Welcome back to Point Blank’s weekly spot here on Music Tech – this week we’re announcing our new and exclusive Max for Live plug-in – Modular Synth! It’s based on the classic EMS VCS3 and is free to download! All you have to do is Like us on Facebook
Here’s what Point Blank tutor and plug-in designer Daniel Herbert had to say about how it works:
“The Point Blank modular synth is based on the legendary EMS VCS3. The VCS3 was built in London in the late ’60s and there were a number of subsequent models of varying sizes. It was a popular synth and used by the Radiophonic Workshop (the ring modulator was used to process the sound of the Daleks) through to Pink Floyd. It’s a great synth to generate sounds and jam around with and the interface was really well thought out, featuring an innovative matrix which is still a neat way to patch the different synth sections together. It features three oscillators, a noise generator, a ring modulator, a couple of filter sections, audio input, envelope generator, spring reverb and an assignable joystick control – if you really wanted you could even hook up a keyboard! The Point Blank modular synth is a simpler interface, but still offers three oscillators and noise generator, a filter section, ring modulator and X/Y controller.
“Unlike the VCS3 it’s possible to store your settings, and trigger the sounds easily (and in tune!) from a MIDI source. We’ve also included a slide control to emulate the smooth sweeps you could sometimes achieve with the original synth.”
To download our free modular synth plug-in, all you’ve got to do is Like us on Facebook!