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U-He are showing their new RePro-1 , a detailed emulation of the classic Sequential Circuits Pro-One monosynth. This is a bit different as U-He are releasing a public Alpha - a most unusual concept, but one which will help shape the final version. They call it research-ware, with 5 filter modeling types, each one having an impact on the final DSP usage the instrument will require. The filter modelling is one of the more DSP intensive processes any software synthesizer uses.
U-He have decided to ask the potential users which they think is best by choosing which of 5 different filters they prefer. Its an anonymous process - no one knows which is which, choices are made on how it sounds.
Additionally, U-He understand that to model any hardware synth of a certain age, can be somewhat of a lottery, depending on which model the developer happens to have in their posession, each hardware unit can sound quite drastically different. With the RePro-1, they intend to offer several different hardware models, with all the inconsistencies and variations the 30+ year old hardware can give up.
Public Alpha is going to be quite soon, keep an eye on U-He.com for details of how to participate.
One hell of a hardware sequencer...
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