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arrowReleased: 2000  arrowVersion: 0.00
arrowRated: 2.8/10arrow User reviews: (6)
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arrowSoftware: Win 95/98, Win XP, Mac, OSX,
arrow Plugin formats: VST. Audio Units. RTAS
Eric Oehler writes:
Model E - Steinberg's first real shot at a virtual softsynth for VST2. Modeled after the Minimoog, it has 3 oscillators (6 waveforms each), a selectable 2pole/4pole filter, modulation routings, and supports multitimbral operation from one plugin.

Good Points
Fat sound. Not quite as good as a real mini, but smaller, polyphonic and cheaper. Some of the presets are astounding. Fairly easy to program. Having multitimbral operation from a single plugin window is nice. Altivec/G4 accelerated on the mac. As a VST2 plugin, it's run directly through the audio channels so there's no signal degradation and you've got full access to all the effects (and run though a bit of chorus it sounds MASSIVE).
Bad Points
3rd oscillator has to be swicthed off to use LFO. Processor hungry in a big way. Manual is kinda sparse, and there's no listing of the bank presets. Latent when trying to play direct (not from the seqeuncer). Does not run standalone.

 Steinberg Model E Specifications:

Digital IOs:

Max tracks: 64 note polyphony (much less for realtime, though)
Maximum Resolution:96k @ 24bits

 Model E Links

Model E Sounds Collection Volume 1 320 new sounds for the Model E

Try the Virtual/Soft synths links page for more..