Top d16 VST Plugins
Top d16 VST Plugins

Top 10+ d16 VST Plugins 2021

We have created for you a rating of the Best 10 d16 VST Plugins as the most downloaded and according to the excellent reviews of musicians

VST list navigation:

  1. Nepheton
  2. Toraverb 2
  3. Decimort 2
  4. Redoptor 2
  5. Syntorus 2
  6. Devastor 2
  7. PunchBox
  8. Phoscyon
  9. Spacerek
  10. LuSH 101

1. Nepheton

By: D16
 
Nepheton
 

Synthesis

Nepheton contains 17 fully synthesized instruments perfectly emulating the famous 808 drum machine. All the nuances and details of the instruments sounds are captured perfectly.

The instruments models are equipped with additional controls giving you possibility to tweak the sound much better. Listen to the audio examples or just download the demo and try it out.

Outputs

Nepheton has a flexible output configuration. Every instrument’s audio signal can be routed to any of the 12 outputs. This allows users to further shape sounds individually or in groups via their favourite plug-ins. Each individual output can be set to mono or stereo.

For the greatest 808 fans we’ve added also original Trigger output (configurable as well).

Every instrument also has a Mute, Solo button and Activity led. Mute will not just silence the sound, it will stop the sound being triggered. Solo will stop all other instruments from being triggered and only allow the selected sound(s) to play.

Control

Nepheton has extensive midi control. Midi notes can be used to trigger each individual sound. Alternatively, the internal sequencer can be used.

This can be set to play using Nepheton’s internal clock or set to synchronize perfectly to the host sequencer. Most of Nepheton’s parameters can be automated within the host and also controlled using MidiCC with an external controller. An easy-to-use Midi Learn function allows reassignment of any of the parameters.

Internal Sequencer

Internal sequencer’s memory contains two banks of patterns: simple and extended. There is 16 extended and 96 simple patterns which both can be edited traditionally using the step buttons or using the tap function. Simple patterns are used in Host Mode where each pattern location has a midi note number assigned to it. With these notes you can control freely the order of played patterns.

Extended pattern differs from the simple one in it has 4 segments (variation A/B and part 1/2). The whole bank of 16 extended patterns is divided into two groups of Basic Patterns and Intro/Fill In Patterns. You can choose freely from played patterns, used variations, and fill in modes (triggered automatically or manually). It also can be defined whether the starting pattern should be preceded by introduction pattern and many many more. Extended patterns are used when Host Mode is off.

A Randomizer function is also provided within the internal sequencer. It can be used to make simple changes to a pattern or create a whole new one – ideal when your creativity needs a boost!

Randomizing can be applied to specific instruments and the frequency of occurrence can also be adjusted easily to give you just the right amount. All external files are stored in the XML format.

This allows single patterns or whole banks to be exchanged between users easily. XML allows the files to be edited in a text editor. Ideal if you want to post or share a pattern on a web site – just post the text!

  • 17 fully synthesized instruments
  • perfectly scaled knob ranges
  • exhanced control of instruments’ sounds
  • dynamic signal routing from instruments to outputs
  • user defined outputs configuration (Master out, instruments outputs, Trigger output)
  • mutes/solos for each instrument (affect triggering not just the signal)
  • fully controllable via MidiCC
  • quick midiCC assignation with MidiLearn function
  • many ways of controlling the device:
    • external mode (note mode)
    • internal sequencer (pattern mode) with 2 submodes
  • external mode:
    • user defined midi map (default set equal to General Midi)
    • note velocity controls instruments’ levels
  • internal sequencer:
    • 96 simple patterns
    • 16 extended patterns (12 basic rythms and 4 intros/fill ins) with 4 segments per pattern
    • each segment can be defined with one of four available measures
    • each step can be defined normal or accented
    • shuffle mode
    • tap mode
    • built in Randomizer (selection of instruments to random and frequency of the randomized notes)
    • patterns import/export via human readable xml files
  • two modes of synchronization:
    • precise synchronization to the host tempo
    • synchronization to internal clock – tempo controlled in the range 30-303 BPM (+-0.1)
  • preset manager

2. Toraverb 2

By: D16
 
Toraverb 2
 

The concept algorithm implemented in the unit allows to create practically any type of reverb.

