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20.07.17.


ME80 updated to version 2.4. Use the same download links as version 2.0.


  • Now CC messages always works when DSP is off.
  • Increased polyphony. Mono, 8 voices, 12 voices, 16 voices and 24 voices selector. The original had 8 voices, so the purists can set it to 8 voices. Older patches will load with 12 voices like the 2.3 version.
  • New "quality" knob in the delay section. Reduces the bandwidth like a Bucket Brigade Delay. 100% Quality = 100% Digital as in previous versions. Lower Quality reduces bandwidth
  • New "quality" knob in the chorus section. Reduces bandwidth like old analogue equipment. 100% Quality = 100% Digital as in previous versions.
  • Group presets save and load for synthline1, synthline2, performance section and equalizer.
  • Fix for wrong displayed name in Mixcraft.
  • Current aftertouch value will have effect even at note start.
  • Built with CK_Engine by Chris Kerry.
  • You can save CC assignments as presets from the menu where you save and load patches.
  • Adjustments in the factory bank: Firestone (wheel morphing), Lead Minimoog2 (wheel morphing), Keys EQ and Unison Highpass (new).

Some people experience that the ME80 will not show up on windows10 machines. New Win10 systems don't have all the historical runtime dlls installed. Then you will have to put msvcp100.dll and msvcr100.dll manually in the C:/windows/system folder. The files are available from Microsoft.
ME80 PC banks installer that will install 3 extra banks. ME80 MAC banks installer.

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16.04.17.


The messiah extra4 bank is now complete. Uploaded to the download page.


48 new patches. The second half of the bank focus on supersaws. The sounds use the unison oscillator, so the supersaws have full 8 voice polyphony. You can use the mod wheel to increase cutoff. I have explored the highpass and notch filter. The notch filter creates some moving phazer sounds. You can turn on "unison" button next to the LCD display to make it even fatter.

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09.04.17.


ME80 banks installer updated.


Extra bank2 polished and updated. Elektro bank completely reworked. I used bad speakers when I made the bank, so I have totally changed it and used expensive monitors in a studio while working on the bank. Some new distortion guitars. 21 new unison sounds (Use mod wheel and aftertouch to open up the sounds). All the sounds you need to play Sing me to sleep by Alan Walker. The unison flute at 0.28. The simple flute at 0.32. The portamento glide sound at 0.50. And the unison lead at 1.12. ME80 PC banks installer that will install 3 extra banks. ME80 MAC banks installer.

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25.08.16.


ME80 updated to version 2.3. Use the same download links as version 2.0.


  • New patch browser at the top of the GUI. Banks button let you select from all installed banks. Patch name LCD: Left-click to select patch. Right-click to rename patch. File button: To load and save presets and banks. Works on Mac too.
  • Polyphony increased to 12 voices.
  • New unison mode. Unison voices from "off" to 8. Unison detune and pan spread in the stereo field. It can do both polyphony and unison in these combinations: 2 voice unison - 6 voices polyphony. 3 voice unison - 4 notes. 4 voice unison - 3 notes. 5 voice unison - 2 voices. 6 voice unison - 2 voices. 7 voice unison - 1 voice. 8 voice unison - 1 voice polyphony.
  • New mod wheel destinations: VCO pitch, Synthline mix (Will add voltage so you can morph from synthline1 to synthline2 with mod wheel), ring-mod speed, pan, EQ2 band2 gain, EQ2 band2 freq and VCF cutoff. Direct switch to select from direct voltage or LFO level.
  • Increased effect from Sub-oscillator VCA slider.
  • Ribbon range knob is now 2 semitones down and 2 semitones up at lowest setting.
  • Built with CK_Engine by Chris Kerry.

ME80 PC banks installer that will install 3 extra banks. ME80 MAC banks installer.

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23.07.16.


New full bank for ME80 on the download page.


128 new patches for electronic music production. It has many short sounds and more effects. I added some distortion guitar patches and 20 vintage patches at the end of the bank. Vintage bank for Prophet 600 released. 80 patches. Scroll down the downloads page. Bank for Moog Minitaur released. 100 patches. Scroll down the download page.

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13.08.15.


ME80 updated to version 2.2. Use the same download links as version 2.0.


  • New BIG high res skin by Scott Kane
  • Fix for missing notes in Mixcraft
  • Patch nr 128 is initialized patch.
  • AU version will not be displayed in Live, because Live will first find the VST version, and then stop looking for the AU version.
  • Built with CK_Engine by Chris Kerry.

