Sinevibes says their Groove custom Multi-Engine for the Korg Logue SDK compatible synthesizers is the most complex and sophisticated yet providing a multi-timbral bass and drum machine of grooviness.
The Korg Logue SDK lets you install custom oscillators and effects into the Prologue, Minilogue XD and NTS-1 synthesizers. Sinevibes has been building them for a while and their latest release pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in this remarkable custom environment.
Groove employs a network of 14 DSP blocks that reconfigure themselves in real-time to enable it to map drums, percussion and bass sounds across 7 keyboard zones. You then have a groovebox-style drum machine at your fingertips. They’ve included a bunch of sounds within each zone using different sorts of synthesis like FM, subtractive and lo-fi and some trigger probability for instant variations.
Sinevibes has also beefed up the output with a carefully configured amplifier to give the sounds that modern edge.
To make the Groove groove you have to sequence it which is easy with the Minilogue XD and its 4-voice sequencer. With the Prologue and NTS-1 you’ll have to sequence from elsewhere and while the Prologue will give you 8 or 16 notes for multi-timbral grooving the NTS-1 can only handle one thing at a time – but there’s still plenty of scope for some minimalist messing about.
Sinevibes Groove is available now for $59.
- Sinevibes Groove webpage.