Some of my readers may not be familiar with The Hartmann Neuron Synthesizer but now you can get it for free as an plugin for Mac Intel only. When the Hartmann Neuron was first released 10yrs ago it cost a hefty sum of $5000. The price was too steep for me and I’m sure many felt the same way. Now, you can get the features of the Hartmann Neuron in a plugin called the Neuron VS for free. My readers need to thank Stephan Bernsee one of the original designers of the Hartmann Neuron Synth for the Neuron VS Plugin. Download and enjoy. Check below to see what Stephan Bernsee has to say.
In 2000, Axel Hartmann and I, Stephan Bernsee, set out to designing a novel synthesizer based on artificial neural networks used for sound synthesis, the synthesizer. We were able to get support from a lot of people, including well known artists such as Hans Zimmer, and Hartmann Music as a company won several awards for innovation in synthesis technology.
Unfortunately and despite the huge interest in our products, due to some issues with distribution and our hardware manufacturer Hartmann was driven out of business in 2004. With the company dead there was no chance for owners to get tech support or updates.
Just recently, a Facebook group came into existence that managed to attract many knowledgeable and skilled Neuron owners who provide support and advice to each other in their spare time. To aid them in the process of keeping the Neuron alive I have dusted off the old
NeuronVS sources in order to revive the Neuron VS VST plug-in, a software-only version of the Neuron synth that came with a powerful hardware controller, the . Thanks to the generosity of former Hartmann CEO Stefan Rapp and Neuron designer Axel Hartmann I am now able to provide an updated version of the original software here free of charge, (hopefully) free of bugs – and with no warranties of any kind.