LABS: Electronic Antique
A free virtual instrument sampling the early Ondioline synthesizer from Spitfire Audio.
Producing inspiring sounds for composers, LABS plugins are created with sonic pioneers such as Hans Zimmer, and the world’s finest musicians and studios. LABS is a series of free software instruments that are presented by Spitfire Audio, and available in an easy-to-use, dedicated plug-in. The user interface is clutter-free and focused, and features simplified controls, sliders for expression and dynamics, and a knob that can be easily customised to the user’s personal workflow.
Discover a rare gem of music history with one of the world’s earliest synthesisers — the Ondioline. Designed and patented by French inventor Georges Jenny in the early 1940s, the LABS team captured its delightfully off-kilter sound, transforming the raw recordings into a range of playful presets. Fizzing with smile-inducing possibilities — the Ondioline is as wild as your imagination. Special thanks to Forgotten Futures for archive material and resources, and Ondioline restoration by Daniel Kitzig.