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Scylla – the six headed monster – VST synth is released for free

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Scylla is a 32 bit Windows VST instrument capable of sample-playback combined with subtractive synthesis to produce a wide variety of sonic possibilities ranging from lush pads to far-out soundscapes and effects via scorching leads and chunky bass.

Scylla includes three different types of oscillators that can be modified to a wide variety of styles and three built-in samplers that can accommodate .wav audio samples, which can be played back in grain table, waveform, sample or single hit format. All the audio can be modified and modulated through LFO, volume and filter envelopes, Ring-Modulation, and Unison.

Scylla was co-developed with Singing Crane

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Scylla has a tabbed interface with a different tab for each of the 3 layers and a Global tab for effects and LFOs. Each Layer is identical except each has a different type of oscillator, with a Cross-modulation osc, a Morphing osc and a Spectral osc

features

  • Three layers of programmable audio sources
  • Each layer consists of:
    • Sample player capable of loading full-length samples and custom waveforms
    • Oscillator (Dual-OSC with cross-modulation, Morphing OSC, Spectral OSC)
  • Each sampler features:
    • Playback: Oscillate, Play-Once, Loop-Release
    • Basic audio playback features (normalize, stereo to mono, zero-crossing)
    • Customizable Loop points
    • Granular and Wavetable playback
    • Loads any WAV format sample from your own library
  • 96MB of sample content, including waveforms, samples and loops
  • 128 presets by brian botkiller
  • All audio sources have independent tune, volume, and pan
  • Ring-Modulation per layer
  • Variable stage Filter per Layer
  • Adjustable Amp and Filter Envelopes per layer (Envelope contours can be changed)
  • Layer Assignable Granulator engine
  • 2 layer assignable LFO effects for modulating ring-mod, cutoff (filter), and phase of one LF
  • Adjustable Global Amp Envelope
  • Mix level of each audio source can be adjusted
  • Mix level of each layer can be adjusted
  • Master Volume
  • Each audio source, envelope, ring-mod and filter can be switched off to save CPU
  • Midi CC support


Scylla
used to be a payware plugin, but is now free to download. However, if you like and use any of my plugins, please consider donating to Cancer Research UK in order to help care for and find a cure for cancer sufferers.

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Big thanks to Bedroom Producers Blog for hosting the download for Scylla!
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basic65 – retro chiptune synth – is released for free

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basic 65 is a monophonic synth, inspired by the classic 80s home computer, the Commodore 64 and its legendary SID chip. Building on the waveforms and signal path of this famous chip, basic 65 adds further features and options to take things a step further.

The double arpeggiator allows complex versions of that retro 8-bit game sound and the modulation options inspire experimentation via the mod envelope and 2 comprehensive LFOs. Pulse width modulation, ring modulation and oscillator detune/sync are key ingredients in the signature sound. Throw in some pitch drift, bit drift, a sprinkle of dirt and randomisation and you have a wide range of lofi, chiptune, retro-tastic sounds at your disposal.

This version is the update to the popular basic 64, redesigned from scratch, with many improvements, new features and all new presets. basic 65 was co-developed with sink, who also made the amazing presets.

features

  • Monophonic synth in VST format for Windows based hosts
  • 3 oscillators with pulse, saw, triangle and noise waveforms
  • Pulse width can be modulated by envelope or both LFOs
  • Each oscillator can be sync’d to another and/or ring modulated by another
  • Each oscillator has its own ADSR envelope and can be routed to filter individually
  • Resonant filter with low pass, high pass, band pass and notch modes
  • 2 tempo-sync Arpeggiators in series for complex arp sounds
  • Arp tempo, range and note length can be adjusted
  • Modulation envelope can control pulse width and pitch of individual oscillators as well as filter and dirt
  • 2 tempo-sync LFOs with wide range of waveforms, including random
  • Both LFOs can control pulse width and pitch of individual oscillators
  • One LFO also controls filter and dirt, the other can modulate the depth and speed of the first LFO
  • Envelopes are non-linear and can be retriggered from zero or smoothed on each new note
  • Pitch drift models instability with variable depth and frequency
  • Options for 4, 6, 8, 12 or 16 bit audio with randomising feature
  • Developed with SE 1.1, so no problems with multiple instances
  • 128 presets by sink covering arps, leads, bass, drums and lofi sounds


basic65
used to be a payware plugin, but is now free to download. However, if you like and use any of my plugins, please consider donating to Cancer Research UK in order to help care for and find a cure for cancer sufferers.

