In our fourth installment of Stay Plugged In, we deliver two analog synth plugins and one very interesting drum synthesizer for your consideration. All are very “tweakable” and, as per our Stay Plugged In mandate, are completely free.
SonicXTC Trance Zone Retro LE
Trance Zone Retro LE is a Super Saw synthesizer recreation. Available in Windows VST format, this synth is extremely easy to use and has all of the programming controls simply laid out on the front panel. Producers can use this synth to easily create classic trance sounds. Even though this is a light version of the Trance Zone Retro, it is still a very worthwhile addition to any plugin collection.
- Five tunable oscillators
- Noise Gate
- Midi Automation
MiniSpillage is a drum synthesizer that utilizes a high resolution DSP audio engine to create drum sounds. Minispillage has three configurable drum pads with each sound being very easy to tweak. The user can select one of the included drum kits and modify it or choose to create their own sounds from scratch. MiniSpillage is available as a Mac audio units plugin.
- Custom drum synthesis algorithms
- Three configurable drum pads
- Warp frequency and mix controls
- Easy-to-use interface
T-Force Alpha Plus
T-Force Alpha Plus is a feature rich subtractive analog plus FM synthesis plugin. The user can manipulate its many controls and functions through five selectable screens. All controls are simply laid out and very intuitive to use. T-Force Alpha Plus can create some very stunning sounds and scores extremely high on the “tweakablity” scale. This plugin is available in Windows VST format.
- Subtractive and FM synthesis
- Three oscillators with up to eight voices per oscillator
- Noise oscillator with adjustable stereo width and volume
- ADSR filter envelope
- ADSR amp envelope
- Two ADSR mod envelopes
- Two LFOs
- 32 step gate with ADSR envelope
- Dual Delay
- Sidechain effects