Destined to change everything. Again.
It's not overstating things to say that this five-voice synthesizer changed the future. The first synthesizer with a digital microprocessor to control the analog polyphonic synth engine and store sounds, it has graced hits from superstars such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Radiohead, The Cars, and countless others.
With great reverence and proven modeling expertise, we captured every detail of this storied synth's circuit, interactions, and factory presets. The result is a revelation: the authentic sound, feel, and performance of an industry-defining instrument perfected for modern production. Like a prophecy from 1980 fulfilled, so cometh Model 80 Five Voice Synthesizer.
Our reputation for creating tools that enhance workflow and offer superior sound quality is rock solid. Our partnerships with premium brands like Tube-Tech, Solid State Logic, Chandler Limited, Weiss Engineering, and Trident have spanned decades.
We built Model 80 Five Voice Synthesizer on this legacy of passion, expert modeling, and attention to detail. Because to create synth plug-ins that innovate and elevate, you have to have heart, soul, and Rock & Roll Science.
"The original hardware was my go-to instrument for my first album Seven Waves and for sound design. The sound is beautifully transparent and plays well with others."5x Grammy-nominated composer, artist & pioneer.
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Everything about the synth we modeled Model 80 after is iconic. Including the presets. To authentically recreate the experience of recalling them on the hardware, Model 80 offers the 40 original factory presets plus buttons on the programmer to call them up. The five voices and their relationship are exactingly replicated for authentic analog and organic sound. We paid obsessive attention to every detail of the circuit and interactions in our modeling to give you the real sound, feel, and experience of the original.
We take modeling very seriously. The modeling of the Voice Mod section of this synth is no exception to that rule. To accurately capture the original hardware, we needed to carefully reproduce the phase relationships and modulation polarity. In doing so, we have authentically emulated the sound, modulation, and feel of this mythical synth. And, with the added Invert Voice Mod button on the side panel, you will be able to go further than the original hardware. That means more versatility and a more modern workflow.
High-end and highly sought-after, this is a synthesizer that many producers and artists have aspired to own. Our expert modeling of the circuit, interactions, and performance of this five-voice legend ensures that anyone can have the authentic sound, feel, and experience of the hardware.
Model 80 for Modular offers five modules: VCO, VCF, LFO, ENV, and MULTIPAN. Combine individual components in a modular workflow to build patches and get the authentic sounds that changed an industry. Or create inconceivable combinations that no other hardware or software can deliver.
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