Introducing Calc-U-Synth, a new retro lo-fi synth for Reaktor & Reaktor Player. Inspired by the Casio VL-Tone, Calc-U-Synth liberates this classic calculator/synth hybrid from that dusty spot under your parent’s bed to the free Reaktor Player.
Calc-U-Synth was designed to present the full capabilities of the VL-Tone’s programmable features in a more convenient interface, while retaining the character of the instrument. Great care was taken to measure and reproduce every aspect of the original accurately. The VL-Tone had its own built-in speaker, which was analyzed and modeled for an authentic tone. For added lo-fi realism, the key-click sounds of playing the instrument were also sampled and included. You can dial in as much, or as little as you like. The sound was then expanded using a number of effects and performance options including an arpeggiator, circuit-bending glitch controls, and a filter & delay effect module.