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PULS – monophonic pulse wave synth – is now free

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PULS is a monophonic pulse wave synthesizer with simple controls but complex sounds. From 2 pulse wave oscillators you can get chunky basses, scorching leads, retro chiptune, dusty lofi and oddball noises. With an unusual isometric pixel-art interface , what it lacks in knobs, it makes up for in sound.

It features custom pulse waveforms, unison, oscillator sync and ring modulation for some big ‘n’ dirty sound potential, with a tempo-sync LFO for pulse width modulation (PWM) as well as detune and volume modulation.

features

  • Monophonic pulse wave synthesizer
  • 2 oscillators with custom pulse waveforms
    • Adjustable Pulse width, modulated by LFO (per osc)
    • Unison per oscillator
    • Oscillator sync and ring modulation between oscillators
  • adjustable non-linear Release
  • Tempo-sync LFO with 4 waveforms with adjustable speed and depth
    • Pulse width modulation per oscillator
    • Detune and volume modulation
  • Tempo-sync arpeggiator with 6 patterns
    • Arp can cover 1 to 4 octaves, synced to host (1/32 beats to 4 beats)
    • Adjustable note length (0-100%)
  • 32 presets covering many styles

PULS used to be a payware plugin, but is now free to download. However, if you like and use any of my plugins, please consider donating to Cancer Research UK in order to help care for and find a cure for cancer sufferers.

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dirty harry – lofi synth is now free

dirty harry used to be a payware VST synth, but since I stopped selling any plugins at all, I thought I’d release it for free. Enjoy it in all its dirty, gritty, lofi glory!

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dirty harry is an unashamedly DIY lofi synth based on the samples of my two homemade, lofi noisemakers, the Atari Punk Console and the BugBrand WOM

dirty harry offers 20 unique waveforms in all their mono/monophonic glory. For extra grit the oscillators can be sync’d or ring modulated. Fidelity can be lowered further still with reduction in sample quality, distortion and a unique ‘bad contact’ emulation. 2 tempo sync LFOs allow modulation of filter, pitch and contact, with one LFO modulating the depth and frequency of the other. There are envelopes for volume, pitch and filter, with different contours and pitch options. Throw in an arpeggiator, pitch drift and portamento and you can see that whilst it may be lofi in sound, it doesn’t lack for sound design feaures

features

  • 20 unique waveforms sampled from my homemade lofi synths, the Atari Punk Console and the BugBrand WOM
  • 3 oscillators, syncable to osc1 and ring modulatable with each other
  • Each osc can be routed to the filter independently
  • 2 tempo sync LFOs with many waveforms, can modulate filter cutoff, each osc pitch and the contact depth and wet level
  • LFO 2 can modulate the depth and speed of LFO 1
  • 2 envelopes for volume, filter or pitch, with various contours and options to modulate up/down
  • Tempo sync arpeggiator
  • Dodgy contact emulation
  • Pitch instability
  • Low quality, dirty, lo-fi options
  • 16 additional dirt types
  • 3 additional lofi options
  • Arp octave range
  • 104 presets covering Lead, Bass, Arp, Drone, Fx and Basic styles

 

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basic 64 is back for free download

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I thought I’d put back an old favourite for download since I had a few requests for it.

