Based on EMS VCS3 (the Putney)
VCF3 is based on the much-revered and tremendously coveted British royal icon, the EMS® VCS3, also nicknamed “the Putney” (from the famous London district where the synth was made at the end of the 1960s). It is a peculiar 3-oscillator patchable analog electronic instrument whose traditional synth sounds and wild, otherworldly sound effects have forever made their mark on both classic rock and pop music, like Pink Floyd’s timeless “Dark Side of the Moon” album, many Brian Eno productions and fan-favorite science fiction TV series like Doctor Who.
Based on Memorymoog
Memory-V is based on the classic 18-oscillator monster analog polysynth, the legendary Memorymoog. Manufactured from 1981 to 1985, it’s often described as six Minimoogs in one unit! Its timbral palette is nothing short of impressive, capable of producing a huge variety of sounds including strings, brasses, pads, flutes as well as more percussive sounds.
Based on Korg Mono/Poly, Polysix
You’ve asked, and here they are! Based on the uber-famous Korg® Mono/Poly and Polysix synthesizers from the early 80s, the M-Poly brings the classic SSM chip-based sound of these two icons to the world of Syntronik, with deep sampling of 1 to 4 oscillators and all available waveshapes. Of course, we’ve also provided ultra-accurate sampling of evocative Pulse Width sweeps and vivid Pulse Width Modulation of the square waves.
Based on Roland SH-5, SH-2
The SH-V is based on two mighty Japanese mono synths from the late 1970s, the Roland® SH-5 and SH-2, known for their robust bass sounds and snappy envelopes, making them perfect for bass-heavy music, synth-funk, G-funk, electro, dance music and many more genres requiring solid bass that cuts through a mix as well as leads and sequences that resonate in your head. And of course in Syntronik, they even excel at pads when played polyphonically!
Based on Modular Moog, EMS VCS3, Alesis Andromeda
We used the Modular Moog, EMS VCS3 and Alesis Andromeda synthesizers all cross-patched together to generate driving, powerful synth drums and percussion sounds especially for Syntronik. This unique combination of top-quality synth sources creates album-ready analog drum sounds that will instantly boost the range, depth and quality of every production.
Based on Modular Moog, Minimoog Model D, Moog Voyager
The Syntronik Minimod is based on the Minimoog Model D, Modular Moog and Moog Voyager.
The modular Moog, or simply “Moog Synthesizer,” was the first commercially manufactured voltage-controlled music synthesizer. It was a truly “modular” instrument in that each system consisted of several independent modules – such as oscillators, filters, VCAs, mixers, even spring reverbs – that could be mixed and matched to create a truly custom instrument for the musician.
Based on Oberheim OB-X, OB-Xa
OXa provides two more timeless polysynths in Syntronik; the Oberheim OB-X and OB-Xa. Manufactured from 1979-1981, the OB-X was built on the foundation of the SEM and 4-Voice instruments. It was available in 4, 6 or 8-voice versions.
Based on Roland Jupiter-8, Jupiter-6, Jupiter-4
One of the most loved polysynths of all time, the Syntronik J-8 recreates the Roland Jupiter-8 along with sounds from the Jupiter-6 and Jupiter-4. Manufactured from 1981-1985, the Jupiter-8 was Roland’s top-of-line polysynth intended to compete with the American giants like the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 and Oberheim OB-series.
Based on Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, Prophet-10
The Syntronik Pro-V offers the rich, polyphonic sounds of the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 and Prophet-10. Manufactured from 1978—1984, the Prophet-5 is perhaps the most popular polysynth of its era. It starts with two selectable-shape oscillators per voice along with a noise generator going into a 4-pole low pass filter. Oscillator sync and FM is available which creates many of the classic pop tones for which the Prophet-5 is known. A creative Poly Mod section lets the second oscillator or the filter envelope modulate the pitch or pulse width of the first oscillator for further tonal flexibility.
Based on Yamaha CS-80, GX-1, CS-01II
The Syntronik V-80 is based on the classic Yamaha CS-80, GX-1 and CS-01 synths. Manufactured from 1976—1980, the CS-80 was Yamaha’s flagship take on the analog polysynth. The CS-80’s voice architecture is an exercise in layering, filtering and modulation. Each selectable-shape oscillator has its own high pass and low pass filter and envelope controls. The sound is fat and organic, and even the slightest introduction of the resonant high pass filter can add a phasey quality to the instrument that gives it even more depth. Some examples of its unique sound can be heard in "Blade Runner" and "Mutiny on the Bounty" by Vangelis as well as "Dune" by Toto.
