LAST SITE UPDATE: FEBUARY 2013
We weclome you to check out the Manx Bit100 polysynth. This is a highly accurate emulation of the Crumar* Bit One vintage analog synthesizer.
Here's a video comparing the Bit100 to the original Bit One - The left hand is playing the Bit One and the right hand is playing a controller keyboard linked up to the Bit 100. You can find more info on this product by clicking here!
*Crumar brand is copywrite of VMCONNECTION
For those who prefer the distinct sound of the analog Poly 800, check out the Manx XS-2.Click here to view the XS-2 information page.
You can pickup the entire range of Manx products as a bundle at considerable discount.
The current bundle price is $187, a discount of $108 (nearly 40%). Simply email us requesting the bundle and we will get back to you with details on how to make the payment.
Manx Demo Tunes
We have produced cover versions of various famous synth based tracks to show case our instruments and provide evidence that they can deliver where it counts - in a mix. The intention is to include various different genres - anything where you will find analog synths. So to start off with check out 'Funeral of Queen Mary', by Henry Purcell.
Everything you hear comes from a Manx Synthesizer, except for the timpani part. The synth parts are mainly from the Super-Jay, although there is an MM+ bass line low in the mix & some Destiny here & there.
In order to showcase the performance of Manx Synthesizers were prefer to avoid using EQ, and in this track, there is no EQ used at all on individual tracks; just a little top end added to the overall mix. There is, however, more than a smattering of external reverb.
Here's a rendition of Yellow Magic Orchestra's 'Tong Poo':
All the synth parts are from Manx Synthesizers and the entire range is used in the track. Note that piano, drums & slap bass are NOT from Manx synths. The Middle eight bass line is from the MM+. External effects are used in the production but we have not used any EQ on any of the individual tracks. I hope you like it!
With a long standing interest in the design & implementation of analog synthesizers using solid state technology, you would be right in assuming that we're fairly puritanical about the majesty of the sound these machines produce. But rather than reject the concept of digital analog emulations, we've come to view the pursuit of authentic analog emulation as an exciting challenge.
This challenge still has yet to be fully met, but we feel the range of software synthesizers currently available from Manx come closer than ever before - this is not only our key objective; it's our only objective!Of course, we would think that, but we back the claim up with free to download ‘demo versions’ of all Manx Synths. You may also regard these as free versions, since they never expire & offer all the functionality of the retail products. The only restriction is a one second audio drop out, once every two minutes; so get downloading, and grab some copies!
All Manx synthesizers are analog emulations - each have a unique sound and features.
-The Super-Jay polysynth, inspired by one of the most desirable analog synths ever!
For those who appreciate the Jupiter 8 and its rack mount counterpart, the MKS-80 .
-The Bit100, classic fat 1980's analog polysynth.
Emulation of the classic Crumar* Bit One polysynth (Crumar brand is copyright of VM Connection).
-The Gigmate, originally a monosynth for every household - now a Manx for every household.
A tribute to the Concertmate MG-1 monosynth.
-The Destiny, based on old school analog electronics at their finest.
For those who like the Arp Odyssey.
- the MM+ monosynth, inspired by one of the earliest and most loved examples of vintage analog gear.
For those who appreciate the classic sound of the Minimoog.
- the XS-2 polysynth, inspired by a subgroup of awesome sounding 1980's DCO classics.
Tribute to the Poly 800, DK-80 and SX500 DCO based polysynths.