Welcome to the first installment of Stay Plugged In for the New Year. This time, we review two percussive and one hybrid synthesizer.
99 Sounds Clap Machine
Clap Machine delivers very natural sounding claps by utilizing 99 Sounds’ “Hands Make Sounds” sample library. It features very basic controls, which include attack, release, volume, and reverb. Multiple claps of the included four octave sound set can be played to achieve depth. If you are looking for a very easy clap sound in your project, Clap Machine is the way to go. Clap Machine is available in Windows VST plus Mac Audio Units and VST formats.
- Four octaves of clap sounds
- Reverb effect
- Attack and release shaping
Mantra Evo is a very interesting plugin based on both FM and phase distortion synthesis. This dual oscillator synth features three-way selectable waveform morphing with amp, pitch, filter, modulation, and morphing controls for each. Assignable effects and mono synth capabilities further allow Mantra Evo to blast out some pretty fat sounds that are ear-candy to the EDM producer. Mantra Evo is available in Windows VST format.
- Two oscillators
- Multiple waveform morphing
- Glide control
- Monosynth switchable
- Distortion, reverb, chorus, octave stepper, EQ, delay, and “trancegate” effects
Alan Vista Cymbalistic
Cymbalistic is a sampled cymbal set that features 68 stereo 24-bit samples from the University of Iowa Electronic Music Studios public domain library. Eight cymbals with strike dynamics (top, bell, side, choke, mallet) combine to make a versatile sound set. Cymbalistic is a great plugin for getting natural sounding cymbals. It is available in Windows VST plus Mac Audio Units and VST formats.
- Eight cymbals
- Four stereo outputs
- Release time for each cymbal
- Amplitude dynamic range control
- Volume and pan control for each cymbal
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