Tuesday, April 24, 2012


The TS-808 is a software emulation (VSTi plugin) of the Roland TR-808.
The TR-808 service notes provide full schematics for each voice.
I used them to make SPICE simulations of the circuits. I also analysed the best samples I could find (The Tape808, by Goldbaby), and tweaked the sounds until the waveforms and spectral content were as close as possible to the real thing.
Most of the voices have more parameters and a greater range than their hardware predecessor.

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Crystal (Free VST Modular)

Direct Download(3.53Mb)

Plugin features
  1. MIDI learn
  2. Wave sequencing
  3. Granular synthesis
  4. Program morphing
  5. Imports soundfonts
  6. Multi-stage envelopes with graphical editors
  7. Over 90 parameters which may be modulated
  8. Band splitter for effects processing by frequency band
  9. Extensive tempo sync of envelopes/lforates/delay times, built-in effects

Foorius (Free VST Modular)

Direct Download(2.88Mb)

Plugin features
  1. 80 patches 
  2. Built in effects
  3. 16 note polyphony
  4. Advanced midi handling
  5. 20 LFO's and 20 128-point Envelopes
  6. Filters including circuit modeled Analog filters
  7. FM, AM, VA, Wave-sequencing and Noise Oscillators

Foorius (Free VST Modular)

Direct Download(2.88Mb)

Plugin features
  1. 80 patches 
  2. Built in effects
  3. 16 note polyphony
  4. Freely routable signals
  5. Advanced midi handling
  6. 20 LFO's and 20 128-point Envelopes
  7. Filters including circuit modeled Analog filters
  8. FM, AM, VA, Wave-sequencing and Noise Oscillators

Kx-Modulad (Free VST Modular)

Direct Download(14.4Mb)

Plugin features 
  1. 2 Midi input
  2. Ring Modulator
  3. Stereo routing
  4. 1 Stereo SF2 player
  5. 2 Mulitmode VCFs
  6. 128 nice KX presets
  7. Noise Generator with an EQ
  8. Full 32 bit High Quality Waveforms
  9. 1 Scope with 100 ms of buffer size
  10. Easy to use and to create analogic waveforms
  11. Independent WaveTracer engine: KxWaveTracer.exe
  12. Each mixer voice can be modulated by different sources
  13. Multiple trigger sources and sync for the EGs and the LFOs
  14. Same quality for all clock frequencies: 44.1 khz to 192 khz
  15. All modulations are pre-connected, no cables on the GUI
  16. ull parameters controls to make Additive Waveforms with no aliasing
  17. 2 Delays with sync, multimode filter and modulation oscillator with sync

SynthMaster (Free VST Modular)

Direct Download(15.3Mb)

Plugin features
Osc sync
Ring modulation
Additive synthesis
Amplitude modulation
Pulse width modulation
Frequency / phase modulation

KX-SYNTH-X16 (Free VST Modular)

Direct Download(5.36Mb)

Plugin features

  1. Polyphony up to 6 voices
  2. Total control of the polyphony features with the extended KXMOD system
  3. Each voice can be controlled with RELATIVE parameters (KXMOD)
  4. Analog sequencer (CV & gate) with a memory of 256 CV and 256 gates, files saved on disk, 2 accent lines, random clock, keyboard input to transpose or to reccord the CV...
  5. Mini knobs to adjust each matrix modulation, 0 to 1
  6. Modern skin with notepad and variable color background
  7. Html help file
  8. You can adjust the response curve of the oscillators
  9. The original ASR (trapezoid) is extended to 2 ADSR with Attack Reset mode, Host and internal sequencer synchronization
  10. Delay fx with host synchronization and lfo modulation. It replaces the original spring reverb
  11. LFO, Sample & Hold and third ADSR envelope added (monophonic modulations), they can replace the external inputs (In1, In2).
  12. Keyboard scalers
  13. X Y matrix Midi controllers
  14. Full Midi Learn
  15. Velocity to envelope segments, cut off and volume
  16. Midi in splitter
  17. Omni Midi output to control external monophonic instruments and build polyphonic ensemble, each instrument is one voice...
  18. Sequencer Midi ouput
  19. 128 KX's presets:35 polyphonic instruments, 20 unison presets, 36 monophonic presets (v 1.04), 23 sequencer demos, 14 tutorial and initialization presets

