Analog: Super Sized

Polyphonic Legend

Memorymode is based upon one of the very best-sounding polyphonic programmable analog synthesizers of the 80s - the legendary Memorymoog synthesizer. Released in 1982, the Memorymoog raised the sonic bar with its lush, powerful analog sound. Memorymode was expertly modeled upon a vintage Memorymoog originally owned by jazz legend Chick Corea. It expands upon the original without compromising any of the sound or functionality that made it great, and does away with the reliability, maintenance, and tuning issues of the original. The user interface has been streamlined and simplified, updating the original instrument’s numeric-keypad-and-command-numbers with fast, simple-to-use pop-up menus and an improved value display window.

Memorymode replicates the incredible sound and feel of the original instrument at a tiny fraction of the cost of a vintage original, delivering all the power and musicality of the Memorymoog at a price anyone can afford. 

Memorymode delivers a one-two punch of huge tonality, with super-accurate replications of the original three-oscillator voice architecture and a precise implementation of the coveted ladder filter circuit. Further contributing to its famous hefty sound, Memorymode’s oscillator mixer gently overdrives when levels are cranked, just like the original. 

In addition to all of the voicing and modulation that made the original sound so great, we’ve added a number of creative and convenient features aimed at modern music makers. Memorymode’s LFO, arpeggio, and delay effects all feature one-button tempo sync, and filter and amplitude velocity sensitivity add a whole new layer of expressiveness. A unique Drift parameter allows continuously-variable adjustment of tuning accuracy, from perfectly in tune, to aged and loose, or anywhere in between, and the Modern button brings Memorymode into the present with fattened bass and sparkling highs. Comprehensive MPE support is included for expressive controller performances, and Memorymode’s high-quality effects add the final polish to patches, including an earthy stereo phaser, a dreamy stereo ensemble, a flexible tempo-synced echo, and a lush reverb section.

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Includes 600+ presets from all-star sound designers:

For those not inclined to program their own sounds, Memorymode includes over 600 stunning presets, including all 100 original factory presets, created by a veritable dream team of industry-veteran synth programmers, and showcasing Memorymode’s immensely flexible voice architecture.

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 "J3PO" Pollack

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.

Dave Polich

Dave Polich

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

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.

I LOVE this thing!! Another game changer from Cherry Audio. People tend to remember the sound of the original Memorymoog, but don't often mention how it had one of the best and most user friendly front panels of any synthesizer.

Chris Coady Record Producer and Mixing Engineer / TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House, and more

I was struck by how well Memorymode emulated those fat Moog oscillators. The ability to add onboard effects is a big plus too. All in all, I was very impressed with the attention to detail and the presets.

Dr. Fink Keyboardist, Prince and The Revolution

I’ve been playing with the Memorymode and I’m really digging it! Some of the sounds it makes are incredible - I have all kinds of ideas swirling around in my head for productions, and can see myself using it in edgier pop tracks as well music for film. At the rate you’re releasing instruments, I can seriously say Cherry Audio has me covered for all of my softsynth needs!

Mat "Songsbury" Teofilo Gold Certified and Billboard charting artist, songwriter, producer, engineer and film composer. Has worked with Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Diplo, and more.

Memorymode Sounds

Title of Song

  • 80's Blast From The Past - Galassi
  • MDSMM - Mitchell Sigman, formerly of Survivor and Berlin
  • Sloppy Steaks - Torley
  • Solar Flares - Venus Theory
  • Memories - Venus Theory
  • Twilight Drive - Venus Theory
  • Winter Formal - Venus Theory
  • Retro Groovebox - Venus Theory
  • Everything Is Chrome - Venus Theory
  • RK's MM - Rama Kolesnikow
  • Memorymode Preset Demos | Brass & Poly - James Terris
  • Memorymode Preset Demos | Basses - James Terris
  • Memorymode Preset Demos | Strings & Keys - James Terris
  • Memorymode Preset Demos | Leads - James Terris
  • Memorymode Preset Demos | Pads - James Terris
  • Memorymode Preset Demos | Chords - James Terris
  • Memorymode Preset Demos | Arpeggios - James Terris
  • Memorymode Preset Demos | Huston Singletary Collection - Huston Singletary

Memorymode Features: 

  • Precisely recreated ladder filter with selectable 12- and 24-dB/octave slopes
  • Authentically modeled three oscillator voice architecture
  • Up to 16-voice polyphony
  • Over 600 presets, programmed by industry veterans
  • Expanded Voice Modulation section with up to six simultaneous destinations
  • Improved arpeggio section w/tempo sync
  • Drift control for increased analog realism
  • Tempo-syncable LFO
  • Detunable unison mode with up to 48 oscillators per key
  • Improved single-key chord memory mode
  • Modern button for beefy lows and crystalline highs
  • Highly optimized coding for high performance with ultra-low CPU load
  • Advanced one-click UI magnification
  • Comprehensive MPE support
  • Studio-quality phaser, ensemble, delay with tempo sync, and reverb effects
  • Full MIDI control and DAW automation for all controls

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

A free 30-day demo of Memorymode 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.  

Windows Requirements: Windows 7 or above (including Windows 11), 64-bit required. Quad-core computer with 8GB of RAM recommended.