DarkWare/NOVUZEIT developer Jack Dark has released source files of his SynthEdit plug-ins.
As a parting gift to the SynthEdit scene I have decided to release all of my DarkWare and NOVUZEIT .SE1 source files for free.
Jack decided to cease VST production a while ago.
You can download the archives in one single .ZIP file from Rapidshare.
MVX Synths has released a beta of XtrudR, a complex experimental synth created with SynthEdit.
- Morph oscillators (AM+FM+Sync)
- Filter matrix presets
- Selectable envelope decay speed
Check the MVX Synths site for a brief demo made with Reaper to hear how Xtruder sounds. Some presets/patches are available as well.
Visit MVX Synths for more information and a link to download the latest version of XtrudR.
QM-Synth by K.M. Krebs is a synth implementing Quantized Modulator (QM) synthesis.
Zed @ Synth Of Mine explains Quantized Modulator synthesis:
You take a simple wave (sin wave at the picture) with a frequency X (i.e. 1 / T), quantize by a frequency Y(1 / t) and use the result as FM modulator. It’s easy to see how it’s simple and *almost FM synthesis*. But the quantization makes an enormous and extraordinary difference between QM and FM synthesis.
QM-Synth, K.M. Krebs’ SynthEdit implementation of QM synthesis, can be downloaded here (box.net).
If you own Reaktor you will want to check out Zed’s Quantum Radio v1.0 (near the bottom of the page).
Venuc has released version 2.0 of Ansine and Disine, two freeware VSTi plug-ins made with SynthEdit.
Ansine is a virtual analog synthesizer and Disine is a phase distortion / frequency modulation synthesizer.
New in v2.0
- Improved sound quality
- HP,LP,BP,BR Multi Filter
- Filter LFO (Ansine)
- Hybrid synthesis (Disine)
- Phase Distortion / Frequency Modulation (Disine)
- Cool Graphical Interface (Thanks to Artvera knob design)
Visit Venuc for more information, audio demos, and links to download Ansine and Disine v2.0
Wizoobooks has released Visual VST/i-Programming, a comprehensive guide to creating VST effects and instruments with SynthEdit.
This E-Book (.pdf) was written by:
- H.G. Fortune (Editor), creator of many cool synths like STS and ProtoPlasm and the X-Wheel of Fortune
- Peter Schoffhauzer, from Scoofster Audio
- and David Haupt, well known creator of SynthEdit modules.
The 300-page Visual VST/i-Programming E-Book is available for $14.99 USD / 11.44 EUR. It comes with some resources which can be downloaded from this page.
Visit Wizoobooks for more information.
Dover Audio has released a large number of plugins over the past year or so. They are done in SynthEdit and span all kinds of effects and synths.
A new one is B.D. Dover, a freeware basskick drum synth. This plugin is capable of some nice bass and club-type sounds as well.
If you’re familiar with Dover’s plugins, you’ll notice this plugin looks a little different than the average Dover Audio plugin.
Normally Dover’s plugins look like kind of plain SynthEdit-ish:
Daisypusher Extended v1.0
Thanks to Grymmjack, the B.D. Dover looks like this:
Now I’m not saying Dover’s GUIs are crap. Obviously it’s a matter of taste and they have their charm (just like many of Jack Dark’s plugins for instance).
And it’s true that whatever a plugin looks like doesn’t change it’s sound or performance, but it sure makes you think it is better. Seeing a nice GUI like the one on B.D. Dover does persuade me to download it and try it.
Anyway, check the free plugins on Dover Audio’s website for more free plugins. I’m sure you will find something useful.
B.D. Dover doesn’t seem to be on the free plugins page yet, so download it here.