Świerk – new free synthesizer plug-in for Windows

February 26, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Saltline has released Świerk, a free synthesizer plug-in for Windows.

Świerk is a simple VA subtractive synthesizer. It’s layout and signal path allows the user to create sounds quickly and with ease.

Świerk is available to download as a freeware VST instrument plug-in for Windows.

Features:
2 Oscillators (each consists of the following)
3 waveforms (Saw, Triangle and Square)
Width (Square waveform)
Octave range (32, 16, 8, 4, 2)
Semitone (-12 to +12)
Fine tune (-1 to +1 semitone)
Unison/detune (up to 8 voices per oscillator)
Sync (Oscillator 1 master, Oscillator 2 slave)
1 Sub Oscillator
Sine wave
Octave range (-1 to +1 octaves)
1 Noise Generator
Noise type (White/Pink)
Mixer
Volume for each sound generator (oscillators 1+2, Sub and Noise)
Low Pass Filter
Frequency cut off
Cut off point resonance
Envelopes
2 ADSR envelopes (Attack, decay, sustain, release)
Envelope amount
2 Low Frequency Oscillators (LFO) (each consists of the following)
4 waveforms (Sine, Saw, Triangle and Square)
Width (Square waveform)
LFO rate (user defined/sync to host)
Wave cycle re-trigger
Re-trigger wave position
Master Volume
Midi Control
Pitch bend wheel
Pitch bend range (1 to 12 semitones)
Modulation wheel
Midi channel (All, 1 to 16)
Re-trigger
Mono mode
Left click controls for midi learn, unlearn and edit
Internal Modulation Matrix
8 Modulation slots (with invert source signal and source to amount control)
4 Sources
Envelope 1
Envelope 2
LFO1
LFO2
12 Destinations
Oscillator 1 pitch
Oscillator 1 width
Oscillator 1 mix
Oscillator 2 pitch
Oscillator 2 width
Oscillator 2 mix
Sub pitch
Sub mix
Noise type
Noise mix
Filter cut off
Master volume
External Modulation Matrix
8 Modulation slots (with invert source signal and source to amount control)
5 Sources
Pitch wheel
Mod wheel
Velocity
Aftertouch
Kef follow
24 Destinations
Oscillator 1 pitch
Oscillator 1 width
Oscillator 1 mix
Oscillator 2 pitch
Oscillator 2 width
Oscillator 2 mix
Sub pitch
Sub mix
Noise type
Noise mix
Filter cut off
Master volume
LFO1 rate
LFO1 width (Square waveform)
LFO2 rate
LFO2 width (Square waveform)
IM amount 1 (This sends the chosen source signal to the amount of internal modulation
matrix slot 1 e.g. You select “MOD WHEEL” as your source, you select “IM AMOUNT 1”
as your destination. The mod wheel will now control the signal amount of Internal modulation
Slot 1)
IM amount 2
IM amount 3
IM amount 4
IM amount 6
IM amount 7
IM amount 8

Get it here >>

Xenobioz Kruud – New Free Synth For Windows

February 11, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Xenobioz has released Kruud, a free hybrid Synthesizer that offers ‘a lot of modulation capabilities.’

Features:

  • 1 Oscillator with low resolution user waveforms, and a few normal waveforms inlcuding
  • noise.
  • 1 LFO with OSC,FM, Audio rate modes.
  • 1 LFO with low resolution user waveforms, and a few normal waveforms inlcuding noise.
  • A Randomizer
  • 3 ADSRs
  • A Filter with 9 different modes
  • 1 Delay with tuned mode for physical modelling.
  • 1 normal delay
  • Both delays can be modulated
  • 1 Arpeggiator
  • 1 Step modulator

More info here >>

XenFont – new two oscillator, hybrid SF2 SoundFont & Subtractive Synthesis VST

February 4, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

XenFont

Xen-Arts has released XenFont – a two oscillator, hybrid SF2 SoundFont & Subtractive Synthesis VST for Windows.

It features full-controller MIDI Pitch Microtuning, using the MTS (MIDI Tuning Standard) format, where any MIDI Note Number can be freely microtuned to any desired pitch across the MIDI range, enabling computer musicians and composers to explore the expressive possibilities of composing music with alternative intonation systems.

XenFont is ‘a microtonal sound-designer’s SF2 sample-based synthesizer’, with a carefully designed workflow for quickly creating powerful sounding and musical useful timbres. The instrument lets you load your own SF2 SoundFont files. Routing the SF2 SoundFont Oscillators through the internal synthesis functions of the VSTi, provides a way to radically transform the original sounds and create new synthesized timbres.

XenFont is also an educational tool for learning about computer music sound-design, sampling and subtractive sound synthesis, as well as musical instrument intonation (aka microtuning and xenharmonics).

Key Features:

  • Load your own SF2 SoundFonts into a fully microtonal, hybrid sampling & subtractive synthesis based VSTi.
  • A ‘knob-less’ design featuring slider controls only, which enables intuitive direct control with a computer mouse.
  • A dedicated control signal system mapped to the most important synthesis functions.
  • Settings are made by typing values into fields, dropdown lists, left-and-right arrows, switches and sliders.
  • Specify precise microtonal pitch-bend settings.
  • Features arbitrary microtonal oscillator transposition settings.
  • Velocity modulation of harmonics enables dynamically playing harmonics of the fundamental pitch.
  • Envelope generators with per-stage ADSR keyboard tracking.

