Musicrow Unveils Magic Vox – Guitar Harmonic Synth
Musicrow has announced Magic Vox a new virtual synth based on the sonic qualities of guitar harmonics. In a competitive software synth market, developers are always looking for a sonic edge. Musicrow feels that it has found own by exploiting flageolets, guitar harmonics, as the basis for a new “expressive musical instrument with a distinctive sound.”
Twelve of the best sounding guitars were selected for this endeavor and Musicrow carefully sampled the harmonics that each guitar produces. Each guitar brings its own harmonic character and you can layer two guitar sources jointly for hybrid sounds and richer evolving tones.
Magic Vox’s advanced synthesis engine, noise-shaper section, and expanded effects section, is an integral part of the sound design process. This section includes traditional effects such as Delay and reverb, along with special effects like the Granular and magic effects.
Also, Magic Vox has a multimode resonant filter section (Lowpass, Bandpass, Highpass and Notch) and two equalizers (one for each sound source) for additional sound sculpting options. Two VU meters allow for for volume monitoring.
â€¢ Gibson ES-335
â€¢ Gibson Les Paul Standard
â€¢ Fender Stratocaster
â€¢ Fender Telecaster
â€¢ Gretsch Nashville
â€¢ Classic Alvarez
â€¢ Classic Rodriguez
â€¢ Acoustic Taylor 814ce
â€¢ Acoustic Martin D12 (12 Strings)
â€¢ Resonator Guitar
â€¢ Hofner Bass Guitar
â€¢ Fender Precision Bass
Magic Vox can produce a wide range of sounds: from fantastic velvet keyboards to sweet distorted leads, organs and fender-rhodes style sounds, strange mallets, exotic string instruments, and many other innovative tones.
â€¢ Samples of 12 guitars harmonics as a sound source
â€¢ Advanced synthesis engine
â€¢ Noise-shaper section for vintage analog style sounds
â€¢ Dual layer capability
â€¢ 3 envelope generators
â€¢ Expanded effects section with Various traditional and special
effects: Rotator, Granular effect, Chorus, Delay, Reverb, Magic effect, Distortion
â€¢ Lowpass, Bandpass, Highpass and Notch resonant filter section
Musicrow’s Magic Vox will be released sometime in January 2008, and will cost €79. More information on Musicrow Magic Vox.