 *** please note, this is an old synthedit plugin – it’s not 64 bit anything and it’s windows only ***

As you may know, I stopped developing plugins a while ago, and then after a catastrophic web/database corruption I stopped selling plugins altogether, but leaving the freeware downloadable. Since my hosting contract finished, I moved everything over to a wordpress site, so the freeware is still all here, and whilst I was at it, I added basic 64 back, which wasn’t available following the release of basic 65.

I still won’t be developing any new plugins and I don’t plan on selling any of the payware plugins, just thought I’d upload and oldie that had gone missing. I have a couple more oldies in the archives that I will upload at some point soon too.

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entropy

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entropy is a 3 osc subtractive synth with a set of pitch randomising options to generate melodies all on it’s own

features

  • change pitch of each oscillator on a tempo sync’d timescale to random pitch value
  • maximum change +/- value is adjustable
  • blip pitch of each oscillator at random intervals to random pitch value
  • pitch change and blip can be quantized to nearest x semitones
  • blip has adjustable probability
  • blip maximum +/- value adjustable, duration adjustable in seconds
  • route any/all oscillators to state variable filter
  • route any/all oscillators and/or filter output to flanger
  • blip flanger rate at random intervals to random value
  • all randomising can be seeded and looped on 1 to 32 bar cycle
  • each randomised parameter has a different seed, set from one master seed
  • detune in octaves, semitones and cents
  • adsr volume envelope
  • mono/polyphonic switch with adjustable portamento

subfreak

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subfreak is an ultra-simple 2 Osc synth for creating low down and dirty sub bass

Just play your notes a couple of octaves below middle C for that deep subby hum change the waveform of Osc 2 to add a little grit

features

  • pure sinewave on osc 1
  • osc 2 shape and volume control
  • detune osc 2 for wobble
  • amp env release
  • 6 different waveforms for osc 2
  • all controls have MIDI CC’s assigned

subatomic

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subatomic is a sub-bass drum-synth, generating a pure sine wave for that deep sub kick

features

  • pure sinewave oscillator
  • volume decay envelope
  • pitch decay envelope
  • variable pitch drop
  • 6 different vol / pitch decay shapes
  • drum or synth mode
  • all controls have MIDI CC’s assigned

psymon

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psymon continues from styrofoam the series of single-waveform, retro, lofi noise makers. Whilst faithfully recreating the ‘speaker in a box’ sound of the original game, psymon takes a bold leap into the 21st century. You are no longer limited to the 4 notes of the game, but can use every single note on your midi keyboard! wow! With a simple press of the keyboard icon you can bring modern technology to bear and have each note sustain whilst your midi key is pressed! cool! Not only that, but the notes become velocity sensitive too! OMFG! The very best of retro sound and cutting-edge technology, psymon says “download me”

features

  • one waveform, it’s a beauty
  • 1 whole preset
  • optional note sustain and velocity
  • no flashing lights or memory tests
  • batteries not included

styrofoam

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styrofoam is a lovingly rendered emulation of the classic analog synth of yesteryear. Take a nostaligic stroll in soft-focus, sepia-toned memories, when summers lasted for 16 months and you could still buy Penny Chews for a penny. Bring back the sounds of living room renditions of your favourite hits, in splendid monophonic square-wave glory with this faithful emulation, But back to that square-wave. It’s not just any old square-wave, no, it’s not just your bog-standard, ten-a-penny, digital square wave. This, ladies and gentlemen of discerning taste, is THE square-wave, the actual, real-life, carbon-copy, I-can’t-believe-a-plugin-can-be-this-analogue square-wave. Once you’ve tried it, there’s no going back to your complex, multi-waveform dreams. THIS is all you need

features

  • one waveform, but a mighty fine one
  • no GUI controls at all
  • 4 presets, covering the full range of cleanliness
  • no filters
  • no envelopes
  • no LFOs
  • er, that’s it, what more do you want?

