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MONARK is a virtual synth with a dynamic, analog heart – designed to be played one note at a time to truly savor its bold, fat tone. Every aspect of the complex interaction of complex analog circuits to the behavior of the filter when overloaded was meticulously studied and recreated using cutting-edge DSP technology. MONARK features super-snappy envelopes, making stabbing melodic lines and punchy electronic drum sounds easy to create. MONARK’s advanced architecture even reproduces the the sound of wiring the headphone output into the VCF input, and analog oscillator and filter drift, delivering a sound so lively, fat, and warm you won’t believe it’s software – all built within the powerful REAKTOR framework. Master MONARK’s unbelievable power in record time. Its simple layout consists of three oscillators, a smooth filter and amp section, and essential fine tuning, modulation, and glide controls. From thundering basses to thick, singing leads, synthesis doesn’t get any easier than this. MONARK’s signature tone instantly enriches tracks with a natural character missing from most other synths – delivered with incredible ease of use and all the convenience of software. MONARK was created using the low-level modular DSP framework of REAKTOR CORE and takes advantage of Zero-Delay Feedback technology as formulated by its creator, Native Instruments' Vadim Zavalishin. Using mathematical prediction, ZDF technology eliminates the sample delay normally produced when trying to digitally model analog circuits involving feedback, such as a resonant filter. Because it’s impossible to recreate complex analog circuits with mathematics alone, MONARK’s engineers relied on their ears to make the final adjustments to its sound. Combining advanced scientific research with refined human perception and a deep understanding of synthesis, MONARK is not only the most accurate virtual analog synth available, but a testament to Native Instruments’ commitment to leading software instrument design into the future.

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Behringer Model D

...but with a good sequencer and for around the same money - or high end plugins like the Legend or Monark that are a quarter of the price, seem based on available demos to be just as close to a Mini and will equally do just fine in a mix. Think rackability and patch...

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All VST Resonance SUCKS!

Yep, I've been spending a lot of time with Monark again and it really does do some great filter FM. The Roland Cloud ProMars VST does fantastic filter FM too. IMO the main place where modern VSTs fall down with regards to filters are the really non-linear distorting ones like the MS-20 or the Arp Odyssey...

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