Cheesy Organs Go Soft

Combo Sister provides Vox Continental and Farfisa Compact emulations      01/05/07
Cheesy Organs Go Soft


NUsofting have released a Universal Binary version of their Combo Sister transistor combo organ emulation making it available to Mac users.
Here’s all the details of the Combo Sister in their own words…
We examined in microscopic detail the characteristics of Rheem Mk VII, Farfisa Compact and Vox Continental, which were used as reference for the sound design of the Combo Sister along with some new ideas for added creative potential.
The result is an instrument that is not merely a clone of a single organ model, but an original virtual instrument which captures the feeling of that fantastic retro sound and catapults that "experience" into the future.
Unique to this emulation is the ability to have a mix of the Vox + Farfisa sound! This is achieved by a combination of drawbars, timbre switches and oscillator bank selections.
Much scientific analysis has been carried out to design the several filters which shape the timbre of Combo Sister, even to the extent of a software simulation of original analogue schematics.
Combo Sister-it's a world of organ sounds to discover and an exciting source for you favorite audio processors. The rich harmonic content of her sound is ideal for processing, allowing you to evoke many moods and create an infinite palette of luminescent tonal colors.
Combo Sister Features:
  • 2 oscillator banks:
    • transistor "enriched sine wave" sound (for "Hammond imitator" electric organs)
    • transistor square wave (for buzzer combo!)
    • extra Bass oscillators bank for 16' and 8' ranks
  • 6 draw stops 16', 5 1/3', 8', 4', 2 2/3', 2'
    (5 1/3' can be switched to one of two higher ranks 1 1/3' or 1' + 1 3/5')
  • 4 timbre stops: Add (no filter), String, Reed, Flute,
  • effects:
    • Percussion: switch (special amplitude envelope)
    • Sustain: switch (long release)
    • Tremolo: with Rate and Depth knobs
    • Vibrato: with Rate and Depth knobs
    • Booster: smooth analogue saturator with switch and distortion amount knob
    • Transistor: knob for electric click and analogue noisiness amount
    • Soft: tone smoother knob
  • extra controls:
    • Master Fine Tune: -+ 50 cents
    • Max Voices Polyphony selection : 2 to 16 voices
    • MIDI Velocity sensitivity switch
    • Render Quality switch
  • help on-line
  • 128 of the coolest presets ready to play
  • 3D retro graphic interface
  • Support for any Host SampleRate (44.1k, 48k, 96k, even more!)
  • Midi-Learn function for each parameter (saved on the song or as default)
  • Load Factory Presets option
  • Save current bank of presets as Default
  • Random Preset Generator
  • Tremolo now can be synced to MIDI-BMP-Tempo
  • Mouse Wheel support (just place the mouse over a parameter and use the wheel, no click required!)
  • Support for: Windows (OS X in beta stage)
  • Windows version has SSE, MMX, SSE2, optimizations. (plus 32 support)
Pricing and Availability:
EUR 35.90, $48.90 USD More information:
  • www.nusofting.liqihsynth.com

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