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The Interruptor updates free VST plug-ins

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The Interruptor has released updates for its Bionic Delay, Analogic Delay, Dub Siren, Wow & Flutter, Echolive, and Echomania plug-ins for Windows.

The Interruptor Echomania
Echomania is capable of stereo delays, ping pong delays, multitap delays and complex delay textures.

Changes in plugins

  • MIDI Learn: Each control can be automated via MIDI controllers. To assign a controller right-click on a control then choose “Learn” from the pop-up menu and twiggle the hardware controller you want to assign. Alternatively choose “Unlearn” or “Edit..” to assign a controller from a list.
  • Rebuilt with the current version of SynthEdit. This improves performance on recent PC systems.
  • Echomania: Added delay time smoothing to prevent digital clicks when switching delay times.

The Interruptor plug-ins are available for Windows PC (VST) at no cost.

More information: The Interruptor

Meesha Damatriks free virtual modular synthesizer for Windows

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Meesha has released Damatriks, a free modular synthesizer instrument plug-in for Windows.

Damatriks is a “classic” modular synthesizer system VST plugin, inspired by the modular analog synths.

With many different modules in place, endless creativity is guaranteed. These modules can be patched using a CV (control voltage) matrix module, creating complex CV patches.

Meesha Datmatriks
Damatriks virtual modular synthesizer built with SynthEdit (Windows VST only).

Datmatriks features

  • Many different modules: MIDI/cv, vco type 1 (2), vco type 2, vco link (sync/Xmod), mixer (with noise gen), envelope type 1 (2), vca type 1, filter type 1, filter type 2, delay, phaser, clock (with multiplier), stepsequencer, lfo type 1, lfo type 2, s/h, cv mixer, cv matrix 9->14, output.
  • Endless patch possibilities.
  • Great analoge sound and feel.
  • Double rack space.
  • Audio path is hard wired.
  • Monophonic.

The plug-in is a free download (Windows VST).

More information: Meesha / Damatriks

Fretted Synth releases SafFronSE SoundFont synth plug-in

Fretted Synth has released SafFronSE, a free SoundFont synthesizer instrument plug-in for Windows.

SafFronSE is an update to the original SafFron MIDI triggered sound font synth with a beautiful UI by Vera Kinter (ArtVera)

Fretted Synth SafFronSE
Fretted Synth SafFronSE

New in SafFronSE

  • Made with the current version of SynthEdit (should fix use of multiple instances of SafFron).
  • Can now load sound fonts with layers and velocity splits.
  • Load up to three sound fonts with separate controls for on\off, level, pan, course and fine tuning.
  • Updated filter with separate envelopes for cutoff and resonance.
  • Added a five band equalizer and limiter (the limiter is only designed to work with fast peaks, pushing it too hard with sustained material will result in a not pretty distortion).
  • Updated all of the effects.

SafFron SE is available to download as a freeware VST instrument plug-in for Windows.

SafFronSEDownload size: 3.7 MB

More information: Fretted Synth

Chris Kerry releases X-Jupitae and Multi-FX, VST plugins

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Chris Kerry X-Jupitae
Chris Kerry Multi-FX

Chris Kerry has released X-Jupitae, a virtual synthesizer instrument plug-in for Windows, and Multi-FX a separate unit from the multi effects featured in X-Jupitae.

X-Jupitae features

  • 3 powerful dual voice ‘Flexi’ oscillators (Xmod, FM, PhaseDist, Ringmod etc).
  • Dual multi-mode filters, series, parallel or independent. (12, 24, 36, 48+ db).
  • 4 freely assignable Graphic 8 stage multi-contour envelopes with one-shot and repeating options.
  • Very flexible modulation options – up to 4 modulators each (Pitch, Pan, Cutoff, Amp etc).
  • Performance based:- Ribbon and XY Pad controllers, great for live sound manipulation.
  • 28 note polyphony (unrestricted), Polyphony Limiting option (removes voice stealing clicks and limits CPU), Mono mode.
  • Interactive 32 step 12 note pattern arpeggiator.
  • Multi-FX section: Degrader, Limiter/Distortion, Eq, Ensemble, Auto-Panner, Stereo Imaging, Chorus(2v), Echo(5tap), Reverb.
  • Compact User interface using Paged panels.

