Seer Systems Reality

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Seer Systems has created a very extensive and full featured Analog Synthesizer Software Emulator program for the Windows 95 or higher platform. Complete control of oscillators, LFO, filters and four envelopes. Memory is limited only by the size of your hard disk. It even has multi effects like reverbs for sprucing up your patches. A bit pricey for a software synth and the lack of any Mac version limits this software to only a few serious users. However once you master it you can sell that old ARP 2600 and Matrix 12 because Reality can muster fat analog synth tones just as well! Unfortunately Seer Systems doesn't seem to know that there is another computer system out there - the MacOS. Reality is currently only available for Windows 95 / Pentium II or higher.

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13 Visitor comments
February 2, 2009 @ 11:36 pm
I have friends who have Modulars, Fairlights, Emu and Akai samplers. All of these instruments have been abandoned. However there is charm to them. Reality can run 256 voices with celeron 1.7. Reality is a serious synth for the serious programmer. It can be made to sound very fat. I like not using the fx in Reality. I have a wonderful analog chorus pedal and I use the reverb in Protools. I'm getting Grant Fidelity B-288 tube pre. That will warm up and smooth out the digital. I think its very much worth it. At around $250-300(that includes the PC,Sound card, Software) I love Reality!
August 26, 2008 @ 11:23 pm
I loved this when it came out. It really brought making music on a computer to a whole new level. I wish it ran on a wdm audio protocol.

BTW You can use pcms for FM synthesis. A feature i've only seen on the yamaha sy99
Oneki Kai
August 26, 2008 @ 8:51 pm
This pretty much started software synthesis. The sound character is like a thinner Yamaha Motif sound.

It features the typical sample, VA, and FM synthesis methods; but also has physical modeling and something else I forgot the name of. Interestingly, this will let you mix and match synthesis types. If I remember correctly, it will do FM synthesis with PCM samples too.

Unfortunately, it works on Windows 95 - 98 First Edition reliably only. It works unreliably on 98SE and ME. It does not work at all on NT operating systems. According to the company, a huge portion of it was written in assembler and the company just kinda fell apart during the years long attempt to port it. Seer Systems no longer really exists.

Sound wise this has been surpassed by numerous modern and cheaper VST instruments so this really isn't worth the effort to get it to run.
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 128 voices
  • Oscillators - 4 oscillators
  • LFO - 4 LFOs
  • Filter - 2 filters: 8 pole low, band, hi, pass and notch
  • VCA - 4 envelopes
  • Keyboard - None
  • Arpeg/Seq - Designed for use under MIDI or MIDI sequencer control
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1997

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