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Aldo Calpini releases Fatmoo v1.0

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Aldo Calpini Fatmoo v1.0

Aldo Calpini has released version 1.0 of Fatmoo, a freeware VA type synth built with SynthEdit.

Aldo writes:

this is actually more or less a “proof of concept”, and it’s my first experience ever with SynthEdit and with sound design in general. your mileage may vary, of course.

Fatmoo v1. deliberately unusual features

  • Oscillators (2 main + 6 LFO) have variable fatness. They can range from square (approx) to sin (approx) to triangle to “less than triangle” form. The knobs give visual feedback about the current waveform.
  • All the usual parameters (OSC B pitch, cutoff, resonance, etc.) as well as oscillators fatness can be modulated with an LFO and an envelope. There are 6 LFOs and 6 EGs (envelope can also be inverted on parameters), you can mix them as you like.
  • OSC B can modulate OSC A’s fatness (sorta FM, but with a different meaning for “F”, it sounds more like PWM than FM).

Note: Fatmoo is quite CPU hungry and some of the modulation combinations may produce very high and/or low frequencies, so use a limiter or keep the main volume low to protect your equipment/ears.

Fatmoo is available as a VST plug-in for Windows PC. The SynthEdit source file is available for download as well.

Check the Fatmoo page for more information and a link to download the synth.

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