DSK Ethereal Padz (Plugin features)

Direct Download(84.1Mb)

Plugin features
  1. Chorus effect
  2. Reverb Effect
  3. Velocity response
  4. 2 Layer with 22 Pads sounds
  5. 2 Advanced Filter, with ADSR
  6. ADSR, Fintunnig and Pan control
  7. 2 LFO routing to Cut, Pan, Level and Pitch

DSK Ethereal Padz 2 (Free VST Pads)

Direct Download(84.2Mb)

Plugin features
  1. Chorus effect
  2. Reverb Effect
  3. Midi automation
  4. Velocity response
  5. 3 Advanced Filters
  6. 3 Layers with 111 Pads sounds
  7. ADSR, Finetuning and Pan control
  8. 3 LFO routing to Cut, Pan, Level and Pitch

Phasm (Free VST Pads)

Direct Download(1.57Mb)

Plugin features
  1. 4 VCOs
  2. 16 voices
  3. 2x free EG
  4. 2x free LFO
  5. Multimode and multiflavor VCF
  6. TIME FX : flexible time based FX

DSK ChoirZ (Free VST Pads)

Direct Download(22.9Mb)

Plugin features
  1. Chorus effect
  2. Reverb Effect
  3. Midi automation
  4. Velocity response
  5. 3 Advanced Filters
  6. ADSR, Finetuning and Pan control
  7. 3 Layers with 32 Choir & Pad sounds
  8. 3 LFO routing to Cut, Pan, Level and Pitch

Phazuid V4 (Free hybrid VST)

Direct Download(1.08Mb)

Plugin features
  1. 1 x Reverb 
  2. 1 x Level Meter  
  3. 1 x ADSR Envelope 
  4. 1 x Ping-Pong Delay  
  5. 1 x State Variable Filter 
  6. 3 x Octaves (+4 to -4) and with fine-tuning  
  7. 3 x OSCs (Sine, Sawtooth, Triangle, Square, Noise) with control of Volume-Level 
  8. All this with 32 presets integrated

Monday, April 23, 2012

Inorganic1 (Free hybrid VST)

Direct Download(5.96Mb)

Plugin features
  1. Delay Effect 
  2. Reverb Effect
  3. Amplitude Envelope ADSR  
  4. 2 Oscillator Phase Offset Modulations 
  5. State Variable Filter with ADSR Envelope  
  6. 2 Oscillators, each with subtractive option 
  7. Adjustable Oscilloscope with input selection  

KxStep (Free hybrid VST)

Direct Download(974Mb)

Plugin features
  1. SF2 player 
  2. Ring Modulator  
  3. Noise Generator 
  4. 2 Multimode Vcfs 
  5. 2 Vcos with synchro  
  6. S&H with host synchro 
  7. Mixer with a vintage EQ 
  8. 16 steps CV Gate sequencer  
  9. 2 Lfos with delay time and host synchro  
  10. Envelope Generators with a lot of trigger modulations and host synchro 
  11. All modulations work in same time

VS-1 / oscilloscope (Free hybrid VST)

Direct Download(1.67Mb)

Plugin features
  1. 4 LFOs
  2. 2 Filters
  3. 3 Oscillators
  4. 4x16 step gate
  5. Mono/polyphonic
  6. Stereo synthesizer
  7. Effect block with phaser, delay, eq, unison
  8. 4 ADSR envelopes with synchronization of initial impulses

Serio3 (Free hybrid VST)

Direct Download(1.44Mb)

Plugin features
  1. 2 LFOs 
  2. 2 Filters  
  3. 3 Sub OSCs
  4. Delay, Reverb  
  5. Chorus Effects
  6. Ring Modulation  
  7. a Stereo Enhancer 
  8. an ADSR for each OSC 

Anawave (Free hybrid VST)

Direct Download(1.29Mb)