When creating Toraverb, we did not base it on any current reverb unit available in the market. We did not implement any “off-the-shelf” algorithm. Toraverb is not a classic type reverb unit like spring, room, hall or plate. Toraverb is a concept algorithm reverb. Using a set of easily accessible parameters, it allows the user to create practically ANY type of reverb. Our goal was to create a reverb which would sound pleasant to the listener and the output could be tweaked in many ways by the user. Reverb is a critical effect in a mix. Result depends on the reverb algorithm used and the quality of the implementation. Usually reverb is used as a send effect in which many channels in a mix are routed to it. If a low-quality plug-in or hardware unit is used, the end results can sound very disappointing with the reverb tail sounding like it had been “ripped-off” in the mix.

High quality of diffusion

In Toraverb, we applied diffusing network of the highest possible quality based on modified all-pass filters. By doing this and using properly tuned parameters, we can almost eliminate unwanted flutter echo effects for every sound source.

Two parametric EQs

Toraverb is equipped with two independent, single band, fully parametric equalizers with 3 available curve types each. One is used to EQ early reflections and the other to EQ late reflections. This is an incredibly useful feature which provides a lot of control over the character of the reverb allowing to achieve most natural sound.

Modulated tail

Toraverb also has an additional modulation parameter, which affects the diffusing network. These are responsible for the distribution of the sound waves reflections in time. By changing the modulation, the sound of the reverb tail can be altered to give a more realistic effect of sound propagation. Modulation amount is controlled independently for early and late reflections.

Realistic cross-talk

To give a better impression of physical space, we have added an innovative spatial reflection algorithm to Toraverb. It improves spatial reflections by allowing cross-talking of reflected stereo waves between stereo channels. This models what happens in the real world when a sound audible only in the left ear is reflected and is heard in both ears.

Early / Late mixer

For convenient blending, Early and Late reflections together. Now with balance parameters, for both reflection types, working in Left / Right or Mid / Side domains yet expanding palette of possibilities.

Built-in ducker

Essential functionality in the most studio situations. Toraverb features a built-in ducker, which’s compresses FX signal’s amplitude proportionally to the loudness of dry / unprocessed input, thus saving an overall output signal energy. Such a tool built into the plug-in is a real time-saver for any music producer or studio engineer. No need to employ any additional side-chain compression unit into your fx chain and simplify this aspect of use to the minimum.

Key Features:

  • High quality diffusion network
  • Pre-delay with optional tempo sync.
  • Reverb’s tail modulation (with independent control for Early and Late reflections)
  • Controllable crosstalk of spatial reflections
  • Parametric EQ for Early and Late reflections (with 3 different curves each)
  • Early and Late mixer (with stereo balance working in either L/R or M/S domains)
  • Built-in ducker
  • Adjustable FX crossfade characteristics
  • Tag based preset browser
  • Two alternative GUI sizes
  • MIDI-learn functionality throughout
  • 64bit internal processing

3. Decimort 2

By: D16
 
Decimort 2
 

Electronic music (especially Hip-Hop) producers have long been aware that classic samplers (such as early Akai and E-MU units) had a character and sound all their own: they added a “grit” and “color” to the samples and loops they played back which made them sound “fat” and sit well in a mix. This sound coloration was due to the encoding techniques, lower sample rate and bit depth, and conversion circuits used by these early samplers. Decimort recreates this coloration and adds that vintage sampler magic back to any loop, any bassline, or any sound played through it for that matter! Beyond vintage sampler emulation, it’s also the perfect bit-crusher with filter, capable of extreme settings for dramatic results.

The highest quality low-quality effect you can buy

While this tagline may seem like an oxymoron on the surface, allow us to explain: the Decimort effect unit (available as part of the SilverLine collection of plugins from D16) is a premium grade bit crusher and sample rate reducer with some highly unconventional features. The advanced signal processing algorithms within Decimort simulate the complex behavior of the entire sampling path that exists in every AD/DA converter, and with version 2 comes far greater control over the process! Decimort has zero internal aliasing—in fact, the only aliasing present is the emulated aliasing of the classic samplers we modeled when creating it. Unwelcome artefacts are completely absent in the processed signal: only the desirable, modeled ones remain.

