Mika Micro ~ Minimal Subtractive Synth


 

Mika Micro is a subtractive synthesizer plugin that aims to be fun and expressive with a minimal set of controls.

Features:

  • 2 oscillators with 6 waveforms and split knobs
  • Simple FM functionality
  • 12dB resonant low pass filter
  • 8 voice polyphony and mono/legato modes

mika micro

tesselode.itch.io/mika-micro
github.com/tesselode/mika-micro

dexed ~ Frequency Modulation Synthesizer


 

Dexed is a multi-platform, multi-format plugin synth that is closely modelled on the Yamaha DX7. Dexed is also a midi cartridge librarian / manager for the DX7.

Features:

  • Multi platform (OS X, Windows or Linux) and multi format. (VST, AU, LV2)
  • The sound engine music-synthesizer-for-android is closely modelled on the original DX7 characteristics.
  • 144 DAW automatable DX7 parameters available from one single panel.
  • Fully supports DX7 input and output Sysex messages; including controller change. This means that you can use this with a native DX7/TX7 as a patch editor and sysex manager.
  • Each operator has a realtime VU meter so you know which one is active.
  • Can load or save any DX7/TX7 sysex programs. It is also possible to save a single program into a different sysex file.

asb2m10.github.io/dexed
github.com/asb2m10/dexed

caotica2 ~ Noise Design Application


caotica2 is a “noise design application”, featuring audio synthesis and effects. The goal of this experimentally designed application is to generate new sounds and noises, and also to alter wave files using simple and complex mathematical effects. The results may sound “noisy” and chaotic and, actually, they are, although rather predictable when getting used to the application. caotica2 is a source of “rough sound material” for the use of experimental composers.

caotica2

caotica2.free.fr

Argotlunar ~ Granulator VST / AudioUnit


Argotlunar is a tool for creating surreal transformations of audio streams. Specifically, it is a real-time delay-line granulator. It disintegrates an audio stream into short samples (grains). Each grain can have random settings of amplitude, panning, duration, delay, pitch, glissando, filter and envelope. The output of all grains is mixed together into a stream which can be fed back into the main input.

Time-related parameters can be synced to the host tempo, for rhythmic and pulsing textures. Pitch-related parameters can be quantized for harmonic and melodic effects. Feedback can create chaotic, densely layered, and distorted sounds.

Most of the parameters can be correlated. Examples:

  • Filter cut-off correlated with pitch: Higher filter cut-off for grains with higher pitch, and vice versa.
  • Grain duration correlated with panning: Grains with shorter duration panned to the centre of the stereo field, and grains with longer duration panned wide in the stereo field.

argotlunar

mourednik.github.io/argotlunarhttps://mourednik.github.io/argotlunar/
github.com/mourednik/argotlunar

andes ~ Perlin Noise Sound Synthesiser


Andes is a standalone software synthesiser, or plugin, in early stages of development. The core of Andes is an original oscillator which uses a pseudo-3D version of Perlin Noise to produce distinctively digital sound.

andes

artfwo.github.io/andes
github.com/artfwo/andes

ADLplug ~ FM Chip Synthesizer


Synthesizer plugin for ADLMIDI and OPNMIDI (VST/LV2). This software package provides FM synthesizer plugins, based on OPL3 and OPN2 sound chip emulations.
The emulations and the drivers are provided by libADLMIDI and libOPNMIDI.

  • control of multiple YMF262/YM2612 emulated chips
  • high fidelity emulation, with choice of compromise level (good fidelity / fast, excellent fidelity / slow)
  • synthesis of melodic and percussive instruments
  • bundled collection of instruments
  • support for dynamic parameterization and automation
  • rigorous implementation of the MIDI standard
  • multi-channel operation with General MIDI compatibility
  • ability to synthesize entire MIDI files out of the box

adlplug

github.com/jpcima/ADLplug

Triple Cheese ~ Cross-platform Synth


Triple Cheese: Luscious and cheesy, winner of the 2006 KVR Developer Challenge, is a truly unique freeware synthesizer. No traditional oscillators or wavetables, no FM or phase distortion and no analogue modelled filters here. A touch unusual and a little cheesy, Triple Cheese is quite capable of some surprising sounds.

Triple Cheese avoids classic synthesis techniques—no subtractive, frequency modulation (FM) or additive synthesis. Rather, it employs various types of comb filter, often in series, to generate and modify sound. Think of the comb filters as very short chromatically tuned delays. Three modules are arranged in series and either generate their own sound, or process the output of the previous module.

The features for each module can result in sounds that might seem a little “cheesy” or retro (think early 1980s digital synths). But when pushed, you will find Triple Cheese creates some surprisingly lush sounds.

  • 8 different modes per comb filter module (11 modes total)
  • Polyphonic (up to 16 voices), duophonic, monophonic (retriggered) or legato mode
  • VCA with amplitude modulation, pan
  • Skinnable User Interface
  • 170 factory presets

triplecheese-fullui-1150x565

u-he.com/products/triplecheese/

WhySynth ~ DSSI Softsynth Plugin


WhySynth is a versatile softsynth which operates as a plugin for the DSSI Soft Synth Interface. A brief list of features:

  • 4 oscillators, 2 filters, 3 LFOs, and 5 envelope generators per voice.
  • 11 oscillator modes: minBLEP, wavecycle, chorused wavecycle, asynchronous granular, three FM modes, waveshaper, noise, PADsynth, and phase distortion.
  • 10 filter modes.
  • flexible modulation and mixdown options, plus effects.

whysynth

smbolton.com/whysynth

Bristol ~ Audio Synthesis Emulation


Bristol is synth emulation package for a diverse range of vintage synthesisers, electric pianos and organs. The application consists of a multithreaded audio synthesizer and a user interface called brighton.

Features:

  • Over thirty emulators to mix and match
  • Multitimbral engine
  • Simultaneous splits and layers of different emulators
  • Distributed graphical user interface and engine
  • ALSA Audio and MIDI support
  • Jack Audio and MIDI support
  • OSS Audio and MIDI support
  • LADI Session Manager support
  • JACK Session Manager support
  • Text Based Command Line Interface option
  • Monophonic key preference note logic option

bristol.sourceforge.net
sourceforge.net/projects/bristol