Verv is a synthesizer inspired by string machines, tape loops, Mellotrons and other time-worn analog recordings. Modeled after the 1970s Freeman String Symphonizer and ARP Solina, Verv has a dual-oscillator and carefully constructed ensemble modulation reminiscent of the classics.
BakeAt Puremagnetik, we take our mellotron and tape loop enthusiasm seriously, so we crafted Verv with an effect designed to capture the feeling of recording to a tape loop and leaving it in a hot, sunny place over the summer. Just tweak the "Bake" control to instantly get an aged tape with deviation, random noise and pops. For no effect, keep "Bake" at zero.
Classic stringers of the '60s and '70s employed a primitive, yet effective form of ensemble - a perceived "thickening" of the oscillators by doubling them with a second, slightly detuned voice. The "Spread" control does just this in the style of the old-timers. And just like the originals, which painstakingly utilized multiple, physical oscillators, Verv has one unique modulator per voice. The minute ensemble fluctuations per note are never the same, allowing Verv to contend with the stringer legacy!
Despite being designed as a string synthesizer, Verv is capable of much more. First of all, it has a morphable saw to triangle oscillator. Similar to classic Buchla synthesizers, you can add or subtract harmonics with the "Shape" control. There is also a dedicated Sub oscillator - fixed as a pulse wave - that can be used as a standalone bass synth, similar to an MC-202. Use "Spread", "Shape" and the Contour controls to conjure up everything from an electric keyboard to a sawtooth lead.
• OSX 10.8 or Windows 10 x64
• Audio Units or VST compatible audio host