Not always the most glamorous of music software but synth editors have the ability to open up the full potential of hardware synthesizers. The remarkably named Mystery Islands Music has announced two new librarian editors: the NL2xR for Clavia Nord 1, 2 and 2X; and the microKxR for the Korg microKorg. The editors run a AU or VST plug-ins within your DAW helping them take advantage of automation and MIDI control.
Along with the usual saving and loading of presets and programs the NL2xR allows you to manage all 4 parts of the Nord individually and load them all into a single plug-in. Almost every parameter can be automated and the plug-in updates all movements in the GUI as you go. All data can be automatically squirted to your synthesizer on loading so you are instantly setup and ready to go.
The microKxR lets you manage each timbre in a single window with a nicely rendered GUI and can do all the same automation, updating and load squirting as the Nord.
The NL2xR is available now and the microKxR is to follow in a week or two and is available for pre-order. Both are going for €39.95 directly from their website. Along with having an AU or VST compatible host you’ll also need a hardware Clavia Nord 1, 2 or 2X or a Korg microKorg – obviously!
More information: https://www.mysteryislands-music.com