Soundiron Cruiser

Cruise back to the '80s with this radically retro synth

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Soundiron Cruiser captures that signature nostalgic sound of a vintage 80's synth, perfect for vapourwave, chillwave, nu-disco, new retro wave and all of the raddest Saturday morning cartoon theme songs ever written.

This classic 49-key subtractive synthesiser was built by the Italian electronics company Siel way back in 1981. Sold to the European markets as the Siel Cruise, this little slice of the ‘80s made it stateside as a rebranded Sequential Fugue. The Siel Cruise contains two different synthesisers: a monophonic and a polyphonic synth, each with their own presets and options. Soundiron have captured the neon-infused retro-futuristic feel by recording 16 different preset banks with infinite sustains and tight staccatos. But that's not all!

To make Michael Knight proud, Soundiron have also created 20 excellent sound designed custom synth, and FX presets that accentuate the versatility of this library, from leads to pads and rhythmic presets. With the Soundiron Cruiser, you can double guitar leads to beef them up or put this fantastic synth at the forefront of the next big synthwave track.

Soundiron have packed the GUI with lots of great sound-shaping controls that give you the flexibility to warp the sound in many ways. You have control over Volume, Attack, Release, Transient Offset, Vibrato and Octave layering. The "Glide" control slider allows you to play legato and portamento leads. You’ll also find an adaptable LFO system, with selectable LFO shape, modulation target parameter, speed, intensity, tempo-syncing and fade-in time.

You can also apply your choice of 13 lowpass, high-pass and FX filters, with assignable modulation control options, including velocity, modwheel, expression, after-touch, key position and step-sequencer table control. You can also use Soundiron's customisable arpeggiator, with a built-in velocity sequencer table and control over arp direction, note timing, swing, randomisation and duration.

Cruiser was recorded by John Valasis. John is a Greek-born composer, producer and sound designer. From his Athens based studio, he delivers scoring, foley and sound design services for many local and international clients. John's clientele includes prestigious brands like Native Instruments, Ableton, Virgin, Amazon Prime Video, Vice Magazine and BBC. John is also on the roster of Ninja Tune's imprint Just Isn't Music, alongside artists like Amon Tobin, Bonobo, Flying Lotus and The Cinematic Orchestra.

John's professional experience began in the 90s as a composer and producer for popular music and gradually expanded his skill-set across a large variety of genres. With the abilities he acquired through his 20-year professional career, as well as his genuine love for soulful music, he has crafted a strong, personal and diverse musical identity. When not working on tight deadlines, John uses Poordream as a vehicle to freely express his emotions and influences, to explore sound and composition beyond the boundaries of conventional electronic music.

Cruiser was recorded in a dry studio using a pair of Neumann TLM 103 large diaphragm microphones. Soundiron recorded its stock presets with sustains and staccato samples for each key. The included octave, vibrato and FX rack gives you an easy-to-use interface to completely customise and shape its fat analogue sound to fit a variety of creative styles.

The library comes equipped with flexible control features, like Swell, Pitch Glide, Attack, Release, Vibrato, and Octave. There’s also a complete DSP effects rack, including convolution reverb with dozens of unique spaces, such as cathedrals, churches, halls, bunkers, garages, tunnels, chambers, rooms and plenty of otherworldly FX impulses to fully explore an endless variety of strange and unexpected sonic manipulations.

  • 1 Main Instrument Preset with advanced performance controls, vibrato, glide speed, LFO, Filter, Arp and full FX rack.
  • 20 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets.
  • Sustains, Staccatos, Chord Sustains, Chord Staccatos and Acoustic effects samples.
  • Glide control for legato speed.
  • Standard monophonic functionality or polyphonic when Glide is set to 0.
  • Octave feature which gradually adds a lower and higher octave.
  • Convolution Reverb with 119 different cathedrals, churches, chambers, rooms, halls and special effect impulses.
  • A full multi-effects rack, with EQ, filter, phaser, flanger, delay, distortion, amp & speaker simulation and more.

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System Requirements

The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 5.5.2 (or later) is required to use .nki instrument presets included in this library. The free Kontakt "Player" and "Add Library" import process do not support this standard open-format Kontakt library. Windows 7 or higher. Mac OSX 10.9 or higher. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library.

This software is delivered as a digital download, so a broadband connection is required.