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.
Sonic Charge Vintage Tonic
From these experiments, a free sound library was created that recreates the sounds of 10 vintage drum machines. The library includes sounds from:
- Maestro Rhythm King (1960).
- Keio / Korg Minipops 7 (1966).
- Roland CR-78 CompuRhythm (1978).
- Korg KR-55 (1979).
- Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer (1980).
- Oberheim DMX (1981).
- Linn Drum (1982).
- Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer (1984), TR-707 (1984) & TR-505 (1986)
All in all, a very exciting project in my opinion. Imagine Magnus comes to the point where he develops a tool that automatically vintage drum machine that you suggest to the software. A kind of analysis of samples in synthesis. That would be a soft mind-blowing. The patches from this library sound great and hope the project continues.
Sonic Charge Vintage Tonic is available now as a free download for existing customers. The custom Vintage Tonic skin for Microtonic is available at the Soniccharge forum.
More information here: Sonic Charge
Too bad it’s only for paid users of Microtonic. I have the PO-32 and been thinking about buying Microtonic as an editor, but it’s overkill for what I’m likely to do with it.