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Free gritty analog monosynth VST

Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:36 pm
by Jabberwalky
I've finished the first version of my VST, LoSynth. 3 oscillator analog emulation. Capable of very gritty, abrasive sounds. Full specs on the link.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.



http://losynths.blogspot.com/
(Windows .dll)

Re: Free gritty analog monosynth VST

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:06 pm
by Jabberwalky
Anyone that's tried it out want to give some feedback? I'm sure there are some things that could be improved for later versions

Re: Free gritty analog monosynth VST

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:19 pm
by glassofwater
I gave it a go and actually made a pretty cool tune with it. I guess I kinda missed the point, though, as I tuned it and used it more as a regular monosynth. :C

Re: Free gritty analog monosynth VST

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:46 am
by astroidmist
more waveforms, please. perhaps ability to load WAV samples as waveforms.

Re: Free gritty analog monosynth VST

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:46 am
by CS_TBL
Made a tryout tune with it. 9 Instances of LoSynth, tracked in reViSiT.
A stereo delay (effect sends for some instances) and a pumpy master compressor.

Iirc:

1 BD
2 "SD"
3 Hi Hat
4 Mellow Bass (mel
5 Rich Saw Bass
6 Saw (used for chords)
7 Lead
8 Sine bib
9 Mellow tone

Whatever the names mean for you.. Me and E.Persing both work at the ministry of silly names. :P Extensive use of short notes and pitch bending (vibrato for the lead and fast octave shifts).


http://infinitemsx.org/dump/WeeGroove.mp3


suggestions:
- velocity! For volume, cut off, and for envelope decay scaling
- a free envelope you can route to anything, or if you don't want to make a mod matrix, to the osc freqs (for sync envelopes)
- on/off labels @ switches, often I'll have to guess which position does what.
- a much clearer LED ring around freq knob, hard to get the right freq, perhaps a reset button nearby to set it to C?
- more detailed LFO depth (osc pitch) in the low values.. there's maybe 1 or 2 practical setting for vibrato, for the rest there's a gazillion options for sirenes - pointless. You probably have to scale the value so it becomes logarithmic or something.
- I miss bass. Waves seem to be losing low end once you start making them brighter.

Re: Free gritty analog monosynth VST

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:28 am
by Nannerfan
WOw!!! everything about this thread kicks a*s!!

thanks so much!!

Re: Free gritty analog monosynth VST

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:10 am
by Jabberwalky
Glad you guys are liking it. I'm making a list of all the suggestions and might try to fit a few into the next version. It's all been a learning process for me, but a lot of fun.

Re: Free gritty analog monosynth VST

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:27 pm
by Synthaholic
I haven't downloaded it yet, but I may give it a spin sometime (I don't use VSTs much).

Anyway, just wondering, what did you write it in? Do you use library functions for the filters etc. or do you write your own DSP code?

Re: Free gritty analog monosynth VST

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:53 am
by Jabberwalky
This was made with Synthedit 1.1, and I custom made all the graphics.

Re: Free gritty analog monosynth VST

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:04 pm
by Jabberwalky
Here's a demo song I made for my group (Analog Pleasure Model) Every single sound besides the drums was created with the LoSynth VST.

Re: Free gritty analog monosynth VST

Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:47 am
by dustinh
I tried this out with a vst player and I must say I'm impressed with it. It's actually just what I was looking for. Sadly I'm a Pro Tools user though. Any chances you could make it available in RTAS format? I really need to get the FXpansion software to convert VSTs to RTAS but I really can't drop $100 on anything right now.

Re: Free gritty analog monosynth VST

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:23 pm
by Jabberwalky
Update:

Image
New version 1.1
See the blog for new features and changes

http://losynths.blogspot.com/

Re: Free gritty analog monosynth VST

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:09 pm
by stephen
This is a cool synth, I like it!

Linux friendly too (got it running in fst plugin host)

Re: Free gritty analog monosynth VST

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:30 pm
by Jabberwalky
Cool, glad you like it!

Re: Free gritty analog monosynth VST

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:29 pm
by cgren72
I finally got around to trying this synth yesterday. this is one of the best free vst ive used. it is very easy to make new sounds with. sounds good in poly mode too
you should make another synth sometime