Today, Swedish music startup company has announced it will continue its partnership with Steinberg in making VST a standard for hardware by showcasing the co-developed ‘Powered by ELK’ Retrologue 2, a proof-of-concept prototype desktop synth running Retrologue 2, Steinberg’s VST Virtual Analog Synthesizer — successfully emulating the warmth and fatness of classic analog synthesizers — on hardware.
However, ELK MusicOS is not only VST compatible but also runs RE plug-ins from fellow Swedish company Propellerhead, creators of innovative and affordable music software. Supporting the Propellerhead partnership, MIND Music Labs will be showcasing a Eurorack format synth module running the RE-compatible Polysix for Reason — utilizing Korg’s proprietary CMT (Component Modeling Technology) to precisely model the circuitry of an analog polysynth classic from 1982.,
If none of this makes sense to you, basically, MIND Music Labs created the world’s first ultra-low-latency music operating system developed specifically for audio applications, where the power, flexibility, and selection of audio and music software can be run in real time on embedded hardware with full MIDI. Translation: You can control VSTs with actual hardware and vice-versa.