Tracktion Software Corporation has launched the RetroMod series, a collection of virtual instruments that aims to capture the soul of classic hardware synthesizers, but with a contemporary twist.
The series comprises the RetroMod Fat, 106, and Lead instruments.
Each instrument is sampled meticulously and in great detail in order to guarantee the greatest realism. The samples are then combined in creative and unusual ways to offer more than just faithful recreations. Take the soul of these iconic synthesizers and push them in new directions, creating sounds simply unachievable from the source hardware.
The UI design includes an XY pad assigned to parameters like FM, ring mod, distortion and filter frequency allowing for real time expressive manipulation. Also included is a suite of creative FX such as pristine reverbs, chorus and growling distortion to enhance your sound design.
With huge sample libraries and preset banks, the RetroMod series allow you to add an arsenal of sound sources to your virtual studio.
RetroMod Fat brings the sounds of the Moog Little Phatty, |Sub Phatty, Sub 37, Voyager, and Minitaur.
Includes all contemporary Moog synthesizers, with the exception of the Mini, for the first time in one package.
Not only final, complete sounds of each instrument have been sampled but also every basic element, starting from the pure waveforms. The result is a virtual future Moog capable of generating incredibly rich sounds.
Be warned, the low frequency capabilities of this instrument may damage your speakers!
RetroMod 106 features the tones of the Juno-60, Juno-106 and Alpha Juno 2 from Roland.
Simple and effective, the 3 classic Juno instruments have carved out a devoted following.
Building on this expressive foundation, for the first time it will be possible to enjoy the sound of a virtual multi-oscillator Juno, allowing you to layer tones.
Explore new depths in the Juno’s bass capabilities and enjoy the unusual chorused pads that defined the originals.
RetroMod Lead is Tracktion’s take on the Nord Lead series of synthesizers and also comes with the sounds of Clavia’s Nord Modular G1 and Nord Drum.
Six Clavia instruments sampled note by note, at multiple velocities and across 5 octaves, with every category of sound captured.
Lush pads, shining electric pianos, cutting edge leads and PPG-like metallic sounds. RetroMod Lead is not just a simple reproduction of a collection of Clavia synthesizers but an inspiring combination of them. For example, the attack of an FM Piano generated by a modern NordLead A1 and the raw body of the sound produced by an early NordLead 1.
The result is a powerful instrument with a unique personality twisting the soul of the most desirable synthesizers made by Clavia.
The instruments are available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX). The 106 is available for $49 USD, Fat and Lead are $79 USD each.
More information: Tracktion