Cherry Audio continues their virtual synthesizer emulation series with the mother of all polysynths – the Moog Memorymoog.
They’ve been doing a decent job of this and Memorymode is no different. Cherry Audio has attempted to replicate the sound and feel of this legendary analogue synthesizer and they used a vintage Memorymoog owned by jazz legend Chick Corea as the basis of their emulation. They’ve done detailed models of the 3-oscillator voice architecture and the famous ladder filter circuit and brought it together with overdrive and drift to keep it sounding like the sometimes unruly beast that we so enjoy.
You have 16 voices to play with, a selectable 12dB or 24dB/octave filter, tempo-synced LFO, detunable unison mode with up to 48 oscillators and an improved arpeggiator. They’ve expanded the modulation section to give you more movement and they’ve added studio-quality effects like phaser, ensemble, delay and reverb.
Of course, you’ve got full MIDI control, comprehensive MPE support for expressive playing and a good looking interface that magnifies to exactly what you want to see with a single click. And if you want to tone to feel more stable, modern and full of beef then that’s just a click away.
It sounds pretty great to me. There are 600 presets inside just waiting to sound exactly like you imagine they would. Here’s a useful comparison video.
Cherry Audio has massively increased the price on this one to an eye-watering $39 which is a huge hike over the usual $29 but I’m sure we can cope with it.
Memorymode is available now in AU, VAT, VAT3, AAX and standalone for macOS and Windows.
More information from Cherry Audio
- Cherry Audio Memorymode: Cherry Audio