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Ninecows releases Cynthia v1.0

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Ninecows Cynthia v1.0

Ninecows has released version 1.0 of Cynthia, a freeware virtual modular synth plug-in inspired by the EMS SynthiA.

Cynthia is an updated version of the Putney plug-in. Cynthia has an updated GUI, a few bug fixes and an additional CV sequencer.

Cynthia v1.0 features (like SynthiA):

  • 3 oscillators with controls for shape and level of the waveform: OSC1: Range from 0.6 Hz to 16 kHz, sine and triangle; OSC2: Range from 0.6 Hz to 16 kHz, square and triangle; OSC3: Range from 0.015 Hz to 500 Hz, square and triangle
  • Noise generator.
  • Two audio inputs so you can modify the sound of a guitar or your voice.
  • A nasty filter that can go into self-oscillation.
  • An attack-hold-decay(-repeat) envelope controlling the volume, and doubling as an envelope generator with a freely assignable output.
  • Ring modulator.
  • Spring reverb.
  • Joystick for extra control.
  • Stereo outputs with extra filters, pan and volume control.
  • A 16 x 16 routing matrix, where you can connect everything at will.
  • 2 pairs of stereo outputs: Direct out, Speaker (simulating the sound of a pair of canny speakers).

Extra stuff in Cynthia

  • Each OSC can be synced and phase shifted (0-180 degrees) at will.
  • A delay module with delay time in the range 0-0.1 seconds or 1-10 seconds. This allows you to delay not only audio, but also phase shift it or delay control voltages.
  • More advanced modifications of envelope control voltage as you can add bias, invert it and adjust its level independently.
  • Inversion of each individual connection you make in the matrix.
  • A simple 8 step control voltage sequencer, that allows you to make a sequence of notes, but also filter frequency, amplification or what ever you feel like.
  • Adjustable portamento time, so you can make nice glides.
  • A build in tuner, so you can tune each OSC by ear.
  • 3 extra matrix rows for the build in CV sequencer, and host MIDI pitch and velocity.
  • A collection of nice presets to get you started (thanks HSkovlund).
  • And of course: MIDI cc’s can be assigned at your command to any knob!.

Visit Ninecows for more information and a link to downoad Cynthia.

  • http://davemh.com dave

    this is an amazing plugin.

  • Dominic

    Awesome! but when I try to unzip file to my laptop running Vista the os does not recognise format; I hope to use Cyntha for sound therapy!

  • http://www.myspace.com/colinheltonmusic Colin

    This pludin rocks. Any tips on getting some of Pete’s Quadrophenia synth sounds?

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