Plugin features
  1. 32 presets
  2. 50 Waveforms
  3. 2 LFO cutoff control
  4. 2 Wavetable oscillators  
  5. 4 ADSR Amp envelopes
  6. 2 ADSR Filter envelopes
  7. 2 Analogue oscillators (sine, saw, square, tri, noise)

Cloud (Free hybrid VST)

Direct Download(1.49Mb)

Plugin features
  1. Delay 
  2. Filter  
  3. Re-verb effects
  4. Stereo Enhancer  
  5. Bit crusher for each OSC 

Arptron (Free hybrid VST)

Direct Download(4.15Mb)

Plugin features
  1. 64 presets
  2. Multi-detune
  3. Dual Stereo Delay
  4. Assignable Mod Wheel
  5. Phase Distortion(Osc1)
  6. Polyphonic portemento
  7. 2 crossfading oscillators
  8. External Audio Processing
  9. Dual arpeggiator section (can also be used as a MIDI arp)
  10. High, band & lowpass filter (All can be used simultaneously)
  11. Audio Mixer (allows crossfading the oscillators w/ incoming audio)
  12. 3 Envelopes (Dedicated Filter and Amp Envelopes + Mod Envelope)

GCBS4 (Free hybrid VST)

Direct Download(1.53Mb)

Plugin features
  1. 64 presets
  2. Compressor
  3. 3 band equalizer
  4. Decay and sustain
  5. Mp section with control of attack
  6. Audio trigger section consists of only two knobs
  7. Can be altered by one of sixteen different preset wave shapers
  8. A separate sub osc can be set equal to or one octave lower than the main oscillator and can enter the signal chain pre or post filte
  9. Two filters: Moog type and Low pass. Variable envelope amount with controls for attack, decay and sustain. Velocity control affects the filter cutoff and controls the oscillator depth

Ultrasoniqu (Free hybrid VST)

Direct Download(2.90Mb)

Plugin features
  1. Multi-F/X
  2. Wave sample Player
  3. High quality Synthesizer
  4. Mulch-Function Sequence Controller

PhazOsc (Free hybrid VST)

Direct Download(2.21Mb)

Plugin features
  1. 64 presets
  2. Delay and chorus
  3. Gate: which sets the gates strength
  4. Decay: which sets the gates time re-trigger
  5. Audio trigger section consists of only two knobs
  6. Phase distortion synth offering velocity control on both the amp and timbre

Antopya (Free hybrid VST)

Direct Download(1.71Mb)

Plugin features
  1. FX Chorus
  2. One Step LFO
  3. Envelope ADSR
  4. Phase ADS Envelope
  5. One OSC + 3 sub operators
  6. 5 Filter types (LP / HP / BP / BR / FMT)
  7. Crossharmonic Pad for creating intuitive of Harmonics

Feeling (Free hybrid VST)

Direct Download(1.42Mb)

Plugin features
  1. 2 LFOs 
  2. 2 Filters 
  3. Distortion  
  4. Double Chorus  
  5. 2 Delay effects
  6. a Saturator for each OSC 

GTG WS 2 (Free hybrid VST)

Direct Download(994Kb)

Plugin features
  1. Mod Envelope
  2. Tempo sync LFO
  3. Joystick Controller*
  4. Waveshaper and Phase Modulation Oscillator

Drafter (Free hybrid VST)

Direct Download(1.47Mb)

Plugin features
  1. Delay
  2. 4 LFOs
  3. 2 Filters 
  4. Bit Reducer 
  5. Stereo Enhancer 

DSK OranZe (Free hybrid VST)

Direct Download(1.5Mb)

Plugin features
  1. Phase mod
  2. Amp. envelope
  3. Preset manager
  4. Midi automation
  5. 2 multi-mode Filter
  6. LFO Routing Matrix
  7. 2 OSC, 135 waveforms*
  8. 2 LFO's with 5 waveforms
  9. Note sequencer (32 steps
  10. Gate Sequencer (16 steps)
  11. Octave selector and microtuning
  12. User can edit waveforms whit mouse drag*
  13. Preset and step seq. "one click generator"(random)

FEM 1 v.1.0 (Fm synth vst)

