Sonic Bloom has introduced a new Max for Live device by Max for Cats.

Inspired by the 1971 EMS Synthi A synthesizer, SynthieCat features 3 oscillators and a unique patch system that encourages sound design and experimentation.

SynthieCat is a Max for Live matrix synthesizer. The EMS Synthi A model was its inspiration, which debuted in May 1971 and was made famous by the likes of Pink Floyd, Aphex Twin, and many more.

Even though classic bass and lead sounds are possible, don’t expect a traditional synth. This machine is designed for sound design and experimentation. It’s no surprise the EMS Synthi A found its way early into the toolkit of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, or was used by the psychedelic spacerock band Hawkwind in the early 1970s.

SynthieCat features

  • 16 x 16 matrix to connect signals and modulators.
  • 3 oscillators (sine or sawtooth).
  • Noise generator.
  • Low pass filter.
  • Ring modulator.
  • Trapezoid envelope shaper.
  • Reverb.
  • Patchable XY pad.
  • 32-note keyboard.
  • Sidechainable to use as an effect.
  • Push mappings.
  • MIDI sequencer.

Available for Live 11 or higher and Max for Live 8, SynthieCat is on sale for the intro price of 19.99 EUR until February 22nd, 2023 (regular 29.99 EUR).

More information: Sonic Bloom