Cherry Audio has today released Surrealistic MG-1 Plus, a free synthesizer plugin emulation of the Realistic Concertmate MG-1 from 1981.
You read that right, the plugin is free and is probably of the best Black Friday deals of this year.
Cherry Audio Surrealistic MG-1 Plus
It features all the same function as the original. Two oscillators (sawtooth, square/pulse) and a noise source form the sound generator. Then, the signals flow in a classic 24dB ladder filter, a contour (envelope) section, mixer, and ASR envelope. It has only a single envelope consequently it is responsible for the filter and amp.
Like the original, you can play in mono perfect for fat analog basses/leads but also in polyphonic. The latter uses a unique divide-down square wave generator that is routed to the VCF and the VCA. Further, it has the bell-tone ring modulation, and glide. Also onboard is an auto-repeat note triggering function, oscillator sync, and a number of other improvements. On top, it ships with over 130 ready-to-use presets.
- Ultra-accurate analog modeling
- Dual oscillator monophonic plus polyphonic oscillator bank
- Super fat 24db “ladder” filter
- Over 130 presets
- “Bell tone” ring modulation
- Tempo syncable LFO
- Expanded octave ranges
- Multiple note priority modes including legato and retrigger
- All controls MIDI-assignable
- Full DAW automation of all controls
In this video, Mitchel from Cherry Audio guides you through their plugin emulation.
All in all, this is a great free Synthesizer that you should not miss.
Surrealistic MG-1 Plus Synthesizer is available now as a free download for a limited time (regular $29). It runs in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and standalone formats. During Black Friday, Cherry Audio also offers the Synth Stack bundle that features all the recent plugins including Voltage Modular 2, CA2600, DCO-106, and Surrealistic MG-1 Plus for just 78,99€
More information here: Cherry Audio