Dreams Brought to Life

  • Cherry Audio Dreamsynth UI
    $39.00$59.00 MSRP
  • Cherry Audio Dreamsynth UI - Arp, Splits/Layers/Voice Assign
  • Cherry Audio Dreamsynth UI - LFOs
  • Cherry Audio Dreamsynth UI - Oscillators
  • Cherry Audio Dreamsynth UI - PCM Waveforms
  • Cherry Audio Dreamsynth UI - Modulations
  • Cherry Audio Dreamsynth UI - Effects
  • Cherry Audio Dreamsynth UI - Filter and Envelopes

Cherry Audio's Dreamsynth is a tribute to the celebrated hybrid analog/digital synthesizers of the mid-to-late 1980s. The innovative design blends flexible dual-wave morphing oscillators, stereo filters, fully polyphonic analog strings, extensive and easy-to-use modulation, studio-quality effects, and polyphonic aftertouch and MPE support, all in an elegant vintage-style synth interface.

An Era of Innovation

Dreamsynth draws its inspiration from renowned synths including the Ensoniq ESQ-1, the Kawai "K" series, and the Sequential Prophet VS. In the second half of the '80s, music production was rapidly transitioning from analog to digital. These "hybrid" synthesizers bridged the gap, combining the precision and flexibility of sampled digital oscillators with the warmth of analog filters. The combination of digital and analog sound produced instruments with character and a unique sonic fingerprint that still resonates today.

A Dream Come True

With the magic of these vintage classics in mind, we set out to design Dreamsynth. Dreamsynth is 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. Here's a look at the highlights:

  • Three dual-waveform oscillators amount to six simultaneous virtual analog or PCM sample-based oscillators with up to 16 voices of polyphony. When modulation is applied, the unique A/B wave mix controls can create a myriad of evolving or rhythmic vector tones.

  • Combines authentic analog waveforms with sampled PCM waveforms for incredible new timbres. Includes a massive library of 430 looping, one-shot, and single-cycle PCM waveforms.

  • Dreamsynth also includes a beautiful-sounding classic string synthesizer that, unlike traditional paraphonic string synths, is fully polyphonic. It operates independently of the oscillator-based synthesizer, and both can be layered and split across the keyboard, with separate assignments for the arpeggiator and effects.

  • The OB-style 12 dB/octave multimode stereo filters enable breathtaking timbres from subtle to extreme.

  • Dreamsynth features exceptional modulation capabilities with 20 mod sources and over 40 destinations. Routings are immediately accessible through our innovative interface with individual pop-up menus and invertible knobs.

  • The effects section includes multiple distortion and sample-crushing options, a 12-stage phaser, chorus, flanger, and rotary speaker effects. Also available are numerous delay (including our acclaimed tape delay) and reverb effects, including our fabulous new "Galactic" algorithm.

  • Polyphonic Aftertouch as a polyphonic modulation source

  • Supports MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE), making Dreamsynth capable of more organic and expressive performances.

Dreamsynth includes a massive library of over 1100 presets from an elite team of sound artists

Get inspired by Dreamsynth’s stunning preset library, created by a wildly talented and diverse group of sound designers, led by veteran sound designer James Terris.

James Terris

James Terris

Cherry Audio''s lead preset programmer and curator. James is a freelance sound designer and musician based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He''s worked with Dave Smith Instruments/Sequential, Pioneer DJ, Apple, and Han Zimmer’s Remote Control.

Julian Pollack

Julian Pollack

Julian Pollack (J3PO) is an accomplished pianist and keyboardist, producer, and audio engineer. In addition to his thriving career as a jazz composer and performer, J3PO has created sound banks and presets for Clavia, Softube, and Dave Smith Instruments.

Katharine Fountain

Katharine Fountain

Katharine Fountain aka FOUNTAINS is an artist, producer, and sound designer based in Nova Scotia, Canada. Katharine graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2019. In addition to freelance sound design work, Katharine also releases music under her self-produced solo electronic pop project, FOUNTAINS.

