Wednesday, September 16, 2009

D16 Announces Shioitor Softsynth

Following in the footsteps of their previous emulations of classic Roland gear, developers D16 have announced their latest an SH-101 emulator with the unfortunate name "Shioitor" (SH101-TOR).

People will stop snickering at the name when they hear it, though. I'm a happy owner of a real 101 and have always wished someone would make a decent emulation. TAL-Bassline is a fine instrument in its own right, but it just doesn't have the same warmth and bite as the original. If the
sound samples are anything to go by though, it sounds like D16 nailed it. As you can see from the interface, this is obviously greatly expanded in terms of abilities including extensive layering abilities and the ability to play sounds polyphonically. There is no specific info on pricing or a release date just yet, but expect a review here when it does.

(Oh, and there are skins that let you change the color of the plug-in to any of the colors the original 101 was available in! That makes my inner dork happy.)

4 comments:

John said...

I wonder if they'll have virtual keytar handles...

Coresect said...

That does look interesting. My SH101 is feeling pretty sad for itself: two broken keys and a disfunctional LFO.I love real gear, but sometimes software is just a lot easier.

Rob said...

I'm intrigued, and indeed the skins satisfy a certain geeky feeling inside.

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