Thursday, December 7, 2017

Synth 1 - Ichiro Toda VST - Presets Soundbanks

Synth1 is a software VST synthesizer designed by Ichiro Toda (Daichi Laboratory). It was originally projected as an emulation of the Nord Lead 2 synthesizer, since then has become a unique Virtual Studio Technology instrument and one of the best sounding and most downloaded VSTi plugins of all time.

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The strengths of this 32/64 bits plugin instrument includes a low CPU usage allowing various instances of the VST to run simultaneously, also a multitude of user generated presets/patches soundbanks are available to download and install, see some links below.

Ichiro Toda's Synth1 started as a digital synthesizer based on the Clavia Nord Lead 2, and since the Nord Lead 2 is also a digital synthesizer, is able to emulate its sounds characteristics more closely than digital synthesizers that aim to emulate analogue synthesis.


Synth 1 Specifications


  • Three oscillators, one with a FM modulation, one with ring modulation and synchronization, and one sub-oscillator. Osc 1 can operate as detuned supersaw.
  • One filter section, with distortion. Four filter types: two high-pass, one low-pass, and a band-pass filter.
  • Two assignable LFOs, which can be synchronized to a host tempo.
  • An arpeggiator which can be synchronized to a host tempo.
  • Several built-in effects, including a tempo delay, distortion, phaser, and chorus/flanger.
  • Polyphony, monophony, and legato voices.
  • Unison and portamento modes
  • 32 notes polyphony
  • Automation
  • Low CPU usage


Download Synth 1 Windows / Mac


Presets / Patches Soundbanks


Thousands of free presets soundbanks made by Synth 1 VST instrument can be downloaded from the web, some of them are:

Synth 1 Presets at KVR Audio
Selected 173 Synth 1 Presets Banks by Christian Frankplads 
Synth 1 Presets at Rekkerd.org

The page at Christian Frankplads blog also includes a tutorial with instructions on how to install these presets.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Firebird 2 - Tone2 Synthesizer VST Plugin

Firebird 2 is an unique and innovative subtractive synthesizer released as a free VST plugin, it uses an innovative synthesis architecture to deliver his unique sounds. The interface of Tone2 synth is very easy to use and allows you to create interesting patches with minimal effort. FireBird 2 comes with 437 build-in preset sounds.

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The Harmonic Content Morphing synthesis (HCM) is also present in FireBird's much more powerful successor Gladiator, based on a large range of standard waves such as saw, pulse and more complex wave material, like multi-waves, trumpets, organs, pads, pianos and voice samples.

These waves are modified by special algorithms, which can alter the harmonic structure. FireBird 2 allows 84 different morphable oscillator types. Also 23 spectral manipulations or "modifiers" can be applied to the oscillators. A fat knob doubles or quadruples the number of oscillators giving up to 8 oscillators per voice.

FireBird comes with 38 different sounding filter types, such as Lowpass (6-40dB), Analog, Vocal, Phaser, Comb, EQ, FM, AM, Resample, Elliptic and so on. The synthesizer offers 13 different effect types, has several reverb and tab-delay variations, chorus, ensemble, flanger, and rotary effects as well as combinations and a simple arpeggiator is also included.

Features


  • Very easy to program and use
  • Uses an innovative synthesis: Harmonic content morphing (HCM)
  • 437 presets included
  • 84 morphable oscillator types
  • 38 filter types
  • True stereo mode, 4x unison mode
  • 23 spectral manipulations "modifiers" can be applied to the oscillators
  • Arpeggiator
  • 13 effect types
  • Skinable user interface 

 

 

 

System requirements 


Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10; 32 bit compatible VST host

Download Tone2 Firebird 2 VST

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Reformer - Krotos Sound Effect Plugin - VST, Audio Units and AAX

Explore a new approach to sound design with Krotos latest plugin and custom-made Reformer sound libraries. To get started, simply choose a sound library as a sample source, set up an input or live mic, and hear the library samples reform precisely to your input in real-time. The result is organic, responsive design in an instant.

Reformer VST Audio Units AAX Plugin

In addition to the endless creative possibilities in Reformer, sound designers have access to all of the original SFX files.

Overview - Sound Design in Real-time


Perfect for audio professionals in all industries, Reformer allows sound artists to shape and sculpt effects in real-time with any audio input, from a live mic, pre-recorded sample or a beat track. From voices reforming into explosions or a revving engine melding into ferocious black leopard snarls, with Reformer, artists go beyond traditional sound design methods and literally re-form sound.

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This simple-to-use plugin is free to download and comes pre-loaded with the Black Leopard sound library. Additional high-quality libraries are available for purchase, and more are continuously being added. Browse an extensive selection, including exclusive libraries from BOOM, SoundBits and other top library providers: Reformer Libraries.


