Cherry Audio 发布老式电子管风琴音源 Novachord + Solovox

Cherry Audio 这次将两个建模做到了一个产品中,
Novachord + Solovox 将为你带来经典的老式电子管风琴的音色!

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The Novachord + Solovox collection emulates two early electronic instruments that were precursors of modern synthesizers.
Novachord is based on the revolutionary polyphonic instrument from 1939,
while Solovox replicates a related monophonic keyboard instrument intended to provide organ-style leads.
These exceedingly rare instruments set standards for tone generation
and synthesis techniques that continue to influence today’s electronic music instruments.​

Novachord+Solovox 系列模仿了两种早期的电子乐器,它们是现代合成器的前身。
Novachord 以 1939 年革命性的复音乐器为基础,
而 Solovox 则复刻了一种单音键盘乐器,从而带来管风琴风格的领奏。
Manufactured by the Hammond company from 1939 to 1942 and debuting at the World’s Fair,
the Novachord contained 163 vacuum tubes and over 1,000 custom capacitors.
Its divide-down oscillator architecture combined full 72-key polyphony with an early version of analog subtractive synthesis.
The Novachord’s architecture predicted the ADSR envelope, utilized a resonant band-pass filter, and included a vibrato unit.
These now-familiar methods resemble designs adopted decades later in Moog and ARP polyphonic synthesizers.​

Novachord 由哈蒙德公司于 1939 年至 1942 年制造,
并在世界博览会上首次亮相,包含 163 根电子管和 1000 个定制电容器。
它的分频振荡器结构结合了完整的 72 键复音与早期版本的模拟减法合成方式。
Novachord 的架构开创了 ADSR 包络,使用了谐振带通滤波器,并包括一个颤音组件。
这些如今熟悉的方法与几十年后在 Moog 和 ARP 复音合成器中采用的设计相似。


Despite its historical importance, the Novachord did not enjoy commercial success.
Although it resembled a standard organ at a glance, the front panel controls were not well-suited to the performance techniques of organists or pianists of the period.
In addition, the numerous vacuum tubes were unstable, making the 500-pound instrument challenging to maintain.
Production stopped in 1942 because of poor sales and parts shortages during the Second World War, with Hammond only manufacturing around 1,000 Novachords.​

尽管 Novachord 在历史上具有重要意义,但它并没有获得商业上的成功。
此外,数量如此之多的电子管会导致不稳定,这使得 500 磅重的乐器难以维护。
由于第二次世界大战期间销售不佳和零部件短缺,其生产于 1942 年停止,哈蒙德只生产了大约 1000 台 Novachord。
Nevertheless, the instrument was used for decades on many notable era recordings,
such as We’ll Meet Again by Vera Lynn and Brother Bones’s Sweet Georgia Brown.
It was also prominently featured in film soundtracks including the intermission for “Gone With the Wind”
and in the scores of “Rebecca,” “The Maltese Falcon,” and “The Ten Commandments.”
But it is best remembered for its otherworldly sound as heard in horror and sci-fi genre productions
such as “Cat People,” “The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms,” “20 Million Miles to Earth,” and “The Gorgon.”
On television, the Novachord remained a favorite of composers including Jerry Goldsmith
and Harry Lubin in their work for The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits, respectively.
Today, fewer than 200 Novachords exist, and it is said that only five remain in operation.​

例如《猫人》、《来自 20000 胖子的野兽》、《2000 万英里到地球》和《蛇发女怪》。
在电视上,Novachord 仍然是包括杰里·戈德史密斯和哈里·鲁宾在内的作曲家的最爱,
如今,Novathonds 只剩下不到 200 台,据说只有 5 台仍可使用。


The Solovox, manufactured by Hammond between 1940 and 1950, was another classic instrument of the era.
Based on the Novachord’s oscillator and divider circuits, the Solovox with its 18 vacuum tubes
was a small monophonic keyboard instrument attached beneath a piano keyboard and intended to augment it with organ-type lead voices.
It consisted of two units: the three-octave mini keyboard, and a tone cabinet for the electronic sound generator, amplifier, and loudspeaker.
Like the Clavioline and Ondioline, the Solovox produced a range of string, woodwind, and organ sounds
and was widely used in light music from the 1940s and into the 1960s.
Unfortunately, the introduction of compact transistor organs released in the 60s marked the end of the Solovox’s popularity.​