More control than any other effect of this type Decimort isn’t just another bitcrusher with only bit resolution and sampling frequency to tweak; in fact, it provides far more advanced features than you likely could have ever expected from an effect of this kind, all implemented in stunning quality.

Two optional anti-alias filters – A very steep low-pass pre filter (Approximative Filter) coupled with the resampling frequency that removes all harmonic content above it, ensuring no aliasing will appear below this frequency in the spectrum. A further post filter (Image filter), also synchronized with the resampler, gives control over amount of aliasing images appearing above resampling frequency when enabled

Adjustable Jitter – An unprecedented feature in the bit crusher’s world which introduces short-period, random fluctuations to the resampling frequency, thus making the process even more sonically interesting by producing a type of harmonic distortion you’ve likely never heard in this context.

Two quantization methods – Two available quantization methods; the mid-raiser and mid-tread decimation algorithms, each of them characterized by a drastically different dynamics response.

Controllable dithering – Dithering was conceptually developed as means to reduce audible quantization errors by masking the harmonic distortions they cause. We added controllable dithering to increase number of ways in which you can (mal)treat the sound. All this adds up to a very powerful and musical tool which is not only another creativity-releasing item for your arsenal, but one that gives you the ability to emulate classic sampling units in-the-box—now with even greater precision through access to a variety of parameters unavailable up till now in effects of this type!


4. Redoptor 2

By: D16
 
Redoptor 2
 

Redoptor 2, a Vintage Tube Distortion, is the second generation of D16’s first FX Plugin from the SilverLine Collection series.

The organic sound of a tube amplifier being pushed into breakup has been the gold standard for overdriven and distorted tones for as long as musicians have been intentionally distorting their signals. The gentle natural compression and rich blend of even and odd harmonics produced by analog tube circuitry make any effected signal feel more powerful, punchy, and alive.

Unlike solid-state transistor and fuzz circuits which only produce odd harmonics and limit the incoming signal in an unnatural and unresponsive way, Redoptor 2 smoothly and dynamically responds to the changes in volume of incoming audio, just like a real tube amplifier.

This means that louder sounds are saturated with more crunch and delicious harmonics, while softer and naturally decaying sounds clean up gradually. This creates a very sonically pleasing distortion.

Redoptor 2 comes with several new features improving user experience, which provides more control over the effect:

  • exact tube and tube’s circuits emulation
  • crossfade between tube and transistor distortion
  • adjustable power of new harmonics
  • tunable preamp filters
  • fully equipped parametric equaliser
  • presets organised into groups
  • midi learn function
  • 64bit internal processing
  • multi-mode distortion’s quality adjustment
  • Preamp with built-in compressor
  • Output limiter
  • Fully equipped parametric equalizer with frequency ranges expanded in version 2
  • Tag based preset browser
  • Two alternative GUI sizes
  • MIDI-learn functionality throughout
  • AAX compatibility

5. Syntorus 2

By: D16
 
Syntorus 2
 

With so many chorus effect plugins on the market, finding one capable of delivering a truly authentic analog sound is easier said than done.

KEY FEATURES:

  • High-quality analog BBD delay line emulation
  • NEW 3 delay lines, each one featuring:
    • NEW Multimode filter
    • Tremolo effect
    • NEW Panning
  • 3 LFO generators, each one featuring:
    • 6 waveforms
    • Timeline-locked tempo sync
    • NEW Independent phase shift controls for left and right channels with link option
    • NEW Amplitude control with invert option
  • NEW 3 LFO-to-delay-line routing configurations
  • 64-bit internal processing
  • NEW Tag-based preset browser
  • Over 100 presets
  • NEW Three GUI scaling options
  • NEW MIDI-learn functionality throughout

With that in mind, we set out to create the ultimate analog chorus emulation, inspired by the revered effects found in classic synthesizers such as the Solina String Ensemble, Elka Synthex and Roland Juno-106. This fruit of our labor is Syntorus 2, the newest addition to the Silver Line series of plugins.

Syntorus 2’s unique analog sound enriches any instrument routed into it, bringing life and movement to synth basses and leads, and adding depth and lushness to guitars and other electric/acoustic instruments.

