Cherry Audio has introduced Eight Voice, a new software synthesizer that emulates the sound of the classic Oberheim Eight Voice hardware synth.
The original Oberheim Eight Voice was essentially 8 individual SEM synth voices, each with their own set of controls, combined to create a polyphonic synthesizer. This made it very powerful, but also cumbersome to program.
Cherry Audio Eight Voice’s ‘Voice Link’ option lets you group voice module controls, eliminating individually setting each module’s controls when homogenous poly sounds are desired. Here’s an example of how this can be used to quickly create synth patches, while also giving you the ability to customize each voice in the synth engine:
Focus buttons allow instant enlargement of any section of the user interface, making sound programming easier, and flexible keyboard assign modes let you create custom mono and poly keyboard zoning and layering.
Or as Cherry Audio puts it, “We’ve transformed the original’s daunting user interface into a fun and inviting mondo poly synth experience.”
- Eight fully independent dual-oscillator voice modules
- Oberheim multi-mode filter emulation by synth designer Mark Barton (MRB).
- Over 330 presets
- Massively configurable mono and poly keyboard assignment modes
- Independent key range settings for endless layering and zoning options
- Super flexible Voice Linking for powerful voice control grouping
- Focus buttons for instant enlargement of all areas of the user interface
- Two separate poly assign buses for stacked poly patch creation
- Additional LFO with six waveforms and tempo sync
- Eight-Step Mini Sequencer with 1/2-step quantizer and tempo sync
- Studio-quality reverb and mod delay with tempo sync
- Full MIDI control and DAW automation for all controls
Here’s an audio comparison of the Oberheim Eight Voice to the Cherry Audio Eight Voice:
Pricing and Availability
Cherry Audio Eight Voice is available now for $29. A demo version is also available.