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New Firmware Release 1.10 For Regen Desktop Synthesizer



New Regen 1.10 firmware supports layers and SoundFonts


Features v1.10

* “layers” capability added to sample patchlists that are selected based on velocity, Mod Wheel, or randomly. 

* Regen can now recognize and load .SF2 SoundFont files into patchlists.

* Regen can now load Synclavier V presets (using import technique outlined in manual).

* Frames Start and End are added as Mod destinations for sound warping madness.

* Additional samples and timbres in Droomusic’s library.

* SD cards now correctly unmounted on Sleep function (and remounted if necessary out of sleep)

* Shortcut added for convenience: arrow right from Library detail view goes to timbre list (or samples if none)

Like the original Synclavier, Regen is a digital harmonic synthesizer with sampling, but now with 12 partials to each sound, additive and subtractive synthesis, polyphonic aftertouch and MPE, reverb, bit crush, and multi-mode filter, and two sample libraries including 700 original Synclavier samples. At Synthplex, Pomona dealer Noisebug introduced the design.”

The Genesis of Regen

Regen — released as a desktop synthesizer that is, a real regeneration of New England Digital’s seminal Synclavier® II digital synthesizer that took the pro audio industry by storm when introduced in its initial incarnation in 1980. Regen is enhanced to take advantage of the increased computing power available today to make it as compelling in a modern setting as the prohibitively pricey original did during its time, while the considerable cost and size reductions associated with Regen’s present-day design criteria conversely position it well within reach of (almost) anyone.

After a two-year development period leading to its soft launch late last year, Synclavier Digital’s Regen readies and steadies itself for use in a modern setting as a timeless desktop synthesizer distinctively designed around a rugged, backpack-friendly — 310mm (W) x 260mm (D) x 42mm (H) — aluminum housing weighing in at 1.8kg and finished in a sand-textured black coloration complimented by a ‘Synclavier-red’ surround securely set upon non-slip rubber plinths, and also embracing ergonomic features such as VESA mount compliance.

Regen’s rich sound-design capabilities are anchored around an advanced DSP (Digital Signal Processing) synth engine that powered the seminal Synclavier® II digital synthesizer. It is, in fact, the self-same DSP engine modeled in software with all the quirks and nuances of the original hardware that lend Regen a musicality seldom found in modern synthesizers.

Samples are integral to Regen, which features over 2,000 royalty-free examples — including over 350 selected original NED samples and 195 newly commissioned ones from sound design luminaries like English musician and soul singer Jamie Lidell and Canadian keyboard player Leith Fleming-Smith — alongside 550-plus preset timbres categorized by instrument tags, to include 64 hand-picked examples by American musician, composer, and conductor Anthony Marinelli. Polyphonic aftertouch and MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) are supported by Regen, and many presets are optimized for MPE.

Regen retails for $2,500.00 USD (excluding any local taxes or import duties); if purchasing directly from Synclavier Digital’s online Store, NOTE THE BLACK FRIDAY OFFER

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