The idea behind PatchVault is very simple indeed. We’re lucky enough to have a range of cool old machines coming through the lab; as well as welding together weird and wonderful new creations from them, why not first preserve their original on-board sounds? If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to time-travel back to 1983 and buy a brand-new Jupiter 6, or get a shiny new Korg 770 straight off the production line and still smelling of fresh solder, this is the page for you.
The ‘rules’ for PatchVault collections are also very simple indeed. Every factory patch of the hardware synth is restored (or dialled in, on some of the very old ones), carefully sampled, and then installed in a custom framework that makes tweaking and adjusting the sound quick and simple. There’s enough tweakbility built into the PatchVault UI to allow you to take most sounds to where you want them, without overburdening the thing with complexity: the idea is to have immediate access to factory sounds, not get bogged down with editing. Then we put the collections together, charging a pocket-friendly 20p per patch. This lets you build your very own pristine vintage synth collection for cup-of-coffee prices!
Click on the links below to listen to these amazing old machines in action, and see which ones will grace your virtual studio…
The PatchVault classic patch collection
PatchVault 770£8.00 plus VAT
The small-but-wonderful Korg 770 and its (paper-based) factory patches!
PatchVault DX7 II Factory Set£11.20 plus VAT
Proving that there’s more to that 80’s keyboard than just the tines!
PatchVault Jupi6 Factory Set£9.60 plus VAT
Put a Jupiter 6 in your DAW for under £10!
PatchVault SQ-80 Factory Set£8.00 plus VAT
Ensoniq’s revolutionary hybrid digisynth reborn
PatchVault Poly6 Factory Set A£6.40 plus VAT
The wonderful Korg PolySix in PatchVault form
PatchVault DX5 Factory Set A£9.60 plus VAT
Yamaha’s flagship synths in PatchVault form!
PatchVault Poly6 Factory Set B£6.40 plus VAT
More wonderful Korg PolySix sounds in PatchVault form
PatchVault Poly6 Custom Set 1£6.80 plus VAT
Hand-rolled custom patches from the Korg PolySix