Vogue MK2 Synthesizer

Developer: Victor Cerullo

Current Version: 1.8.6

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 7.4 MB - Download

Description:

Eight-voice standalone MIDI synthesizer with built-in effects, microtonal capabilities, 120 preset sounds (more free sounds available on the website) and an extensive library of tuning files. Just plug a MIDI keyboard and play!

Features:

• eight-voice polyphonic
• hybrid synthesizer engine (virtual analog and wavetable)
• 9 VA waveforms, 78 wavetable, white noise
• three oscillators per voice, with individual sub-oscillators
• true monophonic mode (three voices at unison)
• single LFO with 6 waveforms
• multi-mode filter (low/high-pass, band pass/stop)
• ring modulator, chorus, flanger and phaser pre-filter effects
• stereo delay with cross and reverse functions (3 seconds max delay time)
• stereo reverb with freeze mode
• easy-access modulation matrix
• microtonal pitch-bend (self-adapting to tuning scale steps)
• 120 factory preset programs
• receives MIDI Tuning Standard SysEx messages
• compatible with Max Magic Microtuner mtx tuning files
• library of 3,000+ tuning files included

Detailed reference information can be found in the Readme file stored inside the "Vogue MK2 Synthesizer" Application Support folder following installation.

Minimum system requirements:

- Mac OS X 10.6, 2.26 GHz Intel processor
- MIDI keyboard (or software equivalent)

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Release Notes:

Fixed bug causing the app to hang at startup on some Macs.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.8.6
Review by elkbot

Nice Synth! - This synth has all of the features of a much more expensive synthesizer. It allows for midi key binding, occilators, filters, envelopes, banking, effects. It also comes with pre-set banks of sounds. Buy it while it is still selling for cheap, it is worth the price!

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people
1/5
Version 1.8.6
Review by Leathersoul

This program is not Apple and User friendly. - Software Developer needs to make this program honest. This software can not be used with anything except his other software Max Magic Microtuner that cost $60 dollars. It won’t allow you to record with Garageband or use UVI to use the sounds. I think this software needs to be taken off as most Apple customers expect it to be compatible with Garagband and other possible recording software. I would like a refund because it is totally useless.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 1.8.6
Review by elkbot

Nice Synth! - This synth has all of the features of a much more expensive synthesizer. It allows for midi key binding, occilators, filters, envelopes, banking, effects. It also comes with pre-set banks of sounds. Buy it while it is still selling for cheap, it is worth the price!

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people
1/5
Version 1.8.6
Review by Panegyrist

Still a disappointment - I downloaded this a number of years ago, hoping for a little moxie from a well rated freeware synth. I played with it off and on for a few months, and finally through it away. Feeling lucky, I thought I’d try it again a few years later. Now I don’t feel lucky, just foolish. This is the kind of freeware that gives freeware a bad name. It hasn’t been updated for years. It looks like it was designed under OS 7.6 (Yes, children there was life before OS X, it wasn’t an easy life, or a good life,, but…). It lacks connectivity to software options that have become standards. It’s interface is clunky and difficult to manipulate. In other words, if you want to do anything except make a limited number of poor analog buzz sounds, look elsewhere. It isn’t worth the download time.

Found helpful by 0 out of 2 people
5/5
Version 1.8.6
Review by alchemusic

Really cool! - While other companies are charing up the you-know-what for virtual analog synths, Mr. Cerullo is making the world a better place by sharing the succulent fruit of his labor in a philanthropic manner. Bravo, and thank you, sir! The Vogue MK2 is exactly what I needed to start experimenting with analog synthesis without losing an arm and a leg. The fact that it’s polyphonic puts it in a class above most of the pricey hardware synths out there. I use an 88-key Korg Triton as my keyboard, and given my classical background and the type of music I make, I would have little use for a monophonic synth. The Vogue is the answer to my prayers! :D

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
2/5
Version 1.8.6
Review by MicClueless

Cute noises, but not useful to me - “120 preset sounds (more free sounds available on the website)…” I interpreted that to mean that it would play various “instruments.” The website appears to be a Yahoo! group; I’m not going to Yahoo! for one odd app that doesn’t seem to be what I want, anyway. This appears to be only capable of setting parameters on algorithmically-derived oscillators. I was hoping for something to play music with, but all I can get out of it are noises like you’d hear on a 1950s black and white space movie. Cute, but…I’d rather play the piano. If I’d paid for this, I’d be very upset.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
5/5
Version 1.8.6
Review by joeybladb

Free App produces good sounds - This is a cute app which is great for amateur and non-musicians to gain an understanding and appreciation for basic analog subtractive synthesis. If you’re a serious musician then you probably already have more sophisticated tools/instruments at your disposal already. My complaints are that the UI is a bit ancient and has some flaws, and that it crashes from time to time on my Mac on a beta El Cap. Other than that, an awesome app FOR FREE no less.

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