The comeback club kid.

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“It’s a future classic… it just inspires from the moment that you plug it in.”
– MusicRadar

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  • A ‘90s techno idol accurately emulated for faithful sound and feelings
  • The authentically inspiring sequencer and arpeggiator of the up-all-night original
  • Two versions included: the instrument and five modules for Modular

 

Synthesizer / Modular Ready

Model 82 Sequencing Mono Synth

USD 79 USD 99

 

The raw sound of the original hardware is the stuff of dance dreams. But the unique and inspiring sequencer and arpeggiator took it from a muted debut to full techno color. We recreated every speck of the original circuitry, interactions, and straightforward workflow to give you the only plug-in with a sound, feel, and interface that stays true to the most-used mono synth of the ’80s and ’90s.

Model 82 Sequencing Mono Synth is in the house.

 

The Art of Rock & Roll Science

When it comes to creating equipment that enhances workflow and offers supreme sound quality, our reputation is rock solid and illustriously long. Our partnerships with premium brands like Tube-Tech, Solid State Logic, Chandler Limited, Weiss Engineering, and Trident have traversed decades.

We constructed Model 82 Sequencing Mono Synth on this legacy of creativity, passion, and enthrallment with details. Because to create tools that innovate and elevate, you have to have heart, soul, and Rock & Roll Science.

"Always being a huge fan of Monophonic synths, the Model 82 is a welcome addition to the Family! It is an intense punchy synth that has the awesome ability to stand out in a track. The low end is easily manipulated into being very aggressive or a very smooth and fat. The Model 82 is extremely flexible yet simple to use, and now a great part of my arsenal."

Dave “Rave” Ogilvie
Skinny Puppy, Tool, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Marilyn Manson, KMFDM, David Bowie, Mötley Crüe, Queen

"Model 82 captures all of the quirks and nonlinear qualities that first attracted me to analog synthesis. There’s a character and playability that I haven’t heard in other software synths. This is a truly special instrument and an authentic tribute without peer."

Tycho
2x Grammy nominee

Grab it and GO

The original has been called the sound of electronic music. And our Model 82 Sequencing Mono Synth embodies those iconic lead, bass, and arpeggiated sounds in plug-in perfection. Every circuit and interaction is modeled in glorious detail to preserve the proper interplay between sections and the unmistakable dry mono sound. It's fun, sounds fantastic, and is still quick and easy to use—more so in fact.

 

More fun than most DAWs allow

The hardware put techno on a roll. And the sequencer and arpeggiator were the main reason. Devotees could let go of the keyboard and focus on wielding the oscillator, filters, and other controls. Our Model 82 plug-in provides the same performance and experimentation opportunities optimized for the DAW. And you don't have to be a trained pianist to play it. Run the sections freely based on the Internal Clock/LFO speed or DAW synced them to 1/4, 1/8, 1/8T, or 1/16. The outcome is the approachability and spontaneity that made the original a sleeper hit.

 

Operation defrag

We wouldn't be Softube if we didn't give you an accurate emulation, plus added modern features. We kept the delightfully straightforward workflow but adjusted the labeling and layout so you can find the sound you want even faster. We gave Model 82 a new drive knob that lets you push it, just like they did in the heyday, even more readily. And a new doubling knob enables Model 82 to hold its own in modern stereo productions while retaining its sonic essence.

 

What's Included

Model 82 Sequencing Mono Synth

This synthesizer gained infamy at the all-night dance parties of the late ‘80s and early ’90s. Our expert modeling of the controls and circuits—including the famous sequencer and arpeggiator—makes for an authentic and easy-to-use instrument. The added modern features—like doubling and drive—and a refreshed layout help it excel in the DAW. Play it live or put it on a production to effortlessly get the cutting techno sounds that took it from commercial flop to underground success.

Model 82 for Modular

Model 82 for Modular offers five fully integrated instrument sections as individual modules: VCO, LFO, VCF-VCA, FX, and ENV. Plug them into your Eurorack system and add more creativity and inspiration with every module. Combine single components of the synthesizer in a modular workflow to build patches—or one monster synth patch!—and get the authentic sounds that defined techno. Or create inconceivable combinations that no other hardware or software can deliver.

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In short

 

  • An accurate emulation of the most-used mono synth of the late ‘80s & early ‘90s
  • The dry mono sound of the original hardware, authentically captured
  • Added modern features, such as stereo doubling and drive
  • The sequencer and arpeggiator that defined techno made DAW friendly
  • Two versions included: the instrument and five modules for Modular
  • Three original, selectable color schemes for max inspiration
  • An enhanced version of the original, easy-to-use layout
  • A side panel with velocity and aftertouch control of the VCF and VCA

 

  • Product features

    • VCO with simultaneous variable pulse and sawtooth waveform output
    • Pulse, saw, sub oscillator, and noise available in the mixer
    • Built-in sequencer handles up to 100 steps of note information
    • Side panel with velocity and aftertouch controls, as well as MIDI modulation Trigger mode and UI colors
    • Sequencer and arpeggiator can run freely based on the Internal Clock/LFO speed or be DAW synced to 1/4, 1/8, 1/8T, 1/16 for ease of use
    • Added doubling knob for stereo spread that fits into modern productions
    • Added drive knob to simulate the addition of an overdrive pedal to the original hardware
    • Five Modular modules: VCO, LFO, VCF-VCA, FX, and ENV
  • System requirements

    All Softube products require a computer with appropriate DAW host software (none of which are included).

    Versions from 2.5.38 and newer of the Softube plug-ins have the following minimum requirements:

    All native versions

    • Mac OS X 10.13 up to 12
    • Windows 10 and 11 64-bit 
    • Mac: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / Full Apple silicon support (M1 or higher)
    • Windows: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core or newer
    • Screen resolution larger than 1280x800
    • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space)
    • Softube account
    • iLok account
    • Internet access for downloading installers and managing licenses
    • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use an iLok key for authorizing your plug-ins (note that a physical iLok USB key is not a requirement)
       

    In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work. However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs - and our own rigorous testing standards - we only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro ToolsLogic ProCubaseAbleton LiveStudio OneReaper, and Cakewalk. Softube plugins are not tested in non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

    Note: We have checked the basic functionality of our plug-ins, and Softube Central, under Apple Rosetta 2.

    With regards to the different VST formats, we strongly recommend using VST3 as some of our plug-ins have features that are not present in the older VST format. Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo. The most recent maintenance release of your DAW application is recommended. AAX DSP is not currently in active development. TDM/VENUE is no longer supported (old downloads are available on the Legacy Installers page).

    Find the Softube installer you need both Softube Central and individual plug-ins.

    AAX DSP version

    • For AAX DSP you need to meet the above requirements for the Native versions. You also need to have an Avid HDX processing card. For plug-ins available for AAX DSP, see Which Softube plug-ins support AAX DSP?
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