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If you didn't catch the review of SynthMaker in CM108 then here's your chance. We've acquired the full two page article in PDF format so you can read it at your leisure.
NEW KICKDRUM PLAYER
If you're interested in working with sampled sounds then this great kick drum player from Thomas Weber may be just what you're looking for.
The example shows one way in which the wave array components can be used to manage multisample data. You'll find the plugin and the complete schematic in the Examples section.
NEW PERSONAL EDITION
Today we are launching a new Personal Edition of SynthMaker. This is a low cost option for Home users and Students who want to use the software for learning purposes or to create sounds, instruments or effects for use in their own music.
Distribution of plugins created using the Personal Edition is permitted but the plugins must be free and carry the Made With SynthMaker badge. Commercial usage is not permitted. Apart from that the Personal Edition is functionally equivalent to the standard edition.
We also have a new release of the software. Version 1.0.3 is available right now!
There are several important fixes in this release. We al;so have new Waveshaper, Noise Gate, Scope, Denormal Remover and Power modules. There are 3 new array components as well.
The Drop List component now allows you to make cascading menus and the Font component has been updated so that you can specify default fonts to use when the required one is unavailable on the host system.
MonoTouchLive is a standalone MIDI software controller designed for all Djs who want better control over Ableton Live. The software engine turns any touch screen LCD panel, or tablet PC computer into a MIDI controller.
NEW MONOTOUCH LIVE MIDI CONTROLLER
NEW FREEHAND WAVETABLE SYNTH
Angular Momentum just keeps amazing us with his SynthMaker creations and this latest synth is his best yet.
Freehand is a 3 oscillator synth combining wavetable synthesis with a bit of FM thrown in for good measure. Take a closer look on the Freehand page.
The software was created by DJ Grobe (Pablo Martin) using SynthMaker's exe export feature. More details here: MonoTouchLive.
NEW RELEASE 1.0.6
We've had an envelope overhaul for this release with four new envelope types and a toolbox version of the excellent graphical multi-stage envelope created by SM gurus sambean and shifrin.
There are updates to the preset manager and to the detuner and very clever module for making free running LFOs from Erwin Caffé.
NEW PRECOG LIGHT SYNTH
SynthMaker is not just about pure synthesised sounds its perfectly at hope handling samples. Ferenc Gyuricza has taken full advantage of this with this excellent sample based synth.
You can now Send MIDI and SYSEX to external devices from within your VST plugins. Release 1.0.8 adds components that allow you to integrate MIDI device selection directly into your plugin interface.
We also have some new components for handling Double streams as well as more fixes and enhancements.
NEW RELEASE 1.0.8a
We've released a small intermediate update to correct a couple of things that were not quite right with 1.0.8. We've also fixed some other bugs which we've fixed and don't want to hold until 1.0.9.
NEW PULSATION SYNTH
Atomspitter Audio has released another great SM creation. Their latest offering uses Pulse Wave synthesis to create a range of possible sound outputs. You can then use the included tempo sync'd LFO to control modulations and also built in effects to further shape and distort the sound.
As well as sounding great, the synth sports another great looking and well layed out GUI. For moere, see Examples
WUSIK MAGAZINE REVIEW
Wusik Sound Magazine #018 features an excellent review of SynthMaker. In his summary, Wouter Dullaert is highly complementary:
" My opinion about Synthmaker is that it is a first class
product. I honestly cannot find a single flaw in it."
You can read more about this and other reviews on our Testimonials page
The new 1.0.9 release significantly improves loading times for schematics and exported plugins. Load times are now up to 4 times faster - even quicker in some cases.
We also have an update to the wave table components. There are new versions of the Wave Table Read and Wave Table. These now allow you to use waveforms of any size - you are no longer restricted to 256 samples.
NEW ALIENO SYNTH
Alieno is the prize winning debut creation of Acrobatics Software. The synth is a performance monophonic synthesizer with advanced step-modulation, suitable for lead lines, sequences and special FX synthesis and comes with 144 original sounds included.