UVI and the Mixing and Mastering Tips Facebook Group offer the Digital Synsations Volume 1 virtual instrument for UVI Workstation as a free download today only (requires free iLok user account).
Digital Synsations is a sample-based virtual instrument powered by the free UVI Workstation plugin. It features the deeply sampled sounds of four legendary digital synthesizers from the 1990s: Yamaha SY77, Roland D50, Korg M1, and Ensoniq VFX.
UVI sampled over 600 presets and turned them into an instantly playable sound library. I acquired Digital Synsations Volume 1 for free in a similar freebie offer several years ago, and it still is one of my favorite sources of authentic 90s hardware synth sounds.
The great thing about UVI’s sound libraries is that the UVI Workstation plugin lets you fine-tune every sampled patch. It’s not the same as owning an actual Korg M1, but the sound is pretty close, and the level of flexibility is surprisingly good for what is essentially a sample library on steroids.
The presets are deeply editable, allowing you to apply filters, modulation, and various effects. You can also use the built-in arpeggiator, which is one of my favorite things to do with the sampled Korg M1 sounds.
Of course, part of the fun of actually owning a hardware synth is being able to customize its sounds using its synthesis engine.
Digital Synsations Vol. 1 doesn’t let you customize the sounds exactly as you would if you owned an Ensoniq VFX or a Korg M1, but it contains many of the sounds that made these synths such iconic instruments.
You can hear some of the included presets in the trailer video below.
To claim your free copy of UVI Digital Synsations Volume 1, visit the product page linked below and apply the coupon code FREEDS-MMT at checkout. The free download offer expires at 10 a.m. (CET) on November 8th, so you’ll need to act fast.
Please note that you’ll also need to install the free UVI workstation plugin to be able to use UVI Digital Synsations Volume 1 in your digital audio workstation. You will also need a free iLok user account to activate the sound library.
If you’re a fan of early digital synthesis, UVI Digital Synsations Volume 1 is definitely worth a look.
UPDATE: The offer has expired.
Get the deal: UVI Digital Synsations Volume 1 (FREE with coupon code FREEDS-MMT until 10 a.m. CET on November 8th)