The MS20, the Moog Source and the Waldorf Microwave have been carefully sampled and were put into Reason’s samplers making use of the unique alternate sample switch feature the NNXT has on board. This alt switching gives the sampled legends extra realism since no repeated note will sound exactly the same. Just like in the old days The fun part during the production of this refill really began when we started to combine samples coming from these three synths within single patches. Almost all patches have their velocity controlled counter parts to introduce the nowaday possibilities of musical and intuitive control within the realms of the old, originally more static synths.
• 420 combinator patches
• Over 200 NNXT patches and 46 rexfiles containing analog drum box loops
• Over 700 samples (200 MB) containing sounds from Moog, KORG MS20 and the Waldorf Microwave
• Bonus: a beautifully sounding Fender Rhodes piano (no alt switch sampling though)
• Alternate sample switching for extra high realism
The Source by Moog
The Source was one of the first monolog synths to have memory storage of patches. This legendary synthesizer (born in the USA 1981) carries the famous Moog filter and has 2 great super fat sounding oscilators on board. The Source has been used by Tangerine Dream, Jan Hammer, Depeche Mode, Devo, Vince Clarke, New Order, Ultravox, Josh Wink, Front Line Assembly, Moog Cookbook, Kitaro, Imperial Drag, The Cars, Phish, The Rentals, King Crimson, Blur, Jonson and Gary Numan.
The MS20 by Korg
The MS20 (born in Japan 1978) was one of Korg’s first major successful portable analog monosynths and even today it is still a great machine! It is an analog two-oscillator monophonic synthesizer with hard wired and patchable connections.
The hard-wiring can be overridden however, using patch-cords. This type of hard-wired but patchable design was similar to the ARP 2600 of the late seventies. In addition to two analog oscilators, the MS-20 featured two resonant VCF filters,
two VCAs, sample and hold, a noise generator, an assignable mod-wheel and lots of knobs! The VCF filter section is capable of high-pass, low-pass, notch and band-reject which is unique and different than your basic lowpass style filter.
External sound sources can be routed through the filter section as well. The MS20 has been and still is used by William Orbit, Aphex Twin, Hardfloor, Air, SkyLab, Stereolab, Vince Clarke, Astral Projection, Biosphere, Apollo 440, Mr. Oizo,
God, het Goede Doel, Jimi Tenor, The Prodigy, OMD, Freddy Fresh, Luke Vibert, Einstuerzende Neubauten, Add N to (X), Daft Punk, Coldcut, Die Krupps, Skinny Puppy, Electronic Dream Planet, Jimmy Edgar, Front 242, Front Line Assembly, The Legendary Pink Dots, KMFDM, Severed Heads, Royksopp, The Shamen, Cecil Harding, Jean-Michel Jarre and Portishead.
The Microwave by Waldorf
The MicroWave 1 (born in Germany 1990) is a digital polyphonic wavetable synth module that can emulate classic analog sounds as well as create new and unique sounds through digital wavetable modeling. It’s got 8 voice polyphony, 64 memory patches, full MIDI implementation and due to its analog filters it sounds just great! There are tons of waves / wavetables for shaping all kinds of sounds, flexible resonant filters and a noise generator! We used this great machine to bring the unique flavours of the late eighties, early nineties sound palettes into our Analog Signature refill.