Cherry Audio is following the lead of Moog and Korg, and has announced that it will be offering its Voltage Modular Nucleus modular synth package for free.
The package is pretty comprehensive, and should be a nice creativity boost for musicians that are currently stuck working from home. Voltage Modular Nucleus offers a hefty 22 modules and over 130 presets — so there’s no shortage of stuff to play with.
“We’ve all been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, and, like you, we’re all staying at home and making sure our families and loved ones are safe. We want to do our part to help,” said the company in a blog post. “Starting immediately, and for the foreseeable future, we’re making Voltage Modular Nucleus FREE for everybody. It’s a complete modular synthesis package, with 22 modules and over 130 presets, for OSX and Windows.”
Voltage Modular Nucleus was first launched as a way to allow synthesists to build the synth of their dreams in their DAW. The software may be a little complicated for the uninitiated, but for the seasoned synth professional, it’s an awesome way to get a huge range of sounds at your fingertips. Of course, if you’re currently stuck inside with lots of time on your hands, it’s absolutely worth taking the dive and learning how to use the software.
The software itself is available in a range of formats, including VST, AU, and AAX formats — along with a standalone version. Usually, it comes at $150 — so the fact that it’s currently available for free is pretty impressive. The software has gotten some great reviews since its initial launch, and is worth checking out for any musician.