Direct Download(1.27Mb)

Plugin features
  1. Overdrive effect
  2. Multi-delay effect
  3. Ring modulation
  4. 4 x LFO (2 x multimode)
  5. 6 oscillators, with osc matrix
  6. Main pitch controls, octave, semitone, and fine

Adonis 2 v.1.3.1 (Fm synth vst)

Direct Download(3.94Mb)

Plugin features
  1. Static HPF
  2. MIDI learn
  3. CPU friendly
  4. Phaser / flanger
  5. 8-step sequencer
  6. 8 voice polyphonic
  7. 2 independent Voices
  8. Delay; host BPM syncable
  9. 4 waveforms in each Voice
  10. 57 Voice-structures per Voice
  11. 9 x 12 main modulation-matrix
  12. 10 x 16 Voices modulation-matrix
  13. 6 x 6 sub-matrix dedicated to LFO
  14. 2 multi-mode serial / parallel filters

Future (Fm synth vst)

Direct Download(1.49Mb)

Plugin features
  1. 30 Presets
  2. Presetgenerator
  3. Midi-Automation on knobs

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Xenharmonic FMTS (Fm synth vst)

Direct Download(7.23Mb)

Plugin features
  1. Velocity sensitive
  2. Keyboard tracking
  3. 6 dB LPF Warm Filter 
  4. 57 Operator Algorithms  
  5. 11 different Operator Waveforms
  6. 4-Voice Stereo Ensemble Detuner
  7. Saturator for subtle to extreme distortion  
  8.  4 Operator FM Synthesis with Ring-Modulation
  9. 2 State Variable Filters with 12 and 24 dB response 
  10. 6 independent Envelope Generators dedicated to modulating Operators A-D, Filters and VCA
  11. Cutoff frequencies modulated by Velocity, Envelope Generator, LFO and Keyboard Tracking 
  12. Low Frequency Oscillators can be set to modulate the cutoff frequencies of the filters at audio rates, thereby producing sidebands in the signal.

DSK TechSynth (Fm synth vst)

Direct Download(7.9Mb)

Plugin features
  1. Delay filter
  2. +60 patches
  3. Velocity response
  4. Pitch / poly control
  5. 2 Osc with 5 waveforms
  6. Advanced filter with ADSR and LFO
  7. Amp. envelope and detune control

DSK BlueZ (Fm synth vst)

Direct Download(1.6Mb)

Plugin features
  1. Sub oscillators
  2. Preset Manager  
  3. Advanced filters
  4. LFO routing to filters
  5. 2 Fx (delay & chours / flanger)
  6. 2 Oscillator with 134 waveforms and wavedraw option

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Aethereal (Ambient vst plugins)

Direct Download(28.9Mb)

Plugin features
  1. 64 presets
  2. Over 100 built in sounds
  3. Dual Stereo Delay section
  4. Three modulation envelopes
  5. Assignable pitchbend and modwheel
  6. 16-Step Modulation Sequencer - For sequenced modulation of pitch and filters
  7. Two filter sections, each with independant envelopes, inverters, gain compensation & multiple stages (1-4)
  8. 4-Way TransMixer for making set transitions from one sound to another; can also be used for manual or automatic mixing
  9. Four wave oscillators with independant amp envelopes; the oscillators are divided into two sections that can be routed to seperate audio output channels 
  10. Multi-Vector for modulating various parameters in an X/Y path, (modulation equivelnt of 8 LFOs; 2 dedicated to the 4-Way TransMixer)

STS26 (Ambient vst plugins)

Direct Download(19.4Mb)

Plugin features
  1. 2 LFO
  2. Stereo Delay
  3. 2 contour generators
  4. 128 waves + 21 perc. loops
  5. 3 ADSR-style envelope generators
  6. Low octave loop play as part of the synthsound
  7. 2 resonant filters (24db Lowpass and 12 db Highpass)
  8. 4 PCM-wave oscillators powered by 128 selectable waveforms
  9. Both filters with Filter FM driven by selectable osc. source each
  10. Stereo flanger with flexible modulations for depth and feedback per channel

AlioNoctis (Ambient vst plugins)

