We all love the feel, dirt, and personality of classic analog gear. While sampling classic synths is fun, there's something about tweaking a real synth that appeals to the geek inside us.
That's when we got the crazy idea. Would it be possible to design using just MainStage's built-in Alchemy synth plugin something that behaves and sounds just like a classic vintage synth?
Drawing from 15 years sound programming experience, we started working on it. Two months and countless sleepless nights later, and we present our first modeled classic synth, The Bruno Synth.
The Bruno Synth feels like a classic Juno 106* and Juno 60* had a love child together, and then slapped some vintage plate reverb, delay, and an arpeggiator in the crib instead of a rattle. It behaves just like its parents from a synth side, but has a few modern touches designed for the live and studio musician.
Here's what's included:
With 44 mappable parameters, every major control of the originals is mapped to the onscreen parameters. It's possible to tweak almost every important aspect of the Bruno Synth without ever opening a plugin window.
We spent dozens of hours tweaking the filter sweeps, decay rates, and modulation, making it perform just like the classics did.
With a fantastic modulating reverb unit, it's easy to create washy long tail reverbs for all or your synths. Bring the decay rate down low to get a tight gated effect for that 80's vibe.
Our delay is true stereo, with one delay line 1 step behind the other. This creates great space in the mix, while keeping the hands on control to just three knobs.
The Chorus I and II are the pride of this synth. It exactly emulates the Juno's chorus effect using just stock MainStage plugins, a long sought after effect by keyboardists.
The Bruno Synth's patches are compatible with Logic Pro. Just drag and drop the .patch files into Logic Pro, and everything is automatically mapped.
We've even included 18 custom mappings in the Smart Control section, giving you hands on control in Logic as well as any other MainStage project with a Smart Control panel inserted.
“Patch Foundry has done a masterful job of taking the stock sounds that come with Mainstage, and creating very musical, inspiring sounds. The “bang for the buck”, as they say, is inspiring for your wallet as well.”
''Just beautiful! I really enjoyed playing with these patches. The piano sounds phenomenal and rich. These keyboard patches are what every keyboard player, from any level, should get. It’s user friendly and sounds great in the studio as well as on stage. ''
*Exclusions may apply. Roland Corp. does not endorse these patches.