1940 年至 1950 年间由哈蒙德制造的 Solovox 是那个时代的另一种经典乐器。
Solovox 以 Novacord 的振荡器和分频器电路为基础,有 18 根电子管,
与键盘式小提琴和低成本马特诺琴类似,Solovox 可以产生一系列弦乐、木管乐器和管风琴音色,
于 20 世纪 40 年代到 60 年代被广泛用于轻音乐。
不幸的是,60 年代发布的紧凑型晶体管风琴标志着 Solovox 流行的结束。
Out of the Past
Due to their unique place in the history of electronic instruments, award-winning developer and DSP designer Mark Barton (MRB)
presented Cherry Audio with the prospect of teaming up to revive these instruments and their unique mystical sounds.
Armed with his enthusiasm and expertise in circuit-modeling,
we set forth to recreate these masterpieces from yesteryear using virtual synthesis and no sampling.​

由于它们在电子乐器历史上的独特地位,屡获殊荣的开发人员和 DSP 设计师 Mark Barton(MRB)
向 Cherry Audio 展示了合作复兴这些乐器及其独特神秘声音的前景。


We also received invaluable assistance from father and son, Joseph and Justin Fill, owners of a beautifully restored Novachord.​

我们还得到了一对父子 Joseph 和 Justin Fill 的宝贵帮助,他们是一台精心修复过的 Novachord 的主人。
We didn’t stop at the sound -- the Novachord interface is a magnificent recreation of the original,
replete with the white Plakson and black Bakelite keys, teardrop rotary levers, and gorgeous cherry wood.
With Solovox, we went a step further, including responsive vacuum tubes that light up and respond to settings.
With additional touches such as over 100 combined presets and flexible MIDI mapping,
Cherry Audio has brought these Golden Age classics out of the past and into the 21st century.​

我们并没有止步于声音——Novachord 界面是对原版的华丽再现,
在 Solovox 中,我们更进一步,囊括了一个可以亮起的响应式电子管,并可以响应设置变化。
凭借 100 多种组合预设和灵活的 MIDI 映射等附加功能,
Cherry Audio 将这些黄金时代的经典之声从过去带到了 21 世纪。
The result is the Novachord + Solovox experience - a breathtaking feast for
both the ears and the eyes, packaged together at one low price.
Cherry Audio is overjoyed to bring these classic instruments back to life with these stunning software emulations.
Prepare yourself to be transported back to the earliest days of electronic music history!​

其结果是 Novacord+Solovox ——二者的组合售价非常实惠,
Cherry Audio 非常高兴能用令人惊叹的软件模拟技术让这些经典乐器复活。


Novachord + Solovox Features
The Novachord + Solovox is a collection of two individual instruments at one low price, provided as a separate downloads
and installed in both standard DAW/host plugin and standalone formats.​

Novacord+Solovox 特点
Novacord+Solovox 是两个单独乐器的集合,物美价廉,以单独下载的形式提供,
并可通过标准 DAW / 宿主插件和独立格式安装。
32 polyphonic voices, synthesized not sampled
Three Resonators: a resonant bandpass filter network operating consecutively in low (400 Hz), mid (800 Hz), high (2000 Hz) frequency ranges
Deep Tone setting for the tone generator signal, with a one-pole (6dB per-octave slope) lowpass filter with a fixed frequency of 160 Hz
Brilliant Tone setting for the tone generator signal, with a one-pole (6dB per-octave slope) highpass filter with a fixed frequency of 2000 Hz
Full Tone setting controls the amplitude of the dry (no filters applied) tone generator signal
Tones routed in parallel to all of the filters, processed and then summed together to create a composite tone
Attack knob with seven Attack/Decay/Sustain envelope options, from Slow to Fast, with sustain-pedal controlled release (approximately3.5 seconds)
Adjustable depth vibrato with two options: Vibrato I as used in the earliest Novachord models, and Vibrato II as used in later Novachords
Integrated reverb effect with Room and Hall algorithms plus speaker emulation to replicate the Novachord’s built-in amp and speakers in an acoustic space
56 presets covering Basses, Keys, Pads, and Strings, by Director of Sound Design James Terris​

