stereo sounds, as well as enabling polyphonic play. Built around a vectorized core, The Legend is capable of synthesizing four voices for the cost of little more than a single voice, making it a highly efficient analog-modeling synthesizer plug-in.

The Legend features

  • Accurate circuit simulation.
  • Two Revisions modeled, Early and Late.
  • 8x Oversampled engine .
  • Vectorized core with Unison, Mono and four-voice Polyphony modes.
  • 480 patches included.
  • Available as VST, Audio Unit and Rack Extension.

The Legend is available for purchase for $99 USD.

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