Martinic AX73 – The Forgotten Eighties Synth Reborn
If you are not already familiar with Martinique and their products, you missed something. They’ve been making software instruments and effects in Schagen, the Netherlands, since 2010, and with offerings such as the quirky and cool Elka Panther and the powerful and free sounding Kee Bass, they’ve quietly established themselves as a force with which is to be reckoned with in the world. plugin industry. Their latest release, Martinique AX73is flexible and dynamic enough to convert any unbeliever.
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Based on the 1986 synth of the same name, Martinic’s recreation of the AX73 brings the original’s distinctive analog sound and feel into the digital age in style. It’s a meticulously and faithfully crafted emulation of an instrument that, like the company itself, deserves more recognition. It comes with four analog oscillators, two synth layers, unique modulation options, extensive performance parameters, an eight-module effects section, and over 600 built-in presets. True to its original technology refresh and upgrade MO, Martinic has added a sleek new interface, multiple views for easier navigation and customization, eight built-in effects (compressor, phaser, flanger, chorus, delay , reverb, distortion and EQ), an arpeggiator and much more.
The Martinic AX73 is available on the official Martinic website for $119. It comes with two collections of free presets: the AX73 Legacy Collection, which, as the name suggests, consists of some factory presets from the original, and the Doctor Mix Collection, designed by the popular synth and producer YouTuber. If you’re not quite ready to buy, the company offers a free trial for use in unpublished work – the AX73 will work, but with white noise added to the output signal. Watch the video below to see this incredible synth in action before you get your hands on it!
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