More info here >>

Electronisounds releases Red Dragon 2 synth plugin

January 3, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Electronisounds has announced version 2 of its Red Dragon software synthesizer for Windows.

Changes in Red Dragon 2

  • Completely re-coded engine.
  • NEW GUI.
  • NEW built-in FX (Chorus, Delay, Distortion, Flanger).
  • 614 ALL-NEW presets, plus the original 384 presets for a total of 998 presets.
  • Built-in preset browser.
  • and more.

More info here >>

Virtual Model Mini – new virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows

January 1, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Elektrostudio has released the Virtual Model Mini, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows.

Virtual Model Mini features

  • Polyphony: Monophonic.
  • Timbrality: Monotimbral.
  • Oscillator: 3 VCOs, white/pink noise.
  • LFO: Oscillator 3 can function as LFO.
  • Synthesis type: Analog Subtractive.
  • Filter: 24dB/oct, 4-pole lowpass filter, resonance, ADS envelope generator, key tracking.
  • Attenuator: ADS envelope generator.
  • Effects: Frequency modulation using oscillator 3/noise.
  • External Signal: Feedback mode in VSTI version.

The Virtual Model Mini is available as a freeware VST instrument plug-in for Windows.

More info here >>

Klaus Schulze inspired modular synth – KX POLYMOD

December 16, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

KX-Polymod is a free modular synth for Windows, inspired by Klaus Schulze, who the developer calls “my electronic music reference.

Features:

  • Stereo routing.
  • Up to 6 voices.
  • 15*12 Matrix controlled by 5*5 Sub matrix, include 4 Kxmod sources!
  • 5 Vcos with 5 waveforms, include the TriSaw, with Phase modulation and Sync (Vco1 only).
  • Oscillators 100% compatible with the Kx-Modulad’s waveforms (med, 498k).
  • 1 Stereo SF2 player (16 and 24 bits).
  • 1 SF2 drum set (24 bits, 12 samples, 3.3 Mo).
  • 4 Keyboard traking (-10 to 10) for the Vcos and the Vcfs.
  • 1 Ring Modulator with EQ.
  • 1 Noise Generator with EQ.
  • 1 Monophonic LFO with ADSR.
  • 2 Mulitmode VCFs (20) with oversampled processes.
  • 4 Polyphonic EGs with curves for each segment, velocity and Kbd controls.
  • 1 X Y joystick controller.
  • 1 Sample & Hold.
  • 10 host sync clocks.
  • 1 compressor.
  • 1 oversampled Distortion.
  • 1 Soft Vintage EQ.
  • 2 Delays with sync, multimode filter and modulation oscillator with sync.
  • 1 Scope with 10 ms of buffer size.
  • 1 Frequency display.
  • 1 Note pad.
  • Full Midi learn.
  • Internal Fxp and Fxb management.
  • 128 KX’s presets, very 70′s!

KX-Polymod is a free download here >>

Background video description:

Sometime I like to do some improvisation like K. Schulze,
just because this author is my electronic music reference.

I give my apologies for the listeners because
this is not really always correctly played!
It’s just some ideas, a moment, not really solid …

All tracks are done with the Kx-PolyMod, also the drum tracks with its SF2 player.
The way to do this kind of music is always to start with a simple sequence.
I transpose all tracks with the bender, it is limited but I can do that when I feel it.
I used the Kx-MidiFilter to create a bender track.
I used few Kx-synth-x16 voices to do the background sequence (x16)
and one track of the X16 sequencer is used to control drums
with a plate reverb does with the Mverb.
Some sample and hold fx chord tracks are synchronized with the tempo.
The lead is an imaginary Moog lead like KS’s albums of 70’s.

Windows 8 based OSC controller

December 10, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Win8ChucKBasicFrettingAndLegato Wi Fi, details below:

I got basic fretting (loose fretting… it won’t completely prevent quartertones, etc if you play them exactly), and legato rules. I am back to the ChucK engine while I get better acquainted with SuperCollider coding. This is just a Windows 8 based OSC controller. It works running into ChucK or SuperCollider

Sound Magic releases Neo Distortion VST for Windows

December 5, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Sound Magic tells us that Neo Distortion is a distortion effect unit which features a 2-stage distortion Overdrive, followed by 4 optional distortion units including a Waveshaper, Fuzz, Soft Distortion and Contour.
They say that it provides meticulous controls for the 4 distortion types and combined with the Overdrive unit, you can build your own style of distortion to feature your unique sound style.

Features

  • Internal 64-bit floating point precision.
  • 2 Stages Distortion, First OverDrive, Followed by 4 optional distortion units including a Waveshaper, Fuzz, Soft Distortion and Contour.
  • Support up to 32Bit/384KHz resolution.

Pricing and Availability:
Neo Distortion costs €49

More information:

Full-Modular Synthesizer ‘Kamioooka’ Demo – VST for Windows

November 10, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Polyphonic Full-Modular Synthesizer with Patch-cable system, “Kamioooka”
VST Instrument 32/64bits for Windows freeware.

http://www.g200kg.com/

Participated in KVR Developer Challenge 2012.
http://www.kvraudio.com/kvr-developer-challenge/2012/

Jordan Rudess and Morphwiz on the Lenovo A720 with Windows 8

November 1, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Jordan wowing us in his piano room at his home in NY. I just set up the PC (Jordan’s first PC) and installed the apps before Jordan sat down to play. The PC is a Lenovo A720 running Windows 8 RTM, with 10 point multi-touch at 1920×1080. The app is MorphWiz by Wizdom Music.

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