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05.04.15.


Robin Grinnall made a new complete bank for ME80 v2.10. 126 patches. Uploaded to the download page.


New extra2 bank for ME80 v2.10 with 39 new patches. Messiah extra4 bank expanded with 22 new patches.

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29.09.14.


ME80 updated to version 2.110. Use the same download links as version 2.0.


Windows 32/64bit

MAC VST 32/64

MAC AU 32/64

To install:

First uninstall version 2.0: Use the Control-Panel/install-uninstall programs. Always uninstall before installing a new version. (The installer will not work when there is already a ME80v2 installed).

Windows: Double click the installer, specify your VST-plugins folder and follow the instructions.

Apple MAC: Double click the installer (.pkg) file and follow the instructions.


Changes:
  • Solved a problem with EQ CC numbers
  • Removed the velocity sens knob at the drift page becasue it defaulted to zero when loading v2.0 patches
  • Robin Grinnall adjusted the reverb damp levels, because the range of the knob had changed in last version
  • Robin Grinnall adjusted the reverb damp levels in the ME80v2_extra bank on the download page.

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30.09.14.


ME80 updated to version 2.102. Use the same download links as version 2.0.


Changes:

  • Solved patch saving in Mixcraft6
  • Improved note stealing, especially with thrills
  • Improved contrast in the big GUI versions.
  • New selectable velocity curve and aftertouch curve on the drift page. V1.0 had inv-exp aftertouch curve
  • More damping from the reverb damp knob.

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15.08.14.


ME80 updated to version 2.1. Use the same download links as version 2.0.


Changes:

  • Built with CK_Engine.
  • Full 128 patch factory bank + a full 128 patch extra bank. Uploaded to the download page.
  • Bigger GUI versions available on request for high resolution monitors with 1920x1080 resolution.
  • Patch names correctly displayed in hosts like Cantabile and Live. Still som wrong names in MuLab and Mac Garageband. Patch recall in Live fixed.
  • Improved note stealing. Fixed muted notes.
  • Loading Presets/Banks caused problems in some hosts when 'suspended' causing the factory sounds to still play. Now Fixed.
  • Random sliders for pitch and PW. Set independentyly for each syntyhline. Emulates the differences between the 8 voicecards that comes from aging components, heat and poorly calibrated synths.
  • Added overdrive and 3 band EQ pre and 3 band EQ post. When overdrive is "off" you can use the both EQs as a big 6 band Equalizer. Volume compensated overdrive. You can adjust EQ with GUI or old-style knobs. Midi-learn (and unlearn) for all bands. It is a Fully Parametric EQ; Frequency, Gain and Width(Q) controls - All can be automated or set to MidiCC/NRPN. Midi-learn implemented in the old-style knobs.
  • Removed VCF LEVEL and LEVEL sliders from the random function since they are only volume sliders and tend to create silent sounds.
  • The WHEEL slider - still has VCO and VCF destinatiions, but there is a new button to select to send the modulation directly to VCO and VCF when the new button is "on", or you can send it as LFO modulation to VCO and VCF when the new button is "off".
  • "Portamento foot switch" function now controlled by CC64 (Sustain pedal). It was CC65 in the 2.0 version. When "portamento foot switch" is on - then the normal sustain pedal hold function is disabled. (User request)
  • GUI envelopes and GUI EQ in grey colours as requested at KVR.
  • Demo versions with silence at 15 -20 seconds intervals available. Uploaded to the download page.

Some information about how the EQ GUI Window works:

Press RIGHT-CLICK and drag - this alters WIDTH/Q(L/R) and GAIN(U/D)

Press LEFT-CLICK and Drag - this alters FREQ(L/R) and GAIN(U/D)

If you Double Click on an EQ Band it will reset the Gain to Zero

Hint about fine adjustments: You can press Ctrl to do fine adjustments, and Ctrl+Shift to do even finer adjustments.


Current pre-set CC numbers:

CC1 Mod wheel

CC2 Breath control (routed to the aftertouch system inside the synth).

CC7 Master volume

CC11 Expression pedal - there is a selector in ME80 to select exp, wah or exp+wah.

The wah-knob is simply a monitor for the expression pedal, it will move when you move the exp pedal. You can right-click to set it to another value than CC11 or unlearn it. It is very useful for instance if you have no sound, then you can look at the wah/exp-knob and see its position.

