VST instruments and effects|
by Mikko Hyyryläinen
Minor update: (Cubase SX) All synths have now one stereo out instead of 2 mono outs and they are named more informative.
You can read old news here.
L I T T L E D U C K f i l t e r b a n k
This is an emulation of the classic analog stereo filterbank.
It has five different filtermodes, triangle LFO synced to it's
internal pulse clock and an envelope follower with sidechain
operation mode. Download Little duck v1.1 (605 k) Screenshot
S A T Y R V A s y n t h
Satyr is a massive Virtual Analog synth with comprehensive oscillator
waveshaping and modulation methods. It is inspired by the monster
modular synths of old and even though it is hardwired there are plenty
of different modulation possibilities. There are two oscillators with
variable waves, an additional sub osc and noise generator, ring modulation,
FM, amplitude modulation and sync, three ADSR time/level envelopes
(2 assignable) with delays and manual triggering, two variable lfos
with sample & hold and two filters. There is an internal clock for
BPM synced Lfos and sixteen different modulation destinations. There
are two filters, one 4-pole lowpass and one 2-pole multimode and they
can be in parallel or serial mode, among others. So as you can see
there is pretty much going on inside Satyr.
There are two versions of Satyr available: normal Satyr that is
4-note polyphonic and Satyr-8 that is 8-note polyphonic.
Download Satyr 1.1 (945 k) Download Satyr-8 1.1 Screenshot
Q U A N T U M 64 d i g i t a l a r c a d e s y n t h
Quantum 64 is a harsh and aliased digital synth with single DCO
and multimode filter. It is inspired by Commodore 64's SID
soundchip but it definitely is no emulation. The two special
ingredients that make the soul of Quantum 64 are the arpeggiator
and the degrader/quantiser unit.
Download Quantum 64 v1.1 (735 k) Screenshot
O B E R O N P O L Y - 4 V A s y n t h
Oberon is an attempt to imitate the classic analog polysynths.
It has two special oscillators with sync, two envelopes, LFO
and a special 2-pole doublefilter. You might wonder do we need
yet another Virtual Analog synth (and I might too) but anyway,
it's free so why not?
Download Oberon-4 v1.1 (815 k) Download Oberon-8 v1.1 Screenshot
P A N Z E R T A N K P M 4 p h a s e m o d u l a t i o n s y n t h
Panzertank PM4 is a virtual phase modulation synth very much
like the famous FM synthesizers. It has four sinus operators
(oscillators) with individual APDSR envelopes, detune and
velocity sensitivity. There are six schemes or algorithms to
construct the sound.
Download PM4 v1.1 (716 k) Screenshot
P H I B E S e l e c t r i c o r g a n
Phibes electric organ tries to capture the sound of those sweet
sixties organs. It is definitely no Hammond B3 or Vox Continental
but rather some obscure and cheap east-european imitation of
them. It has 9 drawbars with five different tones and, independent
vibrato, tremolo and rotator effects and staccato mode. Even though
Phibes organ is quite simple instrument, it is very CPU-intensive
with over ten oscillators and filters, so be patient and bounce
those tracks :)
Download Phibes v1.1 (692 k) Screenshot
M O R P H E U S F M s a m p l e r
Morpheus is a velocity sensitive FM sampler with 2-pole multimode
filter. User can use any individual wave sample as modulator and
other one as carrier signal. It's concept is very simple but it can
produce a wide range of quite unusual dark ambient, noise or industrial
atmospheric sounds in the spirit of David Lynch's Eraserhead. When wide
stereo sample is used as a carrier (for example pad with lots of reverb)
one can achieve interesting stereo textures. These sounds beg for huge
delays and reverbs. Be not alarmed about the size of the download, it
includes few samples for the factory preset patches.
Download Morpheus v1.1 with samples (2.6 MB)
Download Morpheus v1.1 only dll (692 k)
These VST effects and instruments were made with Jeff McClintock's free SynthEdit modular synth
software and they are free. They are tested with Psycle 1.66, Renoise 1.0, Aodix 2.34, Cakewalk
Sonar 1.3 with DirectiXer VST wrapper and Cubase SX. They have also been reported to work in
Logic, Orion and Massiva.
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