Synister free synth plugin for Windows & Mac released

Students of the Technische Universität Berlin have released Synister, a free, open source synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.


Synister was developed by TU-Berlin students under the supervision of Marc as part of a Student project from the Quality and Usability Lab.

Synister features

  • Modulation made easy.
  • It is fully Open Source.
  • VST and AU Support!
  • Sequencer? All-the-way!

The synthesizer features 3 oscillators with ADSR envelopes, multi-mode LFO’s, 2 filters (Ladder/BP/HP/LP), various fx (delay, chorus/flanger, lofi & clip), and a step sequencer with random sequence generator.

Synister is available for download for Windows and Mac as standalone software and VST/AU plugins.

More information: Synister

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    • Greetings Ronnie, Hope that yourself and your’s are well and life is treating you well. Nice one for the heads up on this one, It’s no secret that I’m far removed from being a synthesizer wizard but the stuff which I do have and use I enjoy myself meddling around plus often times end up amusing myself with the erm “interesting” results which are produced. So even though I mostly stick to ROMpler’s for a means of programming in “real” sounding drum stuff when it comes to virtual instruments, I have my folder of toys (Which in the right hands are anything but of course). All the best as always and cheers

      • Cheers, Dean! Good to hear from you. Best wishes!

        • I’ve just recently moved house again which was a real pain in the neck, However it was all worth it, All the family are much happier and that of course makes me happy. All of my gear bar a handful of my most important/precious guitars are in storage at the moment. I’ve not a single pedal, amplifier or even an old USB interface lying around to at least plumb myself into a high impedance input for utilizing all of the excellent guitar pedal, amp head and mic’d speaker cab software. So I’m with a laptop that has seen far better days and a pair of headphones, It really makes one appreciate the things one has but doesn’t often realize. I’ll be setting myself up in the garage when I’m able to as it’s a double one which means enough space for me and all my junk hehe. I’ve been focusing on diddling around with synthesizers as a means to lay out quick riff ideas which has been pretty cool/interesting and most importantly challenging, So long as they somewhat resemble the idea I had in mind, I should be good to utilize them when I’m back with an axe. I do hope that yourself and family are enjoying the summer, We are even though British weather does hinder that a little! My youngest is starting high school after the summer holidays :O They grow up so fast, We as always send our best to you and your’s Ronnie. Dean and family :D

          • Hey Dean, thanks for the update. Great to hear the move is behind and all the family is happy about it. If not that, what do we do things for.
            I started out on a 3/4 acoustic guitar when I was about 8 years old. I still have it today and I love playing it. It sounds really rich and warm, even though the body got damaged a bit throughout the years.
            So great to see your daughter take up music like that, I’m sure you are a great example and encouragement to her!
            All the best my friend,

          • I try my best to be, It is really cool to see a youngster with their own specific interests and tastes music wise, Watching it grow plus offering any support if wanted is a gift, Really does give a person a sense of purpose, meaning and what not in life that often feels like some chaotic, godless endeavour (I know you’re a man of faith, I’m a really extreme “doubting Thomas” as my Grandmother likes to point out. Still that is the other area I do not influence/have not and shall not ever interfere with as I’m firmly of the belief it is up to individual to find such things out with their own, full on, unimpeded autonomy).
            That is awesome to hear that you still have the small guitar which started yourself on the journey and better still it sounds like it has aged well, With electric guitars I am not really that fussy about which tone woods are used as I find the electronics, bridge and nut are definitely a big factor, Especially so with bolt-on neck designs which is the majority of my collection (Maple neck, Rosewood boards mostly with a variety of body woods covering almost the lot), If it is a thru-neck, string-thru body design then I do pay a lot more attention as that is noticeable (About a 1/4 of the collection are neck-thru with most being mahogany based), I believe this is down to my style/needs and wants, If I we’re playing jazz, blues and fusion for example then I’d likely be far more picky when it comes to electrics, As it is though the biggest factor is how the neck feels/plays that is probably the number one factor in electrics I do like and have bought.
            However with acoustic guitars it is almost the opposite of that I’ve said about electrics for me with tone woods being massively important to the sound including the bridge and design, The more it’s been played in the better is also a truth most of time in my experience with acoustics, I’m not a “mojo” type of person, However picking up a quality acoustic to play that’s been well used for a good 10 or 15 years against a new model, Just as well designed and built, The difference is both easily audible and noticeable in feel, So I’ll bet you simply do not have a price on that 3/4 sized which you started on (and rightly so).
            I’ve got certain guitars that I’d never sell for a variety of reasons that add up to something more than money buys, Some are likely worth nothing due to a variety of factors (Changing things to fit one’s owns personal preference’s is usually the biggest in making something worthless to anyone but the individual, However that is what my most precious one’s always are hehe), I’m not into collecting or collector’s price tags, That field is just absurd to me.
            Nice one Ronnie and always is a pleasure catching up man. We send our best to yourself and your’s as always. Dean and Family :)

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