Koblo rolls back the years with Vibra2000

Vibra2000 brings back the classic Koblo sound.
Vibra2000 brings back the classic Koblo sound.

Back-from-the-dead software developer Koblo has continued its revitalisation with the of the Vibra2000 synth.

To recap, Koblo was at the cutting-edge of soft synth development back in the day, but fell off the radar several years ago. It returned earlier this year with the Centaurus synth and plans to release an open-source music-making application.

Vibra2000 draws on the company's heritage: it's a single-oscillator synth that features an arpeggiator and a filter. It's very much a 'mini-instrument' - though it does promise to deliver the "classic Koblo sound" - and runs on Mac and PC in the VST, AU and RTAS plug-in formats.

You can buy it now from the Koblo website for $29.95.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.