SampleScience has announced the release of UltraBasic, a software synthesizer instrument that uses single cycle waveforms.

The plugin is aimed at beginners who want to learn the very basics of sound synthesis.

UltraBasic is an idea I had for a very long time: create a basic synthesizer using single cycle waveforms. The result is simple yet effective. Most importantly, it sounds good.
The main benefit of using this kind of synth is to be able to focus on the composition and arrangement instead of the sound you’re playing with. Once you have something that sounds great with it, you know you’ll be able to use other instruments and it’ll always sound good.

UltraBasic is also a good tool to learn sound synthesis, it’s one of the rare synths to have all the different noise colors on board.

UltraBasic features

  • 10 waveforms: Saw, sine, square, triangle, noise (6).
  • Multi-LFO.
  • Room reverb.
  • Highpass/Lowpass filter.
  • Amplitude range controls.
  • 3 voice modes: polyphonic, monophonic, and legato.
  • 64-bit VST plugin instrument for Windows 8.1/10.

The plugin is available as a “pay what you like” download, including free.

More information: SampleScience