Xen-Arts Xenharmonic FMTS

Xen-Arts has released Xenharmonic FMTS, a free virtual synthesizer instrument plug-in for Windows.

Xenharmonic FMTS is a 4 Operator FM Synthesis VSTi with a specialized set of features for musicians interested in exploring the expressive possibilities of microtonal and xenharmonic music making.

Xenharmonic FMTS features

  • Microtuning Features
    • Internally loads and externally receives both MTS (MIDI Tuning Standard) Bulk Dump and Single Note Microtuning Files.
    • Operator ratios can easily be set to values that are coincident with the microtuning being used, thereby producing tuning related FM sidebands in the timbre of the instrument.
    • Isoharmonic spacing of the operator ratios.
    • Precise values may be set for microtonal pitch-bends.
    • Arbitrary microtonal period shifting makes it possible to pitch transpose in both octave and non-octave increments.
  • FM-RM Oscillator
    • 4 Operator FM Synthesis with Ring-Modulation.
    • 57 Operator Algorithms.
    • 11 different Operator Waveforms.
  • Phase & Pulse-Width Oscillator
    • 22 Waveforms.
    • Phase & Pulse-Width LFO Modulation.
  • Envelope Generators
    • 6 independent Envelope Generators dedicated to modulating Operators A-D, Filters and VCA.
    • Velocity sensitive.
    • Keyboard tracking.
  • Filters
    • 2 State Variable Filters with 12 and 24 dB response.
    • Cutoff frequencies modulated by Velocity, Envelope Generator, LFO and Keyboard Tracking.
    • Low Frequency Oscillators can be set to modulate the cutoff frequencies of the filters at audio rates, thereby producing sidebands in the signal.
  • Effects
    • Saturator for subtle to extreme distortion.
    • 6 dB LPF Warm Filter.
    • 4-Voice Stereo Ensemble Detuner.

Xenharmonic FMTS for Windows (VST) is available as a free download.

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