Synapse Audio has released version 1.1 of The Legend, a virtual synthesizer instrument that faithfully emulates the Minimoog vintage analog synth.

Synapse Audio The Legend 1.1

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.

Changes in The Legend v1.1

  • A bandpass filter mode with two slopes, 12dB and 24dB.
  • The bandpass filter is based on the same transistor ladder model as the lowpass filter is, and thus shares the same saturation characteristics.
  • Support for Velocity and Aftertouch on the back panel. Velocity can be routed to volume or filter, Aftertouch can be routed to the modulation amount or filter.
  • Factory library extended to 480 patches (about 60 patches are new).
  • Minor bugfixes.

The Legend for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) costs $99 USD. The free update is free to existing users.

More information: Synapse Audio / The Legend

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