KV331 Audio has updated SynthMaster, its software synthesizer, to version 2.9.9. This small update has massive changes under the hood, with usability improvements and many bug fixes. And it's free for existing users.
SynthMaster is an all-round semi-modular software synthesizer and effects plug-in that offers many different synthesis methods, including VA, additive, wavetable, phase modulation, frequency modulation, pulse width modulation, ring modulation, amplitude modulation, physical modeling and SFZ sample playback synthesis. With its multi-algorithm oscillators, analog modeled feedback filters with no delay, flexible effects routing with 11 types of high quality effects and a massive modulation architecture with 48 separate modulation sources and hundreds of modulation destinations; SynthMaster is a must have for all synthesizer enthusiasts!
What's new in SynthMaster v2.9.9?
- New / updated skins with larger layout: Satyatunes has created a new Dark Skin for SynthMaster and also updated the existing Tranquil Blue Skin. Advanced versions of the skins are also provided, including two tabs with pitch / mod wheels, piano keyboard, MIDI modulation sources, EZ controls, and XY pads. KV331 Audio states that placing these modulation sources directly under the Synth / FX modules would speed up the sound design workflow.
- Real-time visual feedback for modulation sources and destinations: This was a highly requested feature from SynthMaster users. Now users can clearly see how modulation sources and destinations change when they play a note. The animations are optional and can be switched on or off.
- Resize skins easily: Skins can now be resized by dragging the triangle arrows in the lower right corner of the plugin's UI (as in SM1). Each skin has the following sizes: 100%, 120%, 140%, 160%, 180% and 200%.
- Better support for microtuning: SynthMaster 2.9.9 contains over 300 scales from 5 to 12 notes for the same or alternative temperaments. The root of the scale can be set globally.
- MIDI learn for discrete controls: MIDI Learn now works for all controls, including discrete controls and modulation matrix controls.
- Dynamic effect assignment: Insert effects can now be instantiated multiple times on multiple Insert FX slots. For comparison: in earlier versions of SynthMaster, only a fixed number of effects per instance was allowed (e.g. 1 delay, 1 chorus and 1 reverb).
- New modulation sources: Each layer in SynthMaster now has 4 ADSR envelopes, 4 multi-segment envelopes, 4 LFOs, 4 sequencers, 4 key scalers and 2 2D envelopes.
- Glide / Step LFOs in previous versions are now loaded as a sequencer.
- For LFOs and sequencers, triggering can be set to global, single, poly and random.
- Sequencers have up to 16 steps with individual start / end stages and slopes.
- In Dual mode, two separate sequences can be created and transformed using the Crossfade parameter.
- Preset browser improvements
- The instrument categories are now listed based on the Native Instruments NKS standard. Favorite presets can be added / removed simply by clicking the star icon next to the preset name.
- Users can upload their presets to the public user library, which is hosted in the cloud
8.3. Users can download presets from the public user library by clicking the Online button.
- Waveform / sample import improvements: SynthMaster now distinguishes waveforms, wavetables or samples much better and imports them correctly. If samples are detected that are part of a multisample or drum kit, the sfz multisample definition is created automatically.
- QWERT keyboard input: SynthMaster now supports MIDI input by pressing the keys on the computer's QWERT keyboard. This allows the user to play notes or record arp steps without having to use a MIDI controller. The left / right arrows change the octave, while the up / right arrows are reserved for changing the current preset.
- MPE mode: SynthMaster now corresponds much better to the MPE standard: Each preset now has a MIDI channel parameter that can also be set globally. If the MIDI channel is set to “MPE”, MIDI channel 1 is used as the global channel according to the standard. Mono presets in SynthMaster behave correctly (they play polyphonically, as MPE sends MIDI in multiple channels).
Registered SynthMaster users can get the latest update by simply checking for the latest version in the plugins window.
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The SynthMaster Everything Bundle is a great choice for the ultimate in music production.
SynthMaster & # 39; Everything Bundle & # 39; includes SynthMaster 2.9, SynthMaster One and ALL current preset expansion banks from KV331 Audio. There are currently 32 preset banks from 9 authors containing more than 2000 presets for different genres. The total number of presets in the entire bundle is more than 5000 and is growing day by day!