Now for the science…

Chorus with REAL Analog Feel

The classic chorus effect is created by mixing an audio signal with one or more delayed and pitch-modulated copies of itself. It stands to reason, then, that the delay line module is the most important part of any chorus unit. For Syntorus 2, we constructed an extremely precise model of a high-quality BBD (bucket brigade device) analog delay line in the digital domain – the resulting emulation has an incredibly warm, musical sound with no unwanted digital artifacts.

Three BBD delay lines

Most chorus effect units use just a single delay, but Syntorus 2 deploys three analog delay lines to conjure a richer, fuller, deeper chorus sound. It also gives you a choice of two BBD delay line models: by default, the chorus effect is exceptionally clean and pristine, but activating Analog BBD Emulation adds even more analog warmth and character to the signal. And needless to say, full control is granted over all delay line parameters, giving you absolute freedom in sculpting your sound.

Configurable modulation

Syntorus 2’s three LFO generators serve as flexible modulation sources, routed to the delay lines in a number of switchable topologies. Timeline-locked host sync and independent adjustment of left/right phase offset broaden the spectrum of creative possibilities further still.

Filter and tremolo

Each delay line has a multimode filter and a tremolo effect built in, both governed by the same modulation sources as the delay time. The filter is ideal for cooking up convincing Leslie sounds, especially when delay modulation is used to simulate the directional characteristic and Doppler effect of a rotating speaker. The tremolo can be employed on its own or added to the modulated delay line for the crafting of even more dynamic sounds – it’s particularly effective on keyboards and guitars.

Complete synchronization

Each LFO can be independently synchronized to the host DAW, enabling the rate to be set in musical note values at project tempo. That in itself will come as no surprise, of course, but with Syntorus 2, the phase is also perfectly synchronized to the playhead position within your project, ensuring that your chorus always sounds exactly as it should at any point on the timeline.


6. Devastor 2

By: D16
 
Devastor 2
 

Devastor 2 is the second generation of D16’s first FX Plugin from the SilverLine Collection series. Devastor is a deceptively simple yet remarkable Multiband Distortion Unit. It is an enhanced version of the distortion unit you can find in Phoscyon, but with full control over multiband processing. This elevates its sonic mangling capabilities to an entirely new level! Structure The plug-in consists of four essential blocks:

  • Dynamics-flattener module (one-knob controlled input signal compressor)
  • Diode-clipper distortion
  • Three multi-mode filter sections
  • Optionally activated signal limiter

The plug-in offers nine different connection topologies between its filters and diode-clipper. Filters can process the signal before or after it gets fed into the diode-clipper, but some of the configurations even allow the filters to work alongside the clipper, which greatly increases the possible sonic palette. Devastor’s filters are not simply the peaking EQ type which are commonly used in classic multiband distortion units: rather, they are like those found in analog synthesizers (low pass, high pass, band pass and band reject) with adjustable resonance and cutoff parameters. As a result, Devastor has a completely unique sound. Just check out the factory content and hear for yourself! Versatile and advanced Devastor can be used to distort and enhance a wide range of sounds, from full-on acid synth sounds to guitar fuzz or an analog amp with speaker combo. It can even be used with drums to make them sound dirtier and more dynamic! Devastor isn’t just good at creating distorted, monster sounds: it can also be used subtly to improve the timbre and character of gentler sounds. For example, reducing the preamp gain, increasing the threshold, and selecting a soft-knee for the dynamics will bring out more warmth and detail in a sound without introducing distortion. When designing Devastor, we applied special antialiasing techniques to the output signal to make sure it was devoid of aliasing (one of the reasons why digital distortion units can sound so cold and un-musical). As a result, Devastor has a warm, musical, and very high quality sound. We would like to invite you to listen the audio examples to whet your appetite and to check out the demo version for yourself if you need any more convincing. Devastor uses algorithms of such high quality that you’d be forgiven in a blind test for wondering if the sound has somehow been sent from the computer to an external analog distortion unit and back into the computer again!


