Alright, got a quick demo of the Minimogue free vst synth, one of the best as far as emulating the original Moog synthesizer.
“Let me know if you have any questions or would like to see more demos, thanks and enjoy!!”
Based on the most popular analog monosynth of all time! This amazing softsynth sounds very close to the original Minimoog, yet has tons of additional features not present on the original Mini (as well as the Minimoog Voyager!), including 5-note polyphony, an Arpeggiator and 16-note Step Sequencer, dedicated Release knobs for the two Contour Generators (envelopes), Tuning of Osc 1, Fine Tuning sliders for Osc2 and Osc3, Aftertouch control, adjustable filter Velocity curve, 3 independent Overdrive sliders (one per oscillator), Global Overdrive with hi and lowpass cutoff, Oscillator Sync, Chorus, an independent LFO that includes oscillator drift and stereo panning, and a fully programmable Digital Delay! Like the original Mini, you can turn Osc3 into an LFO with dedicated modulation for the Osc Pitch and the Filter. There is no dedicated Noise Generator as on the original Mini, but pink and white noise are selectable on Osc 3. All controls are mapped to MIDI CC#’s, and you can override the default settings by using the MIDI Learn feature. Use as a simple stand-alone synth (.exe file included), or copy the DLL into your favorite DAW or sequencer’s plugin folder.
By the way you can also find an emulation of the ARP 2600 on the same page:
Based on ARP’s legendary semi-modular analog monosynth! This amazing softsynth sounds very close to the original ARP 2600. Like the original, it’s a monosynth (no polyphony). But, also like the original, it has a multitude of Frequency Modulation options which enable it to create some truly awesome sound effects. PWM, Sample & Hold, virtual Spring Reverb, Ring Modulation, and a dedicated Noise Generator are all there! Also, there are some things even the original Arp 2600 didn’t have, like Oscillator Sync and Filter Color (to adjust between LowPass and HiPass filter types). Most important of all, beginning with version 2.0 the Arppe2600va is now completely patchable via a cleverly designed Mod Matrix! You can have up to 12 patch routings with a very user-friendly (and visible!) drop-down menu interface, instead of messy virtual patch cables cluttering up the screen. All controls are mapped to MIDI CC#’s, and you can override the default settings by using the MIDI Learn feature. Use as a simple stand-alone synth (.exe file included), or copy the DLL into your favorite DAW or sequencer’s plugin folder.
Download link: http://www.pianovintage.fr/fr/download/cat_view/57-free-vst-freeware-plug-in
JEM SX1000, is a new vst plugin synthesizer based on the original
JEN SX1000 hardware synthesizer from the 70’s and produced by pianovintage.fr
JEM SX1000 is freeware and available only on PC
30 presets including 6 original Jen’s preset
Single osc – filter+lfo + filter & amp enveloppe, glide, FX …
JEM SX1000 features :
One oscillator with pitch and tuning settings
Three waveforms + noise
Filter section with cutoff and resonance controls
Two Lfo — Filter & amp enveloppe
Delay and Chorus fx
30 originals presets including 6 factory presets
Anaphobia Mini (short: AnaMini) is a monophonic virtual analog synthesizer for iOS 5.0. It features a classical analog synthesizer setup using a VCO, LFO, VCA and VCF. Of course, none of it is really controlled by voltage, but rather by a 32-bit digital synthesis engine.
- One oscillator with two wave types and scalable within the range of -1 and +1 octave.
- One LFO with fixed wave type (saw) and selectable frequency/rate and depth. LFO can modulate VCO frequency or VCF cutoff.
- One VCA with fixed ADSR envelope.
- One 24dB/octave VCF with three filter types and selectable cutoff frequency and resonance.
- A one-octave keyboard with support for portamento and legato play.
- 14 factory presets.
- 20 custom presets.
Zebralette – http://www.vstplanet.com/News/11/Zebralette.htm
Official audio demo
Zebralette has finally gone ‘freeware’! The idea is to use Zebralette to demonstrate the virtues of Zebra2’s oscillators to everybody out there, and perhaps even convince some of them that upgrading to Zebra2 might be a good idea.
OK, Zebralette is just one of Zebra2’s oscillators packed into a simple, easy-to-learn framework – but you have everything you need to make some pretty amazing sounds. Sounds that can be directly loaded into Zebra2 later. And should you eventually decide to upgrade to Zebra2, you will already know everything there is to know about the oscillators – which is quite an advantage!
Zebralette has two LFOs (one per voice, one global), a multi-stage envelope and three on-board effects (chorus, EQ, delay). Not forgetting Zebra2’s famous dual spectral effects, which include several squelchy filter algorithms.”
