More than 300 MB of vintage organs, analog synths, Mellotrons, and electric pianos are gathered for your delectation in BitHeadz's Tubes, Tines & Transistors sample-playback software synth ($199) for the Macintosh.
You get 116 banks with more than 3,500 programs of keyboard and synthesizer sounds. The samples cover a wide range of vintage instruments: Hammond B-3, Korg CX-3, Vox, and Farfisa organs; Mellotron, ARP 2600, Oberheim SEM, and Moog synths; and more. Tubes, Tines & Transistors uses BitHeadz's Unity DS-1 engine to voice and play the sounds, providing a wide range of filter settings, modulation routings, and built-in effects.
The synth supports OMS, FreeMIDI, ASIO, Direct Sound, Direct I/O, DirectConnect, ReWire, and Sound Manager. It is optimized for the G4 processor, but it can use a PPC 604e/200 MHz with 64 MB of RAM and Mac OS 7.61. Windows users need a Pentium ll/200 MHz, Windows 95 or 98, and a Direct Sound- or ASIO-compatible sound card.