Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Togu Audio Line Working on First Commercial Release

For some time, Togu Audio Line has built a reputation as one of the highest quality freeware music software companies out there.  Now comes news that they are working on their first commercial release, U-No-LX, a completely redone Roland Juno-60 clone.  Many are already familiar with the company's already excellent "U-No-62", but the new version is a complete ground-up reprogramming of the simulation that promises an even closer sound to the original.  Here's what they had to say:

"We currently work on a new Juno-60 emulation with a fully rewritten new engine and GUI. Up to date zero feedback delay filters and carefully calibrated controls make this synth a good replacement for the analog device with all the advantages software plugins have. It’s even possible to recreate old Juno patches from an existing patch sheet. As an addition, the TAL_U-NO-LX also supports portamento and different LFO waveforms and some more useful features. An arpeggiator with different sync modes and hold function is also included. This new version will also be available as 64bit OSX AU and VST plugin. It was hard to calibrate a synth that has different envelope times on every voice, but we even copied this to some degree :)"
No pricing has been announced, but apparently anyone who had donated $17 or more to Togu prior to June 11, 2011 will receive a free license.  Still not convinced?  Check out this demo which compares the plug-in to the real deal. (The real Juno-60 is first in all examples with U-No-LX second.)

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