Fretted Synth

Fretted Synth Audio

The plug-ins on this page are created by Joseph DeHelian of Fretted Synth Audio.

Since the Fretted Synth website is currently not available you can download the plug-ins from rekkerd.org, including the FreeAmp series of multi guitar amp effects, phase distortion synth PhazOsc, VA synth and SoundFont & sample player Safron, drum instrument SoftDrum, and many more.

The Fretted Synth instruments and effects are available to download as freeware VST plug-ins for Windows PC.

Note: these plug-ins require the use of a VST host program. If you need a free one, check Cantabile Lite, VST Host, or here for more options.

Title Description
3rd Bass Bass Amp Sim with multi effects screenshot
Auto MIDI Designed to take an audio signals velocity/loudness and turn it into a continuous controller value of 0-127 screenshot
Chimp First guitar amp sim, designed for a synth but works well with guitar even if not designed for a guitar screenshot
Drive 5 Guitar amp sim with need of a speaker emulator, KVR developer challenge 1 entry screenshot
Drive Stomp Guitar drive pedal screenshot
Drum Direction Old drum pad to MIDI plugin. Takes a piezo type drum pad and converts it to a MIDI note and velocity value screenshot
Echo 2005 Kind of tape like delay screenshot
FreeAmp 3 Amp Version three of freeamp with no effects. NOTE all versions of freeamp are different screenshot
FreeAmp 3 Full Freeamp3 with effects pedals and rack. NOTE all versions of freeamp are different screenshot
FreeAmp 2.5 Guitar amp simulator with effects. NOTE all versions of freeamp are different screenshot
FreeAmp SE 1.5 The original freeamp from way back when. NOTE all versions of freeamp are different screenshot
GatePlus Noise gate with an envelope function, comes in many flavors including a side chain version screenshot
GCBS4 (Guitar Controlled Bass Synth) The update to mono guitar/audio triggered synth for bass tones screenshot
GuitSyn SE Mono guitar/audio triggered synth screenshot
Helian Bass Two bass amp simulators screenshot
Helian CP75 Simple guitar amp sim screenshot
Helian FS12 Simple guitar amp sim screenshot
Helian FU22 Simple guitar amp sim screenshot
Junction Simple mono audio to MIDI plugin screenshot
PDP Pack Update to DrumDirection. Takes a piezo type drum pad and converts it to a MIDI note and velocity value. Also comes in versions with internal velocity split wave layers. KVR developer challenge 3 entry screenshot
Phazosc Phase distortion synth, comes in mono guitar/audio triggered synth and six voice VSTi version screenshot
S2VA (Safron Pro) Mono guitar/audio triggered synth with two virtual analog oscillators screenshot
SafFron 2L Same as S2VA with one oscillator that loads .sf2 (sound fonts). Comes with example files and .fxb screenshot
SafFron 2W Same as S2VA with one oscillator that loads up to four velocity split .wav files (wave files). Comes with example files and .fxb screenshot
SafFronSE An update to the original SafFron MIDI triggered sound font synth with a beautiful UI by Vera Kinter (ArtVera) screenshot
SlowBeer Noise gate for guitar with an envelope function, comes in many flavors including a side chain version screenshot
SoftDrum SF Drum plugin designed to load .sf2 files. Comes with example files and .fxb screenshot
SoftDrum LTD Drum plugin designed to load up to four velocity split .wav files (wave files) screenshot
StringSculptor2 Older space sounding mono guitar/audio triggered synth screenshot
Trampler Trigger wave files with an audio source screenshot
TrippLead Older space sounding mono guitar/audio triggered synth screenshot
Verbish First attempt at a reverb screenshot
WAH_ml2 Wah effect designed for the guitar screenshot
Wah Stomp Wah effect designed for the guitar screenshot
WAHt Wah effect designed for the guitar screenshot
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FrettedSynth releases SafFronVA Synth, freeware 16 voice polyphonic VSTi

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Jinseng
Jinseng

Thank you very much for this possibility to bring back these plugins to my arms! Fretted synth’s amps are wonderful. I lost them after reinstalling my PC and today You presented me these cool peaces of software again.

