The Verv tape loop synth plugin from Puremagetik is sunbaked to perfection

Puremagketik has released Verv, a sunbaked tape loop synth plugin that models the Freeman String Symphonizer and ARP Solina.

As well emulating the string synths of yesteryear, Verv features a Bake setting which gives you a degraded tape effect with wow and flutter, clicks and pops. Just as if you’d left some recorded tape on a window sill, baking in the Californian sun for a few months.

It’s not just any old string synth emulation though as it includes a morphable saw to triangle oscillator, allowing you to add or subtract harmonics.

Verv can also act as a standalone bass synth with the dedicated Sub oscillator. The Sub osc is a fixed pulse wave, but with the aid of the Spread function can produce more lead-like sounds and everything in between.

The plugin is available for macOS 10.8 or Windows 10 x64 and AU/VST compatible. It’s currently priced at just $8 through the monthly Spark subscription model and available as soon as you sign up. After one month, it will be available to download separately for $20.

More details can be found on the Puremagnetik website.

Verv features

  • Vintage string synthesizer emulation
  • Tape loop and wow and flutter effect
  • Classic ensemble effect
  • Includes a collection of factory presets
Simon Arblaster
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I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.

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