Hey what’s good fam!
Got a new synth library for you, well, it’s been out for a while but it’s new to me!
If you like analog synth sounds, you’re gonna want to pay attention to this one
It’s the Mighty M5 library from Boxed Ear
Let’s check it out!
So what is the Mighty M5?
Do a quick Google search on Macbeth M5, and you’ll soon see what a beastly synth this library is built from.
The synth itself is monophonic, but not only did he sample mono sounds, he took some and turned it into polyphonic goodness (God bless technology!)
There is no fancy interface here…and you know I love a great interface, but even more than that I love a great sound.
This library has processed mono/poly sounds, raw mono/poly sounds, and even some raw waveforms.
So in short, it’s a quick shot of analog adrenaline for your digital toolbox.
- content: 1.5GB, 108 instruments
- format: Kontakt 5 (full version)
- price: $49
- product page: http://www.boxedear.com/mighty_m5.php
How does it sound?
These instruments have bite! That full, thick warmth and punch that many of us love from analog.
I’ll admit, I’m still one that feels like really good samples can do a better job of capturing the analog character than software modelling can, though both can do amazing things, I find when you have a really good set of samples of an analog synth it captures the intangible things that you can’t quite express with words.
This library has some fat leads, wild sfx/sequences, and some down right gorgeous pads.
Everything has a fullness and character that just makes you want to play with the sounds.
Sure having access to an interface would make it even more powerful, but for pure sound as it is, this thing sounds great. Even the raw waveforms can start you down the path of creation.
So what’s the bottom line?
I really love coming across companies like this (shout out to BBoyTechReport, I found it reading his site, go subscribe!), the smaller boutique guys that are doing exactly what they want to do no matter if anyone else likes it or not.
Fortunately, I’m sure many people are loving what Boxed Ear is doing as well.
I give the Might M5 library 4 out of 5 subs, it’s got instant character, warmth, and a quality that you just don’t find everywhere when it comes to capturing analog synth sounds.
I honestly found myself not really missing a dedicated interface because the sounds give me the character I enjoy.
The bad part about this library is, it sounds great…but it makes me want to go search for the real thing now…and…from what I can tell, it’s not only hard to come by, but it’s got a nice heavy price tag to go with it.
For now I’ll be happy using the software version, and on the plus side I have something that owners of the actual synth do not….mines is polyphonic! (gotta make myself feel better somehow, since I don’t own an M5)
Go on over and check this joint out, as well as his other stuff, I’m sure I will be showing a lot more if they follow the same quality and character as this!
Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think!