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