Happy holidays synth friends!
During the past few years I have been experimenting with machine learning algorithms that search for parameter settings to imitate any sound with any synth. Today I am happy to reveal the first fruit of this labor: Vintage Tonic.
Vintage Tonic is a patch package for Microtonic created from recordings of the following classic drum machines:
Notice that the collection includes both analog and digital drum machines. Naturally, the digital drum machines are much harder to reproduce using Microtonic's synthesizer engine, but even imperfect results are fun, and I find the sounds quite useful.
The older drum machines were mainly preset pattern players. I have painstakingly tried to reproduce not only their sounds but also all of their original patterns.
I hope you will find this collection useful. I believe it shows a new side of Microtonic, and it amazes even me how versatile this old plugin still is.
Have a listen for yourselves:
Download the package from our download page: https://soniccharge.com/download
Also, check out the skin that Fredrik made to celebrate this release: https://soniccharge.com/forum/topic/1777?~post8491
Best wishes for the remainder of 2020 and let us hope that 2021 will be a better one.
/ Magnus Lidström
What a wonderful surprise gift! Many thanks, Soniccharge, for this update to a real classic.
these are fantastic
This is absolutely bonkers, Magnus :)
This. Is. Incredible. :)
The best Boss DR-55 emulation I've ever made is with MicroTonic. I've done passable interpretations of The KR/KPR's and some Neo-X0X stuff, but this is just magnificent.
Thanks so much for this wonderful gift!
Sweet! Thank you very much, Magnus and Fredrik!
Whowzers, amazing stuff man! I was checking this forum for news at the usual places: nothing. And now this very amazing and interesting technique and update! Whowzers!
Happy holidays Magnus, Fredrik and family!
Cool! Thank you and happy holidays!
I absolutely do not regret the purchase some days ago, wow. Thank you so much! <3
And all the best to you people here and at Sonic Charge! (=
Wow. Thank you! Happy holidays!
Sonic Charge = Magic People, Voodoo People! 😍
But how to have such pictures in mtonic browser ??
I own all your other plugins, is there a chance i could get a Christmas discount for Microtonic please?
”Game changer” is a term often overused, but in this particular case I can’t pick a better word. This is indeed a game changer.
Really wondefrul !!!! Thank you and best wishes for all
You rock as always, cheers.
Aw... Very appreciated! As thoughtful a gift as masterful a feat! Thank you! Happy holidays and best wishes!
Awesome, i have never thought that is possible...
Because I'm also a sound designer, I would be personally interested in what you found out with the various settings and algorthym.
Amazing skin! Merry Christmas!
WUT??!?!? Thanks, you two!
Those are fantastic! Thank you so much and Merry Christmas to you too Magnus!
Magnus, I stumbled across this in your posting:
„I believe it shows a new side of Microtonic, and it amazes even me how versatile this old plugin still is.“
Exactly this! Right now I am producing an album with a classical trained georgian singer and pianoplayer. My job is to bring the modern side of music into hers. ALL the beats are made with the good old Microtonic. In fact, it´s not old at all. It is a topmodern tool with a superb and timeless quality of sound. Thanks so much for this.
Thank you, this is awesome. :)
Beste ever Xmas gift! Thanks and merry Christmas, Magnus!
Fantastic !!! Thank U
Thank you, guys,
Happy Holidays and much love to you and your families!
Thank you so, so much. Merry Christmas!
Thanks for the gift! Nice sounds.
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Holidays!
Thank you so much!
ohhhh it's wonderful!!!!! i love you
Fantastic! You guys are so innovative. Happy holidays! Thanks for your generosity!
Awesome! Thank you!
Thank you. Fantastic stuff! Merry Christmas
After playing around with them I find myself wanting more !!!! Damn you LOL.
EH DRM16 or 32, KPR-77, TR-606. When I see how close you came for some of them, I would love to see if you can get as close with these. But hey, I don't mean that to sound ungrateful, it's the absolute opposite. They're so fun and matched with the great new skin it feel new! I feel it deserve an additional THANK YOU!
What a excellent surprise! You guys rock! Cheers from Iceland.
One Question: Are we free to change patterns but keep the new kits sounds ?
That's pretty astounding happy holidays, all!
Just when you think where might Microtonic possibly go next (not that it needs to) and boom to the left field, just brilliant!, thank you Magnus and Fredrik for the ongoing developments and hard work raising the bar yet again on this wonderful drum machine, a classic in itself. Microtonic can bend like Beckham. Top kick!
Yes, thank you very much for this special gift! Happy holidays to you and your family!
This is fantastic! Thank you <3
Many thanks! Merry Blipmas! <3
This is an unexpected but pleasant surprise. Thank you, Merry Christmas, Good Yule, and assorted other felicitations.
Thanks for these chaps.Very accurate programming.Merry Christmas.
Thanks for a lovely gift!
What an a-ma-zing surprise, i wonder wich machine you emulate next!
CR-78 and TR-606 maybe? :)
having some trouble - when loading one of the presets my drum patch doesn't change. the preview feature in Finder doesn't seem to be working for these kits either on my computer. anyone have any ideas? i can load up the drum sound patches but not the entire kit all at once, it seems
THANK YOU SYNTHA CLAUS!
your x-mas presents are always surprising and top notch!
many thanks Magnus & Fredrik!
Amazing, love both the sounds and the skin. Brilliant!
Merry Xmas and thank.
1 question - as someone badly Red/Green colourblind - is there any way to change the colour of the LED's on the new skin to something other than Red? (Blue or Yellow e.g).
They're just a bit tough for me to see.
Not the end of the world, still a lovely skin, but would be nice if simple to change.
Very Cool! Thanks
This machine learning thing is very intriguing. Love these new sounds. Thanks for the gift!
perfect timing! I was just about to attempt to make a few kits like this on my own so I could start with something more traditional for re-sequencing classic breaks. Thanks!
Thanks guys, we love add. firmwares !!!
Thank you! it sounds brilliant like all of your plugins!
Magnus opus! It amazes even me how versatile this old developer still is. Who cares about global lockdowns when we get gifts like this!
Love, good health, and inspiration to everyone! <3 <3 <3
Thank you so much, such a wonderful gift! I have tons of fun with this.
After all these years, Microtonic is still my No1 "go to" drum machine ever!
And this comes from someone who owned and (ab)used a lot of drum machines through the decades ...
Happy New Year to you and to all! Thank you.
THANK YOU and greetings to all at Sonic Charge.
This drum machine app never gets boring, and here is an amazing addition to the sound palette already existing for µtonic. Wow.
I would love to read more details how this machine learning thing was created and used for recreating the sounds.
Finally I can have a mini takeaway 808, 909 etc. in my TE PO-32 Tonic...
Thank you. Really made my Xmas believe it or not :)
I love the sound of the KR55.. and that's bloody close *and tweakable :)
I absolutely love this Magnus!! thank you so much, I still haven't got round to getting a PO-32tonic as I've been leaning towards Eurorack lately.
Any chance users will have the ability to analyse their own samples to import sounds into uTonic in the future??
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