Welcome to the 27th installment of Stay Plugged In. This week we are all about the analogs. We review three free analog synthesizers that you will most definitely want to add to your stable.
Fans of the Roland Alpha Juno series of synthesizers and the “Hoover sound” will be blown away by this plugin and its faithful emulation of both. Install this baby, fire her up, and have tons of fun making classic rave sounds or just playing the very useable presets. Phutura is a must-have for any analog purist’s plugin collection. It is available in Windows VST format.
- Eight voices polyphony
- 3 oscillators (sawtooth, pulse and sub, with 4-6 subtypes each) and white noise waveform
- Non-resonant high pass filter (4 modes), resonant low pass filter
- LFO, ADSR envelope, pitch bender, mod wheel and key tracking
- Chorus effect
- 128 Presets
Club Voltage is a three-oscillator subtractive synthesis plugin. The included presets just scratch the surface of what this synthesizer can do. Your time will be best spent tweaking the knobs to create your own form of sonic mayhem. Once you play around a bit, some great sounds can be coaxed forth from this little gem. Club Voltage is available in Windows VST format.
- Three oscillators
- Modulation Matrix
- Three Envelopes
- Chorus and delay effects plus equalizer
Twin Bass gets its name from the twin filter architecture it employs. This allows it to deliver great mid-range bass sounds. Its modulation matrix allows you to further coax forward low Hz goodness. Twin Bass can deliver some great and very usable sounds with very little effort due to its simple and well laid out control structure. Twin Bass is available in Windows VST format.
- Two oscillators
- Two filters
- Feedback loop for filter section
- Two-mode distortion effect
- Three LFOs
- Three envelopes
- Modulation matrix
- Mono or polyphonic modes
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