CC25 pre EQ mid band freq (can be unlearned).EQ band CC's are pre-set for the Novation Launchpad mini knobs 5,6,7,8.

CC26 pre EQ mid band gain (can be unlearned).

CC27 post EQ mid band freq (can be unlearned).

CC28 post EQ mid band gain (can be unlearned).

CC64 Normal Sustain pedal , or longer release when the "Sustain foot switch" is activated, and portamento off/on when the "Portamento foot switch" is activated.

CC69 (avoid this , used for sustain pedals in many controllers)

CC120(avoid this - all sounds off)


RG sounds made by Robin Grinnall

Rylo3 sounds made by Shaun Rylands

DW sounds by Darren W

DL sounds by David Lee.


A soundtrack from Shaun Rylands. It is all ME80 v 2.1 and is inspired Vangelis Beaubourg. It shows off the more experimental side of the synth:

Vangelis-beauborg-tribute.

ME80 v2.0 played by Peter Baldwin. It is 5 instances of an ME80, 1 Tal Bassline put through NI Guitar Rig ring mod, 1 Gforce Oddity warped to near destruction, and everything put through Audio Damage Eos reverbs: Simulacrum-001.

Demonstration of the patch RG_Atonal in the extra bank: Atonal patch demo.

Demonstration of the patch RG_Alone in the wilderness: Alone in the wilderness demo.


Betatesters for version 2.1: Erich Rast and Steve (Sonar X3). Vytis Puronas and Den (Ableton Live). Robin Grinnall (Reaper). Peter Werner (Cantabile).

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26.07.14.


ME80 updated to version 2.0

Rebuilt from scratch by Chris Kerry.


Windows 32/64bit

Mac 32/64bit

To install:

Windows: Double click the installer, specify your VST-plugins folder and follow the instructions.

To uninstall: use the Control-Panel/install-uninstall programs. Always uninstall before installing a new version. (The installer will not work when there is already a ME80v2 installed).

Apple MAC: Double click the installer (.pkg) file and follow the instructions.


Changes:

  • ME80v2 has been built from scratch using CK_Engine.
  • Improved CPU performance. Shorter loading times. GUI delay in Reaper fixed.
  • New Wah function by Chris Kerry (based on the CS80 specification)
  • New Chorus/Tremolo by Chris Kerry (based on the CS80 specification)
  • New Drift/Detune system. Each Row has assignable Analogue Drift, all voices have independent analogue drift - this emulates the natural tuning drift of Analogue circuits. Square and Dual Saw waves have separate positive/negative detuning allowing balanced natural detuned sounds.
  • New Note On SYNC: When OFF, all voice oscillators are free-running. When ON, voice oscillators reset for each Note; Note On Sync generally has a 'tighter' attack sound.
  • New VCF KeyTracking Button: When OFF, a fixed sloping filter response is applied across the keyboard (default). When ON, the filter response is flat.
  • GUI Envelopes: All aspects of the Envelopes can be edited from the GUI. The VCA Envelopes can be extended up to 8 stages with different shapes.
  • Sustain Footswitch Mode: When OFF, the sustain pedal acts as a standard Note Hold. When ON the sustain pedal operates the original CS80 specification by controlling the Sustain Master amount.
  • Aftertouch/Bend Speed: Sets the smoothing/glide response time. For gliding effects use high times, for fast realtime response set the lowest time.
  • Improved smoother reverb with higher density.
  • MIDI LEARN: Right Click on controls to Assign MIDI CC or NRPN. Just move the external controller to assign via MIDI LEARN. Settings apply to all patches in the bank.
  • Deleted the velocity envelope due to user requests - 'INITIAL' now follows the original CS80 specification.

Known issues:

  • ME80v2 is a VST2.4 instrument. Some very old CubaseVST versions like SL3, SX3 and VST24 do not support VST2.4; you can open ME80v2 and play it from the GUI but the instrument can't be selected on a midi track in those programs.
  • Does not work on V-machine. However it seems to work on all Linux system that users have tested.
  • Since ME80v2 has been rebuilt from scratch using a different system the old ME80 patches will not load.

Coded by Chris Kerry (UK)

Patches: Robin Grinnall (RG) and Paul Roach(PR) (Both UK)

Thanks to all the betatesters:

Robin Grinnall, Paul Roach, Peter Werner, "L" (Lew), Georges Poropat, Jesper Freisleben Nilsen, Ralph Mangeno .......and many more...



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