Ruin (of Ruin & Wesen) has released Synevo, a freeware percussion synth VST instrument for Windows.
Following up on the Drummm VST, here is another VST by Ruin, in the same vein of nasty sizzling drum sounds.
You will notice that it only has a few presets, because we wanted to let you explore the sonic possibilities of this creation. We are planning to release sound banks for both Drummm and Synevo, so if you have any presets to share, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Synevo is available for download as a VST instrument for Windows PC (source version for Synthmaker also available).
Visit the Ruin & Wesen blog for more information.
Ruin (of Ruin & Wesen) has released Drummm, a freeware FM percussion synth VST instrument for Windows PC.
I wanted to create a percussion synthesizer that maintained the simplicity of controls of an analog machine, but had the overtones and harmonics that come along with FM. I explicitly left out any sort of filter because I wanted the focus to be on the addition of harmonics as opposed to the subtraction; there is always external effects for that.
The VST has 2 oscillators, one acting as the carrier and the other as the modulator. The Carrier has an attack/release envelope which is routed to the frequency of the oscillator. The Modulator has an attack/release envelope routed to the amount of frequency modulation being applied. Very simple, but very effective. Both of these are mixed into the output vca/env which is another attack/release envelope.
I was considering only keeping sine and noise for the waveforms of the oscillators, but a lot of fun stuff can be done with the other waveforms.
Drummm is available as a freeware VST instrument for Windows PC. It was created with SynthMaker and the source file is included in the download.
Visit Ruin & Wesen for more information.
Midi-Musiker has released Monochrome SL1, a simple and easy to use 1-slot stereo sample player built with Outsim SynthMaker.
You can set the start and end points, reverse the sequence, change the sequence speed, adjust the pitch and add effects. Or just loop a sequence, it’s up to you…
Monochrome SL1 features
- Loop, pitch follow and reverse
- Pitch shift
- Reverb and flanger effects.
- Tap Delay with a 16-step draw scope.
- Multi-mode filter (LP/HP/BP/Notch/Peak)
- Distortion unit.
Monochrome SL1 is available as freeware for Windows PC. You’ll need to register (free) with Midi-Musiker to download the plug-in.
Visit Midi-Musiker for more information.
NUSofting has launced SMPlugins, a website featuring commercial VST plugins produced using SynthMaker.
Marimka and Acidome, two plug-ins previously available from NUSofting, are now available from SMPlugins.
SMPlugins also introduces version 2.0 of virtual synthesizer Acidome, which now features waveform morphing, and a third plug-in is in the works.
Open Guitar is an acoustic guitar emulation, designed for accurate emulation of the beautiful sound of arpeggiated guitar chords in the first position of the fretboard (hence the “open” strings sound).
Open Guitar can just do strums and arpeggios of an acoustic guitar, but it is customizable with the Soundbox with EQ controls. Notes range is from D1 to C4. Open Guitar sound synthesis is created using single note samples and DSP filters. So it’s not a loop player, it’s a true instrument which can play any sequence you want. MIDI files are included as example of accurate guitar sequencing. The “hammer on” and “pull off” techniques are possible.
Open Guitar will be available as a VST instrument for Windows PC for $35 USD.
Visit SMPlugins for more information and audio demos.
yedey has released LoopDrive3, a freeware loop slicer and rearranger plug-in for Windows PC.
I’ve made it long time ago, and as image-line asked me to update it, so they can include it in their new FruityLoops Studio8, I did it. To give users a chance to play with it without having to buy FL-Studio, I decided to publish it here.
- Built-in sequencer grid to rearrange the beats.
- “Reverse sequencer” which enables you to play selected beats backwards.
- Effects: filter, bit crusher, distortion, overdrive and a grain FX.
- LFO modulation of volume, balance, cutoff, resonance, overdrive and pitch grain.
- Set FX order for more control over the effects.
LoopDrive3 is available as a VST plug-in, and the SynthMaker source file can be downloaded as well.
Visit yedey for more information.