Direct Download(22.4Mb)

Plugin features
  1. 1 dedicated Lazy buttons
  2. very efficient Bass Enhancer
  3. 3 ADSR-style envelope generators
  4. Straight and easy access for editing on the GUI
  5. Oscillator Mix via X/Y Pad and various modulations
  6. 3rd oscillator with 8 slot wavemorphing selectable
  7. 2 resonant filters (24db Lowpass and 12db Highpass)
  8. Spook 1 & 2 effects with X/Y Pad and various modulations
  9. Super Modulation X/Y Control Pad to modulate up to 10 destinations simultaneuosly
  10. LFO Section with 7 LFO plus one Sample & Hold most with bpm synced tempo and key sync

STS-11 v.1.01 (Ambient vst plugins)

Direct Download(6.30Mb)

Plugin features
  1. One LFO (bpm-synced)
  2. One Sample & Hold (bpm-synced)
  3. Two "Transit" and one "Shift" engine  
  4. One bpm-synced, pan modulated delay
  5. Two filters (24db Lowpass and 12 db Highpass, both mixable)
  6. Four digital PCM-wave oscillators powered by 103 selectable waveforms

Monday, April 16, 2012

DigiDrum Pro (Free VST drums Plugins)

Direct Download(3.54Mb)

Plugin features
  1. User wave file import
  2. 27 classic drum and percussion waveforms
  3. Full VST automation of every sound editing controls
  4. A Versatile filter setup capable of many different timbres
  5. Easy sound preview ensures intuitive preset programming
  6. 5 separate DigiDrum parts with 5 user definable audio outputs
  7. Parts can easily be layered to create even more complex sounds
  8. Velocity modulation of amp, pitch and filter to 'humanize' the feel of the beat

Dr-Fusion 2 (Free VST drums Plugins)

Direct Download(19.9Mb)

Plugin features
  1. 2 Synths for toms and kicks
  2. Over 560 samples are built in
  3. 2 Instruments with single sample slots (closed hihats, claps)
  4. Pads (for auditioning), LEDs (for monitoring) and Mute buttons
  5. 2 Instruments with dual samples into which the user can load samples
  6. 7 Instruments with dual samples (kick, 2 snares, 2 percussion, hihat, ride and crash
  7. 2 Samples can be loaded into many of the instruments for layering (the second sample can be muted)

SuperDrumFX (Free VST drums Plugins)


Direct Download(16.2Mb)

Plugin features
  1. Mixer with equalizers
  2. No "machine gun effect"
  3. 13 Mb drum sample library
  4. Interval control (IVC) on kick, hihat and cymbals
  5. Effect processor with 4 simultaneously usable FX
  6. Note mapping is pre configured to Roland VDrums
  7. Snare position control for Roland VDrums TD12/TD20
  8. Easy change note mapping to support other e-drum modules

Transistordrums (Free VST drums Plugins)

Direct Download(2.80Mb)

Plugin features
  1. Level (white)
  2. 10 drumslots
  3. Panning (grey)
  4. Distortion (red)
  5. Tuning/pitch (yellow)
  6. Attack & decay (orange)
  7. Character select (white)
  8. Random generator (for randomized patches)
  9. Also there are control LEDs and a triggerbutton for each drumslot, for use without a midi keyboard

Darbukator Lite (Free VST drums Plugins)

Direct Download(20.8Mb)

Plugin features
  1. Doholla – Jerk 
  2. Doff – Rumba  
  3. Darbuka – Nubian 
  4. Riq (Tambourine) - wedding  
  5. Darbukator engine free style player 
  6. 4 different styles (single instrument) 
  7. All the features of the retail modules (stereo output only) 

Minimal (Free VST drums Plugins)

Direct Download(1.15Mb)

Plugin features
  1. Multiple outputs
  2. Onboard drum mixer
  3. Kick, Snare, Hat and Bass modules
  4. Bass module has onboard note sequencer
  5. Each module has it's own 8-step sequencer
  6. Random probability controls for each sequencer
  7. Front panel opens to reveal a matrix of 5 LFOs
  8. Each sequencer has control of direction and speed
  9. Patch randomization for each drum, bass and bass keypad
  10. Host sync allows automatic playback in sync with the host

