He may have spent his career designing gear for the likes of Moog Music and Line 6, but David Molnar says that there was always one product he wanted to make: an instrument that recreated the sounds and music from ‘80s video games.
Well, now he’s gone and made it; High Score is a Kontakt-powered synth that promises fat leads, retro basses and arpeggiated chords, and is stuffed with ‘80s-inspired presets. There are also computer speech sounds that can be played back at the press of a key.
High Score features three wave generators with noise, envelopes and LFOs, plus a filter and step arpeggiator. There are also note delay and speaker simulator effects, while the randomizer will generate a random sound in the category of your choice.
High Score runs in both Kontakt 6 and the free Kontakt 6 Player (VST/AU/AAX) and is currently on Kickstarter (opens in new tab). It could be yours for as little as £29 if you go for the early bird pledge, though other pledge options - such as the £250 one that could get your own custom word or phrase in the software - are also available.