7. PunchBox

By: D16
 
PunchBox
 

PunchBOX is a virtual instrument designed for creating high-quality kick drum sounds. An equally vast and exquisite factory content delivered by industry-standard sound designers Sounds of Revolution and CFA-Sound gets you started in no time. Synthesis & sampling shaking hands in one plugin PunchBOX easily brings together the best of the two worlds. The expressiveness of synthesized sounds next to the richness and complexity of samples end up delivering top-notch, never-heard and dancefloor-crushing kick sound. Each of the onboard samples is a little diamond in itself, crafted with professional experience, precious pieces of studio equipment, top-shelf instruments and vintage analog gear. The kick sound synthesizers, originating from highly acclaimed D16 emulations of classic Roland drum machines, were taken to the next level and customized to perfectly fit the purpose of PunchBOX. The very heart of PunchBOX is comprised of four sound generators, each of them standing for a key component of the final majestic kick sound. Factory settings were created to allow influencing the sound in a unique, intuitive and inspiring way. Vast quality factory content The best sound designers out there prepared an arsenal of 1100 samples and 800 presets suitable for pretty much all contemporary subgenres of electronic music. It’s never been easier to keep up or even exceed the most recent trends in music production and sound quality standard. Organized using the reknowned D16 tagging system makes browsing for the right (base) sound easy, efficient and smooth.

  • Sound source
    • Up to 4 generators, operating in parallel, activated/deactivated independently
      • Click – Sample-based, produces Kick accent
      • Tops – Sample-based, produces e.g. hihats, percussion and noise
      • Tools – Sample-based, produces almost full Kicks without sub
      • Kick – Sample-based or Synth-based, produces the Kick’s body. 4 synthesis engines for Synth Mode to select from:
        • 909 Kick model
        • 808 Kick model
        • 606 Kick model
        • Sine wave based Kick model
    • Audio-to-effect send per generator
    • 1 voice of polyphony
    • Optional MIDI velocity sensitivity and pitch tracking
  • Built-in effect rack
    • 5 high-quality algorithms operating in series, may be independently turned on/off and reordered by drag’n’drop
      • Equalizer
      • Bit Crusher
      • Distortion
      • Filter
      • Limiter
    • Controllable connection point in the effect chain for the generators’ direct output (Mixdown after)
  • Samples and presets
    • Vast factory content designed by CFA-Sound and Sounds of Revolution
      • 800 presets
      • 1100 samples
      • Suitably tagged
    • Tag-based Preset and Sample browsers
      • Preview option
    • User may import own samples
    • 7 preset categories (hierarchically ordered)
      • Global / Master presets
      • 909 Synth engine
      • 808 Synth engine
      • 606 Synth engine
      • Sine Synth engine
      • Bitcrusher Effect
      • Distortion Effect
  • MIDI Learn option
  • Flexible Randomizer
  • Direct Export function (export your final kick as WAV file)

8. Phoscyon

By: D16
 
Phoscyon
 

Phoscyon offers an unmatched sound together with advanced features such as a state of the art Distortion unit; fully user configurable BPM sync’d Arpeggiator and Randomizer; a unique Play Live mode; vintage arrangement and pattern builder, full MIDI CC support and, to top it off, the most authentic 18db/oct low pass filter ever created! Diehard fans of the original Bass Line will be blown away with Phoscyon’s uncanny emulation of the classic, but will also marvel at the ease with which new sounds can be crafted; sounds which were not possible on the original. Phoscyon gives you access authentic vintage sounds at a fraction of the cost of the real thing. With the familiar Bass Line interface coupled with the added sound generation tools, we at D16 Group feel that Phoscyon is quite simply in a class of its own. Phoscyon’s designers are also musicians who believe that in order for electronic music to stay relevant, it needs to evolve – just like any other genre. Our approach is to give forward thinking musicians and producers the tools they need to craft the sounds they want. Whether it’s Techno, Acid, Triphop, IDM, D&B, Ambient, or any other kind of genre-bending music, Phoscyon will take your sound further. Please visit our online shop to start making new music now with Phoscyon! Capabilities Phoscyon is a vintage analog modeled Bassline synthesizer with a unique low pass filter with an 18db/oct dumping and constant resonance amplitude throughout the entire frequency domain. The filter sounds phenomenal! Hear that squelch and you’ll swear its analog! We’ve also equipped it with a fully customizable integrated arpeggiator (essential in electronic music) as well as an exhaustively analog modeled distortion effect, crucial for those screaming acid bass lines! Hear the sounds of for yourself in the Media section and be prepared to be amazed!

