IK Multimedia offers Memory-V (€49.99 value) for Syntronik as a free download to all subscribers until February 26th.
All you have to do to get Memory-V free is subscribe to IK Multimedia’s newsletter by creating an account and following the steps provided.
If you already have an account and subscribe to the newsletter, Memory-V will be waiting for you in your IK user area.
Memory-V is a virtual instrument based on the legendary Memorymoog. The Memorymoog (1981 – 1985) is an 18-oscillator analog polysynth that is much revered for its mega-fat sound.
When emulations like this one come around, there are always people who like to make it known that the real thing is better. And, to be fair, they are right; I’d rather have an original Memorymoog, but owning one poses two problems.
The first problem is finding one in great working and cosmetic condition; the second is not fainting when you hear the price.
So, I can happily say that I’m not above virtual analog instruments; I love them. The good news is that IK Multimedia created this monster emulation through the tedious but rewarding creative recording of a pristine hardware unit. Individual oscillators, multiple oscillator combinations, and unison stacks were recorded. You can check out some demos on the IK Multimedia website.
Memory-V is fairly versatile; it can do a bit of everything. For me, if I pull it up in Syntronik, it’s usually for some kind of roaming pad or drone. I think anything that gets remotely close to the sound or the original is just fantastic for creating a bed under all your other moving parts.
The Memorymoog was famous for synth strings and brass, and in all fairness, Memory-V gets about as close as any. I particularly like that Tron string sound.
As I said, it’s more versatile than just a few pads; that just tends to be my primary use for it. I’d grab it if I didn’t already have it, and I’ve had a few freebies from IK Multimedia recently, so let’s hope they keep it up.
Memory-V has over 5GB of content and a massive amount of samples (over 5000). It has 148 factory presets and requires Syntronik 1.2 or higher or Sample Tank 3.7.2 or higher.
More info: Syntronik Memory-V (free for all IK Multimedia subscribers until February 26th, 2021)