Cerebrum (Free VST drums Plugins)

Direct Download(11.3Mb)

Plugin features
  1. 32 presets
  2. 1 bass synth module
  3. 4 drum synth modules 
  4. Onboard drum mixer 
  5. Volume/Panning vectors 
  6. MIDI options for triggering each sequencer 
  7. 2 16-step pattern sequencers for each module 
  8. 4 types of random probability for each sequencer 
  9. Each sequencer has independant control of speed, direction, length, etc
  10. 2 velocity grids for each sequencer(for pitch, level, filter, glitch rate etc.)  
  11. 2 accent switches for each sequencer(for gain, reverse, glide, glitch etc.) 
  12. Kick, snare, hihat and percussion1 are drumsynth modules that each include imbedded samples for layering  
  13. The 2nd percussion drum is a dedicated imbedded sample synth with it's own Wavlayer for layering with user samples 

Drumatic 3 (Free VST drums Plugins)

Direct Download(1.51Mb)

Plugin features
  1. 2 Toms
  2. Bassdrum
  3. Handclap
  4. Snaredrum
  5. Rimshot / Bell
  6. 6 Stereo outputs 

PERCU (Free VST drums Plugins)

Direct Download(2.64Mb)

Plugin features
  1. 1 vco
  2. 3 filters
  3. 1 wave player
  4. 11 instruments
  5. 5 stereo outputs
  6. 3 envelope generators
  7. Complete control by the velocity

Drumatic VE (Free VST drums Plugins)

Direct Download(1.73Mb)

Plugin features
  1. A hand clap
  2. 2 kicks drums
  3. 2 snare drums
  4. 4 stereo outputs 
  5. Midi CC support
  6. Open and closed hihats 
  7. High and low toms in 2 styles

Kickdrum (Free VST drums Plugins)

Direct Download(1.51Mb)

Plugin features
  1. 1xADSR
  2. Saturator
  3. Sample Player
  4. Multimode Filter
  5. 10 Kicksounds including: TR-909, TR-808, TR-707,TR-606, TR-505

KickMaker (Free VST drums Plugins)

Direct Download(2.78Mb)

Plugin features
  1. Mixer for oscillators
  2. Fine-tuning of oscillators
  3. Per-oscillator white-noise generator
  4. ADSR envelopes provided for each oscillator
  5. Compression effect with variable attack, release, threshold, and ratio parameters
  6. Four oscillator synthesis, with each oscillator being independently tuned in the range of 20Hz - 125Hz
  7. Frequency Expander effect available for each oscillator for a realistic "smack" noise that can be used to generate a wide range of kicks

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Cerebrum is a hybrid groovebox-style drum machine comprised of 5 drum synth modules, over 150 built-in drum sounds and an onboard bassline synth.
Each drum section has it's own dual A/B sequencer for beat-matching, as well as an Auto-Mix function. Designed with live operation in mind, Cerebrum can be used for making complex beats on the fly that can be randomized, mixed, matched and manipulated in a number of ways.

4 drum synth modules

5 drum sample synth modules

1 bass synth module

Kick, snare, hihat and percussion1 are drumsynth modules that each include imbedded samples for layering

The 2nd percussion drum is a dedicated imbedded sample synth with it's own Wavlayer for layering with user samples

2 16-step pattern sequencers for each module

Automatic beat matching functions for each sequencer

2 accent switches for each sequencer(for gain, reverse, glide, glitch etc.)

2 velocity grids for each sequencer(for pitch, level, filter, glitch rate etc.)

4 types of random probability for each sequencer

Each sequencer has independant control of speed, direction, length, etc.

Host sync

MIDI options for triggering each sequencer

Each drum sequencer can be assigned to be triggered by a seperate key

Bass sequencer can be assigned to different octave ranges

Polyphonic option for all synths as well bass sequencer

Volume/Panning vectors

Onboard drum mixer

Mute/solo switches for each module

Patch randomization for each module

Multiple audio outputs (channels 1-6)

32 presets

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