MusicRadar Selects Three Cherry Audio Synths As "Must-Have"

As part of their Gear Expo Summer 2022 event, MusicRadar has chosen MiniverseDreamsynth, and Lowdown synthesizers as three of their nine "Must-Have" soft synths for 2022.

MusicRadar is the leading website for music makers of all kinds. It bills Gear Expo Summer 2022 as "the place where bands, artists, engineers, and producers discover what new gear they'll be lusting over for the year to come." It brings together their coverage from the recent NAMM Show in California, alongside round-ups of all the freshest music gear emerging in 2022. The "hat trick" inclusion of so many Cherry Audio synthesizers in their May 2022 article, "The Must-Have Soft Synths for 2022," by Daniel Griffiths, represents a significant achievement for the company.

Miniverse is a precise virtual emulation of the granddaddy of all portable synthesizers, conceived as the ultimate tribute to the original instrument. We focused on a single principle: absolute authenticity. We studied and measured every nuance, every curve, and every response of the audio to provide the pure, raw, powerful sound and feel of the classic original. Introduced in May, Miniverse is available at the inconceivably low price of only $39 (list $59).

Dreamsynth is a tribute to the celebrated hybrid analog/digital synthesizers of the mid-to-late 1980s. It's a "What if...?" synthesizer incorporating the distinctive qualities of this remarkable era with the best features of modern software instruments to create a uniquely 21st-century hybrid. Dreamsynth's innovative design blends flexible dual-wave morphing oscillators, stereo filters, fully polyphonic analog strings, extensive and easy-to-use modulation, and studio-quality effects, all in an elegant vintage-style synth interface. Introduced in March, Dreamsynth is available for only $39 (list $59).

Lowdown Bass Synthesizer recreates the super-fat, room-rattling sounds of the most legendary dual-oscillator bass pedal synth ever made. Heard on countless prog-rock and new wave tracks in the 70s and 80s, this floor pedal monster comes to the desktop for the very first time. From the dual "constant-beat" oscillators to the girthy ladder filter, DSP wizard Mark Barton has modeled every aspect of the original with exceptional accuracy. Introduced in May, Lowdown is available for the lowdown price of only $25 (list $39).

All three synthesizers are available in the Cherry Audio store and authorized resellers worldwide for Windows and macOS, in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and standalone formats, with a 30-day demo.