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The 4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator eurorack module is one of the most interesting sounding Eurorack products in recent years. It is, in my opinion, not so easy to use, but it can produce on the other hand very nice resonator sounds which are mainly in the percussive area at home. Due to its very own sound character, the Spectral Multiband Resonator module is very versatile to use and qualify perfectly for sonic experiments.
For more musicians to experience this module, 4ms and Softube have adapted themselves to a collaboration and today released the virtual version of this module for the Softube Modular system. If you use already this software environment, you can download now a 20 days demo for free. Check below for more informations about the 4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator Eurorack for Softube Modular.
The 4ms SMR consists of six channels of resonant bandpass filters, all individually locked to a twenty notes scale displayed in the centre of the unit via the LED ring. All six filters can easily be swept around their present note scale manually or via CV. The note scales cover everything from Western scales, alternative tunings to more esoteric Gamelan and microtonal scales.
What Does This Mean?
This means endless fun! You can use SMR as an oscillator bank for additive synthesis, create beautiful moving chord structures, you can use it as a vocoder, phaser, a quantizer, a stereo-widener thingy, a CV source/arpeggiator/sequencer, a remix tool for extracting triggers from recorded material, a drum synthesizer—by pulse triggering odd and even for different rhythms—a basis for multiband compressor patches and just a crazy ass effect. Daunting? The 4ms SMR comes with 75 brand new presets which covers these use cases. Great starting points for further patch-o-rama! Oh, and its CPU usage is comparatively low, so you can add a large number of SMR units to your patches.
Where Do I Even Begin?
The 4ms SMR can seem a bit daunting at first. That’s why it comes with no less than 75 brand new presets which covers the use cases above. Great starting points for further patch-o-rama! Oh, and its CPU usage is comparatively low, so you can add a large number of SMR units to your patches.
The SMR Plug-In
Softube’s 4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator plug-in is officially endorsed by 4ms. It faithfully emulates both the hardware and firmware of the original unit, with some minor alterations and improvements.
Innovative multiband resonant filter
Wide range of uses
Includes 75 new presets
Officially licensed from 4ms
Low CPU usage
The Softube 4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator (SMR) is now available in a introduction sale for $39 USD ($49 normally)