  • Synthesis
    • 2 authentically emulated analog oscillators (saw/square)
    • Screaming 18db/oct low pass filter with absolutely no self oscillation
    • Filters equipped with transistor amplitude clipping
    • Perfectly scaled knob ranges
    • Additional synthesis controls expand the synthesizer’s range
  • Internal sequencer
    • 96 patterns
    • Each pattern up to 16 steps of length
    • Shuffle mode
    • Chain mode
    • Shuffle (swing) and tempo values defined per pattern
    • Patterns import/export via human readable xml files
  • Two modes of synchronization
    • Precise synchronization to the host tempo
    • Synchronization to internal clock – tempo controlled in the range 30-300 BPM (+-0.1)
  • Built-in arpeggiator
    • 7 predefined chords and 1 user definable chord
    • Arpeggiator tempo multiplier (1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 6)
    • Arpeggiator repeat feature
    • 4 arpeggiation patterns (Up, Down, Up-Down, Random)
    • Defined offsets of octaves to work with
  • Built-in distortion effect (equivalent to a transistor amplifier with equalization)
    • Tailored for the Acid Bassline sound!
    • Equipped with signal routing (Dist <=> Eq)
  • Many ways of controlling the device
    • External mode (notes triggering the sounds)
    • Internal sequencer (pattern mode)
  • Powerful randomizer
    • Generates patterns from user defined range of notes, user defined chords or predefined chords (Major, Minor, 7th, m7th, M7, m7-5, DIM)
    • Generates random values for Note, Gate, Accent, and Slide attributes
    • Allows user to define attribute frequency
  • Fully controllable via MidiCC

9. Spacerek

By: D16
 
Spacerek
 

The Virtual Space Reverb

This compact, intuitive reverb plugin creates amazingly authentic real-world spaces without bogging you down in complex parameters.

The hybrid algorithm at the heart of Spacerek fuses modelled virtual spaces to a dynamic delay network, generating reverb tails with supremely realistic early reflections, dense, colorful late reflections, and separately adjustable ER and LR pre-delay times. Dozens of emulated room types take in halls, towers, chambers, tunnels and much more, and each one integrates a variety of preset stereo microphone and speaker setups. 

Spacerek also makes balancing the Direct signal, Early reflections and Late reflections easy with its three-channel mixer; while the highly musical Tilt EQ and Low Cut filter modules provide effortless shaping of the overall tail. And as each Reverb Model is pre-configured for left-right or mid-side stereo operation, tweaking width and spatialisation is a snap.

Spacerek doesn’t put the squeeze on your system, either – indeed, when you hear it, you can’t fail to be impressed by its CPU-friendliness.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Hybrid room reverb algorithm, combining Virtual Space Reverb simulation for Early reflections and a dynamic delay network for Late reflections:
    • 114 Reverb Models, taking in dozens of room types, each with multiple mic and speaker setups
    • Direct signal / Early reflections / Late reflections mixer 
    • Volume control for each channel 
    • Balance control for each channel, with L-R or M-S stereo mode determined by the Reverb Model 
  • Independent Pre-delay controls for Early and Late reflections 
  • Tilt EQ 
  • Low Cut filter independently activated for Mid and/or Side stereo components 
  • 64-bit internal processing 
  • Tag-based preset browser 
  • Resizable GUI 
  • MIDI Learn for easy controller assignment 

The Virtual Space Reverb
Spacerek’s early reflections are generated by D16’s proprietary Virtual Space Reverb engine, which simulates a diverse array of real-world spaces with painstaking accuracy. Each Reverb Model defines not only the acoustic properties of the space it represents but also the positioning of the stereo speakers and microphones used to send the source signal through that space, for even greater environmental realism and versatility.

Hybrid Algorithm for Quality and Performance
The late reflections are built up by a responsive dynamic delay network, which blends seamlessly with the Virtual Space Reverb’s early reflections to create an incredibly natural-sounding reverb tail. Independent Early and Late reflection Pre-Delay controls allow up to 1 second of start time offset to be applied to each, adjustable in nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. And despite the quality and complexity of the acoustic modelling involved, Spacerek’s innovative optimised hybrid design keeps CPU usage lower than you might expect.

