If you remember high school German class, you’ll recall that Vier means four, and Eisenberg’s Vier emulates the Doepfer MS-404, the monophonic analog synthesizer from the 1990s.
The Doepfer MS-404 was a single rack device. Vier combines four independent rack modules in one interface. More than an emulation of a beloved vintage synth, Vier uses modern technologies for its synthesis engine, such as anti-aliasing oscillators, which are capable of audio range modulation and zero-delay feedback filters best known from synthesizers like LuSH, Monark or Diva.
Vier also offers a range of options for parameter linking and cross modulation as well as “intelligent” voice management. The parameter linking allows the building of groups, which can be manipulated and modulated by macro parameters together, offering fast access to the most important sound properties, and operates the four modules as one unit. Vier also contains a variety of factory presets that may be loaded, adjusted, saved, or marked as favorites. Additionally, users may create, save and load their own presets.
The intelligent voice management offers different creative modes, in which each note of a chord can be assigned to the four different modules and operated with unlimited polyphony.
Compatibility. Vier runs as a stand-alone product on Windows and Mac OS X, or as plugin via VST, AU, RTAS and AAX.
Pricing and Availability. Eisenberg Audio’s Vier synthesizer is available now at from the company’s website. Regularly priced at $99.00 (EUR 99.00), Vier is available through the end of September 2014 for an introductory price of $69.00 (EUR 69.00). A free trial version is also available. More information is at the Eisenberg Audio website.