Matt Tytel releases Helm free synthesizer (beta)

Matt Tytel has released a beta version of Helm, a free cross-platform synthesizer instrument.

Matt Tytel Helm

Helm is a free, cross-platform, polyphonic synthesizer that runs on GNU/Linux, Mac, and Windows as a standalone program and as a LV2/VST/AU/AAX plugin.

Helm features

  • 32 voice polyphony.
  • Interactive visual interface.
  • Powerful modulation system with live visual feedback.
  • Dual oscillators with cross modulation and up to 15 oscillators each.
  • Unison and Harmony mode for oscillators.
  • Oscillator feedback and saturation for waveshaping.
  • 12 different waveforms.
  • 7 filter types with keytracking.
  • 2 monophonic and 1 polyphonic LFO.
  • Step sequencer.
  • Lots of modulation sources including polyphonic aftertouch.
  • Simple arpeggiator.
  • Effects: Formant filter, stutter, delay.

Helm is a free download for Windows, Mac, and Linux. A debian package download, and source code for mac/pc is also available from Github.

More information: Matt Tytel / Helm

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