The SJ-2 is a VST host compatible virtual instrument for windows
6 note polyphonic, with double and unison modes.
Features filter and envelope technologies exclusive to Manx.
Midi Learn for all parameters; Patch memory system with full library.
Independent PWM lfos, velocity sensitivity, generous modulation routings and much more....
Of all the different kinds of vintage hardware synthesizers, our favourite has to be the wave of programmable polysynths
which appeared during the eighties, such as the Jupiter 8 and the MJS-80 rack-mount. It wasn’t just the breakthroughs of
polyphony & patch recall that made these instruments popular - they also have a distinctive sound which was quite magical.
We're very proud to present the SJ-2 as our own tribute to these awesome, IC based beasts!
It's no accident that the SJ-2 sounds the way it does - it features several layers of audio processing 'algorithms' designed to
reproduce subtle audio nuances that you’ll find in analog synthesisers. This ‘no stone left unturned’ approach is, of course,
computationally expensive and depending on patch settings, your CPU may take a hammering. Rest assured that we have
tried to minimize CPU use as much as possible, spending many hours on optimisation.
(Unison modes and pitch lfo modulation are particularly harsh on the processor.)
Audio Example of the Super-Jay (v1) in action...........
Please bear with us while we produce an audio demo of the SJ-2. In the mean time, here’s an audio demo of the SJ-2 predecessor, the Super-jay:
Copyright 2014 Manx Synthesizers - in association with Heliosphere Software, UK
The SJ-2 is a vsti instrument - it requires a vst compatible host, which runs under windows. 64bit
DAWs may require bridging software.
14 MB hard disk space.
(Mac version is at least 6 months away).
Retail version of the SJ-2 will be available very soon!
Version 1.000 (Build 145)
This is identical to the retail version except for a short audio gap which occurs once per minute.
CPU Usage: Quite Heavy