If you were really good at modelling analogue hardware and had developed techniques specifically to capture the little differences between different analogue components which make these desirable vintage pieces so sought after, what would you choose to do if you wanted to transfer these skills from mixers and outboard gear?
I can’t think of a better fit than creating virtual instruments. The little inconsistencies between oscillators in a polysynth or the nonlinearities in the behaviour of a filter are just as good a fit for the Tolerance Modelling Technology (TMT) techniques used by Brainworx to create the amazingly accurate modelling of plug-ins such as the SSL approved 4000 E and G Console plug-ins.
What Could The new Plugin Alliance Virtual Instruments Be?
We’re sure all will be revealed soon but at the moment all we have is a tease image from Plugin Alliance. If the cream synth with black knobs isn’t an Oberheim SEM then I give up. The image to the right looks like BYOME from Unfiltered Audio and as that is virtually a modular synth already then this new synth could be a great deal of fun. That just leaves the image on the left which is pretty identifiable already. We’re confident all will be revealed before the end of NAMM.