Cherry Audio launches Octave Cat Virtual Synthesizer Instrument

Cherry Audio is proud to announce the release of Octave Cat, a virtual synthesizer instrument designed in collaboration with Carmine Bonanno, the original designer of the CAT synthesizer.

Originally released in 1976, the Octave Electronics CAT was an affordable alternative to expensive portable analog synthesizers of the day. Cherry Audio spared no effort in crafting the Octave Cat with the utmost respect and attention to the original classic. Octave Cat retains all the growl of the original hardware's fat and savage duophonic sound and replicates the CAT's uniquely aggressive resonant four-pole 24 dB/oct filter.

Like Cherry Audio's other acclaimed emulations, the Octave Cat feature set has been thoughtfully updated for the modern studio environment -- Octave Cat expands on the original with enhancements including 16-voice polyphony, sample and hold glide, and interchangeable skins for the CAT's Mark 1 and SRM versions. Octave Cat's secondary panel view reveals dual eight-step classic-style sequencers with tempo sync, quantization, and keyboard transpose, independently assignable to pitch, cutoff, and amplitude.

Octave Cat also includes studio-quality effects featuring distortion with tube and fuzz, a 2/4/8/12-stage phaser, flanger/chorus, three syncable delay types, and five reverb styles.

With support for MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE), over 300 expertly designed presets, and extensive MIDI mapping functions, Octave Cat will satisfy both vintage synth aficionados and professional modern music producers.

Committed to accessible and innovative music technology for any budget, Cherry Audio continues beating expectations, offering the Octave Cat at an astoundingly low price anyone can afford.

With its authentic retro sound, an array of features, and modern enhancements, Octave Cat complements any musician's production toolbox. Octave Cat is available now for Windows and macOS, with macOS 13 Ventura and native Apple M1 (and greater) processor support. Octave Cat is provided in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and standalone formats.


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