Manx has released SJ-2, a new version of their Roland-inspired Super Jay software synth (VSTi) for Windows.
- 6 note polyphonic, with double and unison modes.
- Features filter and envelope technologies exclusive to Manx.
- MIDI Learn for all parameters
- Patch memory system with full library.
- Independent PWM LFOs, velocity sensitivity, flexible modulation routings and more.
Here’s a demo of SJ-2, a cover of Vangelis’s Chariots of Fire Main Theme:
Here’s what Manx has to say about SJ-2:
Of all the different kinds of vintage hardware synthesizers, our favourite has to be the wave of programmable polysynths which appeared during the eighties, such as the Jupiter 8 and the MJS-80 rack-mount.
It wasn’t just the breakthroughs of polyphony & patch recall that made these instruments popular – they also have a distinctive sound which was quite magical.
We’re very proud to present the SJ-2 as our own tribute to these awesome, IC based beasts!
It’s no accident that the SJ-2 sounds the way it does – it features several layers of audio processing ‘algorithms’ designed to reproduce subtle audio nuances that you’ll find in analog synthesisers. This ‘no stone left unturned’ approach is, of course, computationally expensive and depending on patch settings, your CPU may take a hammering. Rest assured that we have tried to minimize CPU use as much as possible, spending many hours on optimisation.
Manx SJ-2 for Windows is available now for US $69.
If you’ve used SJ-2, let us know what you think of it!