VST Zone releases Strum synth plugin

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VST Zone has released Strum, a freeware Karplus-Strong synthesizer instrument written completely in assembly.

VST Zone Strum
Strum features a simple & clean UI with visual feedback of used/unused features.

Two different and independent string generators for more variety of sounds, with own feedback, string length, attack/decay envelope and vibrato settings. First OSC is trying to simulate basic characteristics of four basic string types – nylon, bronze, steel and flatwound. Second generator uses basic shapes – sine, saw, triangle and square with additional options to tweak (tension & position).

Both generators share the same amp envelope, tremolo, timbre feedback settings and multi mode filter (lowpass, bandpass, highpass, bandreject, peak, Chamberlin lowpass, bandpass, highpass, peak, zOne lowpass, bandpass, highpass, peak, 303 lowpass, highpass and resonant filter). One LFO for cutoff modulation with 17 different shapes (Sine, Saw, Triangle, Ramp, Square and 4 of each based on Lorenz, Rosler and Ikeda attractors.

Delay, chorus and reverb module and simple soft knee limiter.

Strum for Windows (VST) is available to download from KVR Audio as part of the Developer Challenge 2014 contest.

More information: VST Zone / Strum

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VST Zone releases Amplio 2 free effect plugin

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VST Zone has launched Amplio 2, a free effect plug-in for Windows.

VST Zone Amplio 2

Amplio is a way to enhance boring and dull sound. It’s 3 band Equalizer with adjustable bands and additional multiband effect modules.

Plugin is originally designed to enhance drum patterns but it is powerfull enough to be used on any type of sound. Reverb effect routable to any of three bands will add more space to mix and Soft Limiter will prevent any clipping on final output.

Changes in Amplio v2.0

  • New multiband Noise gate with envelope controls will help you totally change your beat and create something new.
  • Total overhaul of user interface, faster load and smaller filesize. Improved controls. You can now use rigth mouse click to set deafult values and double right mouse click to set value to zero on all controls. Holding shift while draging will increase sensitivity for better value settings.
  • No more overlapping band control points on Frequency splitter.
  • Improved Reverb and fixed wet/dry mix.
  • Low band saturation now working correctly.
  • Improved soft limiter to work better with distortion module.
  • Control the stereo field with new multiband stereo balance module. Handy gadget for centering bass frequencies.
  • Assembly optimization of all modules in order to save as much cycles as possible. Even with new noise gate CPU usage is same or even better than in previous version.
  • Adjusted all existing presets and added new 14 new presets. Total 66 presets including Amplio presets that use Distortion module.

The plug-in is available as freeware for Windows (VST).

More information: VST Zone

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