jellyfish

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jellyfish is a 4 oscillator synth with multiple modulation methods between the oscillators and of their various parameters which guarantees plenty of movement in the sound. This is great for evolving pads, wobbly bass, vibrant leads or just plain strangeness. Using addition, subtraction, phase difference, ring modulation or phase distortion, the oscillators can modulate each other to get a wide variety of sounds. 2 tempo-sync LFOs and an ADSR envelope can all modulate this inter-osc modulation, as well as pitch, filter cut-off and each other. A pair of resonant filters and a tempo-sync delay complete the deal

features

  • 4 oscillators arranged in pairs, with each pair able to modulate each other
  • 9 inter-osc modulation methods, including phase distortion, phase difference and ring modulation
  • ADSR envelope per oscillator pair, with unlimited values and definable contours
  • 2 resonant low pass filters with flexible routing
  • 2 tempo-sync LFOs with 16 waveforms and adjustable phase
  • LFOs can modulate the inter-osc modulation, pitch and filter cutoff for each pair
  • LFO2 can modulate LFO1
  • 1 ADSR envelope can modulate as per the LFOs and modulate both LFOs
  • Tempo-sync delay, with damping and mix level
  • Oscillator and LFO note-on sync
  • 11 waveforms per oscillator
  • Midi learn / Midi CC parameters defined
  • 50+ presets by runagate

metamorph

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metamorph is a waveform morphing synth with a bunch of envelopes, LFOs and onboard effects to guarantee movement on even the most vanilla note

Each oscillator can morph through a selection of waveforms in tempo sync or modulated by an envelope. It can also step through the waveforms, make each cycle a new waveform or even just stick with one waveform if you want. Throw in pitch modulation, 5 envelopes, 2 LFO’s, a ring mod / 3rd audio osc, variable state filter, distortion, delay and an arpeggiator and that held note will never sound the same again

features

  • 2 morphing oscillators with 11 waveforms, 16 morph stages and 5 morphing modes
  • 3rd audio oscillator in combination with ring modulator
  • 2 LFO’s (Filter cutoff, Ring Mod)
  • 3 AHSDR envelopes (Amp, Filter, Wavemorph)
  • 2 ASR envelopes (both LFO’s)
  • both LFOs have 19 waveforms with adjustable phase and depth and can be synced to note-on messages
  • all 5 envelopes have 13 contours and can be retriggered or free running
  • Pitch can be modulated by any of the 3 ADHSR envelopes or either LFO
  • Pitch can be set to drift, analogue style
  • Variable state filter, 6 modes, up to 4 stages and variable response curve
  • Distortion, 20 modes, wet/dry level and volume control
  • Arpegiator, tempo sync, 6 modes, selectable number of octaves and note length
  • Ring modulation with dedicated LFO, 9 modes, 11 waveforms and wet/dry mix
  • Delay, tempo sync with feedback, damp and wet/dry controls
  • Midi CC and midi learn
  • 50+ presets by runagate

plastique

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plastique is a 2 oscillator subtractive synth, using the 31 waveforms from the Casio HT-700 synth and some enhancements to the originals feature set. It does lofi 80s sounds but also so much more, with a configurable filter (up to 16 poles), a pitch envelope for percussion, an arp, tempo sync delay & LFO, chorus and some lofi instability

features

  • 31 Waveforms from the Casio HT-700
  • 2 Oscs with sync and octave / semitone detune
  • Configurable Resonant Low Pass filter (2-16 poles with cut-off spread)
  • Volume and Pitch envelopes
  • Tempo sync LFO with 10 waveforms and note-on sync to modulate filter and pitch
  • Tempo sync Arp with 6 modes and adjustable octave range, note length
  • Tempo sync Delay
  • Adjustable Chorus
  • Lofi options include reduction in quality, distortion and pitch drift
  • 64 presets from Tim Conrardy, Ouroboros & Sink


installation

Please make sure you extract all contents of the zip to your VST directory, maintaining the folder structure, to ensure the plugin will work correctly

miniSID

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miniSID is a quick and simple SID synth for getting that chiptune sound with the minimum of tweaking. The waveforms are sampled from a 6581 SID chip and the arp gives that retro gamer effect.

