This “little synth that could” has an interesting backstory. It was conceived via a reader survey for online magazine Amazona.de. By the time it was decided that making the concept a hardware version would be too expensive, u-he founder Urs Heckmann volunteered his skills to develop a freeware soft-synth plugin version. Backed by u-he but still bearing the online magazine Amazona.de’s imprint, Tyrell N6 has gone through many versions and improvements to give you today’s V3.
Tyrell N6 is a great sounding synth backed by the u-he sound engine and possessing an intuitive interface. This synth is a must-have if you love creating sounds like those possible with the classic Roland Juno.
The Tyrell Nexus 6 plug-in was programmed by Urs Heckmann (mastermind of u-he) for Amazona.de. This is a virtual analog software synthesizer: the sound engine is circuit-modeled and is similar to the u-he “ACE“. The features are those that we may expect from a vintage synthesizer like the Juno series from Roland.
- 2 Oscillators.
- 1 Sub-Oscillator.
- 1 Noise Generator.
- 1 Ring modulator.
- 1 Signal feedback.
- 2 LFOs.
- 2 ADSR envelopes.
- 1 Modulation Matrix.
The new version introduces an analog chorus effect (modeled after the Roland JUNO-60 chorus) and a new GUI.
Confident in the NEXUS SIX TYRELL is 2.0 in a completely new layout that was designed by the bassist Marcus Steinlechner. Black faces, framed in brushed metal, bright blue lettering and a swimming pool-colored display type is indeed cool, but the sound is exactly the opposite.
A new addition is the analog chorus that has the broad, warm chorus of a Roland Juno-60 modeled. Above all, these are the subtle sonic enhancements that make it sound TYRELL N6 2.0 or analog, and thus more realistic.
TYRELL N6 V3 – The new features:
- VST2 64-bit for Mac OS X!
- VST3 support on MacOS X and Windows!
- Improved installer on Win and Mac.
- Loading of converted VST2 presets in .vstpreset format.
- Added revision numbers for simple version control (eg for support).
- Horizontal scrolling preset selector added to all plugins with multi-column view.
DOWNLOAD MAC VERSION “TYRELL N6 V3″
And thanks to Kevin Schröder there is now also a download for a free soundset.