Ahead of Superbooth 2019, Mind Music Labs and Steinberg have announced that they will be showing a prototype of a hardware version of the Retrologue VST synthesizer.
Mind Music Labs has been working with Steinberg to get the VST (Virtual Studio Technology) plug-in format natively on ELK MusicOS, allowing VST- based plug-ins to run seamlessly in ‘Powered by ELK’ musical instruments and audio processors. The hardware Retrologue – a co-developed desktop synth prototype with full MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) support – is a continuation of that work.
“Plug-ins and software synths have brought amazing power and flexibility to computer-based recording, but now musicians want to harness all that power without the computer; there are times when you want to twist real knobs, rather than wiggle a mouse,” says MIND Music Labs CEO Michele Benincaso, before adding: “It’s really exciting to be empowering those users with ELK MusicOS.”
Florian Haack, Senior Marketing Manager at Steinberg, adds “With the help of ELK MusicOS, VST can become a standard for not only software, as it is today, but also for hardware.”
The Retrologue 2 desktop synth prototype — running Steinberg’s Retrologue 2 VST Virtual Analog Synthesizer — will be available at Yamaha’s booth at Superbooth in Berlin, May 9-11.