 features

  •  Square, Saw and Triangle waves sampled from a 6581 SID chip
  • 2 oscs with 3 levels of oscillator sync
  • arp with 3 modes and 4 speeds
  • arp has up to 4 octaves range
  • arp has 4 note length options
  • all controls have MIDI CC’s assigned


installation

Please make sure you extract all contents of the zip to your VST directory, maintaining the folder structure, to ensure the plugin will work correctly

FMMF

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FMMF is a 4 operator FM (Frequency Modulation) synthesizer with 2 primary aims

  • Make FM synthesis as accessible and user-friendly as possible
  • Use multi-stage envelopes and LFOs to make give lots of movement and modulation

The default preset bank was created by sound designer brian botkiller and shows off the potential of FMMF to make atmospheric pads and leads with lots of movement, big fat bass sounds, funky arps and oddball sound fx

KVR_DC09_3FMMF won 3rd place in the KVR Developer Challenge 2009, which is an audio freeware competition. It is in VST plug-in format for Windows based hosts only. Thank you to everyone who voted, donated and participated in the contest

The waveforms, algorithms and envelopes in FMMF are all shown graphically, with the envelopes allowing dragging of nodes and clicking to change contour. Special attention has been paid to the envelopes to allow you to customise them in many ways, such as the number of stages, the contour of each stage, sustain and repeat points and tempo-sync. There are envelopes for the volume of each operator, the pitch, and the effects section (filter, distortion and delay) all with velocity and key tracking. Further modulation comes in the form of LFO’s for the pitch and effects section, with many LFO waveforms available, including my favourite, randomising.

For further sound design potential you have a low pass filter, a multi-mode distortion and a flexible delay (with comb delay option). An arpeggiator let’s you add even more movement to create rhythmic sequences.

features

  • 4 Operator FM Synthesis instrument with 17 FM algorithms
  • 11 different waveforms per operator, with note sync option
  • 7 Multi-segment Envelopes (up to 32 stages) for amp, pitch and effects modulation
  • 3 LFO’s for pitch and effects modulation
  • All envelopes can be free or tempo-sync, each stage can have it’s own contour
  • Envelopes can have user defined sustain and repeat points with flexible locking and zeroing options
  • LFO’s can be free or tempo sync, with 20 waveforms and phase & note sync options
  • Each LFO has it’s own ADSR envelope
  • Arpeggiator with 6 modes and adjustable tempo-sync, note length and octave range
  • Resonant low pass filter with key and velocity tracking, can be modulated by envelopes or LFOs
  • Distortion effect with 18 flavours, can be modulated by envelopes or LFOs
  • Delay with comb delay option, size, feedback and damping, modulated by envelope or LFO
  • Harmonics can be adjusted from 1 to 256, with limit on frequency beyond Nyquist
  • Polyphony adjustable from 1 to 16 voices
  • Portamento time
  • 64 presets by brian botkiller covering many styles

basic 64

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basic64 is inspired by the 8 bit sounds of the classic Commodore 64. It’s not a straight emulation, but is based around the SID chip with some extras for that 8-bit retro game sound, lofi gritty noises or just plain oddness

 features

  • 16, 8 or 6 bit sound quality
  • 3 oscs, each with their own ADSR envelope
  • oscillators can be sync’d and ring modulated by each other
  • pitch envelope modulation
  • pitch wobble option, for subtle instability
  • 2 tempo-sync LFO’s to modulate pitch, cut-off and pulse width
  • LFO’s have attack/release curves
  • tempo-sync arpegiator
  • flexible routing to state variable filter (LP, HP & BP)
  • envelopes can be reset or continuous at retrigger
  • monophonic or polyphonic option
  • midi learn / midi CC support
  • 128 presets by sinkmusic & WhiskeyPriest

If you would like to donate…

cruk_c_logoIf you like and use any of my plugins, please consider donating to Cancer Research UK in order to help care for and find a cure for cancer sufferers. Any amount you can afford is appreciated and will help to fund international research projects in all aspects of cancer.