Heritage Modular Synthesizer Combines Vintage Look With Digital Technology

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Synthesist Jean-Luc Briançon (Kurtz Mindfields) shared this synth jam, featuring the Heritage Modular Synthesizer, created by Frédéric Rible.

The Heritage Modular synthesizer has been designed to mimic the typical look and feel of an early 1970s modular synthesizer, but with 8-voice polyphony and MIDI MPE support.

The core of the synthesizer is based on Pure Data: a powerful sound engine for the generation and processing of audio signal. The underlying algorithms have been chosen for faithful emulation of analog circuitry characteristics.

A dedicated set of hardware modules has been designed to act as controllers for Pure Data. These modules are populated with knobs, switches, lights and jack sockets, modeled on the classical modular synthesizer. The communication between Pure Data and these hardware modules is done via an I2C bus implemented over a standard 16-pin Eurorack connector.

For more info on the Heritage Modular Synthesizer, see the project site.

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