(KV331 Audio) SynthMaster One

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  1. Exidus

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    SynthMaster One is an easy to use wavetable synthesizer with an intuitive workflow. Although it shares the same engine with its bigger brother SynthMaster, it comes with new features like wavetable synthesis. With its simple layout, rich wavetable/waveform content and inspiring factory presets library, designing new sounds with SynthMaster One is a real joy. Watch our videos, listen to the audio demos and you'll see how easy it is to design sounds with this synth.

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    Features
    • Cross-platform VST and AU: SynthMaster One runs as a VST instrument on both Windows and Mac OSX, and also as an Audio Unit instrument on Mac OSX. On Windows, it runs as a standalone application as well.
    • 500 Factory Presets: SynthMaster One comes with 500 inspiring factory presets from a world class team of sound designers: Arksun, Aiyn Zahev, Bulent Biyikoglu, Gercek Dorman, Nori Ubukata, Rob Lee, Ufuk Kevser, Vorpal Sound and Xenos Soundworks .
    • Semi-Modular Architecture: For each SynthMaster One instance, there are 2 oscillators with 2 sub oscillators, 2 Filters, 4 ADSR Envelopes, 2 LFOs, a powerful 16 step arpeggiator/sequencer and also 11 different efffects that can be inserted on to 6 FX insert slots. 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.
    • 16 Step Arpeggiator/Sequencer: The arpeggiator in SynthMaster One features classic arpeggiator modes such as Up, Down, UpDown, DownUp, UpDown2, DownUp2, AsPlayed as well as Sequence, Chord and Arpeggiate modes. Each of the 16 steps of the arpeggiator has its own Velocity, Note Number, Note Length, Slide and Hold parameters.
    • Wavetable Synthesis: SynthMaster One implements true wavetable synthesis which opens up new possibilities for sound design. Unlike SynthMaster where you can sequence up to 16 waveforms to create a wavetable, you can import wave files that contain wavetables into SynthMaster One and use them in your projects. SynthMaster One comes with a rich wavetable library and you can extend that by placing wavetables under the Waveforms folder of SynthMaster One.
    • Stereo Oscillators with up to 16 voices Unison: Each of the 2 oscillators in SynthMaster One have stereo output, and can have up to 16 voices "unison". Using the "voices", "voices mix", "detune curve", "detune spread", "pan stread", "tone spread" and "phase spread" parameters, each oscillator can generate a rich "supersaw" type sound.
    • Zero Delay Feedback Filters: All of the 4 filter categories in SynthMaster One are developed using the zero delay feedback filter technology. With advanced filter parameters like input gain, drive and acid, you can get that "analog" sound from the filters!
    • Rich Set of Effects: SynthMaster One features 11 different effect types: Distortion, LoFi, Ensemble, Phaser, 6 Band EQ, Compressor, Vocoder, Delay, Chorus, Tremolo, Reverb.
    • Microtuning: SynthMaster One supports Scala tuning, so tuning can be set either for each preset or globally by loading from a Scala tuning file.
    • Preset Browser: SynthMaster One features a comprehensive preset browser with separate search criterias for instrument type, preset attributes, music style or preset author.
    • Importing MIDI patterns as Arpeggiator Sequence: Monophonic or even polyphonic (chord) MIDI patterns can be imported into the arpeggiators in SynthMaster One by just drag and drop of the MIDI file onto the arpeggiator view on the plugin window.


    MSRP: $79

    Source: KV331 Audio
     
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  3. phloopy

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    Thanks for your head up Exidus - looks interesting indeed :wink::wink:
     
  4. aymat

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    Two things have always put me off about this synth:

    1. I have never liked the way it sounds, at least not when compared to a myriad of other vst synths.
    2. Cant stand the developer's constant spammy nature toward advertising it.
     
  5. DanielFaraday

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    The wavetable editor will be the part of synthmaster 3, that will be released next year.
    What the point of this castrated version? Make extra money?

    Watched all videos. K. I got the Point. It's wavetable based Hive clone. I'm not fan of u-he synth at all and i'm not fan of synthmaster. Have no idea how synthmaster is still #1 on music radar's vst chart.
     
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  6. Pipotron3000

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    To me, point 1 only. Because point 2 is called "KVR syndrom"...and why i left this forum, full of useless tchit tchat.

    When i listen to a synth (because "features" are second to BASE ENGINE SOUND), the first things i search are :
    -Punchy sound with balls (don't like flat digital sound).
    -Some "grain" and personality.

    Synthmaster got none of this.

    I don't care about versatility when sound is flat to my ears.

    Another example : Zebra.
    A lot of ppl say "why do you buy this or that synth ? Zebra can do it all !"
    Wrong. Zebra NEVER sounded like ACE. And never will.

    Same about Absynth : do it all. but do it all flat.
    Diversion ? Flat, no bass. I needed to push output saturation to get some "meat".
    ...

    It is not a problem used as "ambient", complex, pads, FX... synths. But i will not buy a synth "JUST" for that.
    If i want complex sound with simpler synths...i do layering :rofl:

    I never heard a good rumbly punchy BASS from Absynth, Zebra, Synthmaster, Diversion...and more.

    ppl looking at "features" and "how many different sounds you can get from different synthesis engines ?" totally forget about BASE ENGINE SOUND.
    You want a limited synth will balls ? Try ImpOSCar 2 :winker:
    A good wavetable one, sounding "alive" ? Serum
    A near-Virus one ? Spire
    ...and on and on

    But to me, there is nothing "special" in Synthmaster SOUND

    @DanielFaraday
    I don't know where is the joke, but NOW, Synthmaster FULL is at the exact same price...
    MSRP: $99 > $79 after you subscribe to our newsletter!
    About synth being first on some websites, it is probably related to "point 2" from @aymat :wink:
    And mine about "features" and "number of different sound".
    But not about the "average sounding" engine.
     
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