Features


Sculpt and shape sound effects in real-time

 

  • Instantly draw from a palette of library sounds to sculpt a new sound effect using the profile of any live input
  • Follow on-screen action precisely and dynamically – perfect for film and animation
  • Utilise artificial intelligence and advanced signal analysis for intuitive design

 Use sound libraries in new and unimagined ways

 

  • All library assets are sourced from the real world, with zero signal-processing or synthesis, leaving your project the most authentic sounding results, at high speed
  • Search through the library database with ease to quickly find the perfect assets for your design
  • Perform sound effects libraries in Reformer or use the original audio files in your DAW, giving you complete flexibility and incredible value 

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Black Leopard sound library for free

 

  • Design with real black leopard growls and roars for any film, TV, or game audio project
  • Recorded in Thailand by our specialists, this exclusive library has 30 great samples and is recorded at 192kHz/24bit



System Requirements

 

Mac


  • Mac Intel computer with a minimum of 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • OS X 10.9 or later

 

 Windows


  • 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • Windows 7 or later

 

 Other Information

 

  • This software is a digital download
  • Formats (32-bit and 64-bit): AAX Native/AudioSuite, VST, AU
  • Minimum sample rate: 44.1 kHz
  • Maximum sample rate: 192 kHz
  • RTAS is not supported
  • 122 MB is the lowest amount of Hard Disk space required for Reformer with the free 48 kHz Black Leopard Library
  • An iLok account (available for free at ilok.com) is required to activate and use the software
  • An iLok 2 or later is required for dongle use
  • Pro Tools (10.3.5 and above), Reaper, Logic Pro X, Nuendo (7 and above), Cubase (8 and above) and Ableton Live (9 and above)

 

Black Leopard Library Information

 

  • Number of Files: 30 files
  • Size Unpacked: 56.6 MB
  • Sample Rate: 48 kHz
  • Other Info: Meta-Tagged, Meta-data embedded
  • License type: Royalty Free / Single User
  • File format: WAV/.zip

Reformer Plugin Free Download at Krotos website

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Winkl free foldback distortion VST plugin by Tek'it Audio updated to v1.2.1

Winkl, a free foldback distortion plugin by Tek'it Audio for VST2, VST3 and Audio Unit plugin formats has been updated to version 1.2.1.

A foldback distortion is a type of effect where the waveform instead of being clipped off and chopped, is reflected back like a mirror so that the top of the waveform is inverted, creating very different harmonics and a unique sound.

This update focus mainly on performance improvements for all plugin formats and less CPU usage when the plugin is in idle state (not processing audio).

Changes in Winkl 1.2.1:


  • Performance improvements.
  • Less CPU use when plugin is idle.
  • More information on the about screen.
  • Retina support for the macOS installer.
  • Other small improvements on the installer for both platforms.
  • Minimum operating system requirements are Windows Vista/macOS 10.7.

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Winkl plugin is not a subtle distortion, this is well suited for bass and leads, made to make scream your sounds.

Feature highlights:


  • 2 types of Foldback distortion.
  • Drive and Output Gain controls.
  • Bypass switch.
  • x16 Oversampling.
  • Support any sample rate.
  • 64-bit internal processing.
  • Full MIDI automation support.
  • Works in mono or stereo.
  • Zero-latency.

 

 System requirements:


Windows:
  • 2GHz CPU or higher with SSE2.
  • 2GB RAM or higher.
  • Windows® 10, 8, 7 or Vista™.
  • VST™ 2 and VST™ 3 compatible host.
  • Supports 32-bit and 64-bit in all formats.
  • Sound card with ASIO driver recommended.
  • To use the automation a Host with automation features is required.
Mac:
  • Intel CPU.
  • 2GB RAM or higher.
  • macOS 10.7 and latter.
  • Audio Unit, VST™ 2 and VST™ 3 compatible host.
  • Supports 32-bit and 64-bit in all formats.
  • To use the automation a Host with automation features is required.

DOWNLOAD Winkl free VST2/VST3/AU plug-in for 32/64-bit Windows and Mac OS X

Friday, April 21, 2017

VST Plugins

VST Plugins are pieces of software designed within the parameters of the VST (Virtual Studio Technology) standard, allowing the integration of virtual instruments and effects into digital audio workstations (DAW) to work with music inside a digital context, usually on a computer.
VST Plugins

The Virtual Studio Technology (VST) was introduced by a German musical software and equipment company based in Hamburg named Steinberg back in 1996 with the specifications and SDK, along with the first VST plugins present in the version 3.02 of the Steinberg Cubase digital audio workstation (DAW). These VST plugins were:

  • Espacial, a reverb VST plugin;
  • Choirus, a chorus VST plugin effect;
  • Stereo Echo, a delay VST plugin effect;
  • Auto-Panner, a panning effect VST effect plugin.

The vast majority of VST plugins are either instruments (VSTi) or effects, but there are some exceptions like meters and spectrum analyzers. It's common to find VST plugin emulations which simulate famous hardware synthesizers, samplers and audio effects, emulating both sonic characteristics and appearance of the real world equipments.

References:
Wikipedia
Steinberg