Model 72 is an exquisitely modelled monophonic synthesizer with original quirks included that can also be pulled apart as modules into Softube Modular and Amp Room.
Softube likes to avoid speaking the name of the things they base their models upon and we’ll do our best not to mention Moog or anything to do with it being a bit Mini. There’s still an awful lot of love out there for this classic 1970s synthesizer. We’ve had software and hardware clones aplenty but Softube believes they’ve captured something awesome. The hardware synthesizer they modelled it on was made in 1972 and was in pristine condition. They went to pains to ensure that all the quirks, warmth and hardware idiosyncrasies were retained in the component level modelling.
Looks great, sounds great and they couldn’t help but add a few flourishes like doubling and stereo spread to add a contemporary feel.
What’s also interesting is that Model 72 can be fed into the Softube Modular platform and Amp Room. In Modular the Model 72 comes apart into 7 different modules so you can work in the modulation section or the filter, or take the VCOs and run them with other modules. It’s a really neat idea. For Amp Room you have the filter section with envelope follower and drive. You can also use Model 72 as a plug-in effect.
That all sounds pretty tasty and versatile to me. The rendering of the interface is also completely gorgeous.
Model 72 is available now for $99 until the 29th October.
- Softube Model 72: Softube
- Softube Model 72 Modular: Softube