The Mayer EMI Vibes is a powerful new virtual analogue synth that also provides wavetable synthesis capabilities with the same X-VA engine as the flagship MD900 in a package slightly downscaled in both size and price.
Like the MD900, the X-VA engine gives you 4-part multitimbrality, 16-voice polyphony, and full stereo operation. There are two virtual analogue or wavetable oscillators per voice and an additional sample-based noise section.
Mayer EMI Vibes
With the filter section, the multimode filter allows you to emulate classic filter types and there is an extensive modulation routing matrix for adding animation to each part.
Moreover, each of the four parts is equipped with its own effect section, giving you reverb, delay, chorus, flanger, compressor, EQ, and more.
To make things more interesting, there is a sample-based drum section, arpeggiator, step-sequencer, and even a clip launch feature similar to that of Ableton Live.
While one could argue that you’re not getting the same control-per-parameter functionality as the MD900, there’s no denying the quality of the synthesis engine and the versatility of the Vibes as an instrument.
Pricing and Availability:
Although the date is not set, the Vibes should soon be available from your favourite retailer at a price of around €2000.
Want to try Vibes for yourself? Be sure to catch Mayer EMI at Superbooth 23 at stand B020.
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- The Vibes front panel: Gearnews