Faded Instruments launch themselves with 3 colourful new virtual instruments

Faded InstrumentsIn the initial Faded Instruments line up is Blumen und Pflanzen FM feedback synth, Slimer FM modular FM synth and Ghost Tones psychoacoustic synth and they are very groovy.

Blumen und Pflanzen

That’s flowers and plants in English but I’m not sure that gives us any more of a clue as to what this fruity synthesizer is. They call it an unpredictable pulsating FM feedback synthesizer and groove machine. It creates odd rhythms and grooves.

It comprises of two oscillators setup in an FM feedback loop where they can frequency modulate and phase modulate each other. You can get stuck into the knobs or play with the XY pads to discover interesting noises. The sequence is then blending by the central XY pad that messes with tempo and envelope length. There are further distortion and delay available to keep things interesting.

Blumen und Pflanzen is $19.69.

Slimer FM

This is a “modular FM mega-instrument” which sounds intriguing and rather odd because it only has the one oscillator and envelope and a filter. The oscillator fades between sine and sawtooth waveforms but it has no modulator. Instead, you route an audio input to it within your DAW. So the idea is that any or all tracks within your DAW become part of the FM synthesizer – drums, vocals, guitar, synths or whatever you like. That could get very interesting.

Slimer FM is $9.09.

Ghost Tones

Ghost Tones is a bit nutty. It takes the note you played and generates two other random notes instead so you never hear what you wanted to except that somehow you do. What is that about? Apparently it’s a phenomena called  Otoacoustic Emissions or Combination Tones which tricks your ear into hearing something it isn’t.

Ummm….. watch the video and you’ll be none the wiser.

Ghost Tones is free!

It’s a fun bunch of plugins; unusual, colourful and entertaining – nice one.

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Best free plug-ins this week: Ton Geraet 1, BAFEX Studio and Tape Cassette 2

Best free plug-ins this weekWhat a week for free plug-ins! The wonderfully twisted waveform morphing synthesizer Ton-Geraet 1 is now freeware. We’ve also got a full suite of no less than 40 free effects, and an update for the unique cassette emulator Tape Cassette.

Want more? You’ll find heaps of free plug-ins in our archives.

SyS Audio Research Ton-Geraet 1

Sys Audio Research Ton-Geraet 1Ton-Geraet 1 was released in 2016 after a development process that took about six years. It’s a strange beast. Inspired by techniques used by sound designers to maximize the potential of the C64’s SID chip, Ton-Geraet 1 sequentially switches and morphs waves to create a wealth of over- and sub-tones. And as if this wasn’t twisted enough, there’s also a dual FM unit and an AKAI S1000-inspired 12-bit low pass filter. As of this week, this one-of-a-kind synth has become freeware for all to enjoy.

Ton-Geraet 1 is a VST plug-in for Windows 7 or higher (32/64 bit).

Get Ton-Geraet 1 here

beatassist.eu BAFEX Studio

beatassist.eu BAFEX StudioBAFEX Studio is a massive bundle of 40 free plug-ins from beatassist.eu. It’s comprised of 7 collections, which you can also download individually if you don’t need the whole shebang. I’m counting seven different delays, seven compressors and seven EQs. There’s also a bunch of filters and modulation effects, stereo spreaders and metering tools. That’s an impressive plug-in package, and it’s free! Although the developer does ask that you consider making a donation, which seems appropriate.

BAFEX Studio is available for Windows 7 or higher in VST / VST3 formats (32/64 bit).

Get BAFEX Studio here

Caelum Audio Tape Cassette 2

Caelum Audio Tape Cassette 2Caelum Audio has updated Tape Cassette to version 2. The quirky cassette tape simulation plug-in first came out in December. The developer says that they’ve improved the saturation algorithm and wow/flutter engine. They’ve also added sampled tape noise and implemented a selectable Type 1 cassette impulse response and oversampling. The new version also sports a redesigned GUI with new VU meters. Check out the demo below – it does much more than lo-fi effects.

Tape Cassette 2 is available for macOS 10.11 or higher (AU, VST3) and Windows 7 or higher (VST3).

Get Tape Cassette 2 here

Videos

Audio demos

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Best free plug-ins this week: Ton Geraet 1, BAFEX Studio and Tape Cassette 2

Best free plug-ins this weekWhat a week for free plug-ins! The wonderfully twisted waveform morphing synthesizer Ton-Geraet 1 is now freeware. We’ve also got a full suite of no less than 40 free effects, and an update for the unique cassette emulator Tape Cassette.

Want more? You’ll find heaps of free plug-ins in our archives.

SyS Audio Research Ton-Geraet 1

Sys Audio Research Ton-Geraet 1Ton-Geraet 1 was released in 2016 after a development process that took about six years. It’s a strange beast. Inspired by techniques used by sound designers to maximize the potential of the C64’s SID chip, Ton-Geraet 1 sequentially switches and morphs waves to create a wealth of over- and sub-tones. And as if this wasn’t twisted enough, there’s also a dual FM unit and an AKAI S1000-inspired 12-bit low pass filter. As of this week, this one-of-a-kind synth has become freeware for all to enjoy.

Ton-Geraet 1 is a VST plug-in for Windows 7 or higher (32/64 bit).

Get Ton-Geraet 1 here

beatassist.eu BAFEX Studio

beatassist.eu BAFEX StudioBAFEX Studio is a massive bundle of 40 free plug-ins from beatassist.eu. It’s comprised of 7 collections, which you can also download individually if you don’t need the whole shebang. I’m counting seven different delays, seven compressors and seven EQs. There’s also a bunch of filters and modulation effects, stereo spreaders and metering tools. That’s an impressive plug-in package, and it’s free! Although the developer does ask that you consider making a donation, which seems appropriate.

BAFEX Studio is available for Windows 7 or higher in VST / VST3 formats (32/64 bit).

Get BAFEX Studio here

Caelum Audio Tape Cassette 2

Caelum Audio Tape Cassette 2Caelum Audio has updated Tape Cassette to version 2. The quirky cassette tape simulation plug-in first came out in December. The developer says that they’ve improved the saturation algorithm and wow/flutter engine. They’ve also added sampled tape noise and implemented a selectable Type 1 cassette impulse response and oversampling. The new version also sports a redesigned GUI with new VU meters. Check out the demo below – it does much more than lo-fi effects.

Tape Cassette 2 is available for macOS 10.11 or higher (AU, VST3) and Windows 7 or higher (VST3).

Get Tape Cassette 2 here

Videos

Audio demos

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