Based on ARP 2600
Syntronik’s Harpy 260 recreates the unique character of the ARP 2600. Manufactured from 1971-1981, the ARP 2600 is without a doubt one of the finest analog synthesizers ever produced and is semi-modular in that it has some fixed routings but could also be more unconventionally routed using patch cables and the modular-style jacks on the main panel.
Based on Roland TB-303 Bassline
Syntronik’s T-03 recreates the Roland TB-303 bass line, also known as the "Silver Box", "Acid Dream Machine", or more simply "the 303". Manufactured from 1982—1984, this odd little synthesizer box with a 16-step sequencer started out as to be an accompaniment machine along with its partner product, the TR-606 drum machine. But in the late 80s, electronic dance music artists and DJs embraced the rather inflexible and somewhat quirky sound as a staple of what would become the EDM movement.
Based on PPG Wave 2.3
The Syntronik Blau recreates the powerful wavetable synthesis sounds of the PPG Wave. Manufactured from 1981—1987, the Wave uses a digital sound generation system combined with analog filtering for a unique hybrid sound. Small digital samples are organized into “wavetables” in place of traditional analog oscillators.
Based on Moog Taurus I, II, 3
Syntronik’s Bully recreates the thunderous bass sounds of the Moog Taurus series. This organ pedal-style synthesizer is a much-treasured chapter in synthesizer history. The first version of the Taurus became an instant classic in the mid-70s with its distinctive oscillator detuning and unique-sounding sawtooth waveforms. The Taurus II, was based on the Moog Rogue and was never as popular despite much added functionality.
Based on Alesis Andromeda
Syntronik’s Galaxy synth offers the authenticity and flexibility of the Alesis Andromeda. Manufactured from 2000-2010, the Andromeda is a 16-voice analog polysynth with 2 oscillators per voice, each with suboscillators, multiple waveform selection and pulse width modulation of the square wave.
Based on Oberheim SEM (Synthesizer Expander Module)
The Syntronik SAM is based on the Oberheim SEM synth. Manufactured from 1974-1979, the Synthesizer Expander Module, or “SEM,” is a single voice module containing two variable waveshape oscillators that are mixed together into a 2-pole state variable filter that provides four different filter modes: high pass, band pass, low pass and notch. The SEM state variable filter is probably the second most famous filter in synth history after the iconic Bob Moog transistor ladder filter.
Based on ARP String Ensemble (Solina), Elka Rhapsody 490, Hohner String Performer, Roland RS-505 Paraphonic, Roland RS-09 Organ/Strings
Syntronik’s String Box offers a collection of classic string machines including the Arp String Ensemble, Elka Rhapsody, Hohner String Performer, Roland RS-505 and RS-09. Manufactured from 1974-1981, the ARP String Ensemble uses divide-down organ technology to provide full polyphony.
Based on Moog Polymoog, Opus 3, Rogue, Realistic Concertmate MG-1
The Syntronik Polymorph captures the sounds of the Polymoog, Opus 3, Moog Rogue and Realistic Concertmate MG-1. Manufactured from 1975—1980, the Polymoog was a “paraphonic” instrument that used organ-style divide-down technology with resonators and a single 4-pole low pass filter. The famous “Vox Humana” sound, (used by Gary Numan for the great synth lead in his hit song “Cars”) and keyboard-type sounds such as Electric Piano, Clav and Harpsichord make the Polymoog much more than a simple string machine despite its fundamental architecture.
Based on Yamaha SY99
99 is Syntronik’s take on the Yamaha SY99. Manufactured in the early 90s, the SY99 has 16 voices with 4 elements per voice that can be either AWM (samples) or DX-style FM synthesis.
Based on Roland JX-10, JX-8P, JX-3P
The Roland JX-10 Super JX, JX-8P and JX-3P are brought to life in the Syntronik DCO-X. Manufactured from 1983—1989, the JX line expanded Roland’s use of DCO – Digitally Controlled Oscillator – technology from the Juno-60, in an attempt to compete with the Yamaha DX7 digital FM synthesizer that ruled the mid-80s.
Based on Multimoog, Micromoog, Moog Prodigy
Bringing together 3 classic Moog synths, the Syntronik Noir recreates the Multimoog, Micromoog and Prodigy. Introduced in the late 70s, the Prodigy technically has 3 oscillators, but unlike the Minimoog, the Prodigy’s third oscillator is only used as an LFO for modulation. However, oscillator sync is available in the Prodigy taking a cue from the Micromoog and Multimoog synths.
Based on Roland Juno-60
Syntronik’s J-60 brings users the authentic sound of the Roland Juno-60. Manufactured from 1982—1984, the Juno-60 was the lower-priced alternative to the very expensive Jupiter-8, but it found a place in music production all its own.