Multi-FX features

  • Stereo Gate.
  • Stereo Compressor.
  • Stereo Degrader (3 modes).
  • Stereo Limiter/Distortion.
  • Stereo 3 Band EQ.
  • ‘True’ Stereo Reverb.
  • Ensemble.
  • Chorus 2, 3 or 4 voice.
  • 5 Tap Echo with Pre or Feedback Filtering.
  • Auto Panner.
  • Stereo Imaging (Centre and Side).
  • Compact User interface using Paged panels.

X-Jupitae is available to purchase for £10 GBP, Multi-FX is £6 GBP. Both are available as VST plug-ins for Windows PC.

More information: CK Modules

de la Mancha Noise ‘n’ Bass Pack, special offer on 4 synth plugins for Windows

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de la Mancha Noise 'n' Bass Pack

de la Mancha has announced a special offer on the Noise ‘n’ Bass Pack, a bundle of 4 synthesizer instrument plug-ins for Windows.

Until the 03 Aug 2010, the Noise ‘n’ Bass pack is reduced in price to only $30

This saves $33 off the price of buying the plugins individually and $18 off the normal bundle price

Noise ‘n’ Bass Pack includes:

  • bassbomb – monophonic bass synth
  • dirty harry – lofi noisemaker
  • subhuman – sub-bass specialist
  • PULS – squarewave quirky synth

Note: The plug-ins were recently updated to SynthEdit 1.1 (except Subhuman) which elimates any potential problems of multiple instance on some multi-core CPUs.

More information: de la Mancha

de la Mancha updates plugins (SynthEdit v1.1), fixes multi-core CPU issues

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de la Mancha SynthEdit 1.1

de la Mancha has announced that some of its plugins have been updated using SynthEdit version 1.1.

Some users with multicore processors and certain hosts have reported issues when trying to load multiple instances of the same SynthEdit plugin.

This update eliminates any problems of multiple plugin instances with some multi-core CPUs.

More details here:

Updated de la Mancha plug-ins

  • GTO/GTX/GTA/GTS Compressors.
  • QB-3 Vintage EQ.
  • dirty harry lofi synth (also includes additional features with more dirt types, more lofi options, arp octave range and additional presets).
  • bassbomb bass monosynth.
  • PULS lofi synth.

The Vintage Colour and Noise ‘n’ Bass bundles are also updated for these plugins.

Existing customers will get free updates, with download links being sent out currently and over the next days. In the near future, some of the other de la Mancha plug-ins will also be updated.

More information: de la Mancha

Jeff McClintock updates SynthEdit to v1.1850

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Jeff McClintock SynthEdit

Jeff McClintock has released version 1.1850 of SynthEdit, a modular plug-in development environment for Windows.

Designed for Windows XP and Vista, with SynthEdit you can design your own Soft Synth from the ground up. Drag and drop modular components, connect them with virtual “patch cords”.

Want to share your synth with others? SynthEdit’s Save-as-VST function makes your own VST plugin synth or effect. Use your synth in major DAWs like Cubase, Sonar, or Fruityloops Studio.

Explore Virtual Analog synthesis, techniques like Frequency Modulation, Phase Distortion and Sampling. Create your own drum synth or effect unit.

Changes in SynthEdit v1.1

  • Improved multi-core stability.
  • Right click menus – your controls can now have their own customised right click menu.
  • MIDI learn – controls now have learn,unlearn, and manual set MIDI controllers.
  • New MIDI Controllers supported for automation like pitch-bend and note-on.
  • MIDI Tuning Standard support (for micro-tuning).
  • Tool tips.
  • Improved voice stealing – with configurable voice overlap or voice hold back, or soft steal modes.
  • New attractive resizable keyboard module.
  • Full set of conversion modules.
  • New polyphonic scope module.
  • New sample playback modules with choice of interpolation method.
  • MIDI SYSEX support. Controls can send arbitrary SYSEX messages (but can’t receive yet).
  • Smoother animation due to faster screen update rate.
  • Many bug fixes including support for multiprocessor hosts.
  • And for module developers a new version of the SDK with more power to tweak synthedit than ever before.

SynthEdit is available to purchase for Windows PC, priced at $50 USD (excl. VAT). A demo version (non-expiring) can be downloaded from the SynthEdit website.

More information: SynthEdit

Review: de la Mancha bassbomb

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de la Mancha

A little over 3 years ago de la Mancha started releasing free VST instrument and effect plug-ins for Windows. Quite prolifically too.

