Iconic Model D synth reinvented as a free Ableton Live device
The Model D synth is a Bass and Lead device for Ableton Live that uses sampled oscillators from the Behringer Model D.
The Behringer Model D is a remake of the legendary Moog synthesizer of the same name.
The Model D Ableton device is modelled on the Model D synth, however it has some functionality that you’re unable to achieve with the original synthesizer. The device allows you to sweep between waveforms as oppose to a selector switch, giving you slightly more control over the shape of the waveform amongst other things.
The original Moog and Behringer Model D synthesizers are monophonic, meaning only one voice or one key can be played at a single time, however the Model D device comes with an extra polyphonic device, giving you the ability to create chords and a variety of polyphonic sounds with the usually monophonic sounds of the Moog Model D. The internal filter in this device is powered by Ableton’s “PRD” filter, which is actually an emulation of the Moog Prodigy filter.
Much deeper parameter control that the original synthesizer….
The Model D Ableton device’s macro controls section has a variety of controls as you would expect on a Moog Model D emulation, from filter controls to envelope and more. The device is built around Ableton’s sample plugin, so for those that know a bit more about sound design – you can dive into the deeper settings and go wild with parameters that aren’t on the original synthesizer.
The new device is available as a free download, it contains two patches, a monophonic setup and a polyphonic setup, and a total of 76 WAV files sampled from the Behringer Model D. The device requires at least Ableton Live 9.7 or later.
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