114 Stunning Reverb Models
Spacerek’s expansive roster of modelled rooms lets you summon up vivid virtual stages of many kinds – from booths, chambers and halls to tunnels, chapels and towers – and switch between them at a click. Each room takes in multiple microphone and speaker configurations, too, for a total of 114 different Reverb Models, covering all your mixing and sound design bases.

Convenient Mixer
Spacerek’s three-component signals – Direct, Early reflections and Late reflections – come together in a straightforward mixer. Quickly and easily set levels and stereo positioning, the latter in left-right or mid-side mode, depending on the selected Reverb Model.

Tilt EQ and Low Cut Filter
Two stages of musical frequency shaping enable tonal customistation of the tail, for applying those crucial finishing touches to your reverb. The Tilt EQ provides instant boosting of lows or highs, while the Low Cut filter is ideal for clearing mud and rumble out of the mid and/or side signals. 


10. LuSH 101

By: D16
 
LuSH 101
 

The only synthesizer you need LuSH-101 is a synthesizer created from modules that can be found in many modern virtual synthesizers, all combined into a single compact and logically intuitive design. However, this basic simplicity combined with its multilayer architecture turns it into an easy-to-use but extremely powerful instrument that can be programmed and tweaked quickly, almost effortlessly leveraging its maximum potential. The multilayer architecture guarantees that both the sound design possibilities and number of unique situations in which LuSH-101 can be used are virtually limitless. Layered sounds can be created simply by assigning the layers to the same MIDI channel; the results can sound as massive as anything imaginable! Assigning the layers to different keyboard zones allows you to create even the most sophisticated splits. Of course, you can always assign the various layers to different MIDI channels for 8-part multitimbral usage. And, virtually any combination of splits, layers, and multitimbrality is possible with just a single instance of LuSH. With each layer working as an independent synthesizer with its own polyphony, parameters, enhanced arpeggiator, and a palette of only the finest insert effects, LuSH-101 can push your creativity to unprecedented levels! Want to express yourself even more? In addition to a very sophisticated MIDI-learn implementation, an advanced modulation matrix is built into each layer. Even the Arpeggiator’s MIDI output can be used as a modulation source, unleashing your creativity to build complex sequences and progressions. LuSH also comes complete with a powerful built in mixer, complete with layer-independent parametric equalizers and compressors. Three send effects in superb quality allow you to put the finishing touches on the final output. LuSH plays perfectly in any genre. For funkier styles, the Gate may be used instead of the VCA for instant staccato sounds full of energy and rhythmic pep. When creating Ambient or Chillout, longer attack and release times along with the smooth, rich spaciousness of the built-in reverb are enough to satisfy even the most ardent purists. Is Dubstep or Drum & Bass more your thing? No problem! Filters modulated by the LFOs and envelopes in conjunction with Unison mode can lead to the sickest, nastiest, and most novel vibrations—your sound system won’t know what hit it (and you won’t, either), so watch out! No matter what you want to play or how you want to use it, LuSH will get the job done.

Sound like never before LuSH-101’s uniquely accurate sound has been achieved only through experience: countless hours have been spent analyzing classic analogue synthesizers, and then designing and implementing DSP algorithms with close attention paid to every component in the signal path—not just the approximating the overall output. We deliver to you a synthesizer built on oscillators of uncompromising quality, filters with incredible natural warmth and character, and effects each at the absolute top of their class. Innovative oscillator algorithms developed by D16 make LuSH-101 sound exactly like a sampled hardware analog synth—but without the sampling! There is no aliasing in the oscillators, even at 22kHz from the note’s base frequency. Vibrato and pitch bend do not affect the spectral quality of the oscillators, allowing LuSH-101 to sound completely authentic under all conditions. A problem present in many virtual analogue synths is that the harmonics of generated sound waves start to disappear well below (and up to) the Nyquist frequency, causing the them to sound dull and lacking in clarity and punch. LuSH-101 was designed from the ground up to avoid this, resulting in a very rich and clear sound, even from the simplest waveforms! Resonance is constant across the entire frequency domain, which makes the filter sound totally authentic, especially when controlled via the envelopes or an LFO. Turning resonance to maximum and turning all the oscillators down will produce a pure and pleasant sine wave as the filter is driven into self-oscillation, exactly as with true analog gear. Of course, keyboard tracking can also be applied to the filter for a smooth, adjustable cutoff gradient across the keyboard range. Listen to the audio examples and experience for yourself the astonishing sound quality LuSH-101 has to offer. See for yourself how the highest quality modeled components and a total lack of all the traditional VA synthesis weak points result in a sound as unforgettable as it is inspiring!