After releasing many freebies — lots of great random/probability-based FSU type stuff, early 2008 de la Mancha released Octav8r, its first commercial plug-in; a 7 band pitch shifter collaboration with Singing Crane.

Currently de la Mancha’s collection of plug-ins spans more than 50 freeware and commercial plug-ins including 4-operator FM synth FMMF (3rd place winner of KVR’s Developer Challenge 2009), and drum sample player ballistic, released as a charity fund raiser for Cancer Research UK (over £1,000 GBP donated already!)

bassbomb is dlM’s latest effort, a monophonic bass “monster”.

bassbomb is a monophonic, bass synthesizer focused on creating a wide range of bass sounds from punchy to chunky via squelchy and fat with a sprinkling of dirt on top. It does everything from dubstep wobble, electro house dirt, funky bounce, breakbeat dirt, hiphop boom, acid squelch and more besides. As well as bass lines it’s also happy banging out kick drums and bass drops, with a pure sine sub osc to really nail that low end.

de la Mancha bassbomb
de la Mancha bassbomb, a monophonic bass monster

bassbomb features 2 (syncable) oscillators with 7 custom waveforms. They have detune and pulse width controls, and adjustable Unison with spread for each. There’s a sub oscillator (sine) to fatten things up.

A 24 dB/octave low pass filter features velocity and key tracking for the filter cutoff.
ADSR envelopes are available for the amp, filter, and modulation. There’s a “pickup” button for each of these, which once enabled will keep the envelope’s attack from re-triggering, which can be useful to minimize clicks.

The mod envelope can modulate the detune and pulsewidth parameters of each one of the (sub)oscillators, the filter cutoff & resonance, and the amount of “dirt” – a home-made cocktail of saturation and harmonics that will bring rawness and filth to your bass escapades, according to dlM.

These mod targets can also be modulated by 2 LFOs, which feature 20 waveforms with adjustable phase. The LFOs can be synced by note (each time you play a note) or by host tempo, from 1/32th beat to 32 beats. The second LFO can also modulate the depth and frequency of LFO 1.

bassbomb also features a straightforward tempo-synced (1/32 beats to 4 beats) arpeggiator. It has a number of patterns (up, down, up/down, down/up, tarnce, and fancy) and plays notes with adjustable note length, from 1 to 4 octaves.

The user interface is pretty straightforward and easy to understand. Knobs can generally be double-clicked to go revert to default settings and you can fine-tune values by holding the Ctrl-key while adjusting a knob. The text below knobs can also be clicked allowing you manually enter exact values, even beyond the range of the knob. The yellow outer rings of modulation targets will move in real time when being modulated, a helpful visualization of what’s going on with your modulation.

What else? Some global parameters are available for pitch and volume. There’s a portamento control, a note sync (restarts the osc waveform at every note) and a mono drop mode which kills the previous note when playing another one.

I find bassbomb quite pleasing to the eye too, but hey… what does it sound like? The included presets (200!) show off its capabilities pretty well, not just bass but also lead, drum and fx sounds are included.

So what do I think?

Product: bassbomb by de la Mancha
Format: VST instrument plug-in for PC
Price: $24 USD (includes free PULS until 28 February, 2010)

Bassbomb does a great job at what it is designed for. It features all you need to create a wide variety of bass sounds for any electronic music genre, and more. The modulation options are great for creating wobbly bass sounds for drum & bass or dubstep, or for getting a more dynamic/moving sound.

Although I rarely use one, the arpeggiator is a nice addition, and overall I feel like de la Mancha is really coming up with the goods here. It’s probably good to mention that de la Mancha uses SynthEdit to create instruments and effects. Some people avoid anything SynthEdit (yes there are a great deal of SE creations out there that probably aren’t worth your time) but in my opinion plug-ins like bassbomb are well worth checking out.

In short, the bassbomb is a very capable little synth for bass and more. Definitely a good choice for those who are looking for a cheap dedicated bass instrument.

A free demo version is available to download from the bassbomb product page. It lacks some of the features but you can get a good idea if this synth is for you.

Until the 28th of February you’ll get a free copy of PULS (a monophonic pulse wave synthesizer with simple controls but complex sounds) with your purchase as well so check it out.

More information: de la Mancha / bassbomb