Daniel
Daniel

Hi there-I was excited about the bass plug in Helian. only I downloaded to find nothing more than .dll files and no installer. I must be missing something. Can I run these in Pro Tools LE 7.4? How do I install? I tried dragging and dropping the files where PT plug ins are stored Any help would be great

Steve
Steve

FreeAmp 3 is AWESOME!

I have GuitarRig 4 and many other guitar amp sims, but FreeAmp 3 is ridiculously great in the presets and amount of effects it offers. The breadth and depth of this plug-in is MUCH more than I expected from a free plug-in.

I wish the developer was still around so I could donate!

Thank you, Joseph…wherever you are!

Fretted Synth
Fretted Synth

The developer (if you want to call me that) is still around, alive and well. For the donation if you really want to you can go to PayPal and donate to frettedval[at]att.net (the [at] should be replaced by the @ sign) can’t say as if I could not use the money. But it is by no means required to use these plugins in any music you create. Here’s to more to come.

Scott
Scott

AWESOME.

MIKE
MIKE

great amps

Will there be 64bit versions of these amps?

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Can someone suggest a mic preamp?

[…] amp of some sort anyway. There are some good FREE amp emulator plugins. Yes. It's true. Check here. Freeamp is a great FREE VST amp. It doesn't sound like a Marshall or a Boogie but it's "close […]

Nathan
Nathan

Hi, Frettes Synth Dude. Are you being hunted by proprietary software companies looking to commercialise your product ?

Have you tried AcmeBarGig’s Shred ? It’s pretty awesome too.

Fretted Synth
Fretted Synth

Hello Nathan

I hope the big audio software companies are watching and will do better than I have on all plugins that I have made? Would love the chance to work with some of the other minds working in this area of software. But as of yet no offers have came so I will just do what I do.

ABG yeh! Ken is a very talented guy

Thanks all

about the 64bit sorry not yet.

john
john

i like it

bob bobwood
bob bobwood

What has happened to TLi and SSi, (Tripp Lead vsti and String Sculptor vsti) ?

The effects are here but not the instruments.

bob bobwood
bob bobwood

Tripp Lead and String Sculptor are effects, but TLi and SSi are seperate instruments.

I have them myself, from Computer Music Special – issue 22, now I am wondering if they were exclusive to CM.

Just checked your downloads again of String Sculptor and Tripp Lead and they are only effects in there.

They look identical, but load differently.

Fretted Synth
Fretted Synth

Tripp Lead and String Sculptor are seen to some hosts as only VST fx, but can both do MIDI or audio input. TLi and SSi were asked to be made as VSTi’s for someone who used cubase and wanted to use on an instrument track. The synths are the same the only difference is the VSTi designation. I will see if I can find a copy of them to add?

Fretted Synth
Fretted Synth

” I have them myself, from Computer Music Special – issue 22, now I am wondering if they were exclusive to CM. ”

:-( Don’t remember giving permission to add to any magazine? Silly I have even seen my plugs listed through a google search on crack sites :-(

Damn they are free what more do they want then that?

bob bobwood
bob bobwood

First of all thanks for some truly inspiring gear and secondly thanks for taking the time to reply. There’s hardly a week goes by when I don’t see; “what happened to Fretted-Synth ?”
on some website.

I know there are plenty of affecciandos of your gear and I just thought they’d be missing these two.

By the way CMSpecial #22 came out sometime in 2007, and I am surprised you haven’t given
them permission. The boggers!

Thanks again for everything.

Dony
Dony
After listening to FreeAmp3, only one word comes into my mind: UNBELIEVABLE! I had a track with MrTramp playing some MIDI sequence. Obviously it needed something extra to catch your attention. I tried AmpliTube LE from IK Multimedia, RubyTube from Silverspike, and some VSTs from SimulAnalog and Kjaerhus. They were nice, but just not good enough. After plugging MrTramp into FreeAmp3 and simply choosing the first ‘warm’ setting, it became immediately clear to me that there was nothing ordinary about the sound of FreeAmp3. After selecting the phaser in the first slot and making some minor adjustments, I could not… Read more »
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