Need an extra synth – well here goes
Opus8 – http://www.vstplanet.com/News/11/Opus_8_and_Jericho_4.htm
Datura-Instruments has released Optimus 8 and Jericho 4, two free VST instruments for Windows. Opus 8 is more than a organ-sound-generator. Using unsyncronized LFOs on the amplitude of each channel it is possible to create complex soundscapes which appear endless.
Mutch parameters can be remoted by the VSTi port of your host software. Changing sound while playback your song will be no problem. For any advice check the manual that is found in the data-folder you get from the download.
– 8 channel sinusodial additive VSTi-syntehsizer
– 12 tone polyphony to any channel
– reverb, delay and flanger effect included
– separate VCA-LFO for each channel
– easy to use
– 32 factory presets included
Developer Matti Jokipii has released a new soft synth for Windows, Kairatune:
Kairatune is designed to produce crisp and tight electric sounds for electronic music production. Kairatune is engineered for the demanding producer who needs to push the sound to extremes without compromising audio quality.
Kairatune offers fast and intuitive sound design workflow. The user interface is designed for a musician rather than an engineer and is based on the concept of pitch and beat in contrast to frequency and time. Kairatune lets you travel in the world of beats, notes and intervals instead of the logarithmic mathematics of frequencies and the rarely useful absolute time.
Kairatune is not your all-in-one synthesizer. It’s designed and engineered to be as powerful and versatile as possible in it’s target role as your source for tight bass, unique lead and shiny SFX sounds. At the same time it makes all the effort to be simple enough to use, enabling you to add your personal touch and flavor to the sound and seek for the perfect fit to your mixing preferences.
Kairatune is a free download (VSTi) from the Futucraft site.
The Pure-Pone Synthesizer is a virtual analog synthesizer. FM, SYNC and RING modulation in connection with the super wave oscillator gives a phat basic sound.
2 x modulations matrix, a 12/24dB multimode Filter and a delay / chorus unit works for sound design.
Free version with one voice. That is the only limitation.
Pure-Pone – http://www.vstplanet.com/News/11/Pure-Pone.htm
Developer Calle Wilund has released a free multitimbral sampler for Windows, TX16Wx:
After several years of on/off development, I finally got my act together (somewhat) during July of 2011 and fixed the few remaining features I wanted to add before publishing the plugin. The result is the first public beta release of the TX16Wx VSTi Software Sampler.
It is a 100% free VSTi Sampler with professional features and an easy to use graphical interface – and – one of the few sampler instruments, free or commercial, with a fully documented file format.
Not a preset-player or disk-streaming library engine, this is a plugin for you to make your own sounds, tweak and experiment. Bring back the fun of the old hardware samplers – in software.
Details below. You can download the free software sampler at Wilund’s site.
Note: The software is being released as a beta.
- Unlimited multi-timbral operation
- 128 voice polyphony
- 16 modulation slots per voice
- 24dB resonant filter
- Two LFO + Two modulation envelopes per voice
- Polyphonic glide
- Built-in sample editor
- Actually samples! Record waves straight into the sampler.
- Graphical keyboard mapping editor
- 4 Stereo + 8 Mono outputs
- 16 mappable controllers for automation
- Multiple loop definitions per wave
- Individual outs for keyboard groups (drums)
- Multiple keyboard scales
- Multiple trigger modes
- Mono/Poly/Legato operation
- Preview loaded programs and samples in your song before loading
- WAV/AIFF/AIFC/SoundFont 2 support
- Reads Typhoon compressed AIF files
- 100% documented XML-based sound file format. Anyone can write conversion tools.
- Low CPU usage
- Fully native, optimized for SSE2.
- 64-bit support
- Nice sound!
Downloads for Windows x86 and x64 are available.
Francis Preve has put together a free virtual Mattel Synsonics drum machine for Ableton Live:
In the pantheon of vintage analog drum machines, there’s an unsung classic that isn’t from a big name manufacturer like Roland or Korg, but from a toy company. Released in 1981, the Mattel Synsonics was an affordable black box that housed a fully analog kit consisting of kick, two toms, snare, cymbal and hi-hat – all playable via velocity sensitive pads.
Of course, since it was a “toy”, few artists took it very seriously – with one notable exception: Kraftwerk.
About a month ago, I pulled my Synsonics of its shelf in my studio, fired it up and started sampling.
It’s available as a free download from Preve’s site.
German software developers u-he have decided to make Zebralette, a stripped-down version of their popular Zebra 2 synth freeware. Here’s what they have to say:
Zebralette has two LFOs (one per voice, one global), a multi-stage envelope and three on-board effects (chorus, EQ, delay). Not forgetting Zebra2’s famous dual spectral effects, which include several squelchy filter algorithms.
Megasaw? Zebralette also goes to eleven.
So: Because the Zebra2 oscillators are so powerful, Zebralette is actually a great little synth in its own right, and it has the same pristine audio quality as the mighty Zebra2… try out the new presets and see for yourself!”