8-Bit Grit

New Morgana soft sampler recreates that vintage eighties vibe      08/01/07
8-Bit Grit


If you are yearning for the gritty sound of the primitive samplers of over 20 years ago you might need look no further that the new Morgana virtual instrument from 112db. Here’s how they describe it in their own words…
Morgana is an authentic representation of a vintage digital sampler, designed to be musical rather than accurate while simultaneously free from the clumsy interface or sub-megabyte RAM limitations plagued by old hardware. Morgana doesn't try to boast the most impressive spec sheet, or the most transparent sound. By returning to a simpler architecture, Morgana actually transcends the limitations of typical software samplers, creating an experience that sounds and feels like an actual instrument--one that is inspiring and with a sound all its own.
Feature Highlights
  • Faithful representation of sampling technology circa 1984
  • High quality 4 pole lowpass filter per voice (analog modeled OTA design)
  • Non-destructive input modeling, including samplerate adjustment and mic preamp
  • Vintage microprocessor emulation including modulator quantizing and digital crosstalk
  • Support for multiple output modes, including mono, stereo, pseudo- stereo, and pseudo-surround with up to 8 outputs
  • Dynamic multisample keymapping
  • Each copy of Morgana sounds slightly different--just like analog hardware
  • Proprietary SampLink technology allows live sample recording across different applications
  • Specifically tailored for use in live performances
Specifications
  • 16 voice digital sampler
  • Two part multitimbrality
  • 8-bit sampling rate
  • Variable sample rate from 10.1KHz to 29.41KHz
  • Two APDSR envelopes for filter and amplitude
  • Two sample oscillators per voice
  • 4-pole analog modeled filter per voice with cutoff and resonance controls
  • Keytracking generator for filter cutoff
  • Relative level, cutoff, transpose, and detune per sample
  • Non destructive input modeling with antialias filter, mic preamp, and gain control
  • LFO with MIDI clock sync
  • Flexible MIDI learn system
  • SampLink technology for full-featured realtime sampling capabilities
  • Support for WAV, AIFF, and ReCycle sample formats
Plugin Formats
Morgana will initially be released in VST and RTAS formats for the Windows platform. A Mac version is planned.
Pricing and Availability:
Expected to be released in Q1 2007 More information:
  • www.112db.com

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