Leslie Sanford Cobalt

Leslie Sanford has released version 1.0.5 of Cobalt, a VSTi software synthesizer inspired by many of the digital synthesizers from the 1980s.

Changes in Cobalt v1.0.5

  • Fixed a bug in Cobalt’s release algorithm. When Envelope 1 completes its release stage the oscillators’ phase are randomized to simulate the free-running characteristics of analog oscillators. A flaw in the algorithm caused the oscillators to be randomized too soon before the sound had completely faded out. This caused a popping sound on released notes, especially when the release time is short.

NOTE: You can still get a popping sound with Cobalt on the attack of a note, but this is by design. To avoid it, simply change the attack time from an instant attack to something really short like 2-3 milliseconds.

Cobalt is available as a VST instrument for Windows PC for $25 USD.

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