Superbooth 2019: Native Instruments’ Modular Icons puts legendary modular synth sounds within reach

A software instrument jointly developed with the Bob Moog Foundation.

Native Instruments has teamed up with the Bob Moog Foundation on Modular Icons, the latest addition to its Play series. This software instrument provides you with vintage modular synth sounds sampled from the likes of Jean-Michel Jarre, Steve Porcaro, Keith Emerson, Stevie Wonder and more.

As a springboard, Modular Icons supplies you with over 100 presets formulated around famed modular instruments. Standouts include Keith Emerson’s Arp 2500, the Roland System 700, Buchla and Moog synths as well as Tonto, famously heard on Stevie Wonder’s Superstition.

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Elsewhere, sound-sculpting is primarily carried out by eight macros: Balance, Tune 1, Tune 2, Reduce, Crush, Delay, Reverb and Volume. The software instrument also boasts a built-in sequencer which you can use for more creative endeavours, according to the brand.

And if you’re wondering about the partnership with Bob Moog Foundation, Native Instruments will donate half of Modular Icons’ sales to the organisation to aid the future of electronic music.

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