Puremagnetik Releases alphaSynth

Old-school sounds captured from an early Apple home computer with an Alpha Syntauri music system      29/05/12

Puremagnetik Releases alphaSynth

Puremagnetik has released alphaSynth, which they describe as a library of old-school sounds captured from an early Apple home computer with an Alpha Syntauri music system.
The Alpha Syntauri was a music system designed around the expansion capabilities of the Apple ][. The hardware consisted of an external piano-style keyboard, with a 3-card set that plugged into the Apple ][, including a keyboard interface card, and the two-board Mountain Computer Music System. Software was designed to support music composition and performance.
Puremagnetik tells us that they have captured the 8-bit charm of this early home computer music system and reprogrammed everything for the modern music workstation. They say that, whether you are looking for aliased chippy sounds, lo-fi leads or quirky percussion, alphaSynth brings one of the best things about 1982 right to your desktop.
Alpha Syntauri recordings and programming are courtesy of Christopher Randall.
alphaSynth Features:
  • Over 20 multi-sampled instruments with expressive articulations
  • Hundreds of expertly recorded multi-samples
  • Advanced Ableton Live Racks with customized Macro Controls
  • Kontakt KSP easy edit GUI
  • Logic EXS version includes Channel Strip Settings with Logic effects
  • EXS Universal file format for easy importing into any audio host
System Requirements:
  • Requires Ableton Live 8.2, Kontakt 4, Logic 8 or EXS24 compatible host
  • 200 MB of physical RAM
  • 250 Megabytes (MB) of free hard disk space
Pricing and Availability:
See website.
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