Sounds superb in any setting! LuSH-101 lets you create presets for single layer, for all 8 layers at once (including the mixer settings), but also allows the creation of presets for smaller blocks of parameters such as the arpeggiator and the mixer’s send effects. LuSH-101 delivers undeniably impressive results in virtually every sonic category. A generous factory library of more than 1600 presets of every type is included. Whether the presets themselves fit perfectly in your arrangements as is, or serve only as starting points for you own mad creations, you’ll find ample ammo here to express your unique musical vision and derive inspiration for many years to come. A carefully prepared, categorized and hierarchically arranged bank always let you find exactly what you’re looking for—from massive basses, to complex sequences, to the toughest-sounding synthetic percussion you’ve ever heard, you’ll find it all here. Huge, inspiring arpeggiator performances of unusual sophistication and scope will draw you in instantly from the first key press. Plus, most of the factory presets make extensive use of the Modulation Matrix to make the sounds that much more expressive and flavorful; LuSH-101 was designed to be a musical instrument first and foremost, and therefore the factory presets were designed with playability and personality in mind. To top it all off, an intuitively designed preset browser keeps everything organized and easy to locate, even when dealing with something as huge as the included library. In order to ensure that exchanging them remains as straightforward as possible, presets are managed in a file-based manner, rather than in some proprietary, esoteric format that makes backup and sharing a pain. Your sounds are yours to do with as you please, and LuSH makes it incredibly easy! Presets in LuSH-101 were made by team of the best sound designers from around the world, guaranteeing a huge diversity of character and style; from Dubstep to Drum & Bass; from Trance, to Techno, to House, to Complextro; from the established to the cutting-edge, you’ll find it all here—and none of it static or sterile, but alive, full of personality, and eminently tweakable!

  • Multi-core support for computers equipped with multi-core processors for better performance.
  • Multilayer architecture with 8 independent Layers (per-layer properties)
    • Up to 32 voices of polyphony
    • MIDI channel
    • Keyboard zone
    • Audio output
    • Synthesis
      • Oscillators (Saw, PWM, Noise), with Supersaw and HardSync options
      • Sub Oscillator (5 waveforms)
      • Self-oscillating, high-quality, multimode filter
      • Passive high-pass filter
      • Up to 8 voice unison with Tune, Cutoff and Panorama spread
      • 2 LFOs with optional tempo synchronization and re-triggering modes (Trig, Gate, Arpe, None)
      • 2 envelopes with re-triggering modes (Trig, Gate, LFO1, LFO2)
    • Insert effect (selectable algorithms):
      • Chorus
      • String Ensemble
      • Phaser
      • Flanger
      • Distortion
      • Vowel filter
      • Decimator
      • Tremolo
    • Modulation Matrix (modulation sources):
      • Note velocity
      • Pitch bend
      • Modulation wheel
      • Expression pedal
      • Sustain pedal
      • Keyboard’s aftertouch
      • Note pitch
      • Arpeggiator’s output
    • Arpeggiator
      • Step sequencer (Gate and Tie per step)
      • 6 Run modes (Up, Down, Up and Down, Down and Up, Random, Manual)
      • Chord mode (Gater)
      • 3 Hold modes (Normal, Toggle, Trigger)
      • Shuffle
      • Tempo multiplier (Full notes, Dotted notes, Triplets)
  • Mixer
    • Parametric EQs (1 per channel strip)
    • Compressors (1 per channel strip)
    • Up to 11 freely-assignable stereo output busses per instance
    • Send FX’s (Reverb, Chorus, Delay with tempo sync)
  • Presets
    • Over 1600 factory presets
    • 5 preset categories (whole synth, single layer, Arpeggiator, Reverb, Delay)
    • Advanced, file-based preset browser
  • Miscellaneous
    • Advanced MIDI learn
    • Parameter mapping for VST / AU automation
    • Selectable GUI size

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