Arturia announces software emulation of sought after Ensoniq digital synthesizer

The original SQ80 was first developed by the same engineers responsible for the Commodore 64 - considered the best-selling computer of all time.

Arturia announces software emulation of sought after Ensoniq digital synthesizer

The original SQ80 was first developed by the same engineers responsible for the Commodore 64 - considered the best-selling computer of all time.

The technology company has unveiled new software in the form of the SQ80 V. The software attempts to emulate and recreate the iconic sound found in the highly sought after Esoniq digital synthesizer released in the mid 80's. The synthesizer amassed a reputation for it's capacity to create industrial, fuzzy, lo-fi sounding instrumentation which sounds as relevant and crucial in the present as it did upon first release way back when. 

Arturia have described the release of the new program as "an authentic hybrid" which "accurately reproduces the gritty yet colorful texture of its predecessor’s 8-bit DOC chip."

The original SQ80 was first developed by the same engineers responsible for the Commodore 64 - considered the best-selling computer of all time. 

The new software features an assortment of features which both recreate crucial sounds from the iconic synthesizer as well as innovative new mechanics. The spec list is as follows:

- 3 DOC digital oscillators
- Thousands of possible waveform combinations
- Modeled CEM analog filter & amp
- Instant modulation via LFOs, envelopes, and more
- Analog dispersion offers organic synth experience
- Hundreds more waveforms added
- Additional arpeggiator, MIDI modulation, and envelope modes
- Accessible, streamlined modern workflow
- 15 built-in effects with 2 busses
- MPE compatibility

More details HERE

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