Novachord 特点
32 复音,合成方式而非采样
三个谐振器:在低(400 Hz)、中(800 Hz)、高(2000 Hz)频率范围内连续工作的谐振带通滤波器网络
音调发生器信号的深音设置,带有固定频率为 160 Hz 的单极(每倍频程斜率 6dB)低通滤波器
用于音调发生器信号的明亮音调设置,带有固定频率为 2000 Hz 的单极(每倍频程斜率 6dB)高通滤波器
启动旋钮,有七个启动/衰退/保持包络选项,从慢到快,延音踏板控制释放(约 3.5 秒)
可调节深度的颤音,有两种选择:最早的 Novacord 型号中使用的 Vibrato I 和后来的 Novacords 型号中使用的 Vibrato II
集成混响效果的 Room 和 Hall 算法以及扬声器模拟,在声学空间中复制 Novachord 的内置放大器和扬声器
56 个预设,涵盖贝斯、琴键、键盘和弦乐,由声音设计总监 James Terris 创作
Faithful virtual analog emulation of the monophonic 'keyboard attachment' instrument
Combinable Bass/Tenor/Contralto/Soprano switches to set note range in octaves, like modern synthesizer footage settings
First Voice and Second Voice two-pole bandpass filters with level controls and variable center frequencies of 400 Hz and 800 Hz, respectively
Deep Tone setting for the tone generator signal, with a one-pole (6dB per-octave slope) lowpass filter with a fixed frequency of 200 Hz
Brilliant Tone setting for the tone generator signal, with a one-pole (6dB per-octave slope) highpass filter with a fixed frequency of 2000 Hz
Full Tone setting controls the amplitude of the dry (no filters applied) tone generator signal
Adjustable Glide and fixed-rate Vibrato
Mute control to filter harmonics from the oscillator voice
Reverb effect with Room algorithm to replicate the standard Solovox amp and speaker combo
Glowing vacuum tubes respond to the volume setting of each filter
50 presets covering Basses, Strings, Leads, and Woodwinds, by Director of Sound Design James Terris​

Solovox 特性
First Voice 和 Second Voice 两极带通滤波器,分别具有电平控制和 400 Hz 和 800 Hz 的可变中心频率
音调发生器信号的深音设置,带有固定频率为 200 Hz 的单极(每倍频程斜率 6dB)低通滤波器
用于音调发生器信号的明亮音调设置,带有固定频率为 2000 Hz 的单极(每倍频程斜率 6dB)高通滤波器
带有 Room 算法的混响效果,可复刻标准的 Solovox 放大器和扬声器组合
声音设计总监 James Terris 的 50 个预设,涵盖贝斯、弦乐、领奏和木管
Standard for Both Instruments
Complete MIDI control and DAW automation for all controls, with easy-to-use MIDI learn and mapping (Preset and Global)
Cherry Audio's popular Focus zoom-in feature, as well as standard UI zoom and resize via drag
Complete documentation available directly online from the instrument or in downloadable PDF format
User-adjustable oversampling control​

所有控件都支持 MIDI 控制和 DAW 自动化,具有易于使用的 MIDI 学习和映射(预设和全局)
Cherry Audio 的知名 Focus 放大功能,以及标准的UI缩放和通过拖动调整大小
可直接使用乐器上的页面按钮或下载 PDF 格式获得完整的说明文档
Novachord + Solovox is available in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and standalone formats (individual for each instrument), and a free 30-day demo is available.
macOS Requirements: 10.13 or above. macOS 13 Ventura supported. 64-bit required.
Native Apple M1 processor support, including Apple M1 Ultra. 3.4 GHz Quad-Core or M1 CPU with 8GB of RAM is recommended.
Windows Requirements: Windows 7 or above (including Windows 11), 64-bit required. Quad-core computer with 8GB of RAM is recommended.​

Novacord+Solovox 有 AU、VST、VST3、AAX 和独立格式(每个乐器单独提供),并提供 30 天的免费试用。
macOS 要求:10.13 或以上。支持 macOS 13 Ventura。需要 64 位系统。
支持原生 Apple M1 处理器,包括 Apple M1 Ultra。建议使用 3.4 GHz 四核或 M1 CPU,内存为 8GB。
Windows 要求:Windows 7 或更高版本(包括Windows 11),需要 64 位系统。建议使用 8GB RAM 的四核计算机。

产品标价 59 美元,发布价格 39 美元,