Huston Singletary

Huston Singletary

Veteran sound designer, producer, film composer, and podcaster. Huston has contributed sounds to an endless array of popular products by Toontrack, Izotope, Synthogy, Kilohearts, Roland, Alesis, Spectrasonics, and Sequential.

Julie Kathryn

Julie Kathryn

Julie Kathryn (I AM SNOW ANGEL) is a recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and sound designer. She has developed a signature dreampop aesthetic as I AM SNOW ANGEL. She regularly designs MIDI presets for Ableton Live and has created audio sound packs for Splice and BandLab.

Mark Wilcox

Mark Wilcox

Mark Wilcox is an avowed synth geek, writer, and artist who’s been programming synths since before he was old enough to drive. Mark has contributed sounds and product designs for synths and software/hardware from Sequential, Avid, Digidesign, and Groove Synthesis. His obsession with making sonic mischief has only grown with time and technology.

Dave Polich

Dave Polich

Sound designer, music producer, and songwriter. Dave has crafted sounds for major artists including Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, The Cure, Bonnie Raitt, and Fleetwood Mac. He has created thousands of factory presets for synthesizer giants including Yamaha, Korg, Roland, and Dave Smith Instruments.

Joseph Holiday

Joseph Holiday

LA-based writer/producer/composer Joseph Holiday's credits include VW, Netflix, Best Buy, Amazon, and an Academy Award-winning animated short, “Hair Love.” As SOR, he works hazy, dark sound design, low-end rumble, and rolling downtempo beats into evocative dystopian landscapes. He followed his 2020 debut ‘At Home Alone With Lions’ with releases that include a collaboration with Robot Koch.

Darrick Atwater

Darrick Atwater

Darrick Atwater (Agent Method) is a sound designer, producer, engineer and a comedic content creator in the Metro Atlanta area. He pulls influence from genres of the early aughts and combines them with dubstep, future bass/trap EDM, and vaporwave. He creates content and sounds for major audio companies and is building his own effects and plugins.

Venus Theory

Venus Theory

Cameron, better known as Venus Theory, is a sound designer, musician, and content creator best known for his popular YouTube channel along with his works for top-name plugins, synthesizer, and audio brands.

The Sounds of Dreamsynth

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Dreamsynth Features:

  • Three dual-waveform oscillators, amounting to six simultaneous virtual analog or PCM sample-based oscillators with up to 16 voices of polyphony

  • Authentically modeled virtual analog waveforms, plus 430 looping, one-shot, and single-cycle PCM waveforms

  • Fully polyphonic 16-voice string synthesizer which can be layered and split across the keyboard independent of the primary synth

  • OB-style 12 dB/octave multimode stereo filters

  • Extensive and accessible modulation capabilities, with 20 mod sources and over 40 destinations, including effects

  • Analog drift control for increased authenticity

  • Three tempo-syncable LFOs

  • Arpeggiator with tempo sync, independently assignable to the synth and string sections

  • Fully modulatable effects include multiple distortion and sample-crushing options, a 12-stage phaser, chorus, flanger, rotary speaker effects, delay, and reverb, including our new "Galactic" reverb algorithm

  • Polyphonic Aftertouch as a polyphonic modulation source

  • Support for MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) -- Pitch, Channel Pressure, and Timbre -- making Dreamsynth capable of more organic and expressive performances when using MPE-compatible controllers

  • Highly optimized coding for optimal performance with ultra-low CPU load

  • User-adjustable oversampling control

  • Advanced one-click UI magnification

  • Complete MIDI control and DAW automation for all controls

  • Over 1100 presets created by a talented and diverse group of sound design veterans

Dreamsynth is available in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and standalone formats.

A free 30-day demo of Dreamsynth is available. This demo will play white noise periodically, but is otherwise unlimited.

macOS Requirements: macOS 10.9 or above (including macOS 12), 64-bit required. Native Apple M1 processor support. Quad-core computer with 8GB of RAM recommended. MPE requires a DAW and hardware controller supporting MIDI Polyphonic Expression.

Windows Requirements: Windows 7 or above (including Windows 11), 64-bit required. Quad-core computer with 8GB of RAM recommended. MPE requires a DAW and hardware controller supporting MIDI Polyphonic Expression.