Full Bucket Music Ny, new free Korg Lambda ES-50 poly ensemble synth emulation

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Full Bucket Music Ny is a new 100% free Korg Lambda ES-50 polyphonic Synthesizer emulation for macOS and Windows. 

The emulation market is highly competitive: Arturia, Cherry Audio, Softube, U-he, and many others. Every company wants to offer the best emulations of classic synths from the past. A one-man company has entered this league without charging a penny for its plugins. This is Full Bucket Music from Germany.

Full Bucket Music has a variety of great-sounding emulation plugins in its portfolio. There are also virtual versions of vintage synths that were more unique like the Crumar BIT 01/99. Today, he is back with another free plugin. This time, a Japanese polyphonic ensemble synth/preset synth recreation.

Full Bucket Music NY

Full Bucket Music Ny

Ny is a 100% free plugin that simulates the vintage Korg Lambda ES-50, a polyphonic ensemble Synthesizer from 1987. The Lambda ES-50 fell under the “Preset Synthesizer” category as its oscillators were based on ready-to-use timbres, aka presets generated by synthesis.

Korg Lambda ES-50

Ny features 64 voices of polyphony, so 16 more voices than the original, which had 48 voices. According to Björn, the developer, it’s a close simulation of the original hardware.

Like the original, it features two types of sounds, percussive (electric piano, clavi, piano, and harmonics), and ensemble (brass, organ, choir, strings I,  and strings II)) sections. Each instrument of each section has individual level control.

Then, you get various sections to tweak your sounds, including tune, accent, tone, volume, and more.  There is also a chorus (phase) effect, individually routable to the sections, giving your sounds a thicker and wider character. Ny offers a resizable user interface and has full MIDI support, including MIDI CC for all parameters.

First Impression

Björn from FBM has released another fantastic emulation of a vintage synth. That again completely free. Yes, without registration to an annoying newsletter, or so. Please support Björn with a donation so he can continue releasing free plugins and updates. Thanks a lot Björn!

Full Bucket Music NY is available now as a free download. It runs on macOS (Intel + native Apple Silicon) and Windows as a 32-bit/64-bit VST2, VST3, AU, and CLAP plugin.

More information here: Full Bucket Music 

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  1. Full bucket music and Bjorn are AMAZING! Their synths are top notch and easily compete with the best paid synths out there. Thank you Bjorn!

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