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 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.
In our opinion, this challenge still has yet to be fully met, but we
feel the range of software synthesizers currently available from
Manx come closer than any others- 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.
Tribute to the 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, simulating 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
- The XS-3 polysynth, inspired by a subgroup of
awesome sounding 1980's DCO classics.
Tribute to the Poly 800, DK-80 and SX500 DCO based
Copyright 2013 Manx Synthesizers - in association with Heliosphere Software, UK
You can find audio samples of all our instruments on their
respective pages. In addition, we have recreated some
famous pieces of synthesizer music using our range of
synthesizers. Please have a listen...
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
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!
You can pick up the entire range of Manx products as a
bundle at considerable discount.
The bundle price is $69(US).
Click here for further details
Site last updated: October 2013
The sound quality of Manx synths
beat all other analog emulations
into a cocked hat! Don’t talk our
word for it; get downloading and
find out for yourself.