Old Machines Are Hard to Maintain
One of the challenges in making Vintage Vault 4 was the restoration of these old machines, which gave us cold sweats more than once.
One of the major scares we had was when the Sequential Prophet VS we sampled for Vector Pro died while recording the very last note. After years of work, synths specialists Manfred Veber and Martin Höwner were able to fix and even enhance it, so we sent it to Claudio, aka Doctor Mix, to have some fun with it.
With 36 products included, you can imagine that Vintage Vault 4 is full of feature facts, and here is a short selection of them:
1. BeatBox Anthology 2
’s “Recreation” section features famous song’s rhythms such as Madonna’s “Vogue”, “Brass Monkey” by The Beastie Boys and more.
Dzmo from Digital Synsations Vol.2
is the only instrument that features the Tempo-Synced section. These sounds were sampled at a specific tempo in order to keep the original hardware modulation curves - this way the sounds synchronize automatically to the tempo.
In String Machines 2
, you get access to 66 machines within a single unified interface, and they are even filed in a by-year timeline: a real piece of history!
, we went particularly in-depth to sample the VCO. We sampled most waveforms, with and without the sub, with and without pulse wave modulation, in four versions: Poly, Poly + Ensemble, Unison, Unison + Ensemble. This results in a huge amount of samples: 6 000+ only for the Saturn-4 waveforms, that you select only with 6 buttons in the interface.