I particularly liked the dual version, a twin multi—mode offering with seemingly limitless variability. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. An impressive but shy beast, the modulation matrix spreads its content over eight pages, each with eight entries. Update Unrecognized Zip Code Emailed within 24 Hours This product may only be downloaded from the manufacturer's website. The modulation matrix, which has 64 available slots, has visual filtering as well so that targets for a specific source, or sources for a specific target can be filtered and shown on the user interface. I found performance mostly good on my old Mac Pro, at least until I got carried away stacking voices.
Each of the 32 steps of the arpeggiator has its own Velocity, Note Number, Note Length, Slide and Hold parameters. Finally, Scala tuning is supported either per preset or globally. SynthMaster Player comes with 1700 factory presets created by a team of top sound designers. The plug-in features a comprehensive browser with separate search criteria for instrument type, preset attributes, music style, or preset author. The sub oscillators can be connected to the oscillators in 5 different modes which let you use it as a regular sub oscillator or do complex modulations such as ring modulation, amplitude modulation, phase modulation or frequency modulation.
Modulation of any parameter is assigned either by right—clicking then trawling the nested menus or by manually adding entries to the matrix. A neat little panel contains the waveform, volume, pan, frequency and detune of each. It also supports parameter automation and full screen mode. Following instructions in the manual I initially failed to create a working. The modulators can modulate frequency, phase, amplitude or pulse width of the oscillators or any other modulators at audio rate, or they can be used as regular oscillators. SynthMaster is bright, in—your—face and capable of clean digital synthesis one moment, dirty, industrial noises or warm, animated pads the next. While this approach keeps the panel compact, it condemns you to an eternal click—fest with no hope of a complete picture of any patch — except in your head.
There are two types of effect: layer and global effects. Arguably, the only missing type is some kind of formant filter. The patch browser and an alternate skin. They have continuosly variable slope, which is unique to SynthMaster. However you load your Basic oscillator, increasing the voices parameter will generate up to eight copies of it.
The views expressed are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the publishers. Going further, multiple samples can be imported too, once converted to. You'll receive an email with the license code to complete your order. For such an ambitiously—named synthesizer, SynthMaster has a fairly small and intense user interface. Since a patch has two layers, both potentially arpeggiating or sequencing, it would have been nice to have a delay for each. It is perfect for users who prefer to use presets rather than designing their own sounds.
The easily—overlooked Algorithm menu opens to reveal further nested menus: Spectrum, Bend, Sync and Other. The contents of this article are subject to worldwide copyright protection and reproduction in whole or part, whether mechanical or electronic, is expressly forbidden without the prior written consent of the Publishers. For the next bite of classic synthesis, the Wavescanning oscillator is a simplified slant on the format. One obvious application is to modify parameters differently over certain areas of the keyboard. Four mod sources are available to each layer, and these are extra oscillators not far behind the main pair in power. These are yours to mix, mash and modulate in practically any way you see fit. Whichever way you look at it, SynthMaster is a superb achievement.
This offers either a plain starting point or a selection of partially—built patches designed as templates with names such as Vektor Bass, Trance Pad and so on. Naturally, this is fab for designing organ patches, but given that each wave has the equivalent choices to a Basic oscillator, Additive is a far more powerful source than it appears. Other collections to idle away a few hours include recognisable Jean-Michel Jarre and Vangelis lead patches, Wendy Carlos harpsichords, Tomita whistles and many more. At the top of the panel are six buttons that determine the main view for patch editing and selection. However, both the delay and reverb can only be assigned to a single bus. Lastly, the oscillator can serve as an audio input, turning SynthMaster into an effects processor or vocoder. Spectrum adds waveform—level non—resonant filtering, while Bend provides several means of bending the waveform into new shapes.
The 2D varieties generate two simultaneous outputs — X and Y — that are just the job for mixing Vector oscillator levels. Each of the 32 steps of the arpeggiator has its own Velocity, Note Number, Note Length, Slide and Hold parameters. Orders placed on weekends or holidays are processed the next business day. Unsurprisingly, there are a few worthwhile extras too, such as arpeggio patterns of up to 32 steps, each with adjustable velocity, slide and length. By Paul Nagle SynthMaster might seem like an ambitious name, but then SynthMaster is an ambitious synth.
The complexity of the synth engine can therefore be hidden away, reduced to the most important parameters needed for live interaction and mapped to your favourite hardware controller. Each can run freely or be synced to the host clock, and if you switch to step or glide mode, the waveforms can be user—sculpted — a great source of complex rhythms. Using the included user interface editor, users can not only customize the existing skins but also can create their own custom interfaces as well. Each of the 16 steps of the arpeggiator has its own Velocity, Note Number, Note Length, Slide and Hold parameters. Please try and avoid the rookie mistake I made almost immediately, which was to try an alternative skin without first downloading the manual. They have continuosly variable slope, which is unique to SynthMaster. Regardless of the oscillator type, it may be subjected to Amplitude Modulation, Phase Modulation or Frequency Modulation.