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Superwave releases Stylophone
Superwave has released Stylophone, a free virtual stylophone instrument for Windows.
Over 40 years old, the Stylophone pocket synthesizer made popular by the likes of Rolf Harris and David Bowie (as used in the timeless classic Space Oddity) is now available in VSTi format. The Stylophone has been used by many great artists such as Jean Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk, Erasure, Orbital, Marilyn Manson, They Might Be Giants, White Stripes and Little Boots.
The Stylophone is a monophonic synthesizer with one sound only, with the option to add vibrato enhancement. The Stylophone VSTi has a sample based oscillator using samples recorded from an original Stylophone, not the modern reproduction model. All samples were recorded using a high quality microphone from the Stylophone speaker output for the most accurate sounding emulation.
- 1 Sample Oscillator
- Samples: 20 Multi-Samples (Looped sample for each key)
- Waveforms: Saw
- 1 Amplifier
- Responce Curve: Exponential
- 1 Envelope
- Fixed Values: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
- Low Frequency Oscillators
- 1 LFO
- Waveforms: Sine
- Controls: Vibrato
- Other Features
- Monophonic operation
- On/Off switch
- 2 high quality presets
Stylophone is available as a freeware VST instrument for Windows PC.