If your a fan of 80s music you’ve heard the Synclavier. Some notable users of the Synclavier include Depeche Mode, Soft Cell, Trevor Horn (Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Grace Jones), and Michael Jackson. I’ve posted news of other French company UVI’s sample libraries because I think they really get it right. I recently used their Emulation II sample library on a new secret side project I’ve been working on (something with some powerful female vocals!). The Beast is UVI’s take on the Synclavier. The videos above really show off what it sounds like.
“The Synclavier System was an early digital synthesizer, polyphonic digital sampling system, and music workstation, manufactured by New England Digital Corporation, Norwich, VT. The original design and development of the Synclavier prototype occurred at Dartmouth College with the collaboration of Professor Jon Appleton, Professor of Digital Electronics, Sydney A. Alonso, and Dartmouth, Thayer School of Engineering student software programmer, Cameron Jones.” – Wikipedia
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